Cecil Goodspeed Yellowlegs
Fantastic yellowlegs by Cecil Goodspeed of Duxbury, Massachusetts...beautiful original paint with minor wear...honest New England shorebird by the son of David Goodspeed...circa 1915...includes wooden stand...9.5"h.
Cigar Daisey Yellowlegs
Tucked head version of this highly sought after species from this Chincoteague, Virginia legend...outstanding paint enhanced by raised wings, drop tail and detailed bill carving...signed and branded on the underside of bird...signed clam shell base included...9”t.
Eastern Shore of Virginia Yellowlegs
Exceptional yellowlegs shorebird from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1890's...from the McCleery collection and so stamped on the underside of tail...…approximately 12”l.
Obediah Verity Peep
Extremely rare peep from this Seaford, Long Island maker in original condition with wear and shot scars…carved eyes and raised wings are his trademarks..."GNG 74" on bottom for Gary & Nikki Giberson, who purchased it from Bud Ward...circa 1870's…about 7.5”l.
Townson Ruddy Turnstone
Exceedingly rare shorebird from Toronto Harbor circa 1880…original paint with some gunning wear…blunted bill and wear at tail to bear wood with shot scars from use...professionally filled holes in breast...passed down through the Townson family...approximately 9”t.
deGavre Great Blue Heron
Exceedingly rare miniature great blue heron by this well known carver from Onancock, VA with life like posture and attitude...carved and raised wings with additional drop wing carving…paint has mellowed from years on the shelf...signed under driftwood base...6”H.
Pete Peterson Curlew
Cobb style running curlew with wonderful form and attitude...glass eyes compliment raised wings and distressed natural surface...signed and dated on the underside E. J. "Pete" Peterson 1981 Cape Charles, VA...also hot branded "PETE"...mounted to a driftwood stand...17”l.
Cobb Island Robin Snipe
Extremely rare and early robin snipe from Cobb Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia circa 1880's…raised wings and carved eyes...worn to bare wood with shot scars and gunning wear…some wood rot and loss to bill which appears to be original...approximately 8”L.
Outstanding and all original plover in spring plumage by Dr. Clarence Gardner & Newton Dexter of Little Compton, RI...raised wings and split tail with shoe button eyes...beautiful paint with minor wear...circa 1900...measuring 12"L.
Large and stylish contemporary curlew with wonderful paint that has been aged to appear older than it is...head is joined to the body at the neck and bill is inserted hard wood construction...unsigned...mounted on a driftwood stand...20”l.
Frank Finney Curlew
Curlew in the style of Charles Clark from Chincoteague, Virginia...paint has been aged to appear old...fantastic surface and patina as you would expect from the "duck doctor"...unsigned...stand not included...15”l.