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Black-bellied plover in spring plumage with relief-carved wings by John Dilley of Quogue, Long Island, New York. Wonderful paint patterns.
Black-bellied plover in spring plumage with relief-carved wings by John Dilley of Quogue, Long Island, New York. Wonderful paint patterns. $6250
Roothead curlew by an unknown maker from Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, ca. 1915
Roothead curlew by an unknown maker from Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, ca. 1915. $3250
Pair of yellowlegs used at the Nags Head lighthouse with John Fulcher bodies and wooden bills Pair of plovers from New Jersey, formerly in the Hillman collection
Pair of yellowlegs used at the Nags Head lighthouse with John Fulcher bodies and wooden bills. $2750 Pair of plovers from New Jersey, formerly in the Hillman collection. $495
Red knot from the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia with carved eyes and in OP with a wonderful surface patina. Red knot from the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia with carved eyes and in OP with a wonderful surface patina.
Red knot from the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia with carved eyes and in OP with a wonderful surface patina. $2850
Large black-bellied plover, attributed to "Beasley" from New Jersey. $850
Large 3-piece curlew by an unidentified New Jersey or Long Island maker, ca. 1900 Large 3-piece curlew by an unidentified New Jersey or Long Island maker, ca. 1900
Large 3-piece curlew by an unidentified New Jersey or Long Island maker, ca. 1900. $695
Pair of 3-piece vertically laminated curlews, one with a replaced bill, by an unknown Long Island maker, ca. 1915. Pair of 3-piece vertically laminated curlews, one with a replaced bill, by an unknown Long Island maker, ca. 1915.
Pair of 3-piece vertically laminated curlews, one with a replaced bill, by an unknown Long Island maker, ca. 1915. $595
Golden plover from Massachusetts in original paint with the original bill. Nice running form. Feeding yellowlegs by John Lee Baldwin of Long Island, His motto: "Never worked and never will."
Golden plover from Massachusetts in original paint with the original bill. Nice running form. $1895 Feeding yellowlegs by John Lee Baldwin of Long Island, His motto: "Never worked and never will." $1595
Curlew by Lloyd Hill of Accomack County, Virginia. $1950 Curlew by Lloyd Hill of Accomack County, Virginia.
Red knot by Obediah Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York. Original paint with shot marks and honest gunning wear. A rare species.
Red knot by Obediah Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York. Original paint with shot marks and honest gunning wear. A rare species. $5500
Running yellowlegs by William Southard of Seaford, Long Island, New York in nice original paint. His shorebirds were made from the limbs of a tree. Running yellowlegs by William Southard of Seaford, Long Island, New York in nice original paint. His shorebirds were made from the limbs of a tree. $2250
Black-bellied plover by Elmer Crowell with outstanding original paint and near mint condition.
Black-bellied plover by Elmer Crowell with outstanding original paint and near mint condition.
Black-bellied plover by Elmer Crowell with outstanding original paint and near-mint condition. $13,500
Pair of curlews by an unknown maker, probably from Cape May County, New Jersey, ca. 1890 Pair of curlews Cape May County, New Jersey, ca. 1890
Pair of curlews by an unknown maker, probably from Cape May County, New Jersey, ca. 1890 Pair of curlews by an unknown maker, probably from Cape May County, New Jersey, ca. 1890. $3500 for the pair.
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Black-bellied plover, possibly from the Canadian Maritimes, ca. 1900. Gunners carry hole drilled through the body. $895
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Ruddy turnstone from the well-known Bennett rig, ca. 1990. Coastal New Jersey was one of the few areas in the country where ruddy turnstone decoys were made and used. Old gunning repaint. Excellent paint pattern. $2850
  
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