Porter Rig Black Duck
Recently found with the teal above is this Porter Rig black duck from the Winous Point Shooting Club circa 1870's...great form and wafer thin body...original paint with wear...wooden pegs holding halves together...carved eyebrows...15"L.
Marvin Midgett Pintail
Classic canvas over wire pintail by this well known carver from Rodanthe, NC…spent time at Kill Devil Hills Coast Guard Station and carved with Manie Haywood and Avery Tillet…two-piece head and square stern...original condition with wear...approximately 18”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.
Ben Schmidt Black Duck
Near mint high head black duck from this well known carver from Detroit, Michigan circa 1950…extensive carving and stamping with original paint, glass eyes and raised wings…hairline crack in one side of neck...approximately 17”L.
Unknown Ohio Mallard
Unknown and folky drake mallard possibly from the Ottawa Club circa 1890's...great form with hard chine line...original paint with wear...highly stylized bill carving..."A.W." carved into the underside...13"L.
Ned Burgess Canvasback
Proud looking example of a drake canvasback by this prolific carver from Waterlily circa 1920's...great form with skyward looking head... very early over paint to white with the rest original...1"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.
Swimmer head brant by George Washington O'Neal from the Green Island Club in Ocracoke,NC...worn paint that is probably a second coat with great patina...neck has cracks and structural issues but stable...remnants of original rigging on bottom...measures 18"L.
Ed Parsons Canvasbacks
Very rare canvasback pair by this Oxford, MD carver circa 1910...purchased by Spry Newman around 1920...and then purchased by Alvin Sanger in 1970...they are in good original condition with minor wear and great patina......measures 14"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.
Emile Hebert Coot
Southern coot by Emile Hebert from Houma, Louisiana…very similar style to Dr. Cassius Peacock...characteristic round root head with glass eyes...originally had wooden keel that has been removed...worn original paint with some wear and paint loss… approximately 9”L.
Frank Dolsen Canvasbacks
Without a doubt, the finest pair of Frank Dolsen canvasbacks from this famous rig made in 1919...used on Martin Island and Lake St. Clair...original paint with expected wear...high heads with glass eyes...they are both branded with his conjoined "FAD"...about 15"L.
Ward Bros. Canada Goose
One of the finest goose carvings from the 1960's by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland...hollow cedar construction with Lem's finest original paint...turned head with glass eyes...in near mint condition, it is signed and dated 1969...just shy of 24"L.
Sam Barnes Canvasback
Super high head canvasback thought to be by Sam Barnes...unusual textured wing area that is worn to bare wood in most places...black paint appears to be working repaint...outstanding form for an upper bay decoy...16"L.
George Huey Goldeneyes
Iconic pair of goldeneyes by this downeast carver from Friendship, ME circa 1920's...drake has "G R Huey" carved in the underside...hen has staples in one side for tandem rig use...both in original paint and condition...both about 14"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.
Ward Bros. Black Duck
Rare black duck made in the 1948 style by the famous brothers from Crisfield, MD...balsa body with worn original paint showing nice feather detail...unsigned with wooden head and keel...about 17”L.
Lloyd Tyler Widgeon
Classic pair of widgeon from this highly accomplished carver and neighbor of the Ward Brothers in Crisfield, MD carver circa 1930's...they are in original paint and condition with wear and great patina...amazing examples of American Folk Art...both about 16"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.
John Schweikart Canvasback
Bold bull canvasback drake thought to be by this early carver from Detroit, MI...wonderful form is enhanced by detailed bill carving and glass eyes...paint appears to be a combination of original and early working repaint...circa 1920...16"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.
Shourds Canada Goose
Outstanding example of a Shourds family goose from Ocean City, NJ...has "H. M. Shourds" and Ocean City, NJ 1910" written on the bottom...exhibits wonderful paint that has mellowed to a warm patina...with expected wear...measures 24"L.
Porter Rig Bluebill
Outstanding example of a Porter Rig drake bluebill from the Winous Point Shooting Club circa 1870's...great form and wafer thin body...original paint with wear...cut nails holding halves together...ballast weight gone..."P. BRASHER" brand...13"L.
Madison Mitchell Pintails
Early pair of pintails by the dean of modern decoy carving in Havre de Grace, MD...circa 1940's, they are in original paint and condition with wear...hen has crack through one side of body...drake has intermediate high head...both about 17"L.
Ward Bros. Mallard
Oversize drake mallard by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland...solid cedar construction with outstanding original paint...turned head with glass eyes...some cracking and crazing of paint...varnished bottom that is signed and dated 1971...18"L.
Buck Crawford Goldeneye
Hollow carved hen goldeneye by this well known carver from his early period...wonderful wing delineation and carving...surface has worn to a pleasing patina...has his patented "Crawford Smile...13"L.
Ward Bros. Buffleheads
Rarely made species are these buffleheads by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland...solid cedar construction with outstanding original paint...turned heads with glass eyes...drake has carved crest...in near mint condition, they are signed and dated 1966...11"L.
Hugh Urbach Redhead
Well executed drake redhead by Hugh Urbach from Hamilton, Ontario circa 1940's…hollow body construction with slightly raised wings and glass eyes…leather thong and remnants of original swing ballast weight on underside...approximately 13”L.