Roe Terry Merganser
A stylish "wavy crest" drake hooded merganser by the DUC-MAN from Chincoteague, Virginia...textured paint, hollow body and fluted tail...branded "ROE" and "R" under bill...signed with "Top of the Line Gunning Bird"...out of his personal gunning rig...14”L.
Frank Finney Mallard Pair
Outstanding pair of oversize mallards by Frank Finney of Capeville, VA…made in the style of the Caines Brothers rig that was used at Hobcaw Barony near Georgetown, SC...outstanding form and patina...circa 1978...approximately 19”l.
Oliver Lawson Gadwalls
Classic pair of gadwalls in the style of his mentors, Lem & Steve Ward from Crisfield, Maryland...outstanding form and paint on this beautiful pair...signed on the bottom...mint condition...15”L.
Pierre Bacon Merganser
Preening merganser from this carver from Quebec, Canada…hollow body construction with beautiful paint that has been purposefully antiqued to create a soft patina..."P B" stamped into bottom with leather line tie for use in the water...approximately 18”l.
Cameron McIntyre Pintail
Graceful drake pintail by one of the premier contemporary carvers from Virginia...hollow carved with raised wings...oil paint that has mellowed to a rich patina...his initials "CTM" also carved in bottom...measures about 18"L.
Cigar Daisey Mallards
Minty pair of cork body mallards by this legend from Chincoteague, Virginia...cork bodies with wooden heads, tail inserts and keels in unused condition...glass eyes and extraordinary paint...both are branded and signed on the bottom...16”L.
Pete Peterson Widgeon
Intense looking drake widgeon made by this Cape Charles, VA carver…alert pose with high head as if he is protecting his hen during nesting season...minor wear and area of blistering of paint under tail...branded, signed and dated 1980...approximately 13.5”l.
William Alley Beal Scoter
Preening white wing scoter in the downeast tradition by this carver from Maine identified by Johnny Hillman tag attached...raised wings and inset head very similar to Gus Wilson...original leather thong remains...ballast weight has been removed for the shelf...measures about 17"L.
Jim Pierce Black Duck
Sleeper black duck from this Upper Chesapeake Bay carver…oversize solid body construction with beautiful scratch paint that remains in mint condition...signed and stamped "JP" and "P" twice on bottom with ballast weight and line tie intact...approximately 15”l.
Madison Mitchell Pintails
Near mint black duck pair by this prolific carver from Havre de Grace, MD...these decoys were bought directly from Mr. Mitchell in the early 1960's and lightly hunted...although they are unsigned, they don't come with any better provenance or in much better condition...measures about 17"L.
Chandler Sawyer Canvasback
Classic looking canvasback in the Currituck tradition by this well known carver…original paint that has been purposely aged and antiqued to give it patina...square tail and bod high head similar to well known carvers from the village of Waterlily...initials "CS" carved in the underside...approximately 15"l.
Madison Mitchell Pintails
Near mint pintail pair by this prolific carver from Havre de Grace, MD…these decoys were bought directly from Mr. Mitchell in the early 1960's and never hunted...although they are unsigned, they don't come with any better provenance or in any better condition...tight crack on neck of drake...approximately 17"l.
Steve Morey Old Squaw
Classic drake old squaw by this carver from New Jersey circa 1970's…original paint that has been purposely aged to add soft patina...hollow carved body with nice bill carving and glass eyes...his trademark "M" is carved in the underside...approximately 16"l.
Rick Brown Ruddy Ducks
Petite pair of ruddy ducks by this well known carver from New Jersey…original paint that is near mint...hollow carved bodies with fluted tails, nice bill carving and glass eyes...signed and dated 1998...approximately 11"l.
Madison Mitchell Widgeon
Near mint drake widgeon by this prolific carver from Havre de Grace, MD...never hunted and minty fresh to the market...one nail in each end of the weight and north/south staple which suggests an early 1950's born on date...they don't come in much better condition...measures about 15"L.