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Swan decoy by Charlie Waterfield of Knotts Island, North Carolina. An iconic Southern decoy
Swan decoy by Charlie Waterfield of Knotts Island, North Carolina. An iconic Southern decoy! $25,000
Canada goose from Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. Wonderful old surface patina!
Canada goose from Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. Wonderful old surface patina! $15,000
Hissing Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia. Wonderful posture and early paint pattern.
Hissing Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia. Wonderful posture and early paint pattern. $6250
Pair of canvasbacks in bone-dry original paint and excellent paint patterns by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Pair of canvasbacks in bone-dry original paint and excellent paint patterns by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Pair of canvasbacks in bone-dry original paint and excellent paint patterns by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, Maryland. $6500
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 Hollow-carved Canada goose by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia repainted at a later date by Miles Hancock. $1795
Pintail with excellent original paint by John Glenn of Rock Hall, Maryland Curlew by Lloyd Hill of Accomack County, Virginia.
Pintail with excellent original paint by John Glenn of Rock Hall, Maryland. $2695 Curlew by Lloyd Hill of Accomack County, Virginia. $1950
Balsa-bodied brant with a roothead by an unknown Long Island maker. Nice original paint and condition.
Balsa-bodied pintail with a cedar tail insert by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland. $1895 Redhead by the Pratt decoy factory of Joliet, Illinois based on the style of Charles Sumner Bunn decoys. This is the first example we've ever seen! $595
Bluebill by Hormidas Thibert of Valleyfield, Quebec. This is from his most popular third period style.
Bluebill by Hormidas Thibert of Valleyfield, Quebec. This is from his most popular third period style. $895 Red-breasted merganser by the Herter's decoy company of Waseca, Minnesota. $395
Pair of hollow buffleheads with raised wingtips by Joe Savko of Trenton, New Jersey. According to his chapter in "Floating Sculpture," he only made six buffleheads. Coot with a nicely turned head by Frank Strey of Berlin, Wisconsin
Pair of hollow buffleheads with raised wingtips by Joe Savko of Trenton, New Jersey. According to his chapter in "Floating Sculpture," he only made six buffleheads. $2495 Coot with a nicely turned head by Frank Strey of Berlin, Wisconsin. $795
Balsa-bodied brant with a roothead by an unknown Long Island maker. Nice original paint and condition. Balsa-bodied brant with a root head by an unknown Long Island maker. Nice original paint and condition. $1250
Early Hollow black duck by Tony Bianco of Bordentown, New Jersey. Rare bufflehead hen by a Nova Scotia maker.
Early Hollow black duck by Tony Bianco of Bordentown, New Jersey. $595 Rare bufflehead hen by a Nova Scotia maker. $950
Tiny bufflehead by Oscar Ayres of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ex-collection of Shelburne Museum and so stamped. Tiny bufflehead by Oscar Ayres of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ex-collection of Shelburne Museum and so stamped.
Tiny bufflehead by Oscar Ayres of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ex-collection of Shelburne Museum and so stamped. $595 Pair of canvasback rigmates by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, Maryland. $595
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
Golden plover from Massachusetts in original paint with the original bill. Nice running form. Golden plover from Massachusetts in original paint with the original bill. Nice running form. $1895
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
Feeding yellowlegs by John Lee Baldwin of Long Island, His motto: "Never worked and never will." Hollow black duck by William or Jimmy Clark of Toronto, Canada. Wonderful surface patina.
Feeding yellowlegs by John Lee Baldwin of Long Island, His motto: "Never worked and never will." $1595 Hollow black duck by William or Jimmy Clark of Toronto, Canada. Wonderful surface patina. $595
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
Redhead by Charles Waterfield of Knotts Island, North Carolina. Wonderful old surface on a rare Carolina decoy. No repairs! $4850 Redhead by Charles Waterfield of Knotts island, North Carolina. Wonderful old surface on a rare Carolina decoy. No repairs!
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
Goldeneye hen by Ben Holmes of Stratford, CT in nice, dry original paint. Previously in the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society. $1695
Bluebill in outstanding original paint by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, MD. $3850
Rare ruddy duck by an unidentified maker from Cecil County, MD. Rigmate illustrated on page 129 of "Decoys by the Mid-Atlantic Region" by Henry Fleckenstein. $8500
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 swimming red-breasted merganser with nicely executed relief carved wing detail and a warm surface patina by an unknown Cape Cod, Massachusetts carver. $8500
Hollow preening black duck by Calvin Hickman of Tuckerton, NJ. Preeners and sleepers are extremely rare by any coastal Jersey maker. $1495
Canvasback in old gunning paint by Will Heverin of Charlestown, MD. $450
Bluebill by Percy Smith of Anne Arundel County, MD. $495
Redhead hen by Jim Currier of Havre de Grace, MD. $495
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
Petite wigeon by Walter Ruppel of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Petite wigeon by Walter Ruppel of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Petite wigeon by Walter Ruppel of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. $395
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
Redhead in old gunning paint by Eugene Birdsall of Barnegat, New Jersey, ca. 1900 Goldeneye hen by Capt. William Merritt of South Addison, Maine, ca. 1900
Redhead in old gunning paint by Eugene Birdsall of Barnegat, New Jersey, ca. 1900. $495 Goldeneye hen by Capt. William Merritt of South Addison, Maine, 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
Rare pre-1950 redhead hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD. $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
Redhead by Ben Dye of Perryville, MD, ca. 1900 Redhead by Ben Dye of Perryville, MD, ca. 1900
Redhead by Ben Dye of Perryville, MD, ca. 1900. $395
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
Black duck from the St. Lawrence River area similar to the work of the Belleville, Ontario carvers. Pair of cork-bodied Canada geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930
Black duck from the St. Lawrence River area similar to the work of the Belleville, Ontario carvers. $450 Canada geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930. $3000
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 and from an unknown region. $1895
Sculptural black duck by an unknown maker, possibly from New England, with carved crossed wingtips. Sculptural black duck by an unknown maker, possibly from New England, with carved crossed wingtips.
Sculptural black duck by an unknown maker, possibly from New England, with carved crossed wingtips. $1895
Stylish black duck with raised wing carving attributed to Willis Gray of Ganonogue, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1920 Stylish black duck with raised wing carving attributed to Willis Gray of Ganonogue, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1920
Stylish black duck with raised wing carving attributed to Willis Gray of Ganonogue, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1920. $895
Petite bluebill by an unknown Quebec maker. Black duck by an unknown Delaware River maker, ca. 1940s. "F.E.D" is scratched into the pad weight
Petite bluebill by an unknown Quebec maker. $395 Black duck by an unknown Delaware River maker, ca. 1940s. "F.E.D" is scratched into the pad weight. $695
Hollow "turtle back" bluebill with a bottom board by Norm MacDonald of Prince Edward County, Ontario, ca. 1920. Wonderful form with a nice dry surface patina. Curlew by John Dilley of Quogue, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890. A rare species with deeply cut wings in well worn original paint with a replaced bill. A classic Long Island shorebird by one of its most acclaimed makers.
Hollow "turtle back" bluebill with a bottom board by Norm MacDonald of Prince Edward County, Ontario, ca. 1920. Wonderful form with a nice dry surface patina. $1000 Curlew by John Dilley of Quogue, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890. A rare species with deeply cut wings in well worn original paint with a replaced bill. A classic Long Island shorebird by one of its most acclaimed makers. $4750
Decorative "Christmas duck" wigeon by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1950s. Decorative "Christmas duck" wigeon by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1950s.
Decorative "Christmas duck" wigeon by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1950s. $595
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.
Bluebill hen by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague Virginia, ca. 1920. One of Hudson's earliest decoys in near mint condition. $8500
Merganser hen by Halstead Brown of Noank, Connecticut, ca. 1920s. Bluebill by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1940. Wonderful deep body form in original paint with a nice dry surface patina.
Merganser hen by Halstead Brown of Noank, Connecticut, ca. 1920s. $695 Bluebill by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1940. Wonderful deep body form in original paint with a nice dry surface patina. $3250
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
 
Rare wigeon by Tom Wilson of Ipswich, Massachusetts, ca. 1920
Rare wigeon by Tom Wilson of Ipswich, Massachusetts, ca. 1920. Never rigged. $3850
Lonnie Ganung black duck, ca. 1920.
Black duck by Lonnie Ganung of West Haven, Connecticut, ca. 1920. $1595
Jimmy Clark bluebill, ca. 1930.
Bluebill by Jimmy Clark of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1930. $695
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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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Canvasback by Bob McGaw of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1930. Good original paint and condition. Half of the "dog bone" weight has been removed by an early collector so that it would sit on a shelf. Similar in style to the McGaw canvasback that appeared on a U.S. postage stamp. $1295
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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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Old squaw from coastal Maine, ca. 1900. Tiny flat-bottomed decoy, fully rigged, with wonderful paint pattern and dry surface patina. A folk art delight! $2895
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Hooded merganser hen by Leonard Jester of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1950. Leonard was the nephew of Doug Jester and worked in his shop. This "hairy head" is in near perfect condition and fully rigged. $1295
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Bluebill by an unidentified maker from Ontario, Canada. Flat-bottomed, solid-bodied decoy with nicely applied combed-painted tail feathers. Bulbous head gives it an animated folky look. While the maker is unknown, it appears to be from the Toronto area. $1095
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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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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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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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Canada goose by Charlie Joiner of Chestertown, Maryland, signed and dated 1952. Perfect condition, never rigged nor used. This is the finest example of a Joiner goose decoy that we've ever seen. $2895
  
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