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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
Canvas-covered pintail attributed to Avery Tillett of Kitty Hawk, NC. $495 Canvas-covered pintail attributed to Avery Tillett of Kitty Hawk, NC.
Curlew by William Henry Bennett of Springs, Long Island, New York, ca. 1950. Never drilled for use Redhead in old gunning paint by Eugene Birdsall of Barnegat, New Jersey, ca. 1900
Curlew by William Henry Bennett of Springs, Long Island, New York, ca. 1950. Never drilled for use. $495 Redhead in old gunning paint by Eugene Birdsall of Barnegat, New Jersey, ca. 1900. $495
Yellowlegs by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ca. 1900. Ex-Joe French collection. Yellowlegs by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ca. 1900. Ex-Joe French collection.
Yellowlegs by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ca. 1900. Ex-Joe French collection. $1695
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 pinch-breast bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland with an original attached bottom board in Miles Hancock paint used at a gunning club near Wallops Island Rare pinch-breast bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland with an original attached bottom board in Miles Hancock paint used at a gunning club near Wallops Island
Rare pinch-breast bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland with an original attached bottom board in Miles Hancock paint used at a gunning club near Wallops Island. An extremely unique piece of Crisfield sculpture. $3850
Root head merganser by an unknown Dorchester County, Maryland maker with great folk art appeal. $450
Rare pre-1950 redhead hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD. $595
Brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with nice form and overpaint on most of the decoy. Brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with nice form and overpaint on most of the decoy.
Brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with nice form and overpaint on most of the decoy. $895
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
Bluebill by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, Maryland with the weight removed. Bluebill by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, Maryland with the weight removed.
Bluebill by Jim Holly of Havre de Grace, Maryland with the weight removed. $3850
Late 19th century curlew by Joe King of Tuckerton, New Jersey with the original bill. Late 19th century curlew by Joe King of Tuckerton, New Jersey with the original bill.
Late 19th century curlew by Joe King of Tuckerton, New Jersey with the original bill. $4500
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
Balsa-bodied Canada goose by Percy Gant of Osbornville, NJ, ca. 1950. Balsa-bodied Canada goose by Percy Gant of Osbornville, NJ, ca. 1950.
Balsa-bodied Canada goose by Percy Gant of Osbornville, NJ, ca. 1950. $695
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
Bluebill by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, MD, 1950s Bluebill by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, MD, 1950s
Bluebill by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, MD, 1950s. $295
Early canvasback hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD Redhead by Taylor Johnson of Point Pleasant, NJ
Early canvasback hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD. $595 Redhead by Taylor Johnson of Point Pleasant, NJ. $495
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
Rare wooden canvasback by Joe Travers of Vienna, Maryland. Rare wooden canvasback by Joe Travers of Vienna, Maryland.
Rare wooden canvasback by Joe Travers of Vienna, Maryland. Sale Pending
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
Petite bluebill by an unknown Quebec maker. Petite bluebill by an unknown Quebec maker. $395
Goldeneye by Orel LeBouef of St. Anicet, Quebec Bluebill hen by D.K. Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario
Goldeneye by Orel LeBouef of St. Anicet, Quebec. $1200 Bluebill hen by D.K. Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario. $950
Pair of hollow-carved mallards by Mike Shurada of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, ca. 1930s. Nice original paint with a wonderful dry surface patina. Pair of hollow-carved mallards by Mike Shurada of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, ca. 1930s. Nice original paint with a wonderful dry surface patina. $1295
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 Black-bellied plover by Obediah Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890.
Pair of curlews by an unknown maker, probably from Cape May County, New Jersey, ca. 1890. $3500 for the pair. Black-bellied plover by Obediah Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890. $7950
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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Hollow-carved black duck by Joe Tom Cranmer of Manahawkin, New Jersey, ca. 1920. Ex-collection of John Hillman. $795

Pictured at the left is the bottom of the Cranmer black duck with the Hillman collection stamp.
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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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