Gus Wilson Black Duck
Downeast style black duck by this lighthouse keeper and accomplished carver from South Portland, Maine circa 1900...turned head that is inset into body with raised wings...original paint on body with working touch up to head and bill......measures 16"l.
Humphry Lewark Canvasback
Exceedingly rare hen canvasback by this market gunner from Sea Gull, North Carolina near Corolla ca. 1910...bold high head atop an oversized body with well worn original paint...some cracks and checks from heavy use...original rigging...about 18”l.
Ward Bros. Canada Goose
Iconic and early example from Lem's personal rig made in 1930...outstanding form including detailed bill carving...very early second coat of paint with expected wear...turned head with glass eyes...a rare example of their work indeed...about 23"l.
George Waterfield Coot
High head coot with wonderful attitude from Churches Island, North Carolina ca. 1930's...classic Currituck lines with worn original paint...branded "E. W. EMORY"...bill was blunted many years ago, but has been left as found...about 12”l.
Irving Fulcher Bluebill
Near mint example by one of Stacy's most prolific carvers…seven piece body with seams clearly visible…painted eyes and nice bill carving are enhanced by his carved "IF" initials on the underside, signifying it was from his personal rig...approximately 14”l.
James Holly Canvasback
Classic drake canvasback by this well known carver, boat builder and artist from Havre de Grace, MD...made around 1890, it exhibits great patina with the "GRACE" brand on the underside...head has lifted slighty but stable......measures 15"l.
Cecil O'Neal Redhead
Extremely rare drake redhead made in the Currituck tradition by this legendary market gunner from Poplar Branch…stubby tail with flat bottom and breast …ballast weight has been removed...Bob Timberlake Collection stamp on underside...approximately 16”l.
One of a kind sleeper canvasback by Charles Nelson Barnard (1876-1958) of Havre de Grace, Maryland...surface has considerable wear and appears to be a combination of original and gunning paint...x-rays available upon request...measures 13"l.
Bert Graves Hen Mallard
Extremely early example from this well known carver from Peoria, IL circa 1905...hollow body construction typical of the Illinois River School...outstanding, original swirl paint with great patina......measures 17"l.
Bill Neal Pintails
Outstanding and early pair of pintails by this prolific carver from Novato, CA...gunning paint with wear circa 1939...thought to have been part of the rig he sold just before entering WWII...both retain unusual cast aluminum ballast weights...both about 17"l.
Portsmouth Island Brant
Exceedingly rare brant from Portsmouth Island circa 1890...exhibits dry original paint and condition with cracks in body and neck but all are stable...expected wear in places to bare wood and great patina......measures 18"l.
John & Wilse Farrow Brant
Check out this fabulous root head brant by the Farrow brothers from Avon,NC...made around 1900, it exhibits worn original paint with great patina...neck has cracks and structural issues but stable...ballast weight proves they used what they had at their disposal...measures 19"l.
Ralph Reghi Black Duck
Stylish black duck by this well known carver from Detroit, Michigan circa 1940…turned head with early gunning re-paint, glass eyes and solid body…raised neck seat gives it the high head look...approximately 14”l.
Lloyd Tyler Pintail
Bold example of a drake pintail by this Crisfield, MD...in worn original paint from hard use, it still looks great on the shelf...signed and dated 1929 on the bottom of the decoy...in use bill repair from many years ago...19"l.
John Glenn Bluebills
Rare and iconic high head pair of bluebills by this stallwart from Rock Hall, MD...original paint with honest wear circa 1940...hen has extremely high head...both signed on underside...both about 13.5"l.
Ward Bros. Canada Goose
Check out this diminutive Canada Goose from the 1930's by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland...in the famous Bishops Head Gun Club style, it exhibits wonderful form and paint...it is unsigned...measures 21"l.
Ben Holmes Bluebill
Classic example of a Stratford, CT drake bluebill circa 1875...great form and wafer thin body...mounted on a wooden base, it is in early second coat of his paint...signed and dated on the bottom of the decoy...from the Walter Bush Collection...14"l.
Ward Bros. Pintail
Outstanding drake pintail from the 1950's by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland...solid cedar body with a turned head, keel and original paint with wear...crack present along the back which isn't visible on the shelf...two ink stamps, signed and dated...measures 18.5"l.
Ira Hudson Bluebill
Great form and condition on this drake bluebill by the dean of decoy carving from Chincoteague, VA...outstanding original paint with minimal wear including some dry rot on bottom...fluted tail, tack eyes and original ballast weight...about 14"l.
Doug Jester Canvasback
Sculptural beauty abounds on this oversize and rare drake canvasback by Doug Jester from Chincoteague, VA...outstanding original paint with minimal wear...high head and original ballast weight...rig marker painted in red on underside...about 16"l.
Manie Haywood Swan
Iconic form on this canvas over wire frame swan from Kill Devil Hills, NC...has trademark groove above bill and two-piece head with worn original paint...bottom has "H. B. Saunders, Poplar Branch, NC and 1935" for Blanton Saunders...about 31"l.
John Graham Canvasback
Early drake canvasback from the Upper Chesapeake Bay by this well known carver from Havre de Grace, MD circa 1870...worn gunning paint that is very old...retains double iron keel ballast weight...early flat tack eyes on well carved head...about 13"l.
Oscar Carroll Redhead
Bold and recognizable form on this oversized drake redhead from Back Bay, VA circa 1900...worn gunning paint as expected from decades of use...relatively light weight due to cypress knee construction...retains original ballast weight...about 16"l.