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.
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.
Down East Eider
Classic drake eider in the "Down East" style seen along the coast of Maine…solid body construction with inset head and neck seat...initials "MH" carved in the underside with "1987" and "EIDER" written in pen...nice bill carving...almost 17”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.
John Holloway Loon
Take a look at this well executed, oversize loon by John Holloway measuring a full 24" long with hollow carved body, wonderful paint and encircled "JRH" hot brand in bottom..this bird would look great in any home, hunting lodge, beach house or lakeside cottage.
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 Black Ducks
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...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 bold high head similar to well known carvers from the village of Waterlily...initials "CS" carved in the underside...approximately 15"l.
Ward Style Pintails
Iconic pintail pair made in the style of the Ward Bros. from Crisfield, MD…made in the classic pinch breast style, these decoys have been in a private collection since the early 1960's...possibly made by Lou Renieri, who lived on Chincoteague Island during that period...approximately 17"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 Mallards
Nice mallard pair by this prolific carver from Havre de Grace, MD...these decoys were bought directly from Mr. Mitchell in the early 1960's and stored since that time...although they are unsigned, they don't come with any better provenance...drake has a crack that has been re-set...measure about 16"L.
Pete Wilbur Herring Gull
Nice herring gull by this well known carver from New Jersey...has raised wings and hollow body construction...purchased from Johnny Hillman and still has Hillman tag intact...branded "CW" on underside...a full 19"L.
Madison Mitchell Bluebills
Near mint bluebill pair by this prolific carver from Havre de Grace, MD...these decoys were bought directly from Mr. Mitchell in the early 1960's and stored since that time...although they are unsigned, they don't come with any better provenance...measure about 15"L.
Madison Mitchell Redhead
Near mint drake redhead by the prolific carver from Havre de Grace, MD…part of a rig that was purchased directly from his shop in the early 1960's and stored since that time...although it is unsigned, they don't come with much better provenance...approximately 14”l.
Jamie Hand Merganser
Sleek drake red breasted merganser by this well known carver from Cape May, NJ with turned head and glass eyes…solid body construction on this bird from the early 1970's, it has two brands on the underside including "J.P. HAND" and "CMCH NJ"...approximately 17”l.