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Vintage Decoy 251
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.
$750
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. 
SOLD
Vintage Decoy 86
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. 
$4,100
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.  
SOLD
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.
$7,500
Vintage Decoy 497
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.  
SOLD
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. 
$750
Contemporary Decoy 564
Unknown Curlew
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. 
$425
Contemporary Decoy 461
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. 
$850
Contemporary Decoy 172
Vintage Decoy 1534
Luther Lee Nottingham Dowitcher
Extremely rare short billed dowitcher from Cobb's Station on the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1880's...surface is wonderful and accents the chip carving utilized…split tail...approximately 11”l. 
$6,000
Vintage Decoy 1533
Luther Lee Nottingham Curlew
Extremely rare Hudsonian Curlew from Cobb's Station on the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1880's...surface is wonderful and accents the chip carving utilized…split tail...approximately 13”l. 
$7,000
Vintage Decoy 1535
Ira Hudson Yellowlegs
Exceptional form highlights this raised wing yellowlegs from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 100% original condition with some wear and shot scars…circa 1900...surface is wonderful and accents the plump body style...bill is doweled through the head...approximately 9”l. 
$7,000
Vintage Decoy 1536
Cobb Island Curlew
Wonderful curlew from this well known Eastern Shore of Virginia barrier island...good condition and worn to bare wood…circa 1890...carved eyes and raised wings as would be expected from these talented carvers...bill may be an early replacement...approximately 14”l. 
$9,000