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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charles Spiron Golden Plover
Running golden plover with soft patina that has been painstakingly aged to appear older than it is...glass eyes and inserted bill made from ash...raised and delineated wings enhance a classic form that harkens back to a bygone era...other examples available upon request..."Spiron" carved on underside...11”l.
Charles Spiron Curlew
Alert curlew by this noted carver from Currituck, NC whose work has been displayed at Winterthur and Williamsburg...glass eyes and inserted bill made from ash...extensive wing carving with raised and delineated wings enhanced by softened oil paints..."Spiron" carved on underside...15”l.
Zack Ward/George Bell Flicker
Inquisitive flicker by this former team from Crisfield, Maryland...borrowed from a pattern used by Maynard Tyler...wonderful carving includes raised, offset wings, wire legs and carved tail...initials "WB" painted under tail...oyster tin not included...11”l.