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Finely crafted pair of hollow red-breasted mergansers with upturned bills, delicately carved crests and wonderful dry paint by Jake Barrett of Somers Point, NJ. Illustrated on page 111 in "Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater" by Eugene Connett. $8500
Hollow merganser with excellent paint patterns by Mark Kears of Linwood, NJ
Hollow merganser with excellent paint patterns by Mark Kears of Linwood, NJ
Hollow merganser with excellent paint patterns by Mark Kears of Linwood, NJ. $6850
Hollow-carved Canada goose with a pinched breast by an unknown maker and from an unknown region Hollow-carved Canada goose with a pinched breast by an unknown maker and from an unknown region
Hollow-carved Canada goose with a pinched breast by an unknown maker from Cape May County, New Jersey. . $1895
Balsa-bodied brant with a roothead by an unknown Long Island maker. Nice original paint and condition. Black duck by an unknown Delaware River maker, ca. 1940s. "F.E.D" is scratched into the pad weight
Balsa-bodied brant with a root head by an unknown Long Island maker. Nice original paint and condition. $1250 Black duck by an unknown Delaware River maker, ca. 1940s. "F.E.D" is scratched into the pad weight. $695
Tiny bufflehead by Oscar Ayres of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ex-collection of Shelburne Museum and so stamped. Early Hollow black duck by Tony Bianco of Bordentown, New Jersey.
Tiny bufflehead by Oscar Ayres of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ex-collection of Shelburne Museum and so stamped. $595 Early Hollow black duck by Tony Bianco of Bordentown, New Jersey. $595
Sleeping black duck by an unknown Long Island maker. Wonderful folk appeal! Old squaw by an unknown Long Island maker. Wonderful paint pattern
Sleeping black duck by an unknown Long Island maker. Wonderful folk appeal! $975 Old squaw by an unknown Long Island maker. Wonderful paint pattern. $1295
Rigmate pair of buffleheads by an unknown Long Island maker. Green-winged teal by an unknown Long Island maker
Rigmate pair of buffleheads by an unknown Long Island maker. $950 Green-winged teal by an unknown Long Island maker. $975
Pair of bluebills by Andrew "Grubie" Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York. Merganser hen by George Eberhart of Long Island, New York.
Pair of bluebills by Andrew "Grubie" Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York. $950 Merganser hen by George Eberhart of Long Island, New York. $1950
Gunning style mallard hen in Ward style paint by J.J. West of Bordentown, NJ. $595
Diminutive hollow Canada goose in outstanding original paint by John McAnney of New Gretna, NJ. $2895
Hollow canvasback by Reg Marter of Delanco, NJ from his personal gunning rig. Canvasbacks are rare by any Delaware River carver. $1595
Hollow, lowhead black duck in excellent original paint by Tom Fitzpatrick of Delanco, NJ. $1895
Hollow preening black duck by Calvin Hickman of Tuckerton, NJ. Preeners and sleepers are extremely rare by any coastal Jersey maker. $1495
Redhead in old gunning paint by Eugene Birdsall of Barnegat, New Jersey, ca. 1900 Redhead in old gunning paint by Eugene Birdsall of Barnegat, New Jersey, ca. 1900. $495
Swimming hollow-carved brant by Chris Sprague of Beach Haven, New Jersey Pre-brand hollow-carved green-winged teal by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin, New Jersey.
Swimming hollow-carved brant by Chris Sprague of Beach Haven, New Jersey. $495 Pre-brand hollow-carved green-winged teal by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin, New Jersey. $595
Hollow brant attributed to either Sam or Albert Forsyth of Bayhead, New Jersey with a wonderful crazed surface. From the Staten Island Historical Society collection, it has "Capt. John Dorsett" written on the base. Hollow brant attributed to either Sam or Albert Forsyth of Bayhead, New Jersey with a wonderful crazed surface. From the Staten Island Historical Society collection, it has "Capt. John Dorsett" written on the base.
Hollow brant attributed to either Sam or Albert Forsyth of Bayhead, New Jersey with a wonderful crazed surface. From the Staten Island Historical Society collection, it has "Capt. John Dorsett" written on the base. $1495
Hollow red-breasted merganser by Bill Hammel of Absecon, New Jersey with a delicately carved crest, carved eyes, fanciful paint and a wonderful surface patina. Hollow red-breasted merganser by Bill Hammel of Absecon, New Jersey with a delicately carved crest, carved eyes, fanciful paint and a wonderful surface patina.
Hollow red-breasted merganser by Bill Hammel of Absecon, New Jersey with a delicately carved crest, carved eyes, fanciful paint and a wonderful surface patina. $4850
Pair of silhouette Canada goose found in Pennsylvania. Pair of silhouette Canada goose found in Pennsylvania.
Pair of silhouette Canada geese found in Pennsylvania. $350
Green-winged teal hen by William Kemble of Trenton, New Jersey, ca. 1910. Good original paint.
Green-winged teal hen by William Kemble of Trenton, New Jersey, ca. 1910. Good original paint. New Jersey teal are very rare! $950
 
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Hollow-carved black duck from Cape May County, New Jersey, ca. 1920. This large oversized decoy, used on the Delaware Bay side of the peninsula, has excellent sculptural form. Paint may have been restored at some point. Fully rigged. Similar to the work of Townsend Godfrey, but as yet it was carved by an unidentified maker. $2495
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Red-breasted merganser by an unidentified maker from Long Island, ca. 1900. Terrific carving to the crest gives the head a very folky look. Nice early North Shore decoy. $1695
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Red-breasted merganser by an unidentified New Jersey maker, ca. 1880. Early hollow pegged construction and nice crusty surface patina. One side is a little "bleached out," possibly due to exposure to the sun. Diamond-shaped pad weight on the bottom. $1895
  
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