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Canvasback by Ned Burgess of Churches Island, North Carolina in 100% dry original paint, ca. 1930 Redhead by Charles Waterfield of Knotts island, North Carolina. Wonderful old surface on a rare Carolina decoy. No repairs!
Canvasback by Ned Burgess of Churches Island, North Carolina in 100% dry original paint, ca. 1930. SALE PENDING Redhead by Charles Waterfield of Knotts Island, North Carolina. Wonderful old surface on a rare Carolina decoy. No repairs! $4850
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
Hissing balsa-bodied Canada goose by Percy Gant of Osbornville, NJ. Sale Pending
Bluebill in outstanding original paint by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, MD. $3850
Early redhead hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD, ca. 1940s. $495
Near-mint goldeneye by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD, ca. 1940s. $1595
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
Early hollow seagull by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin, NJ. $595
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. $6850
Wigeon in near-mint original paint by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD. Sale Pending
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
Mallard hen by Dewey Pertuit of Raceland, Louisiana Goldeneye hen by Capt. William Merritt of South Addison, Maine, ca. 1900
Mallard hen by Dewey Pertuit of Raceland, Louisiana. $695 Goldeneye hen by Capt. William Merritt of South Addison, Maine, ca. 1900. $495
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 Root head merganser by an unknown Dorchester County, Maryland maker with great folk art appeal. $450
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
Rare black duck by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD. Rare black duck by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD.
Rare black duck by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD. $1595
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
Sleeping canvasback by Ed "One Arm" Kellie of Monroe, Michigan. Likely was modified as a sleeper. Sleeping canvasback by Ed "One Arm" Kellie of Monroe, Michigan. Likely was modified as a sleeper.
Sleeping canvasback by Ed "One Arm" Kellie of Monroe, Michigan. Likely was modified as a sleeper. $1200
Pair of wigeon by Madison Mitchell, ca. 1950s, with a nice patina and honest gunning wear. Black duck from the St. Lawrence River area similar to the work of the Belleville, Ontario carvers.
Pair of wigeon by Madison Mitchell, ca. 1950s, with a nice patina and honest gunning wear. $695 Black duck from the St. Lawrence River area similar to the work of the Belleville, Ontario carvers. $450
Wooden canvasback wing duck from the Griff Sinclair gunning rig in excellent original paint, ca. 1920, formerly in the collection of Norris Pratt. Wooden canvasback wing duck from the Griff Sinclair gunning rig in excellent original paint, ca. 1920, formerly in the collection of Norris Pratt.
Wooden canvasback wing duck from the Griff Sinclair gunning rig in excellent original paint, ca. 1920, formerly in the collection of Norris Pratt. $5000
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
Pair of cork-bodied Canada geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930 Pair of cork-bodied snow geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930. Terrific folk art appeal.
Canada geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930. $3000 Pair of cork-bodied snow geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930. Terrific folk art appeal. $3000
Bluebill hen by D.K. Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario Petite bluebill by an unknown Quebec maker.
Bluebill hen by D.K. Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario. $950 Petite bluebill by an unknown Quebec maker. $395
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
Red-breasted merganser by an unknown maker from the New Jersey coast, ca. 1920 Black duck by an unknown Delaware River maker, ca. 1940s. "F.E.D" is scratched into the pad weight
Red-breasted merganser by an unknown maker from the New Jersey coast, ca. 1920. $450
Black duck by an unknown Delaware River maker, ca. 1940s. "F.E.D" is scratched into the pad weight. $695
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 Bluebill hen by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague Virginia, ca. 1920. One of Hudson's earliest decoys in near mint condition
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
Bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland, ca. 1930. Cheeky, bulbous head with nicely carved wings. Great early bird! Bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland, ca. 1930. Cheeky, bulbous head with nicely carved wings. Great early bird!
Bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland, ca. 1930. Cheeky, bulbous head with nicely carved wings. Great early bird! $8500
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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Cork-bodied eider by L.L. Bean of Freeport, Maine, 1950s. Nice condition and fully rigged. $495 
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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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