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North American Decoys At Auction November 6 & 7, 2013 Talbot County Community Center 10028 Ocean Gateway Easton, Maryland 21601 Held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival

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Featuring Decoys From The Collections Of: Robert & Wilma Gerard James “Spann� Jeffers John H. Moore Ray Kuntz Richard Clayton

Ralph Sterling Dr. Warren Sims Anne & Carlton Willey Enrique Sajor

Robert and Wilma Gerard Long time collectors Robert and Wilma Gerard were regular exhibitors at the Easton Waterfowl Festival, both in the Buy, Sell, Swap meet and the Artifacts section. They were also active in the Long Island Decoy Collectors Shows. They mostly collected Long Island shorebirds, old squaw and mergansers. Proceeds from the sale of their decoys are going to Ducks Unlimited.

Robert Gerard

Ralph Sterling Ralph Sterling grew up in Crisfield, Maryland and became good friends with Lem and Steve Ward. After he moved to Summit, New Jersey, he made regular trips there with his family or his decoy collecting friend, Walter Binder, to visit and buy decoys from them.

Wild Goose Club Also included in this sale is a group of Pacific Coast and Mason Factory decoys that belonged to a former member of the Wild Goose Club, near Butte Sink, California. It is understood that these decoys were included when he purchased his share in the club.


James “Spann” Jeffers James “Spann” Jeffers was born in Alabama. During WWII, he was in the Signal Corps and stationed in Fort Monmouth, NJ where he met and married Anna-Louise Campbell. After the war, he joined the OSS (Office of Strategic Services). He lived in Red Bank, New Jersey, but worked much of the time out of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He spent quite a bit of time hunting in North Carolina, Long Island, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama and Massachusetts in the late 1940s and early 1950s. During his many hunting trips, he collected decoys (usually single examples) as mementos. These were displayed in his office where many were mounted on the walls. In 1952, he corresponded with early decoy collector Carter Smith. Smith told him about a William Basnight swan that he bought out of Raymond Rodgers’ barn loft in Wanchese, North Carolina. Smith said there were four swans left – two with heads and two without heads. He suggested that “Spann” send a letter to Rodgers if he wanted one of them. In later correspondence, Smith said that “the little Butler girl said you picked up the swan decoy. Give me the details.” He also gave “Spann” some advice, “When I say collect, I mean ‘for free’ or 2 bucks max – to hell with expensive stuff.” On September 15, 1957, “Spann,” along with 27 other people, died when the plane they were in crashed at the New Bedford Massachusetts airport on a return flight from Martha’s Vineyard. His wife, AnnaLouise, was one of three survivors. She wrapped “Spann’s” decoys in newspaper and packed them in cardboard boxes where they remained until this spring when her daughter-in-law mentioned to Zac Cote at our Freeport, Maine gallery that they had some old decoys to sell, and that some were stamped, “Elmer Crowell.” That day, Gary was on the phone getting details. The following day, he drove to the son and daughter’s Connecticut home where the boxes of decoys had recently been hauled down from the attic for him to look at. “Spann” collected at time when the very few decoys collectors that there were, didn’t pay much attention to original paint. So, Gary began pulling repainted New Jersey blackducks out of boxes along with original paint Crowells and Hudsons. Each time he stuck his hand back in the boxes, he had no idea what he’d be grabbing next. It was one of those exciting times to be in the decoy auction business. He kept thinking about how this man was picking out Hudson decoys in Chincoteague and ruddy ducks on Knott’s Island before Bill Mackey went there, and Ward Brothers decoys in Crisfield a few years before Somers Headly started picking there. James “Spann” Jeffers


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Session One

Mason Decoy Factory Long Island Midwest Miniatures Fish Ward Brothers Pacific Coast Maryland New England Shorebirds New Jersey Guns Paintings Maine Contemporary Virginia Canada Decorative Long Island Shorebirds Factory Ward Brothers Maryland Shorebirds Decorative New Jersey Items of Interest

Session Two

Ward brothers 364-373 Elmer Crowell 374-376 Ontario 377-389 Virginia 390-405 Factory Shorebirds 406-414 Shorebirds 415-425 Maryland 426-441 North Carolina 442-450 New Jersey 452-469 New York State 471-491 New England 492-504 Delaware River 505-515 Shorebirds 517-534 Cigar Store Figure 535 Items of Interest 536-552 Ward Brothers 553-566 Maryland 567-574 Long Island 575-592 Contemporary 593-624 Maryland 625-638 Paintings/Stamps 639-647 Mid Atlantic 648-672 New Jersey 673-697

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:00 AM Lot 1 - 363

Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:00 AM Lot 364 - 697

Please read conditions of sale in the back of catalog

1-17 18-35 36-42 43-57 58-58A 59-67 68-81 82-91 92-108 109-119 120-122 123-127 128-134 135-159 160-170 171-179 180-203 204-220 221-240 241-255 256-270 271-296 297-322 323-340 341-363


SESSION ONE

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mason Decoy Factory 1896 - 1924 Detroit, Michigan

J. Charles McCullough, Cincinnati OH, owned and operated J. Charles McCullough Seed Company which was established in 1838 and was still in operation in 1915 according to the business listing from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. In 1908, he built a hunting and fishing lodge in Sanibel Island, FL, where he eventually retired to a life of fishing and hunting. Obviously an avid sportsman, McCullough joined the Beebe Lake Duck Island Club in 1905 and was granted share number 61. His original club share accompanies the sale of this pintail. It is interesting to note that the president of the club at the time was Daniel Voorhees. Voorhees is the man that ordered the now famous rig of full size standing geese from Charles Shoenheider, Sr. in 1918.

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Important pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade with early snakey head style. Just under 20” long. Original paint with good patina; minor discoloration and very little wear; in factory filled crack in back with some of the filler missing; small amount of paint missing at two knots near in factory crack; small dent in one side of head; retains Mason factory weight.

Provenance: Branded “Chas. McCullough.” From the McCullough hunting rig used at the Beebe Lake Duck Island Club, Peoria, Illinois. (17,500 - 22,500)

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Widgeon hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Early premier grade. Most of the decoy has working repaint; parts of the head and back have original paint; small dents.

Provenance: collection.

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Pintail hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Early premier grade style. Original paint on most of the decoy with minor to moderate wear; old touch up on back, underside, and bill; small dents.

Provenance: collection.

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Greenwing teal hen and drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Standard grade with glass eyes. Original paint with minor wear; each has a crack in the underside and a few small dents; a few chips missing from neck filler.

Provenance: collection.

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Redhead hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Early snakey head style. Premier grade with original Mason weight. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; professional repairs to dog chews on top of head and bill.

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Provenance: Branded J.Chas. McCullough, rigmate to lot 1 in this auction. From the McCullough hunting rig used at the Beebe Lake Duck Island Club, Peoria, Illinois. (3,000 - 4,000)


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Exceptional greenwing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade with early snakey head style. Retains Mason factory weight. Strong original paint with very minor wear; small crack partway through neck base; small dent in one side of bill.

Provenance: Branded “J. Chas. McCullough.” From the McCullough hunting rig used at the Beebe Lake Duck Island Club, Peoria, Illinois. (8,000 - 12,000)

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Bluewing teal hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade with early snakey head style. Retains Mason factory weight. Original paint with minor wear on most of the decoy; flaking on one side of top of head; very lightly hit by shot; in factory filled crack in back extending under neck to upper breast.

Provenance: Branded “J. Chas. McCullough.” From the McCullough hunting rig used at the Beebe Lake Duck Island Club, Peoria, Illinois. (4,000 - 5,000)

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Greenwing and bluewing teal, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Early premier grade with snakey head style. Retains original Mason weights. Original paint that has been darkened with soot (this pair of decoys sat on the fireplace mantel in the dining room of McCullough’s hunting lodge on Sanibel Island for many years); a few small dents; very slight roughness to edge of drake’s bill on one side.

Provenance: Branded J. Chas. McCullough, rigmate to lot 1 in this auction. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Rigmate pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade with early snakey head style. Both retain Mason factory weight. Original paint with minor wear; each has significant tail chip missing; hen has a significant chip missing from the bill; drake has minor roughness to the end of the bill.

Provenance: Both are branded “J. Chas. McCullough.” From the McCullough hunting rig used at the Beebe Lake Duck Island Club, Peoria, Illinois. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Provenance: Rigmate to lot 1 in this auction. Branded J. Chas. McCullough. (400 - 600)

11 11. Two decoys, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade mallard drake and premier grade Seneca Lake model canvasback drake. Original paint with moderate discoloration and wear; some neck filler is missing on mallard; mallard’s body has several cracks in it; canvasback has most of the bill replaced and a crack in the underside. (700 - 900)


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Bluewing teal drake with snakey head style, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; neck filler is missing; several small dents. (1,500 - 2,000)

14. Greenwing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. Early snakey head style. Original paint with minor wear on the body; head appears to have had old overpaint removed; a few small dents. (1,500 - 2,000) 15.

Rigmate pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. “T.P.” is carved in

underside of each decoy. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; age split in side of hen and underside of drake; small crack; chips and dents. Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (1,500 - 2,500) 16. Mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Early premier grade with snakey head style. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; thin crack in back; numerous small dents and shot marks; minor roughness to edge of tail; tip of bill has been blunted slightly.

Provenance: From the Fox Island Club, Upstate New York, Club brand is in the underside. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. Original paint with moderate wear; two cracks in one lower side; small crack in the other side with a small amount of touch up on it; small dents. (1,250 - 1,750) 13


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Important Verity Family black bellied plover, Seaford, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Turned and slightly cocked head, as well as slightly turned body. Relief wing carving and carved eyes. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; approximately 25 shot marks in one side; two small dents in same side.

Provenance: Gerard collection. At the Long Island decoy show approximately 20 years ago someone walked in with this decoy in a brown paper bag and wanted to sell it. They showed it to numerous dealers who were set up there, but Bob was the one who offered the most money. (14,000 - 18,000) 14


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Two peeps from the Rogers rig, Jamaica Bay, New York, circa 1870s. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; a few small dents; bill on smaller one is an old replacement.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)

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Very rare sandpiper in running pose, Rogers rig, Jamaica Bay, New York, circa 1870s. Branded “T. Rogers.” Also traces of other brands are on the underside. Fine scratch paint detail. Original paint with good patina and very minor wear; some flaking on underside.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)

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Dowitcher from the Rogers rig, Jamaica Bay, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Branded “T. Rogers”. Small area of flaking on one side of head, otherwise original and near mint.

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Curlew from the Rogers rig, Jamaica Bay, New York, circa 1870s. Branded “T. Rogers.” Original paint with moderate wear and good patina; crack and small dents in one side; thin crack in lower breast.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of Frank Murphy, Long Island, New York. (6,000 - 8,000)

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Important set of four greater yellowlegs from Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving with carved crossed wing tips and carved eyes. Slightly flat sided. In various poses. Original paint with minor flaking and wear on one; minor to moderate flaking on the others.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(9,000 - 12,000)

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Preening cork body black duck, George Roberts, Long Island, circa 1900. Body halves are joined by small wooden dowels. Fine paint detail on head and carved eyes. Branded “Manning” on keel. Very good and original.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Two cork body brant, Walt Smith, Long Island, New York. Smith brand in keel. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; minor roughness to cork.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Merganser drake, Jim Van Brunt, East Setauket, New York. His earlier style, circa 1910, with inlet head. Appealing old in use repaint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Rigmate pair of goldeneye, Long Island, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; small shot scar in hen’s tail; several small surface cracks in hen’s back.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Merganser hen, Jim Van Brunt, East Setauket, New York, circa 1930s. Carved crest. Original paint worn to the primer in many areas; a few small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Small goldeneye drake from Long Island, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Carved eyes. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few tiny dents; hairline crack partway through tail.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Exceptional old squaw hen from Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. “CEE” is stamped in the underside. Fine form with wide neck base and chamfered tail. Original paint with minor wear and good patina; hairline crack in bill; several tiny dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(4,000 - 6,000)

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Very rare root head merganser, Roger Williams, 3rd quarter 19th century. Head goes all the way through the body and the bottom end is splined. The initials “N.S.W.” or “M.S.N.” are carved in the underside. Original paint with fine feather detail; end of bill has been blunted; several small dents and shot marks.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(4,000 - 6,000)

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Root head merganser hen found in an old cider mill in South Setauket, New York, last quarter 19th century. Cedar head and chestnut body. Old touch up at speculums, otherwise original paint with minor flaking and wear; small crack in underside; several tiny dents; tip of bill has been blunted slightly.

Provenance: Gerard collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Very rare old squaw hen, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, New York. Branded “D.A. Young.” Original paint with minor wear, mostly on breast; end of tail was chipped off and reattached.

Provenance: Gerard collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Extremely rare greenwing teal hen, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Carved eyes, large neck base, and slight ridge on top of tail. Worn old paint, much of which is original; numerous small cracks and shot marks; very small chip missing from back of neck.

Provenance: Gerard collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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1824 - 1906 Lawrence, Long Island, New York

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Very rare bluewing teal hen, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, New York. Inlet head and shoe button eyes. Head is attached to the body with a splined dowel. Flipped up tail and a ridge down the back. There are two 1/2” dowels in one side of the body that were inserted when the decoy was made to cover screws that keep a crack from splitting further in the block; original paint with minor wear; possibly two coats on the top of the bill, a few small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Litarature: “Decoys: A North American Survey,” Linda and Gene Kangas, p. 203. (6,500 - 9,500) 21


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Rigmate pair of mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Drake has slightly turned head and both retain original Perdew weights. Original pain with very slight wear; each has a small crack in the neck.

Literature: “Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway,” Alan Haid, p. 80. (7,500 - 9,500)


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Classic pintail drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, 1880s. Retains Elliston weight. Fine comb and feather paint detail. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on tail; a few small dents and shot marks; small amount of touch up on part of the bill; small crack in tail; small worn area on underside.

Literature: “Decoys of Mississippi Flyway,” Alan Haid, p. 78. (9,500 - 12,500)

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Pintail drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Original paint with minor wear on back; the rest has old in use repaint; a few small dents. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Pintail drake with long neck, probably from Minnesota, circa 1920’s. Tack eyes. Original paint with good detail and patina; small crack in back; very minor roughness to one edge of tail. (1,000 - 2,000)

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Canvasback drake with turned head, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan. Near mint original paint that has been darkened with constant exposure to cigarette smoke; structurally good. (400 - 600)

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Swimming black duck from the Detroit area. Applied wings with crossed tips. Original paint with minor wear; structurally good. (800 - 1,200)

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Black duck, Cline McAlpine, Chicago, Illinois. Signed “MAC”. Very slightly turned head. Feather paint detail. Near mint original paint; structurally excellent; weight is missing. (800 - 1,200)

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Miniature mallard drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s rectangular stamp is on the underside. Very good and original. 900 - 1,200)

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Miniature thrush, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s rectangular stamp is in the underside. Very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

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Miniature quail, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s circular ink stamp on underside. Very good and original. (1,400 - 1,800)

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Pair of 1/4 size mergansers, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia. End of hen’s bill is missing, otherwise very good and original.

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Miniature hooded merganser drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s rectangular stamp in underside. Very good and original.(950 - 1,250)

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 89. (700 - 900)

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Miniature robin snipe in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire. Original paint with good patina and very slight wear; structurally very good. (1,400 - 1,800)

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Two 1/4 size decoys, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. A goldeneye drake and mallard drake. Goldeneye has Harris ink stamp on underside, mallard has Harris paper label. A few tiny dents and worn spots on goldeneye, otherwise very good and original. (500 - 700)

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Three fairly large miniature shorebirds, Robert Morse, Ellsworth, Maine. Mounted on driftwood bases. Approximately 3 1/2” tall.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of Joseph French, stamped “J.B.French” under base. (900 - 1,200)

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1/4 size iron canvasback paperweight, from the Havre de Grace area, circa 1900. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; structurally good. (350 - 450)

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cedar tail. Very good and original.

Provenance: Sterling collection.

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Pair of 1/4 size mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Balsa bodies with raised wing tips and slightly turned cedar heads. One is signed “Made for Ralph Sterling.” The other has a brass tag on underside stating it was used in 1979 as a model for porcelain reproduction ducks by Royal Doulton. A few tiny dents, otherwise very good and original.

Provenance: Sterling collection.

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Four 1/4 size decoys, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. All have relief wing carving, slightly turned heads, and are signed and dated. A few small paint rubs, mostly on goldeneye, otherwise very good and original. (800 - 1,200)


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Five pairs of miniatures, General Chester B. DeGavre, Onancock, Virginia. All are signed, and dated. All have raised carved wingtips. Very tip of pintail drake’s tail is missing, otherwise original and good.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

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Group of five 1/4 size carvings, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Pair of pintails, pair canvasbacks, and widgeon drake. All have slightly turned heads and are signed. Original paint with very minor wear; tip of pintail drake’s tail is missing and hen has two small chips missing from wing tips; otherwise original and good. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Group of 10 miniature to 1/4 size flying ducks, John Baldwin, Babylon, New York. Various species. Original paint a few small cracks; minor flaking.

Provenance: Consigned by member of Baldwin Family, Long Island, New York. Original owners were Henry Tuck and his son Frederick William Tuck. Henry Tuck came from England, fought in the Civil War with the Union Navy. He was a legendary boatsman and sportsman. (1,200 - 1,500)

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Oscar Peterson 1887 - 1951 Cadillac, Michigan

Oscar Peterson

In 1980 this plaque was Found in an old fly fishing camp located on Michigan’s prestigious Ausable River by a gentleman in Grayling, Michigan, who had been contracted to tear the camp down. It was one of two plaques found at the camp. It went on to be exhibited at Michigan State University from Oct. 1982 through April 1983 as part of the exhibit, “Hooked On Carving: Oscar W. Peterson”. This exact plaque is pictured on page 80 of “Michigan’s Master Carver Oscar Peterson, by Ron Fritz. The photo pictured in the book has been trimmed.

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Large relief carved trout plaque, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. Approximately 11.5” x 42”. Large glass eye and detailed scale and gill carving. Original paint with a few small scuffs and dents; slight paint flaking inside of glass eyes; good scale carving detail.

Literature: “American Fish Decoys,” Steve Michaan, p. 89.

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Ward Brothers

Crisfield, Maryland A New and Important Discovery This summer we were excited to present the first 1936 style Ward Brothers Hooded merganser hen to the collecting community. It was ordered by John Hudson Moore and can be seen in our August 1st & 2nd 2013 catalog. After that catalog was printed, we received this Ward Brothers 1936 drake hooded merganser. The hen was displayed in John’s office in New York City until his family eventually moved it to Wisconsin. The drake was found in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. The two decoys were separated at the time that John Moore moved out of his office. Upon his departure, Moore was kind enough to let a few of his favorite employees select a decoy. The gentleman that selected this decoy eventually passed away. His son kept it for a few years and then consigned it to a small auction in Pennsylvania.

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One of a kind hooded merganser drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930s. ”LT Ward and Bro” stamp is on the underside with painted inscription “Male hooded merganser or snowl.” Slightly turned head with carved wooden crest. Rigmate to lot 27 in our July 2013 auction. Original paint with very good patina and minor wear; worn area on top of crest; several chips missing from jesso where head joins body; chips missing from edges of tail; crack in underside.

Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath.

(70,000 - 90,000)

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John Hudson Moore was the CEO of Sportsman Grooming Essentials, a subsidiary of Colgate. He had these decoys made to have in his New York City office and to have them photographed to be on his bottles of aftershave.

Vintage Sportsman Grooming Essentials advertisement

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Exceptional widgeon drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, 1930s. Slightly turned head. “LT Ward and Bro” ink stamp on underside also painted is “Male widgeon baldpate” and “John H. Moore N.Y.” Very strong original paint; unused; very minor wear; minor shrinkage on sides of breast; professional repair to a small tail chip and approximately 2/3 of bill by Russ Allen.

Provenance: John H. Moore estate. Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath. 32

(15,000 - 20,000)


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Pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930s. Slightly turned head. “LT ward & Bro” ink stamp and “male pintail” is painted on the underside. Near mint original paint; approximately 3/4 of bill has been replaced by Russ Allen, crack in underside.

Provenance: John H. Moore estate.

(15,000 - 20,000)

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Pair of shooting stool model canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both are hollow carved and unpainted on the undersides. Drake is in sleeping pose, hen has slightly turned head. Both are signed and dated 1973. Very good and original. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Pair of shooting stool model pintails, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1971. Both have turned heads and a brass plaque on the underside stating that they were used in 1979 as a model for a porcelain reproduction ducks by Royal Doulton. Very good and original.

Provenance: Sterling collection.

(4,000 - 6,000)


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63A. Pair of hollow carved shooting stool model bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1967. Both have turned heads. Drake has shoulder carving and relief wing tip carving. Very good and original. (3,500 - 4,500)

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Pair of shooting stool model black ducks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1971 with a poem on the underside. Both have turned heads and good feather paint detail. Very good and original. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Rigmate pair of 1948 model mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1948. Balsa bodies with inserted cedar tails and slightly turned cedar heads. Good feather paint detail. Original paint with minor wear on drake; minor shrinkage and wear on hen; a few small dents.

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Provenance: Formerly in the collection of William Purnell, Jr, Ocean City, Maryland; Purnell stamp in underside. (6,000 - 8,000)

Provenance: Sterling collection.

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Very rare ruddy duck drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1931, but probably made in the 1960s. Turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail. Very small, short crack in underside; very slight roughness to bill tack; tiny area of wear at one speculum, otherwise very good and original. (5,000 - 7,000)


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1936 model black duck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Good paint detail. Original paint with very minor wear; small crack in underside; professional repair to a long, but very thin chip in underside of the bill. Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Brian McGrath and Ron Gard, p. 72.

(12,000 - 15,000)

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California’s Central Valley

David Hagerbaumer painting of MacGiilivray decoys

“Decoys of the Pacific Coast,”Fred Hanson and Mike Miller

Bordered on the north by the Sacramento Valley Delta and the San Joaquin Valley to the south, this area is considered to be one of the most important wintering grounds for waterfowl in the world. Now irrigated for its important rice crops this land has always been known for its expansive marshes, which in its day supported waterfowl numbers that stories are told of. Prior to 1930 this waterfowl wilderness supplied thousands of ducks, geese and shorebirds to both the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets. “Decoys of the Pacific Coast,”Fred Hanson and Mike Miller 38


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Very rare greenwing teal drake, Richard Jansen, Napa, California. Original paint with minor discoloration, mostly on underside; minor wear; a few small dents.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

Literature: “Decoys of the Pacific Coast,” Fred Hanson and Mike Miller, p. 152. (8,000 - 12,000)

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69. Feeding pintail drake, Ralph Martin, Kensington, California. Cork body with inserted wooden crossed wing tips, tail sprig, and slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; old in use repaint to underside and lower sides; crack through neck; a couple of small dents; very tip of one wing tip is missing.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Rigmate pair of pintails, Richard Jansen, Napa, California. Original paint with minor wear on backs and parts of heads, the rest has working repaint; hen has had the weight removed and has a small chip out of the tip of the tail.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Pintail hen, Richard Jansen, Napa, California. Branded “Mangels”. Old in use repaint on bill; the rest is original with minor wear; a few small dents and areas of discoloration.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Rigmate pair of mallards, Richard Jansen, Napa, California. Drake has slightly turned head. Near mint original paint; a few tiny dents; surface crack in drake’s neck; drake has old neck crack repair.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Rigmate pair of oversize pintails, Joe Paterson, Sacramento, California, circa 1930s. Both have “EAW painted on the undersides. Hen has original paint with minor wear; small crack through neck; small crack in lower breast; head is a little loose and has small dents; drake has working touch up on the bill and white areas; a few small dents.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

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Rigmate pair of pintails, Harold MacGillivray, Sacramento, California. Branded “McG” and “EAW”. Original paint with minor wear on much of the surface; old touch up on underside, bill and white feathering on hen and underside, bill and white areas on some of feathering on drake; crack through hen’s neck.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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75. Pair of pintails, Harold Kidwell, Berkeley California. Cork bodies with inserted wooden carved crossed wing tips and turned heads. Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

Literature: “Decoys of the Pacific Coast,” Fred Hanson and Mike Miller, p. 235. (1,200 - 1,600) 76. Feeding pintail hen, Ralph Martin, Kensington, California. Cork body with inserted carved wing tips and tail. Wooden head is in feeding pose. Original paint on most of the decoy with minor wear; head has been repainted. 42

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

(400 - 600)

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Two mallard drakes. So called “Western Dodge” decoys. Tack eyes. Original paint with minor wear on most of the surface; one head is loose; minor touch up at lower sides; a few small dents. (600 - 900)

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Oversize mallard drake, Harold McGillivray, Sacramento, California. Branded “McG” and “EAW”. Slightly turned head and detailed feather carving. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on extremities; white areas appear to have old repaint; moderately hit by shot.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. (1,200 - 1,500)


Harold MacGillivray 1898 - 1962 Sacramento, California

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Rigmate pair of oversize mallards, Harold MacGillivray, Sacramento, California, circa 1950. Both have slightly turned heads and highly detailed feather carving. Never rigged. Very good and original.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

Literature: “Decoys of the Pacific Coast,” Fred Hanson and Mike Miller, p. 343. (5,000 - 8,000)

Very seldom do we find a wealthy member of a duck club that carves decoys for his own use. That however was the case with Harold P. MacGillivray. After moving to Sacramento from Canada, MacGillivray graduated from Stanford with an engineering degree. He went on to a successful career that eventually allowed him to join the prestigious “Wild Goose” duck club in the famed Butte Sink valley of Northern California. These mallards are from the rig that he is most famous for. Characterized by their imposing size and skillful painting, they are magnificent and yet light in weight. 43


Horace “Hie” Crandall 1892 - 1969 San Francisco, Califronia

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Pintail drake, Horace “Hie” Crandall, San Francisco, California. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips. Fine paint detail with good patina. Beveled bottom edge. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

Literature: “Decoys of the Pacific Coast,” Fred Hanson and Mike Miller, p. 362.

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(5,000 - 8,000)


Charles Bergman 1850 - 1946 Astoria, Oregon

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Mallard hen, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; numerous small dents; old touch up to small area to cover dents on one side; slight wear on edges of tail.

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

Literature: “Decoys of the Pacific Coast,” Fred Hanson and Mike Miller, p. 75

(4,500 - 6,500)

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Rare redhead drake, John “Daddy” Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century. Carroll Island brand in underside, also branded “T.S.” for Thomas Swann. Old repaint; numerous dents and small cracks. (1,750 - 2,250) Very rare pair of flat bottom style bluebills, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated August 1968. Both have slightly turned heads and shoulder carving. Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750)

83A. Bluebill drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Retains original dog bone weight. Good feather paint detail on back. Near mint original paint; small cracks in one side from when the decoy was made with a small nail securing the wood there; a few tiny dents. (1,200 - 1,500) 84. 46

Canvasback drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Nearly unused gunning decoy. Strong origi-

nal paint; a few small rubs and slight staining at two wood knots. (1,750 - 2,500) 85.

Canvasback hen, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Flat bottom style. Original paint with moderate shrinkage and flaking on one side; crack through neck; a few small dents. (1,000 - 2,000)

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Pintail drake, John Glenn, Rockhall, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor wear; thin cracks in neck and underside; a few small dents; tiny tail chip missing. (950 - 1,250)

87. Redhead drake, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century. Old in use repaint; cracks in neck and tail area; minor roughness to tail.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(800 - 1,200)


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Canvsback drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Flat bottom style. A few tiny dents, otherwise very good and original. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Rigmate pair of bluebills, Ed Phillips, Cambridge, Maryland. His simpler flat bottom style. It appears that the hen has had the round bottom from a different Phillips decoy added to the underside. Original paint with minor wear and a few scuffs. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Black duck, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900. Original paint with minor wear that has darkened with age; small crack through neck, rough area on top of head with touch up; weight is missing. (2,500 - 3,500) 91.

Rare working widgeon drake, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland. Scratch feather paint detail. Original paint with minor wear on most of the decoy; white on part of speculums, and top of head appear to be old touch up; glass eyes are missing; small chip missing from side of tail; separation at neck seam; crack in underside.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(2,500 - 3,500)

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New England Shorebirds

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Black bellied plover in winter plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire. Fine feather paint detail. Original paint with almost no wear, and minor discoloration; structurally very good.

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Black bellied plover in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire. Fine feather paint detail. Original paint with very slight wear and minor discoloration.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(4,500 - 6,500)

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Well sculpted running golden plover, Elijah Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts, circa 1900. Shoe button eyes, relief wing carving with extended wing tips. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; small paint flake missing from upper breast.

Literature: “New England Decoys, John and Shirley Delph. (8,000 - 12,000)

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Exceptionally well painted Eskimo curlew, Gardner & Dexter, Little Compton, Rhode Island. Relief wing carving and shoe button eyes. Original paint with good patina and very minor flaking and wear; small tail chip missing; bill is a well done replacement. (6,500 - 9,500)

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Rare rigmate pair of oversize willets, Charles Thomas, Assinippi, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving and shoe button eyes. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; split in underside of each; one has been hit by shot, the other has been lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(6,500 - 9,500)


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Lincoln type golden plover, from Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Tack eyes. Three piece body construction. From a hunting rig found in the 1980’s in Blue Hill, Maine. Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents.

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Root head greater yellowlegs, William Rawlings, Musquodoboit Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; age split in underside; reglued crack at neck base and at bill.

Literature: “Joseph Lincoln,” Cap Vinal, p. 68. (2,500 - 3,500)

Literature: “Decoys of Maritime Canada,” Dale and Gary Guyette. (1,000 - 1,400)

98. Yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire. Original paint with discoloration and very minor wear; worn spot on edge of tail and side of head; tip of bill is missing; short crack in top of bill.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(2,000 - 3,000)

100. Golden plover from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with good patina and minor wear, mostly on bill; structurally very good.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

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101. Yellowlegs with relief wing carving, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Tack eyes. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (800 - 1,200) 102. Two shorebirds, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. A ruddy turnstone and a yellowlegs. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips. Turnstone’s head is cocked to one side. Very good and original. (550 - 850) 103. Golden plover by a member of the Harris family, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 3rd quarter 19th century. Very strong original paint with virtually no wear; small chip missing from top of bill. (800 - 1,200) 52

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Yellowlegs with tack eyes from Massachusetts. Stamped “Sears” twice in base. Original and good. (750 - 950)

105. Three contemporary shorebirds. The willet is made by Tom Langdon and branded “TPL”. The plover has a square nail bill. Running yellowlegs is weathered and worn with end of bill missing and crack in body; the other two are original and good. (600 - 900)


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106. Golden plover from the Morton Rig, Quincy Massachusetts. Branded “W.F. Morton”. Two holes on underside for wire legs. Original paint; two shot marks; slight edge wear at tail; bill is an old replacement with filler added to a chip in back of head with old touch up.

Literature: “New England Decoys,” John and Shirley Delph. (3,500 - 4,500)

108. Golden plover from the Morton Rig, Quincy Massachusetts. Branded “W.F. Morton”. Two holes on underside for wire legs. Original paint tiny rub at tail; several dents on underside of breast; and crack at top of head which was filled with light lead a very long time ago; bill is an old replacement; touch up on face and to filler at back of head. (3,500 - 4,500)

107. Lincoln type greater yellowlegs. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; bill is an old replacement. Literature: “Joseph Lincoln,” Cap Vinal, p. 159. (4,500 - 6,500)

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Provenance: Purchased directly by the consignor from John Hillman, Hillman’s tag is included, the decoy is also branded “J.A.H.” (750 - 1,000)

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Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(750 - 1,000)

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (750 - 950) 113.

Black duck, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Old in use repaint on most of the decoy; paint on head appears to be original; small cracks and dents. (650 - 950)

111. Two decoys. Bluebill drake, Thomas Applegate, Toms River, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Goldeneye drake Harry M. Shourds, Ocean City, New Jersey. Old in use repaint; a few small dents and cracks; minor roughness on edge of bluebill’s bill.

112. Two brant. One by John Dorsett the other by Cooper Predmore. Old in use repaint; numerous cracks and dents.

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Red breasted merganser drake, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Old gunning wear. Structurally sound with edge wear at tail; mostly original paint with some strengthening to white area on neck and speculums. (800 - 1,200)

Large black duck, Walter Busch, Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900. Large “W.B.” is carved in the underside. Original paint with slight wear; a few tiny dents. (800 - 1,200)


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side. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on one side; a few small dents.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of Dr. John Conover, Absecon, New Jersey. Conover stamp on underside. Formerly in the collection of Bill Staplin, Staplin’s old paper label remains. Formerly in the collection of William Mackey, Mackey stamp on underside. Decoy was lot 144 in the Richard Bourne decoy auction, Aug. 1973. (6,500 - 9,500) 55


Harry V. Shourds

1861 - 1920 Tuckerton, New Jersey

New Jersey carvers produced a significant number of red breasted merganser decoys, but only a handful of drakes by the state’s most famous and prolific carver, H.V. Shourds, survived in original paint.

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117. Very rare and important merganser drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century. Strong original paint with good patina; minor discoloration and wear; area on underside approximately 1” x 2.5” with wear slightly into the wood; small crack part way through top of bill; a few tiny dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Literature: “Classic New Jersey Decoys,” James Doherty, p. 48.

(40,000 - 60,000)

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Classic brant, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Hillman collection stamp on underside and McCleery collection stamp on underside. Original paint with minor wear on most of the decoy; minor to moderate wear on back; several small dents.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of John and Isabelle Hillman, Sea Girt, New Jersey. Formerly in the collection of Dr. James McCleery, Pasadena, Texas.

Literature: “Distinguished Collection of Dr. James McCleery,” Guyette & Schmidt/Sothebys, Jan. 2000, lot 390. auction sticker is on the underside. “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 10. “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 14. (9,000 - 12,000) 58


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119. Rare merganser hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, 1st quarter 20th century. Subtle feather paint detail on back and sides. “103H” is stamped in the underside. Strong original paint on most of the decoy; on the underside the original weight was replaced a long time ago with a larger inset one; the original tie strap hole has been filled with some touch up over it; there is wear near the weight as well as some reddish brown paint in the area and four small screw holes.

Provenance: Gerard collection. Formerly in collection of Gary Giberson, marked “G.N.G.” on underside.

Literature: “The Great Book of Waterfowl Decoys,” Joe Engers, editor, p. 118, exact decoy pictured. (20,000 - 30,000) 59


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120. Burks County, Pennsylvania Long Rifle, last quarter 18th century. Flintlock with 47” barrel, brass trigger guard and rod guides, fancy brass, cap holder and butt plate. Original and good. (6,500 - 9,500) 121. Flintlock market gun with 60” barrel, circa 1750’s. Tower lock plate mechanisms, the same as a Brown Bess musket. Ram rod included. 13/16 “ bore. Barrel diameter at breach 1 3/4”. Relief carved shell design around tang. Engraved brass mounts. Barrel is stamped London on the top with a simple line molding extending toward the muzzle, terminating with a tear drop. Good. (5,000 - 8,000)

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122. W.C. Scott and Sons muzzle loading shotgun. Barrel length 31”. Detailed engraving and checkered stock and forestock. Good.

Provenance: Owned and used by Harry “Dock” Imlay, pitcher for Philadelphia Philly’s in 1913. Imlay hunted on his farm in Allentown, New Jersey with Philly’s teammates Grover Cleveland Alexander and Hans Lobert. (1,500 - 2,500) 122A. Vintage double barrel percussion shotgun. Barrel is approximately 1 1/4 “ in diameter and 37” long. Cracks in stock; one hammer missing; ram rod missing. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Harry Walsh. (800 - 1,200)


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122B. Cast iron ruddy duck wing duck from North Carolina, circa 1900. Significant pitting; otherwise good. (800 - 1,200)

122D. Pair of period canvasback wing ducks modeled from Jim Holly decoys. Appealing old in use repaint; structurally good. (800 - 1,200)

122C. Period boot scraper with hollow iron ducks modeled from Leonard Pryor decoys. Rusted and worn but structurally good. (800 - 1,200)

122E. Period gunning light on wooden mount from an early gunning boat, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Original paint that has worn; cracks. (400 - 600)

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123. Watercolor of hunters with dog and decoys near blind, Chet Reneson, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 18” x 28”. Signed. Very good and original. (3,000 - 4,000)

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124. Oil on board of flying canvasbacks, Roland Clark. Signed and dated 1925. Image size approximately 14” x 19”. Several narrow cracks in paint in sky, otherwise very good and original. (3,000 - 5,000)


125. Oil on board labeled “CH. Bentley Dina,” Edwin Magargee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In what appears to be original frame. Image size approximately 12” x 15 1/2”. Signed by the artist with 1807 House Antiques write up on back. Minor wear on frame; painting very good and original. Provenance: Lenoir Best Labrador brace and second place in Best Gun Dog Brace in 1937 all terrier show in New York. (2,000 - 3,000)

125 126. ”Labrador Fetching Broadbill” oil on board by Edwin Magargee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Signed by the artist. Image size approximately 9 1/2” x 13 1/4”. Frame appears to be original with old 1807 House Antique write up on back. Original paint with good patina; a few very small scrapes behind dog; a small area of shrinkage near dog head. (1,250 - 1,750)

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127. Set of five pencil drawings, Lem Ward, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1982. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 7.5” x 9.5”. Original and good.

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Provenance: Sterling collection. (1,500 - 2,000)

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128. Back preening scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine. His Monhegan Island style with large inlet head carved eyes and relief wing carving. Old repaint; filled cracks; small dents and shot marks. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Two eider drakes from the Central Maine Coast. Both have inlet heads and detailed bill carving. Original paint that is weathered and worn; numerous cracks; shallow chip missing from the side of one head.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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130. Oversize eider from Monhegan Island, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century. Branded “W.L Ames.” Exceptionally fine form with upswept tail, detailed bill carving, and inlet head. Part of a rig found in a home near Biddeford Pool in southern Maine. Old in use repaint; tail chips missing; shot scars; thin crack through neck that has been strengthened with several nails a long time ago. (6,500 - 9,500)

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131. Scoter with inlet head and detailed bill carving, Upper Maine Coast, circa 1900. Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of William J. Mackey, Mackey collection stamp on underside. (400 - 600) 132. Scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine. Relief wing carving, inlet head, and carved eyes. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; cracks in back; small dents. (800 - 1,200)

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133. Rocking head scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine. Relief wing carving and carved eyes. Old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; small cracks in body; professional repair to a chip at the end of the bill. (1,500 - 2,000) 134. Swimming Monhegan Island style scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine. Slightly turned inlet head with carved eyes and relief wing carving. Old repaint; rough areas on body; small cracks in neck. (950 - 1,250)


Louisiana 135. Rigmate pair of mallards, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana, circa 1940s. Glass eyes. Written on underside of hen is “made by a bayou ____ in southern Louisiana from Cypress” Original paint with minor wear; slight wear to end of hen’s bill; drake’s bill has been broken off and reattached with a couple of small chips missing. Provenance: Jeffers Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

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136. Four ringbill drakes by a member of the Whipple family, 1st quarter 20th century. Worn old paint with some original showing; lightly hit by shot; a few small cracks. (2,000 - 2,500) 137.

Pintail drake by a member of the Whipple Family. Old paint with moderate wear; crack through bill. (800 - 1,200)

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138. Pintail drake form Louisiana, 1st quarter 20th century. Unusual long neck style. Writing on underside attributes decoy to Louis Foret, Desant, Louisiana. Old in use repaint, worn to the original in numerous places; bill is a replacement; two holes in one side for mounting as wall display.

Provenance: Jeffers collection.

(650 - 950)

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Contemporary Keith Mueller

Killingsworth, Connecticut

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139. Pair of preening mergansers, Keith Mueller, Killingsworth, Connecticut. Both have relief wing carving with extended wing tips and fluted tails. Signed by maker. Fine paint detail and form.

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Provenance: All proceeds of these decoys will go to the Ward Museum, Salisbury, Maryland. (4,000 - 6,000)

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140. Pair of buffleheads, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Carved in style of Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York. Original paint that has been aged; each has a crack in the back; one has small rough areas on the underside.

Provenance: tion.

Gerard collec(2,500 - 3,500)

140 141. Pair of mergansers, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Carved in the style of Albert Terry, Riverhead, New York. Both have the initials “A.T.” carved in the underside. Original paint that has been aged; hen has cracks in the back.

Provenance: tion.

Gerard collec(2,500 - 3,500)

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142. Two greenwing teal, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Carved in style of Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York. Original paint that has been aged; small dents.

Provenance: tion.

Gerard collec(2,500 - 3,500)

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143. Large great horned owl, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia. “F.F.” carved under the base. Original and good. (900 - 1,200) 144. Stick up brant, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware. Relief wing carving and slightly turned head. Signed by the maker. Very good and original. (650 - 950) 145. Hollow carved black duck, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware. Hollow carved with good paint detail. Signed. Very good and original. (650 - 950)

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146. Swimming merganser hen, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded “Cigar”. Hollow carved with slightly lifted head, Slight separation at neck seam, otherwise very good and original. (550 - 850) 147. Pair of terns, Colin McNair. Signed. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (600 - 800)


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148. Well carved bluebill drake, made in the style of Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Fluted tail and ice groove behind neck. Original paint that has been aged; short hairline crack in back. (300 - 400) 149. Pair of redheads carved in the Cobb Island style, Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, Virginia. Branded “Pete” signed and dated 1986. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents. (500 - 700) 150.

Sandpiper, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. “M” carved under the tail. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (400 - 600)

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151. Oversize black duck carved in the Stratford, Connecticut style, Ian McNair. Original paint that has been aged; a few tiny dents. (400 - 600) 152. Bluebill hen and drake, Vincent Giannetto, Beverly, New Jersey. Signed and branded. Both have slightly turned heads. Original paint and in very good condition. (500 - 700) 153. Curlew, Ian McNair. Signed. Very good and original. (500 - 700)

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154. Large curlew carved in The Eastern Shore tradition, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. “C.T.M.” carved under tail. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (700 - 900)

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155. Two shorebirds carved in the style of William Bowman, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Both have “CTM” carved on the undersides. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. Provenance: Gerard Collection. (1,000 - 1,400) 156. Three greenwing teal, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Carved in the style of Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York. Original paint that has been aged; one has a small crack in the head; small dents.

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Provenance: Gerard collection. (3,500 - 5,500) 157. Pair of Long Island style mergansers, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Original paint that has been aged; small dents. Provenance: Gerard collection. (1,500 - 2,000) 158. Pair of downeast Maine style mergansers, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Original paint that has been aged; small dents and shot marks.

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Provenance: Gerard collection. (2,000 - 3,000)


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159. Hollow carved swan, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. CTM is carved in the underside. Relief wing tip carving and very graceful form. Very good and original. (5,500 - 7,500)

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Eli Doughty with family members in front of his home in Willis Wharf, Virginia. Elizabeth, Eli, Ethel, Albert, Rosa, Nelson, and two others

160. Exceptionally well carved brant, Doughty Family, Hog Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Raised “V” wing carving. Appealing dry old in use repaint; neck seam has separated only slightly.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr, p. 143.

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(8,000 - 12,000)


This Ira Hudson blackduck is painted and carved in the same style as a famous group of three that have turned heads and tails. A photo of the three turned head and tail decoys can be seen on page 59 of Henry Stansbury’s book “Ira D. Hudson and Family.” This decoy, while exhibiting the same tight feather loops and wing patch painting, is made of balsa.

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161. Exceptional black duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1920s. Balsa body with cedar head. Full body with fluted tail and ice dip. Finely detailed loop feather painting. Near mint original paint with good patina on most of the decoy; slight paint shrinkage on underside; professional touch up to a short seam separation on one side by Russ Allen. Provenance: Rigmate to lot 482 in Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter Nov. 2011 auction. (12,500 - 17,500)

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162. Extremely rare goldeneye hen, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Good loop scratch feather paint detail. Ice groove behind neck and fluted tail. Original paint with moderate wear; fairly large crack in one side; tail chip missing; name in marker on underside. (4,500 - 6,500)

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163. Black duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. His deluxe model with ice groove behind head and fluted tail. Original paint with minor wear; small rough spot on one edge of tail; small crack at neck base. Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 42. (3,500 - 5,500)


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164. Important rigmate pair of mergansers, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with very mellow patina, minor discoloration and wear; a few tiny dents; thin short crack in hen’s tail.

Provenance: Gerard collection. Formerly in collection of Roy Bull, Cape Charles, Virginia. Bull collection brand in underside.

Literature: “Southern decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 92.

(10,000 - 14,000)

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167. Swimming brant with cork body from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Bill is doweled through to the back of the head and raised “V” wing carving. Small chip missing from cork in front of neck; minor wear.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(800 - 1,200)

166. Two buffleheads from the Eastern shore of Virginia, circa 1900. Appealing old in use repaint; some of the neck filler may have been replaced, a few small dents. (800 - 1,200)

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(650 - 950)

168. Bluebill hen from Hog island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Inlet head and carved eyes. Appealing old in use repaint; several cracks in body; crack in neck base. (1,500 - 2,500) 169. Seven black ducks, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Worn original paint; numerous cracks; one has most of the bill missing. (1,250 - 1,750)

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170. Pintail drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Exceptionally well sculpted with very round body, lifted banjo tail, and partially inlet head. Original paint with moderate discoloration and wear; minor roughness to one edge of bill; a few small dents; tiny surface cracks in upper breast.

Literature: “Ira Hudson and Family,” Henry Stansbury. “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 71 and 127. (10,000 - 14,000)

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171. Preening black duck, Carmen Johnson, Murray Corner, New Brunswick, circa 1930’s. Original char and scrape surface; crack in back of head.

Literature: “Decoys of Maritime Canada,” Dale and Gary Guyette, p. 174, exact decoy. (1,000 - 1,400)

172. Stick up brant with carved wings, Prince Edward Island, last quarter 19th century. Old in use repaint with moderate wear; small cracks; small chip missing from neck base; small hole drilled in one side; age split in underside.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

173. Reaching Canada goose from Prince Edward Island, 2nd quarter 20th century. Relief wing carving and removable head. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; several small cracks; seam at bottom board has separated somewhat on both sides. (1,000 - 1,400) 80

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174. Rigmate pair of bluebills, Achilles Hart, Saint Anicet, Quebec. Feather carving detail. Original paint with minor wear; a few small worn areas on feather carving. (1,000 - 1,400) 175. Sleeping Canada goose, Stacey Bryanton, Kensington, Prince Edward Island, circa 1960s. “S.B.” painted on underside. Original paint with moderate discoloration and minor wear; age split in underside. (650 - 950) 176. Canada goose field decoy from Prince Edward Island. Relief wing carving and extended wing tips. Original paint with minor wear; several cracks in body. (300 - 400) 177.

Hollow body Canada goose from Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island. Old in use repaint; chip missing from underside of bill. (350 - 450)


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178. Stick up brant, John Ramsay, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, last quarter 19th century. In flying pose. Old repaint; age split in underside.

Literature: “Decoys of Maritime Canada,” Dale and Gary Guyette, p. 115. (1,600 - 2,000)

179A. Black duck with turned head, Bill Cooper, Verdun, Quebec. Highly detailed feather carving and loop feather painting. Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; old in use touch up on part of head, tail area, and bill; a few small dents. (750 - 1,000)

179. Brant on iron legs, John Ramsay, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, circa 1900. Working repaint by market gunner, Art Holland, circa 1920’s; fairly large crack in underside; a few small dents.

Literature: “Decoys of Maritime Canada,” Dale and Gary Guyette, p. 115. (2,000 - 2,500) 81


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184 180. Widgeon drake in resting pose, Clarence Miller, Ontario, Canada. Signed and dated Oct 1970. On original carved wooden base. Slightly turned head and finely detailed feather carving. Very good and original. (950 - 1,250) 181. Hollow carved canvasback hen, Al Glassford, Smith Falls, Ontario. Signed and dated 1970. Fine wing tip and tail carving. Excellent paint detail. Slightly turned and lifted head. (950 - 1,250) 182. Canvasback hen on wooden base, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Near mint original paint; structurally very good.

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Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (1,400 - 1,800)

183. Two decorative carvings, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. A preening greenwing teal drake and a widgeon drake. Good paint detail. Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750) 184. Full size standing grouse on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Signed. Carved wing tips and tail feathers. Slightly turned head and fine paint detail.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(1,200 - 1,500)

185. Well carved pair of gadwalls, Don Briddell, Mount Airy, Maryland. Signed and dated 1999. Waterfowl of the World Collection. Fine carving detail. Very good and original. (1,200 - 1,500)


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186. Full size standing Canada goose watch gander, John Sharp. On carved wooden base with carved corn stalks. Approximately 29” tall. Signed and dated 1980. A few cracks in base, otherwise original and good. Literature: 1980 Easton, Maryland Waterfowl Festival booklet, p. 87, exact carving. (4,000 - 6,000) 83


187. Four 1/4 size carvings, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. A pair of mergansers, a bluebill drake, and a redhead drake. All are signed and dated 1969. Redhead drake has one eye missing; very slight roughness to merganser hen’s crest. (900 - 1,200)

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Four 1/4 size carvings, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. Pair of canvasbacks and pair of mallards. Canvasbacks are signed and dated 1969. Very good and original. (950 - 1,250)

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189. Four 1/4 size carvings, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. A pair of pintails that are signed and dated 1968 and a pair of bluewing teals, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. Very good and original. (950 - 1,250)

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190. Four carvings, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. Signed and dated 1968. A pair of widgeons and a pair of greenwing teal. Very good and original. (950 - 1,250)

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195 191. Full size standing quail on piece of birch log, Art Bennet, East Hampton, New York. Original paint with good patina and very little wear; structurally good.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(1,000 - 1,400)

192. Four shorebirds with wire legs on wooden bases, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century. Original paint with very minor wear; slight separation at some body seams. (1,000 - 1,400) 193. Pintail hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey. Slightly turned head and detailed wing tip and feather carving. Signed and dated 1983. Very good and original. (650 - 950)

194. Three flying terns on wooden backboard, Frank Finney, Chincoteague, Virginia. Wing spans are approximately 11”. Crack part way through backboard, otherwise very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750) 195. Three carved wood flying mallard pins, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Reglued crack in one neck and one wing tip, otherwise very good and original. (900 - 1,200) 196. Four 1/4 size flying ducks, George Reinbold. Signed. Two pintails, a shoveler, and a widgeon. Wing spans are approximately 9”. Original and good. (1,400 - 1,800)

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197. Pair of canvasbacks, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Both have relief wing carving and carved tucked feet. Both have fluted tails and wing tip carving. Hen is in rare resting pose. Very good and original.

Provenance: Purchased by consignor directly from Reed in the 1970’s. (2,000 - 2,500)

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198. Pair of black ducks, Don Briddell, Mount Airy, Maryland. Signed and dated 1985. Artist number 597, edition number 1. Both have fine paint detail with slightly turned heads and raised wing tips. Very good and original. (2,500 - 3,500)

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199. Carolina wren family, Ernie Muhlmatt. Signed and dated 1974. Five birds on piece of driftwood, babies have open mouths, one adult is feeding them a moth, fine carving detail. Excellent and original.

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Provenance: Entered in the 1974 Ward Brothers Masters Competition, Salisbury, Maryland. (2,500 - 3,500)

200. Life size walking yellowlegs on driftwood base, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips. Two toes are mostly missing, otherwise very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

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201. Full size flying mallard, Norman Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Hudson stamp and signature on underside. Detailed wing carving and slightly turned head. Carved tail sprig. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small chips at wing tips; old overpaint on part of underside.

Literature: “Ira Hudson and Family,” Henry Stansbury, Jr., p. 38. (2,500 - 3,500)

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202. Large standing pintail drake, Bruce Burke, Sherman Oaks, California. On burl base. Slightly turned head, highly detailed paint, and feather carving with raised, carved, crossed wing tips and fluted tail. A few tiny paint scrapes, otherwise very good and original. (1,000 - 1,400)

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203. Sterling Family redhead hen, Crisfield, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century. Slightly turned and lifted head. Applied wings are made from peach basket staves. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; old touch up at neck seam. (1,750 - 2,250)

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204. Verity Family black bellied plover, Seaford, New York, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips and carved eyes. Dry original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; structurally good.

205. Greater yellowlegs with glass eyes, Thomas Gelston, Quogue, Long Island, New York last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving with carved wing tips. Fine paint detail. Near mint original paint with good patina; several paint flakes missing from top of bill.

Provenance: Consigned by member of Baldwin Family, Long Island, New York. Original owners were Henry Tuck and his son Frederick William Tuck. Henry Tuck came from England, fought in the Civil War with the Union Navy. He was a legendary boatsman and sportsman. (3,000 - 5,000)

(3,500 - 4,500)

206. Large black bellied plover by a member of the Verity family, 3rd quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving and carved eyes. Original paint with minor wear; bill is original but a little bit loose.

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Provenance: Gerard collection.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)


William Bowman 1824 - 1906 Lawrence, New York

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207. Dowitcher in fall plumage, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, circa 1870s. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips and shoe button eyes. Original paint with minor flaking and wear; professional repair to a tiny chip at the end of each wing tip; paint touch up to most of bill; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Literature: “The Decoys of Long Island,” Ward Museum, p. 62.

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208. Large running curlew, Al Ketchem, Copiague, New York, circa 1880s. Shoebutton eyes. Original paint; minor discoloration and wear; crack in underside and side; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

(1,500 - 2,500)

209. Verity family peep with very wide body. Relief wing carving. Worn original paint; old touch up on breast; heavily hit by shot; chip missing from end of bill.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

211. Black bellied plover, William Southard, Long Island, New York. Carved eyes and relief wing carving. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; black on breast may be old touch up; moderately hit by shot; bill is an old replacement.

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212. Two large curlew, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Bone bills and glass eyes. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small cracks.

210. Rare curlew, John Henry Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Extra long neck style. Bill is doweled through to the back of the head and splined. Rusted tack eyes. Old in use repaint; hit by shot; around 1/3 of the bill is misssing; roughness to end of tail. Provenance: Gerard Collection.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

(1,750 - 2,250)

213. Verity Family black bellied plover, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with minor wear; small crack near stick hole. Provenance: Gerard collection.

(1,750 - 2,250)


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214. Important eskimo curlew, Alonzo Foster, Hampton Bays, New York, circa 1880s. In very rare green phase. Original paint with good patina and only slight wear; several small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Literature: “The Decoys of Long Island,” Ward Museum, p. 57.

(17,500 - 22,500)

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215. Very rare robin snipe, Henry Osborne, Bellport, New York, mid 19th century. Two piece body construction with long ridged tail. Good feather paint detail. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; lightly hit by shot; small cracks in breast; chip missing from front of head; small chip missing from back of head with crack joining the chips. Provenance: Ex Harold Evans collection.

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Literature: Summer 1965 Decoy Collector’s Guide, Hal Sorenson, p. 25, exact decoy. States that this decoy was given to Captain Wilbur R. Corwin around 1860. (3,000 - 5,000)

216. Pair of plover showing traits of decoys of both John Dilley, Quogue and Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York Shoe button eyes. Highly detailed loop feather painting. Show some John Dilley traits, but also Cuffee traits. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; one has a replaced bill. Provenance: Gerard collection. (3,000 - 5,000) 217. Two “banana bird” lesser yellowlegs, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; moderate paint flaking on bills; a few tiny dents.

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218. Pair of dowitchers with whale bone bills, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, New York. Carved eyes and carved wing tips. Original paint with very good patina and slight wear; sticks are glued into the bodies.

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219. Very rare running black bellied plover, Leffert Goldengow Squire, Hampton Bays, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving, recessed slash on each side of head and shoe button eyes. Paint has been strengthened on breast and some of the head, the rest is original with moderate wear; moderately hit by shot. Provenance: Gerard collection. Literature: “The Art of Deception - Waterfowl Decoys from the Collection of Paul Tudor Jones II,” p. 65. (6,000 - 9,000)

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220. Important curlew, Leffert Goldengow Squire, Hampton Bays, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Body is approximately 14” long. Relief wing carving and carved slash through each side of head. Eyes are probably old working replacements. Worn old paint, much of which appears to be original; moderately hit by shot; several cracks in body.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Literature: “The Art of Deception - Waterfowl Decoys from the Collection of Paul Tudor Jones II,” p. 65. (12,000 - 15,000) 93


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221. Pair of canvasbacks, Gundelfinger Wood Products Company, Jefferson City, Missouri. Superior model, circa late 1920s. Original paint with minor wear; slight separations at neck seams. (500 - 700)

224. Rare gull, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Wildfowler ink stamp on underside, also signed by Charles Birdsall. Good paint detail. Few tiny dents, otherwise very good and original. (450 - 650)

222. Mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit. Premier grade. Original paint with significant wear; numerous dents.

225. Pair of bluebills, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Standard grade with glass eyes. Original paint with minor wear; small dents; hen has in factory crack in back. (350 - 550)

Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection.

(400 - 600)

223. Mallard drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit. Premier grade with snakey head style. Old in use repaint flaked through to the original in numerous places; retains Mason weight; small dents.

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Provenance: Both are branded “J. Chas, McCullough.” From the McCullough hunting rig used at their hunting lodge on Sanibel Island, Florida. (350 - 450)

226. Two mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Standard grade. A hen with painted eyes and a drake with glass eyes. Original paint with minor wear; small cracks and shot marks; most of the neck filler is missing. (450 - 650)


227. Rare mallard drake, Peterson or early Mason Factory Detroit, Michigan. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; neck filler was replaced a long time ago; tiny tail chip missing; crack and long thin chip missing from underside.

Provenance: Sims collection. Formerly in collection of Hal Evans, Evans collection stamps in underside. (1,000 - 1,500)

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228. Bluewing teal drake, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri, circa 1920’s. Rare superior model. Near mint original paint; shot scar on top of head; crack in underside and one side of tail; small chip missing at tail crack; lightly hit by shot. Literature: ‘Mason Decoys”, Russ Goldberger and Alan Haid, p. 124, exact decoy pictured. (800 - 1,200)

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229. Bluewing teal drake, possibly Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Glass eyes. Original paint with very minor wear; lightly hit by shot. (1,200 - 1,500)

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230. Bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Stamped “F.C.B.” in underside. Original paint with minor wear; approximately half of neck filler has been replaced; professional repair to much of the bill. (700 - 1,000)

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231. Two standard grade decoys, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. A bluebill drake and a mallard hen. Original paint with minor wear; much of the neck filler is missing; mallard has age split in underside. (350 - 550) 232. Bluebill drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit Michigan, first quarter 20th century. Standard grade with glass eyes. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; age split in underside; crack and small chips in neck filling. (300 - 450) 233. Mallard hen and drake Gundlefinger Decoy Factory, Connecticut. Original paint with minor wear; wooden plug in side of drake from when the decoy was made; a few small dents.

Literature: “North American Factory Decoys,” Ken Trayer, p. 175. (400 - 600)

234. Rigmate pair of unused pintails, Pascagoula Decoy 96

Company. Supreme grade, circa late 1940s. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; structurally good.

Literature: “North American Factory Decoys,” Ken Trayer, p. 283. (350 - 450)

235. Flying black duck with canvas wings, Tuveson Manufacturing Co., St. James, Minnesota. Brass factory label on underside. Original paint with minor wear; worn area on end of tail; crack in one side. Provenance: Jeffers Collection. Literature: “American Factory Decoys,” Ken Trayer, p. 376 (650 - 950) 236. Very rare rigmate pair of scoters, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Hollow carved pine. Original paint with minor wear a few small dents and cracks. (1,200 - 1,500)


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237. Rigmate pair of goldeneyes, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Balsa body and unstamped. Branded “J.V.M.”. Original paint with minor wear; three eyes are missing.

240. Rare pair of cork body bluebills, Wildfowler Decoy Factory. Unstamped branded “J.V.M.”. Wooden heads, bottom boards, and keels. Chip missing from one eye, otherwise very good and original.

Provenance: Sims collection.

(350 - 450)

238. Pair of mallards, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Hollow pine. Point Pleasant ink stamp on underside. Hen is in rare low head pose. Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; structurally good.

Provenance: Sims collection.

(400 - 600)

239. Pair of black ducks, Wildfowler Decoy Factory. Hollow pine. Unstamped. Hen is in rare low head pose. Original and good.

Provenance: Sims collection.

Provenance: Sims collection.

(400 - 600)

240A. Pair of mallards, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Balsa bodies. Near mint original paint with good patina; head is loose on drake. (400 - 500) 240B. Black duck, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri. Original paint with very minor wear, mostly on top of head; crack in underside; small crack with a few tiny chips missing at neck filler.

Literature: “North American Factory Decoys,” Ken Trayer, p. 61. (350 - 550)

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Crisfield, Maryland Governor J. Millard Tawes, 1894-1967, was born in Crisfield, Maryland in 1894. He grew up in Crisfield and worked in his father’s lumber and canning businesses there. Later, he expanded to shipbuilding , banking and baking businesses in the area. His political career began in 1930 with minor positions in Somerset County. He went on to serve two terms as Governor of Maryland. Throughout his political career, Tawes kept his Crisfield residence and connections there.

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241. Outstanding pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads, are signed and dated 1932. Slightly oversized. Exceptionally fine paint with good patina and very slight wear; each has a crack in the underside; paint shrinkage on hen’s breast and front of head right above bill.

Provenance: One of six pairs that were given as gifts by former Maryland Governor Tawes, 1894-1979.

Literature: “The Ward Brothers Decoys, A Collector’s Guide,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 82. (30,000 - 40,000)

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242. Pair of shooting stool model bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have heads turned approximately 50 degrees and have a poem written on the underside. Very good and original. (3,500 - 5,500)

243. Pair of shooting stool model redheads, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1967. Both have slightly turned heads. Minor paint shrinkage on hen’s breast, otherwise original and very good.

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Provenance: Clayton collection.

(4,500 - 6,500)


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244. Pair of shooting stool model mergansers, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads. Inscription in underside reads “McCaw collection, our personal friends, 1967.” Very good and original.

245. Pair of shooting stool model bluewing teal, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1969. Both have slightly turned heads. Small reglued crack in drake’s bill, otherwise very good and original.

Provenance: Clayton collection.

(5,000 - 8,000)

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of John Hillman, Seagirt, New Jersey, Hillman’s staples and tags are on the underside. (4,000 - 6,000)

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246. Pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. 1936 model with slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear; minor roughness to edge of tail; thin crack through neck; fairly significant crack in underside; much of bill is a professional replacement. Provenance: Wild Goose Club collection. Formerly at the White Mallard Gun Club. (8,000 - 12,000)

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247. 1936 model greenwing teal hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Unrigged. Original paint with good patina and very minor wear; tail chip repair and bill repair by Russ Allen; minor paint shrinkage with a small amount of sap showing at three knots.

Provenance: From the estate of John H. Moore, New York, New York.

(8,000 - 12,000)

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248. Rare (one of only 12 made that are 9” x 14”), open water shooting balsa canvasback, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1948. Repainted by Lem Ward in 1969 and signed. Minor wear; a few small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Morton Kramer collection, Kramer collection ink stamp on underside. (1,000 - 1,400)

249. Flicker on wooden base, possibly by the Ward Brothers. Slightly turned head and relief wing tip carving. Original paint with some shrinkage on the back; minor wear. (950 - 1,250) 250. Oversized Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Balsa body and slightly turned cedar head. Appealing old in use repaint by the Ward Brothers; slight separation at neck seam; minor roughness to underside. (950 - 1,250) 104

251. 1948 model balsa canvasback, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1948. Slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail. Old in use repaint on much of the decoy; light areas on back and sides appear to be original; some of the neck filler has been replaced. (950 - 1,250) 252. Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930. Old repaint; numerous cracks and dents. (800 - 1,200) 253. 1936 model bluebill hen, Ward brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Balsa body with slightly turned cedar head. Original paint on most of the head; body has old working repaint; significant wear to balsa in paint on body; small tail chip missing; lightly hit by shot. (650 - 950)


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254. 1928 model Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; white areas have old touch up; reglued crack through neck; numerous cracks and dents in body; bill has been slightly blunted.

Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 110. (7,500 - 9,500)

255. 1936 model mallard drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Branded “Dr. Brockwell” twice in underside. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; professional restoration to several small tail chips with touch up in that area; a few small dents. (6,500 - 9,500)

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256. Pair of wooden wing ducks, Robert Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland. Very good and original. (450 - 650) 257. Canvasback hen, Henry Lockhard, Elk Neck, Maryland, last quarter 19th century. Appealing old in use repaint; old neck crack repair; small dents.

Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (450 - 650)

258. Pair of canvasbacks, Evans McKinney, Elkton, Maryland. Signed with electra pen. Original and good. (400 - 600) 259. Rigmate pair of goldeneye, Charlie Bryan, Middle River, Maryland. Signed. Flat bottom style with wooden keel. Very good and original. (400 - 600) 260. Rigmate pair of of cinnamon teal, Charlie Bryan, Middle River, Maryland. Signed. Flat bottom style with wooden keel. Very good and original. (400 - 600) 106

261. Canvasback drake, John “Daddy” Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century. Old repaint by Madison Mitchell; crack in bill; small dents.

Literature: “Decoys of Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (400 - 600)

262. Swimming merganser hen, A. Noonam, Talbot County, Maryland. “A.C.N.” carved in underside. Two coats of paint; minor wear; crack through neck. (350 - 550) 263. Pair of redheads, Charlie Bryan, Middle River, Maryland. Signed. A few small scuffs, otherwise very good and original. (400 - 600) 264. Canvasback drake attributed to Charles Nelson Barnard, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900. Old in use repaint; crack in neck; small dents. (350 - 450)


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265. Pair of widgeon, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Glass eye models. Signed. Very good and original. (1,000 - 1,400) 266. Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, er. Signed. Original and good.

Charlie Join(950 - 1,250)

267. Brant, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1986. Good feather paint detail and glass eyes. Very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

268. Black duck, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Retains McGaw weight. Worn original paint; thin cracks in back; several small dents and shot holes. (800 - 1,200) 269. Canvasback John “Daddy” Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1870s. Inset lead weight; also branded “T Dows” twice on the underside. Worn old paint; small dents; crack through neck.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(650 - 950)

270. Bluebill drake, John “Daddy” Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century. Old in use repaint; numerous cracks and shot marks.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

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271. Five yellowlegs from New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. One is flat sided. Worn original paint; all have replaced bills. (1,500 - 2,000) 272. Running curlew, Al Ketchem, Copiague, New York, circa 1880s. Shoebutton eyes. Original paint with minor wear; age split in one side; filled crack in the other side; moderately hit by shot.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

(1,250 - 1,750)

273. Curlew, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Relief wing carving, good paint detail

and glass eyes. Original paint with good patina and very slight wear; small chip missing near stick hole.

(950 - 1,250)

274. Stylish peep in running position, Long Island, New York. Early and crazed. Whittle marks present. Approximately 6 1/4” long. Original paint with some flaking. (1,200 - 1,500) 275. Running cork body lesser yellowlegs, Thomas Gelston, Quogue, New York. Original paint protected by an old coat of varnish; lightly hit by shot; small chips at stickhole.

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Provenance: Gerard Collection.

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276. Two shorebirds from New Jersey. Yellowlegs is original paint with minor wear; the other has moderate wear and a replaced bill. (900 - 1,200) 277. Lesser yellowlegs, Lou Barkelow, Forked River, New Jersey. Made as a decorative. Branded L.B. on underside. Near mint original paint. (800 - 1,200) 278. Yellowlegs, Lloyd Tyler Crisfield, Maryland. Two piece body construction. Original paint minor shrinkage and wear; structurally good. (600 - 800)

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280. Running curlew from Long Island, New York. Raised wing tip carving. “X” carved under tail. Original paint; minor wear; lightly hit by shot; small chips missing from wing tips. (800 - 1,200) 281. Flat sided root head yellowlegs from Long Island. Upward looking pose. Root head is doweled vertically into the body with a small horizontal dowel holding it in place. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; end of bill is missing; lightly hit by shot. (800 - 1,200)

279. Rail with tack eyes, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland. Made from balsa wood with hardwood bill. Original paint with very minor wear; one eye has been moved. (800 - 1,200) 109


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282. Large curlew from Cape May, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Somewhat flat sided body with beetle head style. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; bill is an old replacement; small chips missing at stick hole. Provenance: Mackey collection stamp under the tail. (500 - 700) 283.

Large curlew from New Jersey. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips and glass eyes. Decoy appears to be around 40 years old. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; small dents. (500 - 800)

284. Curlew, unknown maker, Cape May, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Large flat sided body with painted eye and crest. Old paint covered by a later coat that could be hunters paint; bill is probably a later replacement. (500 - 700) 285. Yellowlegs with four piece construction, last quarter 19th century. Wings are attached with two small dowels. Worn original paint; small rough areas on wings.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(450 - 650)

286. Black bellied plover from Long Island, New York. The initials “O.V.” are carved under the tail. Heavily hit by 110

shot; worn old paint; bill is an old replacement; chip missing from underside near stick hole.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(400 - 600)

287. Lesser yellowlegs from Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Worn original paint; old filler added to chip on top of tail a long time ago; lightly hit by shot; shot scar on bill.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of William J. Mackey, Jr. Mackey Collection stamp on underside, Gerard Collection. (350 - 450)

288. Oversize curlew from South Jersey. Probably 30 or 40 years old. Relief wing carving and tack eyes. “W.H.” carved under the tail. Worn original paint; small dents; small separation where bill joins head. (300 - 400) 289. Black bellied plover with very wide body style, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century Branded “M.L.D.” Original paint with moderate wear; bill is a professional replacement; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

(650 - 950)

290. Curlew from Cape May, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; bill is an old replacement; short crack in one side. (650 - 950)


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291. Large curlew from Cape May, New Jersey, circa 1900. Tack eyes, head is separate piece, and body is made from four pieces laminated together. Slight separation at undersides of body seams; bill appears to be a working replacement; small dents.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

292. “Brigantine” plover from New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Original paint and minor wear on one side; moderate paint wear on back and other side; very lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Jeffers Collection.

(1,250 - 1,750)

293. Running greater yellowlegs, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Relief wing carving and carved eyes. Very good and original.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

294. Two curlew from New Jersey. One is made from balsa and has iron bill. Original paint with minor wear; non balsa curlew has a replaced bill; a few small dents. (650 - 950) 295. Verity Family cork black bellied plover, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with minor wear; minor roughness and shot marks in cork.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(650 - 950)

296. Yellowlegs attributed to Valentine Watts, Lawrence, New York. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips and shoe button eyes. Original paint with significant wear; professional repair to each wing tip and a chip missing to tail; bill is a replacement. (600 - 900)

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301 297. Preening yellowlegs, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1950. Raised wingtips. Very slight wear at tip of tail and wingtips, otherwise very good and original. (800 - 1,200) 298. Very rare standing yellowlegs, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Harris stamp on underside of driftwood base. Relief wing carving with exteneded wing tips. A few small paint scrapes missing from metal legs; one toe is missing and the tips of two other toes. (900 - 1,200) 299.

Decorative wood duck drake, Thomas Shumate. Signed and dated 1976. Hollow carved with slightly turned head. Detailed feather carving with raised crossed primaries. Very good and original. (650 - 950)

300. Pair of full size greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. Signed and dated 1968. Detailed feather carv112

302 ing. Both have slightly turned heads. Original paint with a few small rubs; otherwise very good and original. (650 - 850) 301. Redhead drake with turned head, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Detailed wing tip and tail carving. Very good and original. Provenance: Purchased by consignor directly from Reed. (650 - 950) 302. Black duck, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Tucked head and carved tucked feet. Fine paint detail. Very good and original.

Provenance: Second annual Atlantic Flyway Waterfowl carving exhibition tag on underside. Purchased by consignor directly from Reed. (650 - 950)


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307 303. Very rare hooded merganser drake, Corbin, Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Signed and dated 1978. Turned head with carved tucked feet and carved wing tips. One of only two known to exist. Very good and original. Provenance: Purchased by consignor directly from Reed. (1,250 - 1,750) 304. Pair of swimming mergansers, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Made in the 1970’s. Both have detailed tail carving and wing tip carving. Drake has turned head. Very good and original. Provenance: Purchased by consignor directly from Reed. (1,250 - 1,750) 305. Sleeping canvasback hen, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Detailed feather carving on tail and wing tips fine paint detail. Very good and original.

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308 306. Widgeon drake with turned head and carved tucked feet, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Fine paint detail. Very good and original. Provenance: Purchased by consignor directly from Reed. (950 - 1,250) 307. Black duck in content pose, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Slightly turned head. Detailed feather carving and wing tips and tail. Carved feet. Signed under the bill.Very good and original. (900 - 1,200) 308. Mallard drake with tucked head and sleepy eyes, Corbin Reed, Chincoteague, Virginia. Carved tucked feet. Curled, carved tail sprig and fine paint detail. Very good and original. Provenance: Purchased by consignor directly from Reed. (750 - 1,000)

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309. Toucan on turned wooden base, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Finney stamp on underside. Approximately 10” tall. Very good and original. (800 - 1,000)

312. Three 1/4 size carvings, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. A Canada goose and pair of wood ducks. Signed and dated 1968. Very good and original. (750 - 1,000)

310. Parrot on turned wooden base, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Finney stamp on underside. Approximately 11” tall. Small area of discoloration near one leg, otherwise original and good. (800 - 1,000)

313. Pair of life size cardinals, Ernie Muhlmatt. Signed and dated 1975. Both have slightly turned heads and highly detailed feather carving. Very good and original. (750 - 1,000)

311. Large pintail drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware. Signed. Carved crossed wing tips. Very good and original. (750 - 1,000)

314. Canvasback drake, John Garton, Smith Falls, Ontario. Signed and dated 1985. Very good and original. (650 - 950)

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315. 1/4 size Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1948. Balsa body with slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail. Very good and original.

Provenance: Sterling collection.

(800 - 1,200)

316. Pair of mergansers, Dee Mackenzie. Signed and dated 1967. Very good and original.

Provenance: From the estate of George Thompson. Drake is branded “G.W.T.” (700 - 900)

317. Large preening pintail drake, Fred Bradshaw. Signed and dated 1967. Highly detailed feather carving. Original paint with minor shrinkage on back of head and two small tufts on top of head; structurally good. (350 - 450) 318. Yellowlegs with turned head, Dee Mackenzie. Dated 1970 on underside of base. Very good and original. (350 - 450)

319. Preening willet with lifted wing, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland. Signed. Fine feather paint detail and feather carving. Very good and original. (400 - 600) 320. Standing pintail drake, Ed Snider. Highly detailed feather carving. Slightly turned head. Plaque on base reads “Thanks for the memories Bob, from Frank Burkdoll, Bill Bell and Joe Cabera.” Tip of tail has been broken off, but is attached to the base; one wing tip is missing.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(400 - 600)

321. Pair of hooded mergansers, Armand Carney. Signed and dated 1974. Both have slightly turned heads and fine feather paint detail. Very good and original. (500 - 800) 322. Bufflehead drake, Al Glassford. Signed and dated 1970. Detailed feather carving with raised carved primaries and secondaries and fluted tail. Very good and original. (650 - 950) 115


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323. Bluebill hen, John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey. Worn original paint; small area on one side where paint is missing with shallow indentation.

328. Two black ducks from New Jersey. One by the Huff Brothers. Old repaint; neck cracks; small chips and shot marks.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(350 - 450)

324. Black duck, Harry Boice, Absecon, New Jersey, circa 1870’s. Carved eyes. Body halves joined by two small dowels. Old repaint; separation at body seam; small cracks.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from a Boice family member in 1980. (350 - 450)

325. Brant, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Old in use repaint; structurally good. (350 - 550) 326. Bluebill hen, Cooper Predmore, Barnegat, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Body halves are joined by two dowels. Good old paint with moderate wear; small dents and shot marks; two small crack in lower sides. (350 - 450) 327. Black duck, John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Worn original paint; small cracks. 116

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 23. (350 - 450)

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(350 - 550)

329. Black duck, Joe Tom Cranmer, Manahawkin, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century. Original paint with scratch feather detail; minor wear; small cracks in head.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 145. (350 - 550)

330. Large black duck, Birdsall Ridgeway, Barnegat, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Tack eyes. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; structurally very good.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 24. (350 - 550)

331. Large black duck, Dude Crane, Tuckerton, New Jersey. Tack eyes. From the Noyes Museum collection, stamped “F.W.N.” and 556 in underside. Original paint with minor wear; crack in tail otherwise structurally good. Provenance: From Crane’s personal hunting rig. (350 - 550)


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332. Two decoys, Joe King, Manahawkin, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. A bluebill and black duck. Appealing old in use repaint; bluebill has bill chip repair; black duck has neck crack repair and small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(500 - 800)

333. Two decoys. Hollow black duck, Lester “Dipper” Ortley, Point Pleasant, New Jersey and Hollow black duck, John Updike, Green Bank, New Jersey Updike is is working repaint shows average wear; good structurally; Ortley has dry original near mint condition.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(500 - 900)

334. Two decoys. Bluebill drake by Lloyd Parker and black duck by Chris Sprague. Noyse collection stamp on underside. Both have old in use repaint, crack in neck; blackduck has rough area on edge of tail.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(300 - 500)

335. Brant with lifted tail, last quarter 19th century. Old in use repaint; small rough area on one side of bill; small cracks. Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(300 - 500)

336. Canada goose, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Appealing old in use repaint; small cracks in neck and bill.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(300 - 500)

337. Black duck, Ezra Hankins, Lovelandtown, New Jersey. Slight turned head. Old in use repaint; neck crack repair; small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(300 - 400)

338. Black duck, Cleave Dabler, Cape May, New Jersey, circa 1940s. Original paint with good scratch feather detail and very slight wear; slight crack in breast and neck base; a few small dents. (300 - 400) 339. Black duck, Rube Corliss, Manahawkin, New Jersey, circa 1940s. Very slight roughness to edges of bill, otherwise very good and original. (300 - 400) 340. Pair of bluebills carved in the New Jersey tradition, Pat Sabatini, Levittown, Pennsylvania. Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; structurally very good.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

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341. Black duck, Gene Wells, Stony Brook, New York, circa 1920s. Worn old paint on body appears to be a second coat, paint on head appears to be original; small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(300 - 400)

342. Cork body black duck, Paul Schaeffer, Stony Brook, New York, circa 1920. Schaeffer was a banker by profession, he was one of four brothers, George, Alvin, and Frank. Good paint detail on head. Original paint with minor flaking and wear on head; cork is worn in little paint; small rough areas in cork.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(300 - 400)

343. Old squaw hen from Long Island, New York. Relief wing carving and turned head. Appealing old in use repaint; a few small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(300 - 500)

344. Oversize black duck from Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Stamped “W Bailey” in weight and underside. Old in use repaint; cracks and shot marks.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(300 - 400)

345. Canada goose, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed and dated 1975 with electropen. Original and good. (300 - 400) 346.

Canvasback drake attributed to Leonard Pryor, Elkton, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. His “Elk Neck” style. Old in use repaint; a few small dents. (300 - 500)

352. The horse part of a horse and cart pull toy, circa 1900. Approximately 11” long. No wheels. Fair. (300 - 400) 353. Dove with tack eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Paint has been restored; small cracks.

Provenance: Gerard Collection.

(300 - 500)

354. Early hollow hen merganser, Jake Barrett, Somers Point, New Jersey. Hollow pegged construction. The paint is worn and weathered with traces remaining; some chipping to the carved crest; couple of thin checks in the body.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(250 - 550)

355. Large vintage cranberry scoop from Southern Massachusetts. Approximately 22” wide. Original and good. (250 - 350) 355A. Hollow carved mallard hen from Delaware River, circa 1900. Branded “NAA”. Old in use repaint; separation at neck seam.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(300 - 500)

355B. Bufflehead drake, JJ West. Signed and dated 1966. Relief wing tip carving and fluted tail. Original paint with slight wear; small chip missing from one edge of tail.

Provenance: Bartlett collection

(250 - 350)

355C. Black duck, Captain Jess Birdsell, Barnegat, New Jersey, circa 1900. Body halves are joined with small dowels. Old in use repaint; a few small dents.

347. Canvasback drake, Richard Howlett, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900. Old in use repaint; neck crack repair; small dents. (300 - 400)

348. Canvasback wing duck from the Chesapeake Bay, last quarter 19th century. Worn old paint; rough area on top of head; crack at neck base; small dents. (300 - 400)

355D. Bluebill drake, Clarence Loveland, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Old in use repaint; body seam has separated slightly; a few small dents.

349. Bluebill drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Appealing old in use repaint; small crack in neck and in one side. (200 - 300) 350. Redhead drake Hayes Decoy Factory Jefferson City, Missouri. Original paint with minor wear; small dents; small chips missing from neck filler; crack in underside. (200 - 300) 351. Set of 12 mallard decoys in carrying case. Removable heads are inside the bodies. Original paint with moderate wear on most of the decoys; two have been striped; small cracks and dents. (300 - 400)

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(250 - 350)

(250 - 350)

355E. Black duck, Godfrey, New Jersey. Large inset weight. Old in use repaint; hairline cracks in body and neck. Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(250 - 350)

355F. Bluebill drake, Jake Barrett, Somerspoint, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Appealing old in use repaint; a few small dents; hairline crack in back.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(200 - 300)

355G. Swimming Brant, Jamie Hand. Branded “JP Hand OMCH and J”. Original paint with significant wear; structurally good.

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Provenance: Bartlett collection.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(200 - 300)


355H. Greater yellowlegs Hurley Conklin Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded “HC”. Original and good.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(150 - 250)

355I. Hollow bluebill drake, Tom Gaskill, Forked River, New Jersey. Old in use repaint; structurally good.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(150 - 250)

355J. Black duck, Roy Maxwell, Lowerbank, New Jersey 1st quarter 19th century. Old in use repaint, a few small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(150 - 250)

356. Harry V. Shourds model brant, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Unstamped. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; lightly hit by shot. (200 - 300) 357. Hollow black duck, Charles “Pete” Wilbur. Branded, “C.W.” Original paint shows minor wear; excellent structurally.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

359. Black duck, Eugene Hendrickson Lower Bank, New Jersey. Weight is stamped “J.E.H.”. Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear; small “in the making” crack; hairline crack in top of bill.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(200 - 300)

360. Bluebill hen found in Cape May, New Jersey. “A.S.” stamped in underside. Old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot. (200 - 300) 361. Bluebill drake from Ontario, 2nd quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot. (150 - 250) 362. Preening turnstone with relief wing carving. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (100 - 150) 363. Print of ducks landing in marsh, David Hagerbaumer. Professionally matted, framed and signed in the margin. Image size approximately 19” x 28”. Original and good. (100 - 200)

(200 - 300)

358. Black duck, Carl Lewis, Somers Point, New Jersey, circa 1930s. Paint has been restored; crack through neck. (200 - 400)

End of Session One

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Session Two

Thursday, November 7, 2012 – 10:00 AM

Ward Brothers

Crisfield, Maryland

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Very well sculpted Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Relief wing carving with carved crossed wing tips, fluted tail and slightly turned head. Signed and dated 1975 with a poem on the underside. Made to order for Richard Stephenson, Richmond, Virginia. Very good and original.

Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 130. (17,500 - 22,500)

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365. Pair of buffleheads, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1982. Both have slightly turned heads. Relief wing carving with carved wing tips and fluted tails. Very good and original. Provenance: Sterling collection.

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(6,500 - 9,500)

366. One of a kind pair of calling Canada goose bookends, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Because of the forward reaching pose, the part of the body used is much larger than typical Ward bookends. There is simulated feather carving on both necks. Original paint with very minor wear; structurally good. (6,500 - 9,500)


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367. Very rare pair of hooded mergansers, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed “Made for Norris E. Pratt collection, 1964.” Both have slightly turned heads and highly detailed feather carving with raised wing tips. Very minor paint shrinkage on one side of hen’s breast and lower side. (12,500 - 17,500)

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368. Pair of shooting stool model canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads. Signed and dated 1974. A few small paint rubs, otherwise very good and original. (3,000 - 5,000) 369. Shooting stool model bluebill hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1972. Head is turned to one side. Good feather paint detail and patina;

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Provenance: Clayton collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

370. Shooting stool model goldeneye hen, Ward brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Signed and dated 1967. Very good and original; good patina. (1,750 - 2,250)


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371. Exceptional pair of mergansers, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1978. Plaque on underside states that they were used as a model for 1980 porcelain reproduction ducks made by Royal Doulton. Slightly turned heads. Relief wing carving with carved crossed wing tips and fluted tails. Fine paint detail. Near mint original paint; structurally very good.

Provenance: Sterling collection.

(9,500 - 12,500)

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372. Pair of full size standing bluewing teals, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads and raised wing tips made from peach basket splint. Near mint original paint; structurally good.

Provenance: Clayton collection.

Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath. 126

(9,500 - 12,500)


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373. Very well carved pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1980. Slightly turned heads. Carved crossed wing tips and fluted tails. Very good and original.

Provenance: Sterling collection.

(8,000 - 12,000)

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Elmer Crowell

1864 - 1954 East Harwich, Massachusetts

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373A. Full size flying Canada goose weather vane, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Applied wings and tack eyes. Approximately 29” long. Original paint with good patina and minor flaking mostly on top of an approximately 4” section of the neck and wings; a few small dents; part of the paint on cheek patches appear to be second coat.

Provenance: Recently found near Schroon Lake, New York.

Literature: “New England Decoys,” John and Shirley Delph. 128

(5,000 - 8,000)


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374. Full size lesser yellowlegs on clamshell base, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s rectangular stamp in the underside. Slighty turned head. Near mint original paint; tip of bill is missing; someone has painted over the rectangular stamp on the underside a long time ago.

Provenance: Jeffers collection.

(3,000 - 5,000)

375. Decorative 1/3 size grouse, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s rectangular stamp

is on the underside of the base. Sligntly turned head and detailed feather carving. Small amount of jesso missing from one foot.

Provenance: Jeffers collection.

(3,000 - 5,000)

376. 3/4 size mallard wooden door stop, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell’s rectangular stamp is in underside twice. Slightly turned head with fluted tail. Original paint with very minor wear; structurally good. (1,250 - 1,750)

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377. Hollow carved canvasback drake, Tom Chambers, Toronto, Ontario. Slightly lifted head. Strong comb paint detail; a few tiny dents; lightly hit by shot; surface crack in front of neck; original paint with very slight wear.

378. Carved back style bluebill hen, Bud Tully, Peterborough, Ontario, circa 1930. Slightly turned head and highly detailed relief feather carving. Original paint with minor wear.

Literature: “Ontario Decoys,” Bernie Gates, p. 19. (3,500 - 4,500)

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Provenance: Carved for a member of the Horton family and used on Pigeon and Buckhorn lakes. Marked “RH” on underside. Consigned by a member of the Horton family. (4,000 - 6,000)


George Warin

1830 - 1905 Toronto, Ontario This style of Warin decoys has come to be known as the Price rig, named after the people that found them. Dr. Ralph and Patricia Price, from Port Perry, Ontario, found eight decoys at a hunt club on Lake Scugog, west of Toronto, around 1970. They are characterized by their particularly strong feather painting and disproportionate body-to-head ratio. Another small group of four were found in Eastern Ontario, which is where this decoy came from. It is believed that they came out of the Scugog Island Hunt Club prior to Dr. Price’s discovery in 1970.

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Provenance: One of four found a long time ago in an antique shop in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Literature: “Ontario Decoys,” Bernie Gates, p. 65.

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380. Pair of canvasbacks, Ken Anger, Dunnville, Ontario. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents; slight wear on one edge of drake’s bill; old repaint on undersides.

Provenance: Gerard collection. Formerly in collection of George Thompson, Thompson collection stamp on undersides. (1,500 - 2,500)

381. Black duck, John R. Wells, Toronto, Ontario. Good comb paint detail. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents; tiny chip missing from top of tail. (1,250 - 1,750) 382. Hollow carved redhead drake, John R Wells, Toronto, last quarter 19th century. Branded “J.R.W. Maker” in underside. Original paint with moderate discoloration and minor wear; hit by shot; surface dry rot on parts of one side. (650 - 950) 383. Black duck, Harve Davern, Brighton, Ontario. Good 132

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Hollow carved redhead drake from the Toronto Harbor area, last quarter 19th century. Slightly turned head with glass eyes. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; moderately hit by shot; slight wear on one edge of bill. (450 - 650)

385A. Oversize hollow carved bluebill from Ontario, circa 1900. “A.E.H.” is carved in the underside. Appealing second coat of paint with deep combing; lightly hit by shot; professional bill repair. (350 - 550)


386. Rare hollow carved pintail drake, Phineas Reeves, Long Point, Ontario, last quarter 19th century. Branded “Kennedy” for St. Clair Flats Shooting Club member Reginald Kennedy, member 18841892. Original paint with moderate wear; some of the white area appears to have old in use touch up; most of bill has been replaced. (3,000 - 4,000)

386 387. Extremely rare hollow carved pair of American mergansers, D.K. Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century. Raised carved wing tips. Hen has original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; touch up on bill and parts of the head; drake has original paint on most of the back quarter of the decoy, the rest has had paint restoration; replaced eyes. Provenance: Gerard collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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388. Rare “flat back” style bluebill hen, Bud Tully, Peterborough, Ontario, circa 1940. Slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear; professional neck crack repair.

Provenance: Carved for a member of the Horton family and used on Pigeon and Buckhorn lakes. Marked “RH” on underside. Consigned by a member of the Horton family. (2,500 - 3,500)

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389. Hollow carved pintail drake, Phineas Reeves, Long Point, Ontario, 3rd quarter 19th century. Slightly turned head and glass eyes. Branded “buck” and “HH” is carved in the underside. Worn in use repaint, with some original showing; heavily hit by shot on one side; small crack in body and neck base. (1,500 - 2,000)

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Elkanah Cobb

1852 - 1943 Cobb Island, Virginia

Gunning party on a sailing vessel off Cobb Island, 1892. Elkanah is seated second from left Southern Decoys, Henry Fleckenstein, Jr.

According to carver and historian Grayson Chesser, many of the narrow body brant with serifed E initials or the E.B. Cobb brand have beautiful holly limb heads, and are undoubtedly made by Nathan Jr. This hollow, flat bottom, redhead decoy appears to be similar in quality to those brant as well as some of the best quality duck decoys with the serifed N. Most seasoned collectors agree that the brands on Cobb decoys represent the ownership of the decoy and not necessarily the maker. Each Cobb likely had his own rig for his own guiding purposes. Additionally, to lend credit to this theory, decoys made by Joe King have been found with the E.B. Cobb brand.

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390. Important redhead drake, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Branded “E.B. COBB” in underside. Inlet head and traditional Cobb “V” tail wing tip carving. Glass eyes and exceptionally fine paint. Outstanding dry original paint with good patina and very slight wear; very small amount of discoloration on back and one side; thin in the making surface crack in back; tiny crack through one eye.

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr, p 194. Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. auction catalog, July 2001, lot 171, exact decoy. (45,000 - 65,000) 135


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391. Very large black duck, by member of the Doughty family, Hog Island, Virginia. Approximately 17” long with inlet head and raised “V” wing tip carving. Appealing in use repaint on most of the decoy; light areas on head appear to be original; minor wear; lightly hit by shot; thin cracks in back; tie strap is attached with square nail.

392. Well carved brant from Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Raised “V” wingtip carving. Bill is doweled through to the back of the head and splined. Appealing in use repaint; small cracks in body; two cracks and small chip missing from underside of head near the bill.

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Provenance: Jeffers collection.

(3,000 - 5,000)

Provenance: Jeffers collection.

(4,000 - 6,000)


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393. Rare ruddy duck, Charlie Whitehouse Waterfield, Back Bay, Virginia. Head and neck have small flat areas on each side. Good old paint on most of the decoy; minor to moderate wear; repaint on white areas; crack in one side and small rough area in one side.

Literature: “Gunnin Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 67.

(8,000 - 12,000)

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Nathan Cobb, Jr.

1825 - 1905 Cobb Island, Virginia

The abundance and variety of waterfowl on and near the island provided for the highly successful market and sport hunting. The decoys were of rugged construction consistent with the severe conditions that often plagued Cobb’s Island over the years. Nathan Jr. produced ducks, geese and shorebirds in a multitude of poses which created a sense of movement and realism to the rig. Curved and twisted necks with cantered heads, notched tails, and inlet heads are but a few of the characteristics which set Cobb decoys apart from other Virginia makers and established the tremendous folk art appeal that attracts collectors today.

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394. Extremely rare bufflehead drake, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Small serifed “N” carved in the underside. Well carved inlet head with glass eyes and raised “V” wing tip carving. Original paint with moderate wear on much of the decoy; second coat of paint on white areas that has worn to bare wood and original paint in some areas; defect in wood in underside from when decoy was made; small crack in one side and top of tail. Provenance: Jeffers collection. Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 196.

(40,000 - 60,000)

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395. Hollow carved bluebill drake, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia. Original paint with moderate wear; structurally good. (2,500 - 3,500)

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396. Early black duck from Chincoteague, Virginia. Cottonwood construction. Raised neck seat with carved eyes. Small crack in top of head that was reinforced with a small nail a long time ago. Original paint with minor wear; mostly on underside; a few small dents. (2,500 - 3,500)

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397. Hollow carved black duck, Charles Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Scratch loop feather painting on body and fine scratch paint detail on head. Original paint with minor wear; minor flaking on one lower side; several small dents.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Somers G. Headly, Newark, Delaware. Stamped “S.G.H.” twice in underside. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Early black duck from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Head is inletted slightly. Branded “J.B.R.” in underside. Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents; old initials that look like “E.I.C.” have been partially carved out of the underside before the decoy was painted years ago. (3,000 - 5,000)

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John Williams

1857 - 1937 Cedar Island, Virginia

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399. Classic ruddy duck, John Williams, Cedar Island, Virginia. Appealing old in use repaint; moderate wear; small rough area on one edge of tail; several small cracks in body; a few small shot marks and very minor roughness on head; professional repair to around 75% of the bill.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Decoys,” Kroghie Andresen, front cover. “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 221. (15,000 - 20,000)

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404 400. Pair of black ducks, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with moderate wear; numerous cracks. (550 - 850) 401. Hollow carved black duck, Dave “Umbrella” Watson, Chincoteague Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Raised “V” wing tip carving. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on head and lower sides; small cracks; approximately half of bill is a professional replacement. (650 - 950) 402. Widgeon drake, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia. Original paint with minor wear; a few small 142

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403. Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded “P” on underside for Bill Purnell. Repainted by a member of the Hudson Family; slight gunning wear; filler has been partially removed at nail at neck seat. (800 - 1,200) 404. Brant, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Hollow flat bottom style with tack eyes. “O” branded under tail. Original paint with good patina and minor to moderate wear; a few small dents.

Provenance: Sims collection.

(2,500 - 3,500)


Charles Birch

1867 - 1956 Willis Wharf, Virginia Willis Wharf, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, was the home of Charles Birch. Charles Birch moved from Maryland to Willis Wharf shortly after the turn of the century, and was employed as a waterman and commercial decoy maker. He produced nearly every species of waterfowl that were commonly sought after by hunters in that area, including black ducks, brant, geese, redheads, bluebills, and pintails. Birch made both solid and hollow decoys. While his paint patterns were simplistic, his decoys exhibited exceptional form with serpentine necks and very fluid lines.

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405. Classic Canada goose, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia. Hollow carved with raised neck seat, tack eyes, and inserted hardwood bill. “106” and “PENN” stamped in weight. One of the better Birch geese known with original paint with good patina and very minor discoloration and wear; several tiny dents; short hairline crack under head.

Provenance: From a rig of Birch goose decoys found in Missouri

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 135. (17,500 - 22,500)

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409 410 411 406. Robin snipe in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Tack eye model. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents. (3,000 - 5,000) 407. Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Glass eye model. Original paint with minor wear; in factory surface crack in one side; a few tiny dents. (1,600 - 2,000) 408. Robin snipe in fall plumage, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880s. Tack eye model. Accomack Club brand on underside. Original paint with good patina and very minor wear; slight roughess to one edge of bill; slightly hit by shot.

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Provenance: Formerly in the collection of William J. Mackey, Mackey Collection stamp on underside. Gerard Collection. (3,500 - 4,500)

409. Rare ruddy turnstone in winter plumage, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit Michigan, circa 1880s. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on underside; bill is an old replacement.

Provenance: Jeffers collection.

Literature: “Detroit Decoy Dynasty,” Ron Sharp and Bill Dodge, p. 195. (2,000 - 3,000) 410. Yellowlegs with tack eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Worn original paint; carrying hole carved through tail; a few tiny dents. (800 - 1,200) 411. Robin snipe in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Tack eye model. Original paint with minor wear mostly on one side; iron bill is pitted. (1,000 - 1,500)


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413 412. Extremely rare unused full set of 12 ruddy turnstones in original box, Strater and Sohier, Boston, Massachusetts. Box is marked “1 doz. Turnstone” and the shorebirds have the 1874 patent date on the inside. Original sticks are included. A few small paint flakes missing and a few hinges unhooked on birds; box has some wear and discoloration.

Provenance: From a farm on Wolf Neck on the Delaware Shore.

Literature: “North American Factory Decoys,” Ken Trayer, p. 360. (5,000 - 7,000) 413. Very rare set of 12 unused yellowlegs in original box, Strater and Sohier, Boston, Massachusetts. In original box with 12 original sticks. 1874 patent date on inside of each shorebird. A few small paint flakes missing and a few hinges unhooked.

Provenance: From a farm on Wolf Neck on the Delaware Shore. (2,000 - 3,000)

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414. Rare least sandpiper Strater and Sohier, Boston, Massachusetts. 1874 patent date on inside. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; structurally good. (350 - 450) 145


Shorebirds 415. Yellowlegs, Eastern Shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Tack eyes. Well detailed original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents. (3,500 - 4,500)

415 416. Robin snipe, Outer Banks of North Carolina, last quarter 19th century. In spring plumage. Original paint with minor wear; minor discoloration on underside; structurally good.

Provenance: From the collection of William J. Mackey Jr., Mackey collection stamp on underside. (2,500 - 3,500)

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417. Robin snipe in spring plumage, Accomack, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Ridge down back. Indentation at each eye. Original paint with minor wear; hit by shot; small chip missing from one edge of bill. (2,500 - 3,500)

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418. Yellowlegs, Eastern Shore of Virginia. Raised “V” wing tip carving. Most of the paint is missing; moderately hit by shot; crack through top of head; bill is an old replacement.

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Literature: “Shorebird Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., plate 136, exact decoy. (2,500 - 3,500)


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419. Large curlew, Accomack, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Carved eyes. Hardwood bill splined through to the back of the head and slight ridge down the back. Strong original paint with very slight wear and good patina; a few tiny dents and shot marks.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(16,000 - 20,000)

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420. Curlew, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving, carved eyes, with raised “V” wing tips. Typical work of Nathan Cobb, Jr. Most of the paint is missing; small cracks and shot marks.

422. Curlew, Charles Clark, Chincoteague, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with significant wear; bill is an old replacement; lightly hit by shot; rough area on top of head; old tail chip repair.

Provenance: Gerard collection. Formerly in collection of William J. Mackey, Jr., Mackey collection stamp is on the underside. (4,500 - 6,500)

421. Curlew with relief wing carving, Eastern Shore of Virginia. Original paint that has been weathered and worn; small cracks. (4,000 - 6,000) 148

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr, p. 55. (1,500 - 2,500)

423. Primitive yellowlegs, North Carolina. Slightly turned head. Underside has been shaved slightly. Original paint several shot marks; and very light gunning wear. (1,500 - 2,000)


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424. Rare curlew, Charles Clark, Chincoteague, Virginia. Hardwood bill splined through to back of head. “M” carved in underside. Original paint showing wear and slight flaking on both sides of decoy; crack in neck and top of head where some restoration has occurred; bill is replaced. (6,500 - 9,500)

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425. Balsa body yellowlegs, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1900. Hardwood bill. Relief wing tip carving and scratch loop feather painting. ID’ed and signed Bill Mackey on the underside of the tail. Original paint with minor wear; most of the paint has flaked off of the bill; a few small dents; 1/4” long very shallow chip missing from one side of top of head.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(5,000 - 8,000)

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Maryland 426. Very rare redhead drake, Isaiah Travers, Cambridge, Maryland. Semi high head model. Near mint original paint with good patina; never rigged; structurally very good.

Provenance: From a home in upstate New York. (3,500 - 5,500)

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427. Rare black duck, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900. Scratch feather paint detail. Weight is missing. Original paint that has darkened with age; some wear; small defect in wood in underside; small crack part way through neck base; a few small dents. (5,000 - 8,000)

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428. Two bluebills, Leonard Pryor, Elkton, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with moderate discoloration and wear; numerous cracks.

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Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr.. (5,000 - 7,000)


James Holly

1855 - 1935 Havre de Grace, Maryland

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429. Bluewing teal hen, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900. Original paint with minor wear; crack through top of head; thin chip missing from neck base; small dents and shot marks.

Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 87. (9,500 - 12,500)

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430. Flat bottom style brant, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1986. Original paint with good detail; a few small paint rubs; structurally very good. (800 - 1,200)

433. Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1957. Branded “W”. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small cracks at knots. (1,200 - 1,600)

431. Flat bottom style preening widgeon drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1963. Near mint original paint; structurally very good. (800 - 1,200)

434. Pair of goldeneye flat bottom style, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Both are signed “Made for Kent County chapter Ducks Unlimited 1987.” Both have slightly turned heads. Very good and original. (1,400 - 1,800)

432. Pair of redheads, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed. Original paint with a few small rubs; small cracks at knot in lower side of hen. (1,000 - 1,500)

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435. Goldeneye drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1960. Slightly turned head. Round bottom style with small flat area. Original paint with good patina and slight wear; a few tiny dents. (650 - 950)


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436. Tundra swan, Holten Legg, Chester, Maryland, circa 1950’s. Laminated body construction. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small separations at seams. (950 - 1,250)

439. Canada goose, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1951. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; a few small scrapes and dents. (800 - 1,200)

437. Swan decoy, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed with electropen. Flat bottom style. Original paint with minor discoloration; slight separation at neck seat. (1,250 - 1,750)

440. Canvasback drake, similar to a 1936 model Ward Brothers decoy. Slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear; good patina; small crack in one side of neck.

438. Rare cork bodied swan, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1953 also branded CWJ and WBP is painted on the underside. Slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear; small cracks in cork; two worn areas in cork with old touch up. (1,250 - 1,750)

Provenance: Sims collection. Purchased form Lloyd Tyler in 1960. (2,000 - 2,500)

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Provenance: Sims collection.

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Alvirah Wright

1869 - 1951 Duck, North Carolina Born in Camden, North Carolina in 1869, Alvirah Wright worked as a logger harvesting the juniper and cypress that grew around Camden. He was also recognized as a highly skilled boat builder. Wright made mostly canvasbacks and ruddy ducks. All of his decoys have high graceful heads, large bodies and delicately carved bills. The bodies of his decoys were wide across the stern, much like a boat, with hand chopped tails. Decoys by Alvirah Wright remain among the most highly prized of the North Carolina makers.

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Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Dr. James McCleery, Pasadena, Texas.

Literature: “American Waterfowl Decoys,” distinguished collection of Dr. James McCleery, Guyette & Schmidt/Sotheby’s, Jan 2000, lot 173, exact decoy. “Call to the Sky,” Robert Shaw, p. 87, exact decoy. “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 48. “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen. (20,000 - 30,000) 155


443. Rare root head brant, Robert Benjamin O’Neal, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century. Branded “CWG” for Charlie Warren Garrish, O’Neal’s great grandfather. Appealing old in use repaint; small cracks; neck base was strengthened a long time ago with a piece of cut canvas tacked around the base.

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Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 238. (3,000 - 4,000)

444. Root head Canada goose, Ike O’Neal, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. Worn old paint; numerous cracks.

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 238. (2,000 - 3,000)

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445. Canvasback, Callie O’Neal, circa 1940’s. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small crack underside; original weight. (800 - 1,200) 446.

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Three decoys. Two redhead drakes and a black duck. Worn original pant; small cracks and shot marks; chips missing from blackduck’s neck and one edge of bill. Provenance: Found with two sets of Strater and Sohier tin shorebird sets in this auction. (800 - 1,200)

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447. Swimming redhead drake, John Simpson, Ocracoke, North Carolina, circa 1960. “JS” carved in underside, also Simpson brand in underside. From the Devil Shoal hunting rig. Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents. (350 - 450) 448. Root head coot, North Carolina. Stamped “G.R.C.”. Does not appear to be very old. Original paint with minor wear; structurally good. (300 - 500)


William Basnight

1841 - 1920 Manteo, North Carolina Basnight was the manager at the Durants Island Club during its hunting heyday, from 1880 to 1920. It is believed that he made a rig of six of these stylish swans that are hollowed out from the underside and have an applied bottom board.

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449. Rare large hollow carved swan, William Basnight, Manteo, North Carolina, circa 1890. Raised neck seat and bill carving detail. Appealing old in use repaint; small cracks; worn area on one edge of tail; knot in back. Provenance: Jeffers collection. With Carter Smith’s coaching, “Spann” obtained this decoy from a Mr. Rodgers in Wanchese, North Carolina in 1952. Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 332, rigmates.

(15,000 - 20,000)

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450. Important pair of oversize root head pintails, Ike O’Neil, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, circa 1900. Old in use repaint with significant wear; head on hen is a replacement; numerous small cracks and small dents. Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 238.

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451. Rare rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Robert Morse, Churches Island, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century. Dry original paint with moderate wear; small cracks; repair to a crack in the hen’s neck; minor roughness to hen’s bill.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 172.

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452. Pair of bluebills, Mark Kears, Northfield, New Jersey. From the hunting rig of Harry B. Boice. Boice brand in both undersides. Old in use repaint; small dents; minor separation at drake’s body seam. (650 - 950)

455. Pair of mergansers, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded “H. Conklin.” Hen is in sleeping pose and drake has a slightly turned head. Original paint that has been aged; small crack in drake’s neck. (550 - 750)

453. Bluebill hen, Joe King, Manahawkin, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Branded “J.E.B.”. From the hunting rig of James Edward Banes. Appealing old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; body seam has separated somewhat. (400 - 600)

456. Pair of mergansers, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded “H. Conklin.” Very good and original. (450 - 650)

454. Silhouette black duck from Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Original flock paint with slight wear; slight separation at neck seam. (400 - 600) 160

457. Pair of greenwing teal, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded “H. Conklin.” Very good and original. (450 - 650)


458. Very rare merganser drake, Charles McCoy, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with good patina and very minor wear; a few tiny dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., 23. (2,500 - 3,500)

458 459. Large hollow carved Canada goose, Lloyd Johnson, Bay Head, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1959. Slightly turned head and relief wing carving with fine feather paint detail. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few tiny dents. (2,000 - 3,000)

459 460. Merganser hen and drake. The drake is branded “J.W. Mecgray”. The hen is branded “F.W. Cassedy”. Original paint; minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents; moderate wear on underside of hen. Provenance: Gerard collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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461. Pair of redheads, Harry M. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Restored by and hunted over by John Hillman, Sea Girt, New Jersey. Branded “J.A.H.” Hen has bill repair; drake has a mixture of original paint and repaint; hen is mostly worn original paint; lightly hit by shot. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Nathan Rowley Horner 1881 - 1942 West Creek, New Jersey

“Nathan Rowley Horner was among the last of the New Jersey baymen. His limited decoy production indicates that carving was not a major income source for him. They are highly coveted by collectors and their representation in many advanced collections means that they are rarely offered for sale.� A quote from Jim Doherty in his book, Classic New Jersey Decoys.

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462. Important and very rare mallard hen, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey. Shoulder carving and fine paint detail. Small “X” carved under bill. Dry original paint with very slight wear; weight has been removed; small shot scar under tail; small crack on top of bill has been reset by Russ Allen. Provenance: Found this spring with a group of repainted New Jersey decoys in North Carolina.

Literature: “Classic New Jersey Decoys,” James Doherty. “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 101, color plate XXIV. (40,000 - 60,000)

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463. Black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Original paint with minor flaking and wear; a few small dents. Provenance: Bartlett collection. Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. “Classic New Jersey Decoys,” James Doherty, p. 21 and p. 114. (2,000 - 3,000) 464.

Black duck, Willis Johnson, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century. Applied wing tips. Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents. (1,250 - 1,750)

465. Lot of 11 shorebirds, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded “H.C.” under bases. Original and good. (2,000 - 3,000)

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468 466. Preening black duck, Calvin Hickman, Port Republic, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. From a hunting rig used by Radcliffe Royale, on the Mulaco River. Appears to be mostly old in use repaint; paint on sides of head appears to be original; small cracks; shallow worn area in wood on back; two on underside. (350 - 450) 467. Black duck, Nate Frazer, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor wear on sides of head; the rest has paint restoration; small crack in one side and tail. (350 - 450) 468. Bluebill drake, John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey, circa 1900. Original paint with minor wear; separation at body seam; small tail chip missing.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from John Hillman, Sea Girt, New Jersey, Hillman label on underside. (350 - 450)


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469. Old squaw drake, Mark English, Northfield, New Jersey, circa 1900. “M.E.” painted under the tail. Carved eyes and notched bill. Original paint with good patina; minor paint shrinkage; minor flaking at body seam in lower breast and a couple of spots on the back.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 22.

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Provenance: From the hunting rig of Bill Massey. (2,000 - 3,000)

472. Black duck Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century. Original paint shows moderate wear; structurally sound. Provenance: Bartlett collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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473. Black duck, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, circa 1890s. Original paint with moderate flaking and wear; slight separation at body seam; small cracks and dents; large filled defect in wood in center of back from when the decoy was made.

Literature: “The Stevens Brothers, Their Lives, the Times and Their Decoys,” Dr. Peter J. Muller & Peggy Lane Muller. (2,000 - 3,000)

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474. Very early and rare redhead drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870s. Referring to Dr. Peter Muller’s book on the Stevens Brothers, Dr. Muller indicates that this bird “….was likely an experimental, discontinued design.” Strong original paint shows average wear; very thin crack at the extreme lower breast, overall excellent structurally. Provenance: Bartlett collection.

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Literature: “The Stevens Brothers, Their Lives, the Times and Their Decoys,” Dr. Peter J. Muller & Peggy Lane Muller, p. 163, exact decoy pictured. (1,800 - 2,200)


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475. Very rare mallard drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880. Strong original paint with minor wear, mostly on tail; structurally very good.

Provenance: This is one of only 3 known mallards from the early tackeye period and all 3 came from the same family. The set of 3 mallards were given as gifts to the grandchildren of an avid hunter that lived near Weedsport, NY. The decoys were passed down through the family, until one was sold at auction in 1985 and has remained with that collection since. The other sold privately shortly thereafter and also remains in that collection. The last was kept in the inheriting family until it was recently sold to the consignor.

Literature: “The Essential Guide To Stevens Decoys,” p. 6, a decoy from the same family used by Newell as the model diagram of characteristics of the early Tackeye Period 1870-1880. Page 163 from “The “Stevens Brothers, theirs lives, the times and their decoys” by Dr. Peter J Muller and Peggy Lane Muller. (12,000 - 16,000) 167


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476. Rare pair of pintails, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Harris ink stamp on undersides. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents. (1,000 - 1,500)

479. Three goldeneye, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Two have neck cracks; all have a few small dents and original paint with minor wear. (1,000 - 1,400)

477. Extremely rare, American merganser drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century. One of only two mergansers known to have been done by the Stevens Brothers. Old repaint shows considerable wear; multiple fractures in the neck with traces of glue showing; overall sound structurally.

480. Full body goldeneye hen, Upstate New York. Paddle tail. Original paint with moderate wear; small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(1,000 - 1,500)

478. Rare long tail model goldeneye drake, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Unstamped. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; crack in each eye; thin cracks through tail. Provenance: Formerly in collection of William Towner. (2,000 - 2,500) 168

Provenance: Bob Timberlake stamp on underside. (800 - 1,200) 481. Black duck, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay, New York. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents. Provenance: Marked “DB Haffner” on underside. (1,000 - 1,500)


Chauncey Wheeler

1862 - 1937 Alexandria Bay, New York

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Literature: “Chance: A Man of Great Talent, Strength and Mystery,” Harold W. Raiser III. (6,000 - 9,000)

483 Detail 483. Oversize canvasback drake, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay, New York. Balsa body. Good comb paint detail. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; slight separation at body seam; small dents in balsa.

Literature: “Chance: A Man of Great Talent, Strength and Mystery,” Harold W. Raiser III. (6,000 - 9,000) 169


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484. Greenwing teal drake, Ken Harris Woodville, New York. Harris stamp on underside. Strong original paint with slight wear; hairline surface crack on one edge of neck; slight wear to edge of bill. (450 - 650)

487. Three mallards, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Harris ink stamp on undersides. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents. (600 - 900)

485. Pair of oversize mallards, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Harris stamp on undersides. Both have slightly turned heads. Minor wear; structurally good. (500 - 800)

488. Pair of bluebills, Gus Rogers, Alexandria Bay, New York. Original paint with minor wear; large piece set in to back of hen to correct a defect in wood when the decoy was made; moderate wear on drake’s head; each has a crack in the underside and repaint on the underside. (550 - 850)

486. Black duck, Julius Middlesteadt, Rochester, New York. Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear; a few tiny dents.

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Literature: “Decoys : A North American Survey,” Gene and Linda Kangas, p. 159. (650 - 950)

489. Rare working brant decoy, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Harris ink stamp on underside. Slightly turned head. Original paint with a few minor scuffs and dark spots. (400 - 600)


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Redhead drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, circa 1890s. Good comb feather paint detail. Original paint with minor flaking and wear; small crack part way through neck and in underside; tiny rough spot on one edge of bill. Provenance: Formerly in the Quandy collection, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; “Q” brand in underside. Formerly in the collection of Wyn Carter, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Literature:

“The Stevens Brothers, Their Lives, the

Times and Their Decoys,” Dr. Peter J. Muller & Peggy Lane Muller. (5,000 - 7,000) 491. Oversize canvasback drake, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay, New York. Stamped “FCD” four times in the underside. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; slight separation at neck seam; small dents; hairline crack in underside and in breast. Literature: “Chance: A Man of Great Talent, Strength and Mystery,” Harold W. Reiser III. (3,000 - 4,000) 171


New England 492. Rigmate pair of bluebills, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Both decoys have Crowell’s oval brand in the underside and have slightly turned heads. Original paint with moderate wear; drake has one eye missing and one eye damaged; hen has an old bill repair; both have small cracks; shotmarks and dents.

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Provenance: Jeffers collection. (3,000 - 4,000) 493. Oversize Black duck, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Oval brand. Approximately 19.5” long. Original paint with minor wear; crack in underside; small cracks in body; several small shot scars. (1,750 - 2,250)

493 494. Oversize eider drake, Amos Wallace, Smalls Point, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century. Detailed bill carving and tack eyes. Appealing old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; small cracks; minor wear to edges of tail. (3,000 - 4,000)

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496. Swimming merganser hen by a member of the Nickerson Family, Bourne, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Paddle tail. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; crack in back and neck; small crack in upper breast; small chip missing from one edge of tail. (6,500 - 9,500)

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497. Large pintail drake, Shang Wheeler, Stratford, Connecticut, circa 1930s. Inserted copper tail and slightly turned head. Good comb paint and feather paint detail. Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; lightly hit by shot; much of the paint is missing from the copper tail; professional bill repair. Literature: “Shang: A Biography of Charles E. Wheeler,” Dixon MacD. Merkt. (4,000 - 6,000) 173


George Boyd

1873 - 1941 Seabrook. New Hampshire

This large George Boyd merganser represents his earliest style of merganser. The full body with upswept tail, back-angled, thin neck and smaller head proportion separate it from some of his later carvings of the same species. This exact decoy is photographed on page 5 of “Finely Carved & Nicely Painted�, by Jim Cullen.

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498. Rare oversize merganser drake, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century. His early style with exceptional form with slightly turned and lifted head. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; crack in underside extending a short way up breast; professional repair to a crack part way through the top of bill and neck.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of Dale and Gary Guyette, 1982. Formerly in collection of Phil Denormandie, 1986.

Literature: Finely Carved & Nicely Painted”, by Jim Cullen, p. 5, exact decoy. (27,500 - 32,500) 175


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Provenance: Jeffers collection.

(950 - 1,250)

500. Silhouette Canada goose, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire. At one time this decoy was attached to a floating platform. Original paint with moderate wear; small worn area on edges of tail; small tin pieces tacked to each side of neck seam appear to be added at a later date; a few small dents. (800 - 1,200) 501. 176

Hollow carved black duck, Charles Disbrow, Stratford, Connecticut. Original paint with minor discoloraiton

and wear; a few small dents.

(1,200 - 1,600)

502. Bluebill hen, Charles “Shang” Wheeler, Stratford Connecticut, 2nd quarter 20th century. Balsa body with slightly turned cedar head. Original paint with minor flaking and wear, a few small dents in balsa, wear to underside and edges of tail. (1,250 - 1,750) 503. Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts. Paint has been restored in Lincoln style; large hollowed out area in underside and roughness on underside; neck crack repairs; lightly hit by shot. (1,250 - 1,750) 504. Large Canada goose slat decoy, 2nd quarter 20th century. Cracks in neck; roughness to end of bill; cracks in slats. (350 - 450)


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505. Swimming pintail drake, Blair School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century. Hollow carved with tack eyes. Subtle feather paint detail. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents. Literature: “Floating Sculpture,” Harrison Huster and Doug Knight, p. 34. (10,000 - 14,000) 177


John English

1852 - 1915 Florence, New Jersey

It is said the the decoys made for hunting ducks on the Delaware River needed to be superbly realistic because of the style of hunting. Named “scull hunting” after the type of boat used, it originated because hunters recognized that ducks found safety by gathering into large groups, called “rafts.” These birds were simply reverting back to their nesting ground habits by practicing safety in numbers. A scull hunter sets a rig of decoys, then rows his boat upstream. The birds eventually settle in with the decoys. After the hunter feels there are enough ducks in with the decoys, he guides his boat downstream to surprise the awaiting quarry. Delaware River hunters went to great lengths to make realistic decoys so the ducks would feel comfortable among the wooden counterfeiters, until the hunter was within range.

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506. Important and very rare canvasback hen, John English, Florence, New Jersey, circa 1890, with paint circa 1920s by John Dawson, Trenton, New Jersey. Hollow carved with fluted tail. Outstanding stylized paint by Dawson; shows minor wear and good patina; several small dents.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of John Hillman, Hillman collection stamp on underside.

Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 66, exact decoy. (24,000 - 28,000)

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507. Black duck, John English, Bordentown, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Branded “J.A. Stokes.” Old in use repaint; small cracks in underside. (800 - 1,200) 508. Black duck, Harry Fennimore, Bordentown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century. Good carving detail. Old in use repaint; separation at body seam.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(600 - 900)

509. Hollow mallard hen, low head model, Reggie Marter, Beverly, New Jersey. Working repaint shows average wear; thin tight crack in the bill; overall sound structurally.

Provenance: Bartlett collection. Ex Mackey collection and so stamped.

Literature: “American Bird Decoys,” W.J. Mackey, p. 141, exact decoy pictured. “American Decoys,” Colio, p. 7, exact decoy pictured. (550 - 850) 180

510. Hollow black duck, Joe King, Edgely, Pennsylvania. The lead ballast weight is cold stamped, “J.S. KING, EDGELY, PA.” Later repaint by Robert “Turk” Lipensberger showing minor wear; thin crack at the base of the neck; overall excellent structurally.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(500 - 900)

511. Hollow carved black duck, Turk Leibensperger, Bordentown, New Jersey. Raised “V” wing tip carving. Near mint original paint; slight separation at body seam at one side. (500 - 700) 512. Rare bufflehead drake, William Kemble, Trenton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Detailed feather carving and shoe button eyes. Old in use repaint with minor wear; a few tiny dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Provenance: Gerard collection.

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Literature: “Classic New Jersey Decoys,” James Doherty. “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 102. (6,000 - 9,000)

514. Black duck, William Quinn, Yardley, Pennsylvania. Quinn stamp in weight. Appealing old in use repaint by Quinn; structurally good.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

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517. Feeding black bellied plover, Connecticut. Tack eyes. Three piece body construction. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; lightly hit by shot.

wear; moderate wear on breast; small crack through neck; lightly hit by shot; two small holes near stick hole where wire legs were attached at one time.

Literature: “Connecticut Decoys,” Henry C. Chitwood, rigmate on front cover and p. 182. (2,500 - 3,500)

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (4,000 - 6,000)

518. Large running curlew, New Jersey. Carved eyes. Hardwood bill. Original paint with age cracks in body. (2,000 - 2,500)

520. Early robin snipe, Eastern Shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Exhibits raised wing and tail carving. The paint is completely worn away; the bill appears to be a late replacement; some flaws to the wood, but overall sounds structurally.

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521 Detail 521. Important curlew by an unknown maker, South Jersey Coast, last quarter 19th century. The initial “J” is carved into the underside. A large decoy with a hooked bill. Approximately 15” long. Dry original paint with minor wear and nice patina; old repair to a defect in the wood in the tail; two small nails are driven horizontally in this area to secure the filler; small crack part way through tip of bill.

Provenance: Collection of William J. Mackey, Jr by descent through the Mackey family.

Literature: “American decoys,” Quintina Colio, p. 67,

exact decoy shown in a reversed photo. “American Bird Decoys,” Mackey collection exhibition, item 15 in exhibition catalog, Saint Paul Art Center, St. Paul Minnesota and the Paine Art Center in Arboretum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1967. (9,000 - 12,000) 522. Robin snipe in spring plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York. Shoe button eyes. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; lightly hit by shot.

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523. Yellowlegs, Massachusetts, circa 1900. Relief wing carving and carved thigh. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; lightly hit by shot. (650 - 950)

526. Robin snipe, Eastern Shore of Virginia. Chip carved. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; hairline crack in underside. (800 - 1,200)

524. Rare sandpiper, John Fulcher, Corolla, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; stain on underside; professional repair to stick hole. (650 - 950)

527. Black bellied plover, John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey. Black areas have old in use repaint on breast and bill, the rest is original; chip missing from top of head; lightly hit by shot. (950 - 1,250)

525. Two peeps, North Carolina. One is flat sided the other has a root head. Original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot. (650 - 950)

528. Plump sanderling, New Jersey. Fine comb paint detail on back. Original paint with gunning wear to paint surface and at tail; a hole has been drilled through the tail area for gunning string. (800 - 1,200)

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533. Curlew, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving. Most of the paint is missing; heavily hit by shot; one edge of tail has been shaved down slightly.

Provenance: Gerard collection. Formerly in collection of William J. Mackey, Mackey collection stamp under tail. (1,500 - 2,000) 534. Dowitcher, Knott’s island, North Carolina. Wire bill. Original paint with good patina and very minor wear, mostly on breast; defect in wood on one side. (1,500 - 2,500)

Two peeps, Lou Barkelow, Forked River, New Jersey. In different plumages. Branded L.B. on undersides. Made in his decorative carving period. Excellent and original. (2,000 - 2,500) 185


Cigar Store Indian Princess The history of tobacco in the US dates precedes the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. At the time of his arrival, dried leaves for smoking already had a value for trade. Over the next three hundred years as tobacco shops were set up throughout the British Isles and America, carving signs for the shops followed naturally. Since tobacco was connected to Indians in the popular imagination, these “signs” were often in the form of Indian figures. As cities expanded, more shops opened to fulfill the demand for tobacco in these communities. Illiteracy was common and many could not read or write, but signs were easily recognized by depicting the symbol of the service or product offered. A small cottage industry of ship carvers and figure carvers was born. The most concentrated area of carvers became New York City. Three of New York’s most notable carving shops were owned by John Cromwell (1805-1873), Thomas Brooks (1828-1895) and Samuel Robb (1851-1928). At one time or another many of the carvers worked in each other’s shops, either in the capacity of apprentice, journeyman, shop foreman or partner. This may account for the similarity among a great number of these carvings, and the difficulty in precisely identifying a specific shop or carver. Standing nearly 83 inches tall, this Indian Princess would have been an expensive purchase in her day. The order was likely given to the most talented carver in the shop. Her well-executed proportions, small waist and attractive face help her to stand apart from the more common looking figures of the day. Today, one would generally have to visit a museum such as The Smithsonian, The New York Historical Society, The Shelburne Museum, Cooperstown, The Henry Ford Museum and the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Museum to see a piece of work comparable in quality to the Indian Princess.

Pictured, a man who is believed to be John Rose in front of his store at 527 W. Broadway. The window sign indicates that it was taken prior to 1895, before the store changed its name to reflect the son as a partner in the business.

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Princess pictured after the store name change in 1895 to John R Rose & Son


100th year anniversary at Rose Tobacco Store

Princess being removed from Tobacco store, 1974

Provenance John Richard Rose (son of Carl Joseph Rose and Josephine Felman) was born June 29, 1849 in St. Louis, Missouri, and died May 6, 1909 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. According to the City Directory for Louisville KY, 1886, John R. Rose was the owner of a “lottery” store located at 527 W. Broadway, in Louisville, KY. According to his granddaughter, Sis Rose, her grandfather “came to Louisville from Chicago in 1874 and opened the store. He bought the Indian princess from where it stood outside a store near Fourth and Walnut streets in Louisville.” In 1895, records indicate the store name was changed to “John R. Rose & Son” to reflect that his son, Charles M. Rose, became a partner in the business. He clerked in the family’s adjacent store at 529 W. Broadway. In 1974, after 100 years in business, the John R. Rose Tobacco and Candy Company of Louisville, Kentucky closed its doors. That same year, Sis Rose sold the Cigar Store Indian Princess that had decorated the store for almost 100 years to a local attorney. Savvy enough to document the day that the Indian Princess changed hands, the new owner had several images photographed to capture the event. A bill of sale was created, but the price was removed. In February of 1978, the Louisville Courier-Journal ran a story in a section entitled, “What ever happened to…?” The article discussed the store closing and the female wooden Indian that had been sold for $5,000. Until now, the Cigar Store Indian Princess has remained in the hands of the Louisville attorney that bought it in 1974

Article in Louisville Courier Journal

Receipt for transaction from Rose’s to attorney

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535. Cigar store figure attributed to the shop of Samuel Rob or Thomas Brooks, New York city, circa 1880. Carved and painted wooden Indian princess with a feathered headdress, holding a bundle of cigars in the left hand and a gathering of tobacco leaves in the right. Right foot is elevated at the heal, the dress is decorated with carved tobacco leaves painted in the same color palette as the headdress. Legs are paint decorated from the dress to the leather shoes. Cast iron wheels attached at the underside of wooden plinth. Red lead primer with bold colors of mostly red, yellow, green and blue covered by a coat of varnish that has crazed over the years. The blue dress appears a dark green as the yellowing of the varnish has changed the appearance over time. Age cracks are present, some were filled prior to painting and a few have opened up after the paint was applied. 83� tall, 23� wide, 14�-deep. (125,000 - 250,000)

PAINT ANALYSIS An elemental and molecular paint analysis, conducted by Jennifer L. Mass, Ph.D., of the red, yellow, and green paints identified only period-appropriate pigments and binders. These materials include a drying oil binder and cadmium yellow, Prussian blue, iron oxide red, and yellow ochre pigments.

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All of these materials were readily available in the end of the 19th century into the turn of the 20th century. These paints were applied on top of a red lead and white lead primer in oil, and no evidence of earlier or additional finish layers was observed. Jennifer Mass, Ph.D. in chemistry, fifteen years of museum experience doing scientific analysis of works of art, with over ten years of specialization in studying painted surfaces.

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536. Dog and hand cane, Oswego, New York, last quarter 19th century. Hand grasping staff turning into a dog. His neck is encircled by a snake. 35” long. End of cane is broken off with average wear. (300 - 500) 537. Snake cane, 19th century. Top is a head of a snake with a second snake carved into the staff. Metal tip with dark patina. Some age cracks and wear. (300 - 500) 538. Bird and dog cane, 1st quarter 20th century. Bird at the top of the head with two birds below, followed by 14 heads of foxes with a snake interwoven amongst them on the staff. 36” long. Metal tip is missing. Nice patina and some wear. (300 - 500)

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539. Horsehead cane, last quarter 19th century. Horse has open mouth, jeweled eyes, with detail in the mouth and on the nose and carved ears. Polychrome paint. Probably a twisted root. 29” long. Original and good.

Provenance: Ex collection Frank Maresca.

(400 - 600)

540. Cane, possibly a parade cane, Wilmington County, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century. Carved head with jeweled eyes. Red, white and blue with metal tip. 40” long. Showing some wear. Paint appears to be original. (300 - 500)


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541. Fist and banner cane, 2nd half 19th century. Clutched fist and carved rotational lines in staff. 36” long. Original black paint over a coat of white primer worn to expose bare wood on much of the cane. (300 - 500)

544. Figural cane, found in Florida, last half 19th century. Burled top shaped as a black man’s head. Beaded eyes with white teeth. Carved hair. 36” long. Original and good. (400 - 600)

542. Indian cane, possibly American Indian, 2nd half of the 19th century. Head is a dog, painted brown with four legs only followed by a plain staff painted white with “souvenir of Penobscot Bay”. 37” long. Tip is wrapped with copper. Worn.

545. Bird cane from Birks County, Pennsylvania, 2nd half 19th century. Eagle head as handle. Reverse side has Masonic compass and the letter “G” along with a gavel carved near the top. Original and good. (300 - 500)

Provenance: Ex Milton Resnick collection. Ex Ted Trotta collection. (400 - 600)

543. Beaver cane, Last half 19th century. Carved beaver clutching a fish in its mouth. 35” long. Purchased from the niece of Henry Boehm, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Light stain has mellowed and exposed wood at worn areas.

546. American snake cane. Found in Beatrice, NE, 19th century. Circular handle and stars, half moon, hearts, diamonds, clover, and horseshoe with snake on the staff. Surface is crazed varnish. Original and good. (400 - 600)

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547. Grenfell mat showing four ducks flying over forest. Approximately 16” x 49”. Much of the top and bottom edges have been re hemmed with a small amount of stitching missing, otherwise original and good. (800 - 1,200)

548. Durrie hooked rug with ducks and marsh scene. Approximately 6’ x 8’. Original and good. (450 -650)

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549. Two crow calls, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Gold paint has been applied where the mouthpiece joins the barrel on the duck call; otherwise original and good. (500 - 700)


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550. Approximately 40 replicas of Ward Brothers 1/4 size decoys, Royal Doulton. In original boxes. All are marked “A wildfowl counterfit by Lem Ward.” A few small chips, otherwise original and good.

Provenance: Sterling collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

551. Northwest Indian style totem pole lamp, circa 1950. Approximately 23” tall. Original and good. (650 - 950)

552. Northwest Indian style floor lamp, circa 1950. Approximately 60” tall. Original surface with minor wear; a few small cracks; bill on eagle has been broken off and reattached a long time ago. (800 - 1,200)

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Ward Brothers

Crisfield, Maryland

To the best of our knowledge, this is the only tucked head 1936 model greenwing teal that anyone has ever seen, and is quite possibly the only 1936 style duck of any species with a tucked head made by the Ward Brothers.

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553. Important presentation grade greenwing teal hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. In resting pose with wide body and slightly turned head. “LT Ward & Bro” ink stamp on underside also painted there is “Female greenwing teal, life size.” Exceptionally fine paint detail and patina. Near mint original paints; structurally excellent.

Provenance: From a home near Oshkosh, Wisconsin and believed to at one time been in the John H. Moore collection. (30,000 - 40,000)

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555 Detail 554. Gull decoy with split tail, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa late 1940s. Balsa body with inserted cedar tail feathers and turned cedar head. Notch carving in tail feathers. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small crack in one side of head; small dents; keel is missing; small repair to a chip in one wing. (3,000 - 5,000) 196

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Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Balsa bodies, cedar heads, and inserted cedar tails. Hen’s head is turned slightly. Original and good.

Provenance: Clayton collection.

(5,000 - 7,000)


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556. Greenwing teal drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930s. Found in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with the nesting greenwing teal hen in this auction. Bright original paint; with very slight wear; professional bill replacement by Russ Allen; and touch up to a small scrape on the tail. Provenance: Found with lot 553 in this auction, and believed to at one time been in the John H. Moore collection (9,500 - 12,500) 197


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557. Pair of shooting stool model canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Fairly large. Signed “Made for Terry/Bernadette Crawford, 1974,” with a poem on the underside. Both have slightly turned heads. Very good and original.

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Provenance: Clayton collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)

558. Pair of shooting stool model goldeneye, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1964 with poem on underside. Both are hollow carved and have slightly turned heads. Very good and original. (3,500 - 4,500)


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559. Very rare 1928 model swimming goldeneye drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Exceptional form. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on top of head and bill; small cracks and dents in body; fairly large crack through one side of lower breast, underside, and tail.

Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 33. (22,500 - 27,500)

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Bishop’s Head Club

Hunting at the Bishop’s Head Club, circa late 1930s

In 1933 the Ward Brothers received a decoy order from The Bishop’s Head Club in Dorchester County Maryland. This was not an unusual occurrence for them, but for some reason, whether at the request of the clubs owner or perhaps creative inspiration, they decided to make several of the species in this order distinctive from others carved in the period. The pronounced apron under the tail, the notch behind the head and the squared off tale are all identifying characteristics that separate this clubs special order from other Ward decoys made in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

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560. Rare 1933 model Bishops Head style black duck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Fine form with slightly turned head and lifted tail. Fine feather paint detail on head. Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents; thin crack in breast. Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 78. (22,500 - 27,500)

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561. 1948 model redhead drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail. Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; black areas may have old repaint; a few small dents. Provenance: Clayton collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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562. 1936 model bluebill hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Original paint with no wear; significant paint shrinkage under tail and on one lower side; also minor paint shrinkage on part of back and top of bill; structurally very good. (3,000 - 5,000)

562 563. 1948 model balsa black duck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly oversize with upturned cedar tail and turned cedar head. Original paint with minor wear; surface roughness to much of balsa; professional touch up to parts of lower sides, under tail, and neck seam. (2,500 - 3,500)

563 564. 1948 model balsa body Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail. Original paint with minor flaking and wear, mostly at seam in back and lower sides; small surface roughness areas on body, mostly lower sides.

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Provenance: Formerly in collection of William Purnell, Purnell brand in underside. (3,000 - 4,000)


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565. Exceptionally well painted 1936 model bluebill drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slight turned head. Unusual and very appealing feather paint on back. Near mint original paint; two short hairline surface cracks in one side; very slight shrinkage and discoloration at wing tips; a few tiny dents.

Provenance: Purchased directly form the Ward Brothers by the consignor’s grandfather in 1940.

Literature: “Ward Brothers Decoys,” Ron Gard and Brian McGrath, p. 46. (17,500 - 22,500)

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566. Pair of shooting stool model bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1972 with a poem on the underside. Very good and original; thin crack in drake’s bill. Provenance: Clayton collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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567. Canvasback drake, Henry Lockhard, Elk Neck, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Appealing old in use repaint; structurally good. (650 - 950) 568. Canvasback drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small wooden plugs in top of head have raised slightly; cracks in underside. (650 - 950)

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569. Three decoys, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Black duck, bluebill and flat bottom pintail. Pintail has slightly turned head. Original and good. (1,500 - 2,500) 570. Preening bluebill drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed. In marker is written “Charlie Joiner, Betterton, Maryland, 1960.” Round bottom style with small flat area. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear. (650 - 950)


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571. Rigmate pair of balsa body pintails, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1952. Both have slightly turned cedar heads, inserted cedar tails, and wing tip carving. Good feather paint detail. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents.

572. Shooting stool model Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1971 with a poem on the underside. Slightly turned head. Near mint original paint; two small cracks with tiny chips missing at one side of neck.

Provenance: Clayton collection.

(5,000 - 8,000)

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573. Greenwing teal hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Hen is signed and dated 1963, drake 1962. Both have carved primaries and secondaries with extended wing tips and fluted tails. Drake is in rare preening pose with bill under wing, hen has slightly turned head. Very good and original.

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Provenance: Formerly in estate of Alonzo Decker.

(10,000 - 14,000)


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Classic 1936 model pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Good feather paint detail on back. Original paint that has darkened with age; crack through neck base; professional bill repair.

Provenance: Clayton collection.

(8,000 - 12,000)

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575. Bufflehead hen from Setauket, New York, last quarter 19th century. Tack eyes. Worn paint appears to be original; tail chips missing; several cracks; cracks in neck and small chip missing from one side of neck base.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(500 - 800)

576. Black duck, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Inlet head. Branded “Ives.” Old in use repaint; small cracks and shot marks. Provenance: Gerard collection. 577.

Small goldeneye hen, attributed to Will Smith. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents; two small cracks in underside.

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578. Old squaw drake with glass eyes, Long Island, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Relief wing carving. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; a few small dents; small chip missing from top of head appears to be from when the decoy was made.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(500 - 700)

579. Long Island merganser drake with wooden crest. Branded “Shipman” and “Stony Brook, LI.” A mixture of original paint with some repaint; head has been off and glued back on.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(600 - 900)

580. Hollow merganser hen, Long Island, New York. Old repaint; small dents and shot marks.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(650 - 950)


581. Large hollow carved Canada goose from Long Island, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Slightly turned head with glass eyes. Relief wing carving. Old in use repaint on white areas; black and grey appear to be original; crack through bill; restoration to dry rot area on underside with professional touch up on much of the underside of the decoy. Provenance: Gerard collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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582. Tandem rigged pair of root head Canada geese, Long Island, New York, circa 1900. Original paint with moderate wear; numerous cracks. Provenance: Gerard collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

582 583. Preening Canada goose from Long Island, New York, circa 1900. Used as both a stick up and a floater. Old in use repaint; small cracks; minor roughness to surface; rough areas on underside. Provenance: Gerard collection. (1,000 - 1,400)

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584. Root head Canada goose from Long Island, New York, circa 1900. Old in use repaint; cracks in neck; small chip missing from front of neck; crack in back. Provenance: Gerard collection. (800 - 1,200)

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585. Pair of old squaw from Long Island, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Wide neck seats. Both have a mixture of old repaint and original paint; small dents and shot marks.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(800 - 1,200)

586. Two goldeneye hens, George Eberhardt, Stony Brook, New York, circa 1880s. “CMW” is carved in the underside for Charlie Waterman, who was a harbor pilot in Stoney Brook. Appealing old in use repaint; small cracks in neck; small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection. One has Mackey collection stamp. (700 - 900)

587. Two hollow carved black ducks from Long Island, New York. Relief wing carving and carved eyes. Body halves are joined by dowels. Old in use repaint; small chips; neck cracks. 210

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(450 - 750)

588. Swimming Canada Goose with cork body, George Roberts, Long Island, New York. Wooden keel is branded “C.E. Wilcox” Old in use repaint; small dents in cork. (400 - 600) 589. Root head Canada goose from Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Hollowed out from the underside. Old in use repaint; numerous cracks and dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(800 - 1,200)

590. Pair of late mergansers, Jim Von Brunt, East Setauket, New York, circa 1950s. Hollow carved with relief wing tip carving. Hen is branded “Von Brunt.” Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; structurally very good.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(400 - 600)


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591. Rigmate pair of working wood ducks, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Both have relief wing carving, carved eyes and crests. Hen has an inlet head. Both are branded “W.D. Halsey”. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; several small dents; small crack in one side of hen; two small rough areas in wood from when the decoy was made in drake’s breast.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(4,000 - 6,000)

592. Merganser hen and drake, Henry Osborne, Bellport, New York, last quarter 19th century. Carved eyes and wooden crests. Saw tooth bill delineation. Hen is branded “A.D. Haff.” and very faintly branded “A.Y Bishof.” Original paint with very good patina; minor discoloration and wear; wear on drake’s breast and lower neck; small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(6,000 - 9,000)

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593. Three mergansers carved in the Long Island style. Original paint that has been aged; a few small dents. Provenance: Gerard collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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594. Pair of shovelers, Keith Mueller, Killingworth, Connecticut. Signed “First Stratford shovelers carved for the collection of Kirk Dows,” and dated 1986. Hen is in rare “minnow chasing” pose. (2,000 - 3,000)

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595. Mechanical crow, Leo McIntosh, Woodville, New York. McIntosh brand under breast. Set up for wings to flap when string is pulled from behind. Very good and original. (2,000 - 3,000)

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596. Four pair of ducks, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1983 and 1984. All have relief wing carving and slightly turned heads. Very good and original. (2,500 - 3,500)

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597. Nine 1/4 size carvings, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. One teal is a little larger. Most are signed. Two neck cracks; one bill crack; minor roughness to tail and wing tips of larger teal. (1,500 - 2,500)

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599. Ringneck drake, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois. Signed “For the Oleynick collection, 1977.” Slightly turned head, finely detailed wingtip and tail carving. Slight wear, otherwise very good and original.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor directly from Haertell (800 - 1,200)

600. Feeding dowitcher, Leo McIntosh, Woodville, New York. Signed and dated 1988. Relief wing carving fine paint detail. On original signed base. Very good and original. (800 - 1,200) 601. Pair of mergansers carved in the style of William Smith, Stony Brook, New York. Original paint that has been aged; a few small dents. 214

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(2,000 - 3,000)

602. Woodcock, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Extended wing tips with detailed feather carving. Very good and original. (1,000 - 1,500) 603. Hollow carved bufflehead drake, Leo McIntosh, Woodville, New York. “Shooting stool” model signed and dated 1983 4/100. Slightly turned head. Very slight discoloration on back of head, otherwise excellent and original. (500 - 800) 604. Merganser drake carved in style of Orrin Hilz, Andre Broussard, Quebec, circa 1980. Original paint that has been aged; small crack in underside; a few tiny dents. (500 - 800)


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605. Merganser drake, André Brussard, Quebec. Incised wing carving. Original paint that has been aged; a few small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(600 - 900)

606. Three shorebirds carved in the Cobb Island tradition, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Unsigned. Original paint that has been aged; small cracks and dents; curlew’s bill has been broken off and reattached with a small chip missing and long wood split in one side.

Provenance: Sims collection.

(500 - 800)

607. Four mergansers carved in the New Jersey tradition. A pair by John Hamilton and a pair by Russ Allen, marked “R.A.”. Original and good.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

608. Hollow carved swan from Maryland. Original paint with moderate discoloration and very slight wear; hairline crack in tail. (500 - 700) 609. Large swan decoy, Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, Virginia. Birch’s signature is carved in the underside. Original paint with moderate wear; numerous cracks in body; wood used was weathered and worn on one side of the decoy. (650 - 950) 610. Stick up swan, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut. Ward stamp in underside. Original paint that has been aged; several cracks in body; separation at body seam; slight roughness to tip of tail. (750 - 950)

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611. Crow, Ian McNair. Signed. Relief wing carvings and slightly turned head. Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents. (400 - 600) 612.

Pair of wood ducks, Ned Mayne, Vienna, Maryland. Both are signed and have slightly turned heads. Very good and original. (350 - 450)

613. Dove with tucked head, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware. Detailed feather carving and hollow carved. Very good and original.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(350 - 450)

614. Brant with slightly turned head, Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, Virginia. Signed. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (350 - 450)

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615. Pintail drake, Lou Renieri, Chincoteague Virginia. Carved in the style of the Ward Brothers. Signed. Original paint with minor shrinkage and discoloration; several small cracks under tail. (300 - 500) 616. Canada goose carved in style of Harry V. Shourds, Richard Jacobson. Branded “REJ’. Original paint that has been aged; a few tiny dents. (300 - 400) 617. Two herons. One by Harry V. Shourds III. The other by Bill Wasson, Rockland, Maine. Small crack part way through Shourds’ head and neck, otherwise original and good. (350 - 550) 618. Two swans. Large swan with feather carving at wing tips and preening swan by Charles Siedel, Virginia Beach, Virginia with brass name tag on underside. Original paint that has been aged; small amount of dog chew marks on bill on one; thin crack in one side of other (Siedel). (600 - 1,000)


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Very large swan decoy, Danny Brannock, Cambridge, Maryland. Made around 30 years ago. Slightly turned head. Original paint that has been aged; structurally good. (400 - 600)

620. Swan decoy from the Havre de Grace, Maryland area. Original paint with moderate flaking and wear; age split in underside; small cracks; some filler is missing from the neck seat. (400 - 600) 621. Two swan decoys, Harry Jobes, Aberdeen, Maryland. Original paint with minor wear and discoloration; one has cracks in the back and a separation at the neck seam; the other has a crack in the underside and has been hit by shot; a filled defect in back. (400 - 600)

622. Canvas over wire frame Carolina. Original and good.

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Provenance: Formerly in collection of John Hillman, Sea Girt, New Jersey. Hillman stamp on underside. (200 - 400)

623. Swan with curved neck, Harry Jobes, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed and dated 1997. Original paint with slight wear; cracks in one side; small cracks in top and part way through neck. (300 - 400) 624. Swan decoy carved in the Havre de Grace style, Charles Bryan, Middle River, Maryland. Signed and dated 1985. Swinging “barn door” keel. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; flaking on keel. (400 - 600) 217


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625. Pair of canvasbacks, Captain Harry Jobes, Aberdeen, Maryland. Rare examples of Harry’s work, signed and dated 1952. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; crack in underside of drake. (800 - 1,200) 626. Pair of Canvasbacks, Jim Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Appealing old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; a few small dents.

Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 130. (800 - 1,200)

627. Two cast iron sink box decoys, 3rd quarter 19th century. Old repaint; structurally good. (650 - 950)

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Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Evans McKinney, Elkton, Maryland. Signed and dated 1980. Comb painting on backs. Small cracks at one side of drake around knot area; a few minor scuffs and wear, otherwise original and very good. (500 - 800)

629. Two canvasback drakes, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Old in use repaint; each has a crack in the neck and small dents. (500 - 700) 630. Pair of canvasbacks, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed and dated 1976. Made with flat area on underside. A few small paint rubs, otherwise very good and original. (450 - 650)


James Holly

1855 - 1935 Havre de Grace, Maryland

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630A. Extremely rare original paint canvasback hen and drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 4th quarter 19th century. Square nails remain from where tie straps were attached. Original paint with moderate wear; defect in lower side of hen from when decoy was made; several small cracks; professional repair to a chip in the hen’s bill by Frank Finney; slight roughenss to ends of bills. Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 89.

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630B. Rare rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century Good feather paint detail. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small crack in underside of hen; worn area on one side of hen; a few small dents. Provenance: Used at the High Point Gun Club on the Potomac River. (4,000 - 6,000)

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630C. Very rare pair of oversize canvasbacks, Stan Evans, Elkton, Maryland. Two rectangular plugs in drake’s body from when the decoy was made. Appealing old in use repaint; small crack in underside of hen; crack in underside and back of drake. (3,000 - 5,000)

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630D. Pair of sleeping canvasbacks, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1940 Proported to be the first pair of sleeping canvasbacks by Mitchell. Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Purchased by consignor from Grayson Chesser in 1991. (1,500 - 2,000)

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630E. Rare canvasback drake, George Washington Barnes, Carpenters Point Maryland, last quarter 19th century. Appealing old in use repaint with feather detail; small hairline crack in top of bill. (800 - 1,200)

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631. Cork bodied Canada Goose, Isaiah Travers, Vienna, Maryland. Rough areas on cork; old touch up; lightly hit by shot. (400 - 600) 632. Swan from Havre de Grace, Maryland. Original paint with moderate wear; numerous cracks. (800 - 1,200) 633. Merganser hen, Ed Meekins, Hooper’s Island, Maryland. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; body seam has separated slightly; small crack through head. (350 - 450) 634.

Preening canvasback drake, Madison Mitchell with flat area on underside, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed and dated 1948 with a marker. Very good and original. (350 - 450)

635. Mallard drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Unused. Very good and original. (350 - 450) 636.

Canvasback drake attributed to George Lockhard. Old in use repaint; small dents; small crack in underside. (350 - 550) 637. Coot with loop feather painting, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Very good and original. (350 - 450) 638. Pair of redheads, Jess Urie, Rockhall, Maryland. Original paint with minor flaking and wear; a few small dents. (350 - 550)

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639. Two large limited edition prints, 216/2862 Tundra Swans, and 8956/10671, Moose, Robert Bateman. Professionaly double matted and framed. Image size approximately 24” x 35”. Signed in margin by artist. Very good and original. (500 - 700) 640.

Two items. Flying canvasbacks, John Taylor, signed and hanging shorebirds, Crockett, Chincoteague. Signed and dated 1999. Profesionally matted and framed. Minor damage to matting on painting; a few small scuffs on edge of painting. (350 - 450)

641. Three prints. Railbird shooting, Chet Reneson unframed. Railbird shooting, AB Frost, framed. Duck Hunting, DW Huntington, framed. Frost print has been trimmed and glued to backing; the others are original and good. (450 - 650)

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642. Currier and Ives lithograph entitled “Embrace of Meadowlarks. Professionally matted and in birds eye maple frame. Image size approximately 10.5 x 15”. Very good and original. (300 - 500) 643. ”Moonlight Over St. Michaels,” limited edition print, 500/950, Barber. Professionally double matted and framed. Image size approximately 21” x 35”. Very good and original. (450 - 650) 644. Two waterfowl maps, Richard Bishop. Surface feeding ducks and diving ducks of North America. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 25” x 29”. Feeding ducks has few small folds in center, otherwise very good and original. (1,750 - 2,250)


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644A. Large oil on canvas of Canada geese landing in a snow covered corn field, Lem Ward, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1975. Professionally framed. Image size approximately 23 1/2� x 34�. Very good and original. (5,000 - 8,000)

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644B. Four carved flying ducks on painted back board, V. Henrich. Signed. appears to be around 75 years old. Approximately 12” x 36”. A few small cracks in back board and chips in ducks’ feet, otherwise original and good. (350 - 550) 644C. Oil on board of flying American mergansers, R. Schiebel. Signed and dated 1975. Professionally framed. Image size approximately 23” x 18”. Very good and original. (300 - 400)

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644F

644D. Oil on board of flying goldeneye signed Van Keuren. Image size approximately 17” x 23”. Very good and original. (300 - 500) 644E. Vintage oil on board of hunter in forest. In frame. Image size approximately 12” x 18”. Original and good. (100 - 200) 644F. Oil on board of marsh scene, signed T. Foster/58. In frame. image size approximately 18” x 23”. Original and good; frame has a few scrapes. (200 - 300)


646

646

645 647

647

647

647

647

645. Nine pieces of vintage oyster advertising. Profesionally matted and framed. Frame size approximately 34” x 36”. Original and good. (1,000 - 1,400)

647

647. Lot of 11 federal and state duck stamps with prints. Some are framed. Original and good. (1,200 - 1,500)

646. Two large limited edition prints. One by Gary Moss other Kent Smallwood. Professionally matted and farmed and signed in the margins. Image size approximately 19” x 24”. Very good and original. (350 - 450)

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Mid Atlantic

648

649

650

651

652

653

648. Three canvasbacks drakes, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small scuffs and dents; worn area on one lower breast. (650 - 950) 649. Three black ducks, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. All have Harris’ ink stamp on the underside. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents. (800 - 1,200) 650. Canvasback hen, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor wear; crack in underside; small dents. (650 - 950) 651. Three decoys, Delaware River. Charles Berkley, John 226

654

Baker, and Leon Borkowski. Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents. (600 - 900) 652. Two mallard hens, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Harris stamp on underside. Balsa bodies. Original paint with minor wear; slight wear to the wood.(500 - 800) 653. Hollow canvasback drake attributed to Lawrence McLaughlin. Old repaint shows average wear; overall structurally sound.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(300 - 500)

654. Canvasback drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Painted eyes. Signed by the maker. A few small paint rubs, otherwise very good and original. (400 - 600)


654A

654B

654A. Low head black duck, Dan English, Florence New Jersey, 1st quarter 19th century. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on underside; a few small dents. Literature: “Floating Sculpture,� Huster and Knight, p. 50. (3,000 - 4,000) 654B. Black duck with tack eyes, Rowley Horner West Creek, New Jersey. Incised wing tip carving and ice dip behind neck. Original paint with slight wear and good loop feather paint detail; a few small scrapes on underside. (3,000 - 5,000)

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654C

654D

654E

654F

654G

654H

654C. Hollow carved working black duck with slightly turned head, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; a few small dents. (1,000 - 1,500) 654D. Bluebill drake, Harry M. Shourds, Ocean City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with moderate wear; crack through neck; slight separation at body seam. (1,500 - 2,500) 654E. Mallard hen, John English, Florence, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Branded “RA Stockton.” Old in use repaint; a few small dents.

Literature: “Floating Sculpture,” Houster and Knight, p. 59. (1,500 - 2,000)

654F. Rare bluebill drake, Mark Kears, Northfield, New 228

Jersey, circa 1920s. Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents; small crack partway through neck base.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (900 - 1,200)

654G. Brant, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; head is a replacement; small crack through neck.

Provenance: Sims collection.

(1,000 - 1,500)

654H. Working teal decoy, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey. Hollow carved with relief wing tip carving. Original paint with good patina and minor wear; several tiny dents at edge of tail. (800 - 1,200)


655

656

658

657

660

659

661

663

662

655. Canvasback drake, Captain John Glenn, Rockhall, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Worn original paint; crack through neck. (350 - 450) 656. Cork bodied Canada goose, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1960. Slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail. Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; old touch up on breast and lower sides; old neck crack repair with touch up in that area. (400 - 600) 657. Pair of redheads, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed and dated 1980. Original paint with a few small rubs, otherwise very good and original. (350 - 450) 658. Black duck, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Hollowed out from the back with canvas covering. Worn old repaint; canvas is torn with some missing; cracks and dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(350 - 450)

659. Pair of magnum black ducks, Ken Harris, Woodville,

New York, circa 1960s. Both are hollowed out from the underside and have the Harris stamp. (400 - 600) 660. Rare cork body Canada goose, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Slightly turned head. Very good and original. (350 - 550) 661. Two decoys, Delaware River. A mallard drake by Larry McLaughlin and an early black duck. Black duck has appealing old in use repaint and hairline crack in bill; McLaughlin decoy is original paint with minor wear.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(500 - 800)

662. Pair of mallards, Herb Miller, Shipbottom, New Jersey. Both have Miller’s brass name tag on the underside and John Hillman’s tag staple. Very good and original.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(350 - 550)

663. Rare canvasback drake, Susquehanna River, Ray Eveler, Lucky, Pennsylvania. Stamped four times on underside “W Eveler”. Very good and original.(400 - 600) 229


665

664

667

670

666

668

669

671

672

664. Two hollow carved root head Canada geese, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Old in use repaint; both heads are professional replacements; small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(650 - 950)

665. Round body goldeneye, Gene Wells, Stony Brook, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Appealing old in use repaint; small cracks. Provenance: Gerard collection.

(350 - 450)

666.

Pair of cork body black ducks, Bob Smith, Long Island, New York. Cork pieces are joined by small wooden dowels. Original paint with minor wear; some wear to cork.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(350 - 450)

667. Two decoys, Delaware River. A black duck, Tony Bianco, Bordentown, New Jersey. And a mallard drake, Turk Leibensperger. Fair to good.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(450 - 750)

668. Hollow pintail drake, Tony Bianco, Bordentown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century. Branded with the maker’s name; exhibits carved primaries. Excellent and 230

original in all respects.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(450 - 650)

669. Long Island old squaw drake attributed to Bob Smith, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Appealing old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; small chip missing from back of neck appears to be from when decoy was made.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(400 - 600)

670. Primitive merganser hen, Stony Brook, New York, last quarter 19th century. Original paint with minor to moderate wear; a few small dents.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(350 - 450)

671. Chip carved brant, Long Island, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Original paint with minor wear; tiny chips missing from tail; crack through neck. (350 - 450) 672. Greenwing teal drake, Gene Wells, Stony Brook, New York, 1st quarter 20th century. Hollow carved from the top. Old working repaint on much of the decoy; restoration to paint on the back; structurally good.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(350 - 450)


New Jersey

674

673

675

676

677

678

679

680

673. Mahogany Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Traces of paint; a few small dents; a few small cracks. (600 - 900) 674. Pair of buffleheads, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Both have turned heads and are branded “H Conklin.” Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; structurally good.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(500 - 700)

675. Three black ducks, New Jersey. Sam Soper, Hubert Johnson, and one unknown with “BB” stamped in the weight. Old in use repaint; small dents and shot marks; hairline crack in one neck.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(650 - 950)

676. Black duck, South Jersey with shoulder carving and tack eyes. Early canvas strips tacked on body seams and two cracks in body using approximately 250 tacks; minor separation at neck seat; old in use repaint. (400 - 600) 677. Two decoys, New Jersey. One by Clark Madera, Pitman,

New Jersey. The other by W.K. Allen, Bordentown, New Jersey. Appealing old in use repaint; a few small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(800 - 1,200)

678. Bluebill drake, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, circa 1900. Appealing old in use repaint; separation at body seam; small dents.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., p. 78. (500 - 700)

679. Two decoys. A goldeneye hen by Eugene Birdsell with Hillman collection stamp, and a bluebill drake by Cooper Predmore with a Mackey collection stamp. Old in use repaint; shallow chip missing from top of bluebill’s head; neck cracks.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(600 - 900)

680. Preening black duck, Sam Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Body halves joined by small dowels. Scratch paint appears to be all original; small crack in bill; small dents in body. (400 - 600) 231


681

682

683

684

685

686

687

688

681. Hollow carved merganser drake, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Glass eyes and wooden crest. Old repaint; small dents; short crack in tail in underside.

Provenance: Gerard collection.

(500 - 800)

682. Three black ducks, New Jersey. Eugene Hendrickson, Jess Birdsall, and Smith. Old in use repaint; crack through one neck; cracks and dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(500 - 800)

683. Three black ducks, New Jersey. Rhodes Truex, Cleve Dabler and Stanley Grant.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(800 - 1,200)

684. Two bluebills, New Jersey. Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(400 - 600)

685. Wood duck drake, Eugene Hendrickson, Lower Bank, New Jersey. “J.E.H.” stamped in weight. Near mint origi232

nal paint; structurally very good.

(450 - 650)

686. Two decoys, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey. Bluebill drake and redhead drake. Bluebill is branded “E.B. Becker” twice in underside. Bluebill has working repaint and a small crack in neck base; redhead has had the paint restored by Chris Sprague.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

687.

Pair of bluebills, D.W. Sexton. Sexton brand on underside also branded “R.S.B.”. Ridged tail and carved eyes. Old in use repaint; small cracks and shot marks.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(450 - 650)

(450 - 650)

688. Two bluebill hens. One by John Dorsett, Point Pleasant, New Jersey with Hillman tag underneath. The other by a member of the Inman Family Manahawkin, New Jersey, circa 1900. Old in use repaint; small cracks dents and shot marks.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(500 - 800)


690

689

691

692

693

694

695

696

697

689. Two bluebills, New Jersey. Jess Birdsall and Parker. Old in use repaint; small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(400 - 600)

690. Canada goose, Henry Grant, Barnegat, New Jersey. Hollow with a solid bottom board so it can be used as a field goose, in addition to a floater. Old repaint; with neck crack. (400 - 600) 691.

Two bluebills, New Jersey. Jess Birdsall and Smith. Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(400 - 600)

692. Bluebill hen, Jack Inman, Bayhead, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. From the Cattus rig. Branded “A. Cattus.” Old in use repaint; a few small dents. (350 - 450) 693. Black duck, Dallas Smith, Salem, New Jersey, circa 1930s. Sold at the Old Tryon sporting good company store in Philadelphia. Body halves are attached by small wooden dowels. Worn original paint; small cracks in underside. (350 - 450)

694. Pintail hen, William Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1968. Slightly turned head. Very good and original. (350 - 450) 695. Pair of mergansers, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded “H. Conklin.” Original paint that has been aged; hairline crack at one side of hen’s neck base. (400 - 600) 696. Black duck, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, 1st quarter 20th century. Worn old paint; crack through neck; small dents.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(350 - 450)

697. Two bluebills, New Jersey. “Pete” Wilbur and Henry Grant. Wilbur decoy in original paint with minor wear; Grant repainted and several cracks.

Provenance: Bartlett collection.

(350 - 450)

End of Session Two

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Index of Carvers Anger, Ken ................................................................................ 380 Baldwin, John ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 57 Barber, Barber �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 643 Barkelow, Joel �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 531 Barkelow, Lou .................................................................... 277,532 Barnes, George .......................................................................630E Barnes, Sam .................................................................... 630B,650 Barrett Jake, .....................................................................354,355F Basnight, William �������������������������������������������������������������������� 449 Bateman, Robert ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 639 Bennet, Art ................................................................................ 191 Bergman, Charles ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 81 Bianco, Tony ............................................................................. 668 Birch, Charles .................................................................... 395,405 Birch, Reggie ............................................................................ 609 Birdsell, Jess ......................................................................... 355 C Bishop, Richard ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 644 Blair, Jr., John �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 505 Boice, Harry .............................................................................. 324 Bowman, William ......................................................... 35,207,576 Boyd, George ................................................. 48,92,93,98,498,500 Bradshaw, Fred ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 317 Brannock, Danny ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 619 Briddell, Don ..................................................................... 198,185 Brown, Bill ............................................................................... 109 Brown, Dan ..........................................................187-190,300,312 Brussard, André ................................................................. 604,605 Bryan, Charles ..................................................... 259,260,263,624 Bryanton, Stacey ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 175 Burke, Bruce ............................................................................. 202 Burr, Elijah .................................................................................. 94 Busch, Walter ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 114 Carney, Armand ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 321 Chambers, Tom ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 377 Chesser, Grayson ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 614 Clark, Charles .................................................................... 422,424 Clark, Roland ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 124 Cobb, Elkanah �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 390 Cobb, Jr., Nathan ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 394 Conklin, Hurley .................................. 355H,455-457,465,674,695 Cooper, Bill ............................................................................ 179A Corliss, Rube ............................................................................. 339 Crandall, Harold “Hie” �������������������������������������������������������������� 80 Crane, Dude .............................................................................. 331 Cranmer, Joe ............................................................................. 329 Cranmer, William ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 694 Crowell, Elmer ........................................43-46,373A-376,492,493 Cuffee, Eugene ....................................... 33,212,218,273,293,529, 591 Currier, Jim ........................................................................ 629,635 Currier and Ives ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 642 Dabler, Cleave ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 338 Daisey, Cigar ...................................................................... 146,606 Davern, Harvey ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 383 DeGavre, Robert ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 55 Denney, Sam ............................................................................. 471 Dilley, John ........................................................................ 216,522 Disbrow, Charles ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 501 Dodge Decoy Factory ................................................. 229,408,409 Doughty Family .......................................................... 164,165,391 Doughty, William ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 160 Doulton, Royal ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 550 Eberhardt, George �������������������������������������������������������������������� 586 234

Ellis, Billie ................................................................................ 384 Elliston, Robert �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37 English, Dan .......................................................................... 654A English, John .............................................................506,507,654E English, Mark �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 469 Evans, Stan ............................................................................ 630C Eveler, Ray ................................................................................ 663 Fennimore, Harry ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 508 Finney, Frank ................................................ 143,194,309,310,602 Foster, Alonzo �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 214 Foster, T. .................................................................................644F Frazer, Nate ............................................................................... 467 Fulcher, Mitchell ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 524 Gardner & Dexter ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 95 Garton, John .............................................................................. 314 Gaskill, Tom .............................................................................355I Gelston, Thomas ................................................................ 205,275 Giannetto, Vincent ������������������������������������������������������������������� 152 Gibian, William .................................................................. 102,184 Gibson, Paul ....................................................................... 630,657 Glassford, Al ............................................................................. 181 Glassford, John ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 322 Glenn, John .......................................................................... 86,655 Godfrey .................................................................................355E Graham, John ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 87 Grant, Henry ...................................................................... 116,690 Gundelfinger Decoy Factory ������������������������������������������ 221,233 Haertel, Harold ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 599 Hagerbaumer, David ���������������������������������������������������������������� 363 Hancock, Miles ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 402 Hankins, Ezra ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 337 Harris Family ............................................................................ 103 Harris, Ken ............................................ 49,183,298,476,478,479,4 84,485,487,489,648,649,652,659,660 Hart, Achilles ............................................................................ 174 Hawthorne, Davison ............................................ 144,145,311,613 Hays Decoy Factory ................................................ 228,240B,350 Hendrickson, Eugene �������������������������������������������������������� 359,685 Henrich, V. ............................................................................. 644B Heverin, Will ............................................................................. 441 Hickman, Calvin ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 466 Hand, Jamie ........................................................................... 355G Holly, James ................................................ 90 ,427,429,626,630A Holly, John “Daddy” .................................... 82,261,269,270,630A Horner, Rowley ........................................................ 462,513,654B Howlett, Richard ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 347 Hudson, Ira ............................................161-163,170,403,404,425 Hudson, Norman ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 201 Inman, Jack ............................................................................... 692 Jacobsen, Richard �������������������������������������������������������������������� 616 Jansen, Richard .................................................................68,70-72 Jester, Charles �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 397 Jester, Doug .................................................................. 47,169,400 Jobes, Harry ................................................................ 621,623,625 Johnson, Carmen ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 171 Johnson, Lloyd .................................................. 200,297,459,654H Johnson, Willis ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 464 Joiner, Charlie ........................................ 83,265-267,430-435,438, 439,568-570,654,656 Kears, Mark .....................................................................452,654F Kemble, William ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 512 Ketchum, Al ....................................................................... 208,272 Keuren, Van ........................................................................... 644D


Kidwell, Harold ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 75 King, Joe ..................................................................... 332,453,510 LaFrance, Mitchell ������������������������������������������������������������������� 135 Lawson, Oliver .............................................................54,596-598 Legg, Holten ............................................................................. 436 Leibensperger, Turk ����������������������������������������������������������������� 511 Lewis, Carl ................................................................................ 358 Lincoln, Joseph ........................................................... 107,499,503 Litzenberg, Robert ������������������������������������������������������������������� 256 Lockhard, Henry ................................................................ 257,567 Loveland, Clarence �������������������������������������������������������������� 355 D MacGillivray, Harold ������������������������������������������������������� 74,78,79 Mackenzie, Dee ................................................................. 316,318 Magargee, Edwin ............................................................... 125,126 Marter, Reggie ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 509 Martin, Ralph ......................................................................... 69,76 Mason Decoy Factory ...................... 1-17,222,223,225,226,230232,353,406,407,410,411 Maxwell, Roy ..........................................................................355J Mayne, Ned ............................................................................... 612 McAlpine, Cline ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 42 McAnney, John .................................................... 323,327,468,527 McCoy, Charles ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 458 McGaw, Robert .........................................83A-85,88,182,268,349 McIntosh, Leo ............................................................. 595,600,604 McIntyre, Cameron ............................................. 140-142,154-159 McKinney, Evans ............................................................... 258,628 McLoughlin, John ........................................................... 193,654C McNair, Colin �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 147 McNair, Ian ................................................................. 151,153,611 McNair, Mark .................................................................... 101,150 Meekins, Ed .............................................................................. 633 Middlesteadt, Julius ����������������������������������������������������������������� 486 Miller, Clarence ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 180 Miller, Herb .............................................................................. 662 Mitchell, Madison ...................................... 345,437,630D,634,637 Morse, Robert ...................................................................... 50,451 Mueller, Keith .................................................................... 139,594 Muhlmatt, Bernie ............................................................... 199,313 Nichol, D.K. .............................................................................. 387 Nickerson Family Nickerson ��������������������������������������������������� 496 Noonman, A. ............................................................................. 262 O’Neal, Callie �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 445 O’Neal, Ike ........................................................................ 444,450 O’Neal, Robert ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 443 Osborne, Henry .................................................................. 215,592 Parker, Lloyd ............................................................................ 678 Pascagoula Decoy Factory ������������������������������������������������������� 234 Paterson, Joe ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 73 Perdew, Charles ...................................................... 36,38,195,549, Peterson, Oscar �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 58 Peterson, Pete ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 149 Peterson Decoy Factory ����������������������������������������������������������� 227 Phillips, Ed .................................................................................. 89 Predmore, Cooper �������������������������������������������������������������������� 326 Pryor, Leonard ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 428 Quinn, William ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 514 Ramsay, John ..................................................................... 178,179 Rawlings, William ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 99 Reed, Corbin ...............................................................197,301-308 Reeves, Phineas ................................................................. 386,389 Reinbold, George ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 196 Reneson, Chet �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 123

Renieri, Lou .............................................................................. 615 Ridgeway, Birdsall ������������������������������������������������������������������� 330 Roberts, George ................................................................... 24,588 Rogers, Gus ............................................................................... 488 Sabatini, Pat .............................................................................. 340 Schaeffer, Paul ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 342 Schiebel, R. .............................................................................644C Schmidt, Ben ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 41 Sexton, D.W. ............................................................................. 687 Sharp, John ............................................................................... 186 Shourds, Harry M. ...........................................................461,654D Shourds, Harry V. .........................................110,115,117-119,356, 519,654G,673,686,696 Shumate, Thomas �������������������������������������������������������������������� 299 Simpson, John �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 447 Smith, Bob ................................................................................ 666 Smith, Dallas ............................................................................. 693 Smith, Sam ................................................................................ 680 Smith, Walt ................................................................................. 25 Snider, Ed .................................................................................. 320 Southard, William ���������������������������������������������������������������������211 Sprague, Chris ............................................................. 325,336,463 Squire, Leffert Goldengow ����������������������������������������������� 219,220 Sterling, Lloyd ..................................................................... 91,279 Sterling Family ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 203 Stevens Brothers ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 472 Stevens, Harvey ................................................... 473-475,477,490 Strater and Sohier .............................................................. 412-414 Tayler, John ............................................................................... 640 Thomas, Charles ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 96 Travers, Isaiah .................................................................... 426,631 Truex, Rhodes ���������������������������������������������������������������������������113 Tully, Bud .......................................................................... 378,388 Tuveson Manufacturing ����������������������������������������������������������� 235 Tyler, Lloyd ........................................................................ 192,278 Urie, Jess ................................................................................... 638 Van Brunt, Jim ................................................................ 26,28,590 Verity, John ............................................................................... 210 Verity, Obediah �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34 Verity Family ........................................... 18,204,206,209,213,295 W.C. Scott & Son �������������������������������������������������������������������� 122 Wallace, Amos ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 494 Ward, David .............................................................................. 610 Ward, Lem ................................................................................ 127 Ward, Brothers .........................................52,53,56,59-67,241-255, 315,364-373,553-566,571-574 Warin, George �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 379 Waterfield, Charlie ������������������������������������������������������������������� 393 Watson, Dave ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 401 Watts, Valentine ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 296 Wells, Gene ................................................................. 341,665,672 Wells, John ......................................................................... 381,382 West, J.J. .................................................................................355B Wheeler, Chauncey ..................................................... 481-483,491 Wheeler, Shang .................................................................. 497,502 Whipple Family ................................................................. 136,137 Wilbur, Charles ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 357 Wildfowler Decoy Factory ������������������������������������� 224,236-240A Williams, John ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 399 Williams, Roger ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Wilson, Gus ................................................................ 128,132-134 Wozny, Eddie ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 319 Wright, Alvirah ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 442

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CONDITIONS OF SALE ‑- PLEASE READ 1.

GUARANTEE ‑ We have made a consistent effort in correctly cataloging and describing all items to be sold. The decoy catalog descriptions are guaranteed for authenticity and condition. All other items sold “AS IS” Should the need arise, the auctioneer reserves the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block, at the time of the sale. Absentee bids will not be executed on items that are found to be other than described in the catalog. Since opinions can differ, particularly in the matter of condition, the auctioneer will be sole judge in the matter of refunds. 2. DURATION OF GUARANTEE ‑ Request for refund for items purchased IN PERSON at the auction must be made within 3 days of the sale. If you are an absentee or phone bidder it is your responsibility to examine the lot immediately upon receipt. On items purchased in absentee, the guarantee will end 3 days from the time of delivery. Therefore, all guarantees on items purchased will become null and void 7 calendar days from the date of shipment. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT IF YOU PAY LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GUARANTEE. Payment must be postmarked no later than 35 days after the auction. 3. PROTESTED BIDS‑ In case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer is the sole determinant as to whom the successful bidder is, and at his discretion, may reoffer and resell the article in dispute. If a dispute arises after the sale, the auctioneer as sales records shall be conclusive as to whom the purchaser was, and the purchase price. 4. BIDDING- Bidding usually starts below the low estimate and advances in increments of approximately 10% of the opening bid subject to the auctioneer’s discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right, at his sole discretion, to refuse any bids that he deems unreasonable. The minimum bid increment guideline is as follows: $500 to $1000 - $25 $10,000 to $20,000 - $500 $100,000 and above - $2000 $1000 to $10,000 - $100 $20,000 to $100,000 - $1000 5. ABSENTEE BIDS‑ Phone or mail bids, at the discretion of the Auctioneer, will be accepted with a 20% deposit. In such case the bookkeeper will execute such bids competitively. Absentee bids are executed by the bookkeeper on behalf of the bidder in accordance with the bid increment policy shown above. Please review the rules governing both absentee and phone bids in the back of the catalog. 6. TERMS‑ All items are to be paid for in U.S. funds at the day of the auction. No items will be released until they are paid for. Those who have not established an account with us and wish to pay by check, must do so prior to the beginning of the auction, by presenting a current letter of reference from their bank, or by providing references, that are suitable to the Auctioneer. The Auctioneer reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check, until the check has cleared the bank. Phone and absentee bidders ‑ You will be notified one week after the auction of your bids/results. PAYMENT IS DUE UPON RECEIPT. A late charge will be accessed on all balances not paid, at the rate of 12% A.P.R. commencing 30 days after the auction. If any accounts become more than 60 days overdue, the consignor will be given the name of the buyer who is responsible for holding up their funds. Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter will not carry insurance on items that are not paid for within 35 days of the auction. Also, the auctioneer may retain and/or recover the deposit specified as liquidated damages. In addition, the property can be resold at public or private sale without further notice. Any deficiency resulting from such resale shall be paid to the auctioneer by the defaulting buyer, together with all charges, fees, and expenses incurred by such resale, or the enforcement of the obligation hereunder. Buyer agrees to pay all charges and expenses incurred by reason of any breach of the Terms and Conditions of sale, including without limitation, reasonable attorney fees. 7. RESERVES ‑ A very small percentage of the decoys in this auction carry reserves. A reserve is a confidential minimum price established between the auctioneer and the consignor. The reserve will not exceed the low estimate printed in the catalog, and is usually much less. Reserves are executed by the bookkeeper on behalf of the consignor. 8. PAYMENT FOR PURCHASES MAY BE MADE WITH VISA , MASTERCARD, CASH OR CHECK. 9. BUYERS PREMIUM- The buyer’s premium, assessed on each selling lot, is 15% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000, plus 10% on any amount in excess of $100,000. For payments made using Visa or MasterCard, the buyer’s premium is 18% up to and including $100,000, plus 13% on any amount in excess of $100,000. Buyer’s premium is 18% if purchased through Artfact online bidding, + 3% if paid by credit card. 10. TAX ‑ THERE IS A 6% SALES TAX IN MARYLAND. Tax is waived if buyer presents a valid resale certificate from any state or has purchases shipped out of Maryland. 11. ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS ‑ Bidding on any articles in this catalog indicates your acceptance of all the above items. 12. BIDDING AGENT RESPONSIBILITY ‑ If you are registering for someone or if you execute a bid for someone else under your number, you are responsible for the settlement of that account. You are also responsible for examining the decoy(s) for your client regarding the guarantee. 13. WITHDRAWAL ‑ We reserve the right to withdraw any property before the sale and shall have no liability whatsoever for such withdrawal. 14. TITLE ‑ Title passes upon the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. It will then be the responsibility of the buyer to make full payment prior to removing the goods from the premises. Removal is at both the buyer’s risk and expense, and must be made at the conclusion of the sale, unless other arrangements are made with the Guyette & Schmidt staff. Any lots we might make arrangements for moving or storing are solely at the risk of the owner, and any damage or loss occurring after the fall of the hammer becomes that of the buyer. 15. LEGAL DISPUTE ‑ Any legal disputes arising from this auction shall be settled in the court system of the State of Maine. UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE - The Maine Uniform Commercial Code, Title II, Section 2328 applies to this auction. THE OFFICE WILL NOT BE OPEN UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTER THE AUCTION.


ABSENTEE AND PHONE BIDS 1. Absentee bids are a service provided to our customers free of charge. Every effort is made to execute all absentee bids, however, in the event of an error of omission, or failure to properly execute absentee bids, the Auctioneer shall not be held liable. 2. All absentee bids must be accompanied by a 20% deposit, which will be refunded immediately after the auction if your bid is unsuccessful. If your bid is successful, the deposit will be applied to the purchase price and the balance due upon presentation of your bill. All absentee bidders are notified by mail, whether succesful or unsuccesful. 3. Visa and Mastercard numbers can be given in place of a check deposit, if your bid is submitted by phone. Your card number will not be used to make payments for purchases, it is only used as collateral. Your card number will only be used to make payment for purchases if you default on payment. 4. To execute an absentee bid, fill out the enclosed form, listing catalog number, description and your top bid price (not including the 15% buyer’s premium). Send this together with your deposit as soon as possible. If your bids are sent seven days or less prior to the auction, you should call our office three days prior to the auction, to confirm that we have received your bids. If they have not been received at that point in time, we will take your bid over the phone. We cannot guarantee that bids received after the auction has started will be executed. 5. If two or more bids are received on the same item from different people, the bidding will open at the next logical raise above the second highest bid. If two absentee bids are received with the exact same amount, the first one received will take precedence. 6. All bids must be in even dollar amounts. Bids in fractions of dollars will be considered the next lower even dollar amount. 7. Bid increments: The bid increment policy, which also applies to both absentee and phone bidders is listed under “CONDITIONS OF SALE” (item #4), in the front of the catalog. 8. Open bids, bids with no set top amount, or orders to just simply buy the lot, cannot be accepted. You must have a definite top limit before we can execute your bid. Alternatives to this are as follows: a. To bid over the telephone. This can be done by simply sending a 20% deposit for what you wish to bid on the object. This will bind whatever bid amount you wish to bid over the telephone. (NOTE: There are only 7 phone lines into the auction room and phone bids will be handled on a first come, first served basis.) b. Some bidders concerned that a lot might just go for one bid above their top limit, leave a top bid plus one bid. This works as follows: the top bid submitted might be $1000, but not wishing to lose the lot for simply $25 more, the party might bid $1000 + 1 bid if they definitely don’t want to go over a certain price, they would indicate $1000 +1 ($1,025) (NOTE: One possible problem that occasionally arises with absentee bids is when someone in the audience bids exactly the amount, which you specify is your limit. In such a case, we would not go one extra bid unless your bid sheet indicates plus one bid.). 9. If you are a successful bidder, a bill will be sent one week after the auction. Purchasers should indicate their desired method of shipment, if such is necessary. There is a charge for shipping, labor, materials, and insurance. Shipping is done on a first come, first served basis, and can take up to 4 weeks. Please note that a certified check, Visa, Mastercard, or any other form of guaranteed funds will expedite shipping. 10. According to UPS regulations, we must now crate all paintings. In addition, for expensive oil paintings and delicate carvings, we need a written statement from the purchaser, assuming the responsibility of pursuing any claims, in the event of damage incurred during shipping. Valuable lots need to be sent 2nd day air UPS due to values. Under no circumstances will we be liable for damage to glass or frames, or fragile decoratives, regardless of cause. 11. TERMS — Phone and absentee bidders — You will be notified one week after the auction of your results. Payment is due upon receipt. Interest will be charged on all balances not paid within 30 days after the bill is sent at the rate of 12% APR. If any accounts become more than 60 days overdue, the consignor will be given the name of the buyer who is responsible for holding up their funds. If an account is 75 days overdue, the items may be returned to the consignor and overdue buyer will pay the buyers premium and commission from the sale, if they wish to participate in future Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter auctions. 12. Bidding on any article(s) indicates your acceptance of these terms above. 13. If you would like any additional information on any of the lots, please contact: Gary Guyette at (410) 745-0485 or Jon Deeter at (440) 610-1768. If you have any questions concerning absentee bids, please call us.


OFFICE:

ABSENTEE AND PHONE BID FORM

PO Box 1170 St. Michaels, MD 21663 410-745-0485 Fax 410-745-0487 decoys@guyetteandschmidt.com

OFFICE USE ONLY TIME DATE OF BID AUCTION DATE MANAGER ABSENTEE OR PHONE BID

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I desire to bid on the following items in the sale. The bids are to executed by Guyette & Schmidt, Inc., up to but not exceeding the amount(s) specified on the below bids. All bids will be executed and accepted subject to the Terms of Sale and Absentee Bids Procedure outlined in the catalog. (Please be sure that you understand our procedures before using this Absentee and Phone Bid Form.) Office will not be open until Wednesday after the auction. Signature A PREMIUM OF 15% WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL ITEMS SOLD, TO BE PAID BY THE BUYER OFFICE USE

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