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Guyette & Deeter, Inc. North American Decoys At Auction February 17, 2018

Charleston, South Carolina


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Table of Contents Saturday, February 17, 2018 TIME : 12:00 - 5:00

Miniatures

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Related Items

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Contemporary

20-29

Decoratives

142-164

Maryland

30-39

Virginia

165-170

North Carolina

40-48

Maryland

171-182

Factory

49-58

Sporting Art

183-196

Michigan

59-62

New Jersey & New York

197-204

Decoratives

63-67

Maryland

205-214

Louisiana

68-91

Decoratives

215-223

Bronze Sculptures

92-96

North Carolina

224-238

Jim Schmiedlin

97-100

Ward Brothers

239-251

Sporting Art

101-110

Contemporary 252-258

Shorebirds

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North Carolina

North Carolina

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Saturday, February 17th - 12:00 Noon Miniatures 1.

Very rare 1/3 size merganser drake, attributed to Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, 1st quarter 19th century.  Measures 8” from bill to tail. Carved wooden crest, ice dip behind neck.  Original paint with very minor flaking and wear on one side; a little more on the other; structurally very good.

Literature: “New Jersey Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (3,000 - 4,000)

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Pair of miniature black ducks, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Larger than typical, approximately 6.5” long. Good scratch paint detail.   Original paint protected by an old coat of varnish; reglued crack in one neck.

Provenance: Townsend Family collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Rare miniature redhead hen, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Approximately 5” long.  Original paint with very slight wear; protected by an old coat of varnish.

Provenance: Townsend Family collection. (2,500 - 3,000)

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1/4 size gadwall, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Marked “8/15/84 Tan” under hardwood base. Carving is approximately 6 1/2” long, with raised, carved, crossed wingtips and fine detail.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Bergeron collection.

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1/4 size merganser drake, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  On Birdseye maple oval base, remarqued “8/15/1986,” probably made later. Signed, “Red breasted merganser drake by Tan, 7/17/1986”. Approximately 7” long. Slightly turned head, carved, crossed wingtips.  Excellent and original.

Provenance: Bergeron collection.

(2,000 - 3,000)

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1/4 size mallard hen, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed “11/11/1987 Tan”. Approximately 7” long. Fine detail paint and carving with slightly turned head and carved crossed wingtips.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Bergeron collection.

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1/4 size pintail drake, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Marked “8/11/1985, Tan” Approximately 7.5” long. Slightly turned head, raised and carved primaries and secondaries. Excellent paint detail.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Bergeron collection.

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8. 1/4 size mallard drake, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed, “6/24/1991, Tan Brunet”. Approximately 7 1/2” long. Slightly turned head, relief wing carving with carved, crossed wingtips, and tail sprig.  Excellent and original.

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

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11 miniature shorebirds and a woodcock, Joan Siebert.  Most are signed and dated in the early 1980s.  Original and good. (1,750 - 2,250)


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Pair of miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.  Fairly large examples. Both have Crowell’s round ink stamp under the base.  Very good and original. (2,000 - 3,000) Miniature greenwing teal drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.    Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750) Miniature ruddy duck, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.   “AE Crowell and Son” paper label on underside.  Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Pair of miniature bluebills, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1955.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Maryland.

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Miniature preening gadwall, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland.  Signed and dated 2012. Small “W” carved under the base. Highly detailed feather carving with lifted wings.  Very good and original. (500 - 800)

Estate of Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, (600 - 900)

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Seven miniatures, Ron Kagarise, Fort Washington, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1992. All are on elaborate bases and are fairly large, the tallest one being approximately 6” tall. Fine paint detail and feather carving.  Original and good. (1,200 - 1,500)

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Six 1/4 size decoys, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Pair of bluebills dated 2003. Pair of widgeon, dated 1997. Canada goose signed and dated 1999. Brant signed 1996. All are signed, “To my dear wife Janet, Charlie Joiner.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Estate of Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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17. Pair of 1/4 size widgeon, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Both have balsa bodies, inserted cedar tails, and slightly turned cedar heads.  Near mint original paint; several small dents. (900 - 1,200)

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1/4 size mallard hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Balsa bodies with slightly turned cedar heads.  Drake has a very thin crack through the bill and paint shrinkage on the breast; hen is very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

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19. Pair of 1/4 size mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1950. Both have raised, carved wingtips.  Original and good. (950 - 1,250)

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Contemporary Carvings George Strunk Glendora, New Jersey

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Pair of bluewing teal, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  Weights are both stamped “GS”. Both have very slightly turned heads.  Very good and original. (650 - 950)

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Swimming brant, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  Slightly turned head. “G. Strunk” is stamped in weight.  Very slight wear at tip of tail and bill, otherwise excellent and original. (400 - 600)

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Pair of greenwing teal, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  Both have “G. Strunk” stamped in the weights and are signed and dated 1998. Drake is in sleeping pose, hen is preening with bill buried in feathers.  Very good and original. (750 - 1,000)

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Pair of widgeon, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  Both have carved, crossed wingtips and slightly turned head. Both have “G. Strunk” stamp in the weight and are signed.  Very good and original. (650 - 950)

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Pair of pintails, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  “G. Strunk” stamped in weights. Both have carved, crossed wingtips and slightly turned heads.  Light discoloration on white areas of drake, otherwise very good and original. (650 - 950)

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Pair of bluebills, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  Both have “G. Strunk” stamped in the weights. Both have raised, carved wingtips and fluted tails.  Very good and original. (650 - 950)


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Pair of hollow carved redheads, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.  Signed and dated 2006. Detailed feather carving with carved, crossed wingtips. Drake has slightly turned head.  Very good and original. (2,000 - 2,500)

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Pair of goldeneye, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.  Both have slightly turned heads, raised, carved wingtips, and fluted tail. Both have Bob White weights. Both are signed. Drake is dated 2004, hen is dated 2005.  Very good and original. (1,500 - 2,000)

27 28. Two shorebirds, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.  Plover and willet. Both are hollow carved and have “CTM” carved in undersides. Relief wing carving.  Very good and original.

Provenance: **Collection name (2,000 - 2,500)

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Pair of flying pintails, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.  Signed and dated 1989. Detailed feather carving on wings and tails.  Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Exceptional preening Canada goose with lifted wings, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Sunbather style with highly detailed feather paint and feather carving with concave feathering on the tail and wingtips. Signed and dated 1964.  Original paint with good patina and no wear; very slight separation at seam in back; area under tail and one wing where old tape fused to decoy.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of John Hopkins, Jr, Smyrna, Delaware. (17,500 - 22,500)

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Hollow carved brant with slightly turned head, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Slightly turned head and relief wing carving.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of William Purnell, Purnell brand in underside. (3,000 - 5,000)

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32. Full size flying woodcock, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland.  Made to mount on wall. “W” carved in underside of bird. Good detail, with 14” wing span.   (1,250 - 1,750)

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Preening gadwall, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland.  Signed and dated 2012. Small “W” carved in the underside. Highly detailed feather carving with lifted wings and fluted tail. Fine paint detail.  Excellent and original. (1,500 - 2,500)


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34. Balsa body swan, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Approximately 14” from tip of bill to tip of tail. Balsa body, cedar tail and head. Tail has unusual carving in inserted paddle tail.  Very good and original. (1,000 - 1,400) 35. Wood duck drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed. Slightly turned head.  Excellent and original.

small white paint drip on the back right behind the head, otherwise excellent and original. (800 - 1,200) 37. Pair of canvasbacks, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1985. Both have slightly turned heads.  Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750) 38.

Literature: “Decoys: 60 Living and Outstanding North American Carvers,” Loy Harrell, exact decoy pictured. (1,000 - 1,500) 36.

Dowitcher and willet, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland.  Both have a small “W” carved in the underside and are signed and dated 1988. Both have good carving detail and slightly turned heads.  Dowitcher has a

Pair of mallard book ends, similar to the work of the Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Good form with fine feather paint detail on hen.  Original paint with very slight flaking at hen’s neck seam; small paint spatters on wing. (650 - 950)

39. Wood duck drake, Josh Brewer, Delmar, Maryland.  Signed and dated 2006. Relief wingtip carving. Good paint detail.  Excellent and original.

Literature: “Decoys: 60 Living and Outstanding Carvers,” Loy Harrell, exact decoy pictured. (1,250 - 1,750) 17


North Carolina Lee Dudley

1860 - 1942 Knotts Island, North Carolina

This style of Dudley canvasback is referred to as a “club bird,” meaning that it was made and sold by Lee Dudley to a fellow duck hunter or one of the area’s duck clubs. Characteristics include “V” wing detail, glass eyes, and no “L.D.” brand.

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Classic canvasback drake, Lee Dudley, Knotts Island, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century.  Unbranded, wide body style, and glass eyes.  Old repaint; professional repair to 3/4 of the bill; old neck crack repair; very small chip missing on one edge of tail.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen.

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46 Redhead drake, Lynwood Dudley, Knotts Island, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.  Small “X” carved under tail.  Original paint with minor wear; hit by shot; thin crack in tail.

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Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Ron Davis in 2002. (650 - 950)

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Redhead drake from Knotts Island, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.  Raised neck seat and carved eyes.  A mix of original paint with moderate wear and old in use repaint; head is slightly loose. (350 - 550)

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Redhead drake, Oscar Carroll, Back Bay, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century.  Elizabeth City Foundry weight.  Indentations in one lower side and neck base, probably from burning; lightly hit by shot; old in use repaint.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 20. “Gun Clubs and Decoys,” Archie Johnson and Bud Coppedge, p. 73. (350 - 450)

Provenance: Formerly in collection of DC North. Branded “N” in underside. (800 - 1,200) 42.

Large canvas over wire frame swan, Manny Haywood, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  Approximately 33” long. Applied wooden bill.  Appealing old in use repaint; minor discoloration and wear to the original paint in some areas; structurally good. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Widgeon drake, Joe Hayman, Churches Island, North Carolina, circa 1930s.    Old in use repaint; numerous cracks; small split in top of head.

Provenance: Decoy was originally part of the Pell Austin rig. (500 - 800) 44.

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Redhead drake from the Pocahontas Fowling Club, Currituck Sound, North Carolina.    Old in use repaint; numerous small cracks and shot marks.

47. Redhead drake, Pat O’Neal, Coinjock, North Carolina.    Old in use repaint; cracks through neck; lightly hit by shot; thin cracks in body.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 144. (350 - 450)


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Widgeon drake, Lee Dudley, Knotts Island, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century.  Branded “LD” in underside. Decoys with the “LD” brand signify that they were a part of Lee Dudley’s personal rig.  Old in use repaint; some original showing; cracks in body and neck; lightly hit by shot.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen. “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (12,000 - 15,000)

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54 Black duck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Challenge grade. Traces of challenge ink stamp on underside.  Original paint with very minor wear; thin cracks in underside. (1,000 - 1,400) Brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Challenge grade. From the Hard rig, Long Island, New York.  All the decoys from this rig had the white on the body repainted and the bills bobbed slightly; original paint on the rest of the decoy; hairline crack in back; small crack in underside that has had glue added to it. (950 - 1,250) Rare widgeon drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Standard grade with glass eyes. Branded “MBH”.  Original paint with slight wear; professional filled and touched up crack in back and neck filler. (950 - 1,250) Pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Standard grade with glass

54A eyes.  Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small chips and cracks in neck filler.

Provenance: From the San Francisco Bay area. (800 - 1,200)

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Harry V. Shourds model brant, Wildfowler Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.  Point Pleasant stamp in underside. Branded “FSM” for Frank S. Moren (Moren tugboats).  Original paint with very minor shrinkage and wear; hairline crack in tail. (400 - 500)

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Two hollow aluminum bluebills cast from Mason Factory premier grade decoys.    Structurally good; original paint has significant wear. (350 - 550)

54A. Bluebill hen and drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Standard grade with painted eyes.  Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; small chips and cracks at neck filler; in factory hairline crack in hen’s back. (500 - 700)


55. Challenge grade brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.    Original paint; minor wear; thin crack in underside; a few small dents; small amount of professional touchup at lower breast and one lower side. (2,000 - 2,500)

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56. Bluebill drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Challenge grade with wide “spoon bill”.  Original paint with minor wear; slight wear to wood on one edge of bill. (1,500 - 2,000)

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Black duck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Premier grade with solid body.   Original paint with minor wear; filled in factory crack in back that has separated slightly; professional repair to a shallow tail chip. (1,750 - 2,250)

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Pair of Seneca Lake model canvasbacks, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  Premier grade.  Original paint with minor wear; drake has small chip missing from the neck base and some stain drips on one lower side; hen has a few shot scars on body and has been moderately hit by shot on one side; both have small cracks. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Rare rigmate pair of widgeon, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.    Original paint with slight wear; hairline crack in one side of hen; very slight separation at one side of neck filler on drake. (1,750 - 2,250)

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Rare bluewing teal drake, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.    Very good and original.

Literature: “Waterfowl Decoys of Michigan,” Lowell Jackson and Clune Walsh, Jr. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Rare greenwing teal drake, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.  Slightly turned head.  Very good and original. (1,750 - 2,250)

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“Bobtail” preening bluebill drake, similar to the work of Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.    Original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot; flat area of underside has been repainted. (500 - 800)


Decoratives 63. Very rare Hutchins goose, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed and dated on underside, 1992. “For the collection of Donald and Betty Denny, A gift from Jimmie Vizier”. Head is slightly lifted to an alert pose, swimming. Wingtips are raised and crossed.  Very good and original. (2,000 - 2,500)

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Pintail drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed and dated. Also “carved by Jimmie Vizier for collection of Donald and Betty Denny, 1992” on underside. Winner of world championship competition, North American competition, grand national competition, California open competition, Gulf Shore South competition. Slightly turned head. Excellent feather detail painting.  Excellent and original. (800 - 1,200)

65. Mallard drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed and dated 1982 on underside. “Carved special for my friends Don and Betty Denny 1982. Jimmie A. Vizier & Smokey”. Subtle chip carved texture with fine

paint blending and slightly turned head.  Excellent and original. (800 - 1,200) 66. Gadwall drake, Scott Dufreme, Raceland, Louisiana.  Signed and dated 1998. Slightly turned head. Highly detailed, raised carved wingtips and fluted tail.  Very good and original. (1,000 - 1,500) 67. Canvasback drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed for the World Champion Competition, 1988. Raised, carved wingtips and slightly turned head.  Very good and original. (900 - 1,200)

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68. Two decoys, George Lugenbuhl, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Both have John Frank’s brass label on undersides.  Appealing old second coat of paint; small cracks. (1,200 - 1,600) 69. Pintail drake, Jules Frederick, New Orleans, Louisiana.   Good form with relief wing carving.  Very well done early working repaint with minor to moderate wear; tiny chip missing from tail; neck crack repair. (1,200 - 1,500) 70. Mallard hen, Mitchell Lafrance, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Relief wing carving.  Original paint with slight crazing on the speculums; structurally good.

Provenance: University of New Orleans exhibition sticker, dated September 1976, on underside. (1,000 - 1,400)

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Stylish and early pintail drake from Louisiana.    Old in use repaint; small chip missing from one edge of bill; small dents. (900 - 1,200)

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Bluewing teal hen and drake, Laurent Verdin.  Inscription on one underside reads “Elmore Curoie Bobo Gold Meadow made 1955.” Both have raised wingtip carving.  Original and good. (950 - 1,250)

73. Coot decoy, Mitchell Lafrance, New Orleans, Louisiana.    Original paint; almost no wear; tiny chip missing from top of tail. (800 - 1,200)


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Rare pintail drake, Mike Frady, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Relief wingtip carving. Old Wild Wings Gallery label on underside.  Original paint that has darkened with age; minor wear; a few tiny dents.

Literature: “Louisiana Lures and Legends,” Brian Cheramie. (1,750 - 2,250)

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Pair of pintails, Eddie Grainer.  Hen has the initials “JJ” painted on the underside, and has Charlie Frank’s metal tag.  Original paint with minor wear; most of the drake’s bill has been professionally replaced; a few small dents.

Literature: “Louisiana: Lures and Legends,” Brian Cheramie. (2,000 - 3,000)

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76. Well carved mallard drake from Louisiana.  Old tag on underside reads “Delacroix Island circa 1900, from Richard Campo.” In different handwriting states looks like they could be from a Carmadel at Bayou Gauche.  Original paint with minor to moderate flaking and wear; hairline crack in bill; a few tiny dents.

Provenance: Huntsville, Alabama label on underside, also Jon Franks’ brass tag. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Pintail drake, Mitchell Lafrance, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Round headed style with slightly turned head and relief wing carving.  Original paint with minor discoloration; very slight wear.

Literature: “Louisiana Lures and Legends,” Brian Cheramie. (1,750 - 2,250)

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Late oversize pintail hen, Jules Frederick, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Signed on underside. Relief wing carving.  Original and good. (650 - 950)

79. Pintail hen, John Young, New Orleans, Louisiana.  “Young decoy” emblem on underside with his initials and “NOLA”. Relief wing carving and very slightly turned head.  Original paint with slight wear; small dents in back; tail chip repair. (500 - 800) 80.

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Coot attributed to Felician Lovell, Bayou Dularge, Louisiana.    Original paint with moderate wear; a few tiny dents. (500 - 700)

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Large mallard drake attributed to Pierce Benoit Cuti, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.  Body is approximately 15 1/2” long.  Original paint with minor wear; small dents and shot marks. (500 - 800)

82. Mallard hen, Harry Solet, Golden Meadow, Louisiana.  Relief wing carving.  Original and good. (500 - 700) 84.

Two doves from Louisiana, Skip Couvillion, Shreveport, Louisiana.  Signed and dated 2017. Relief wing carving and glass eyes.  Very good and original. (350 - 450)

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A large and small dove, Octave Monier.  Slight separation at body seam.   (400 - 600)


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Pair of bluewing teal, Tony Spongia, Chalmette, Louisiana.  Both have relief wing carving. Drake has slightly turned head.  Very good and original. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Dove, Reme Rousseau, Raceland, Louisiana.  Extended wingtips.  Original paint with a minor wear; tip broken off each wingtip. (1,000 - 1,400)

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Rare shoveler drake, Laurent Verdin, Pointe-auxChenes, Louisiana.    Excellent and original, never used. (800 - 1,200)

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Rare shoveler hen, Laurent Verdin, Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana.    Near mint, never used. (800 - 1,200)

90. Swimming mallard hen, George Frederick, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Relief wing carving. Inscription on underside states, “Roughed out by Mitchell Lafrance- finished by his old partner- George Frederick.”  Very good and original. (800 - 1,200) 91.

Pintail hen, attributed to David Hanneman, Phoenix, Louisiana.  Incised wing carving. Jimmy Hanamon collection stamp in underside, also “JWS” branded in the decoy twice.  Original paint with minor wear; small crack in tail. (650 - 950)

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An exceptional bronze sculpture of an Indian in canoe loaded with gear and shot game, Robert Farrington Elwell (1874-1962).  Signed. On original marble base, approximately 36” long.  Very good and original. (6,500 - 9,500)

Robert Farrington Elwell was born August 24, 1874 in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at a local technical school to become a civil engineer, which taught him skills in drafting and lettering. He began his career as a letterer and graphic artist at The Boston Globe newspaper. In 1892, he met William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody when his famous Wild West Show visited Boston. Elwell illustrated some of the advertising and publicity that Cody arranged with The Boston Globe. He and Cody became good friends. According to the artist, “I was associated with Cody for many years in as close a relationship as father and son.” Cody invited the young artist to visit his Montana ranch during the winter to escape the frozen New England weather. Through his association with Cody, he became acquainted with Frederic Remington.

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Mike Hamby began a career in fine art after retiring from the Buffalo Bills in 1989 due to an injury. Hamby has received many commissions, including two 24 foot grizzly bears which stand at the entrance to Cabella’s headquarters in

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“The Mountain Man,” a bronze sculpture by Michael Hamby.  On original hardwood base. Full height is 25”. Marked “Hamby 3/31, 1993”.  Excellent and original.

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Bronze sculpture of bighorn sheep. Joe Halko (1940-2009).  Signed and dated 1984. on marble base, approximately 22.5” long.  Very good and original. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Rhinoceros bookends bronze on wooden bases, Darrell Davis.  Approximately 13” tall.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

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“Contemplation,” bronze sculpture of a chimp, Bart Walter.  Signed and dated 1988. Limited edition, 15/20. Approximately 11” tall.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

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Jim Schmiedlin

Bradfordwoods, Pennslvania 97. Rare sleeping merganser drake with slightly lifted wing, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.  Branded, signed, and dated 1986. Note on underside states “Some touchup in 2006.”  Original paint with very slight wear and a small area of touchup; structurally good. (3,000 - 4,000)

97 98. Canvasback hen, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.  Branded on underside.   Very good and original. (3,000 - 4,000)

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Goldeneye drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.  Branded and signed. Slightly lifted head with open bill.  Original paint; very minor wear; slight wear to wood on one edge of bill. (2,500 - 3,500)

99 100. Mallard drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.  Signed and branded “JAS”. Slightly turned head.  Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Sporting Art 101 101. Watercolor of group of ducks approaching a hunter standing in his sneakbox, Chet Reneson.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size 17 1/2” x 28”.  Very good and original. Provenance: A label affixed to the back states that this piece was “painted for the 1983 banquet of the Bristol County Chapter (Massachusetts) of Ducks Unlimited. (2,000 - 3,000)

102. Watercolor of widgeon flying into marsh, David Hagerbaumer.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 21” x 29”.  Very good and original. (2,000 - 3,000)

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103. Oil on canvas of setter flushing quail.  Signed “Bluhm”. Image size approximately 24” x 30”. Varnished.   Small worn area underneath signature otherwise original and good. (1,500 - 2,000)


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105. “Snows and Blues,” an oil on canvas of geese, hunters, and decoys by Paco Young.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 19” x 25”.  Very good and original.

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104. “Caught in the Storm,” a watercolor by R. Scott.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size 24” x 18”.  Very good and original. (2,000 - 3,000)

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106. Oil on canvas of pointers and pheasants, signed Kingman.  Image size approximately 24” x 36”.  Small tear in lower right corner, otherwise very good and original; small paint flake missing from upper right. (1,200 - 1,500)

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107. “Grouse in New Hampshire,” an exceptionally well executed watercolor by A. Lassell Ripley.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size 20” x 30”. Retains original Vuse Galleries label on reverse. Subject matter is two grouse hunters, dog, and grouse.   Very good and original. (27,500 - 32,500)

An outdoors enthusiast and conservationist, Aiden Lassell Ripley adapted his early painting style and subject matter to suit his personal passion and, in so doing, became one the of the masters of sporting art in America. As Ripley’s national reputation grew, so did the number of commissions he received, especially those from wealthy sportsmen. Ripley’s particular skill in depicting waterfowl and upland birds took him to New England during the summer and fall before traveling to the South during the winter months. In South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, he recorded traditional sporting activity, often with near photographic precision, on private plantations, while using his down time to paint local genre scenes. 36


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108. “Free Spirit,” an oil on canvas of a running horse, Julie Jeppsen.  Professionally framed. Image size 12” x 16”.  Very good and original.

109. “Man Among Men,” an oil on board of a Plains Indian by D. Edward Kucera.  Image size 24” x 30”. Signed and dated 2001.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

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Large fire screen triptych with upland game hunting scene, Reginald Bolles.  Scenes are oil on board and approximately 54” x 21 1/2” each.  All original; very slight and not very visible paint shrinkage, mostly in sky. (6,000 - 9,000)

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Shorebirds Around 1950 Mark Sooy, Jr., who owned a gas station in pleasantville, New Jersey, gave a rig of roughly 40 shorebird decoys to his friend, Bill Hurd. Roughly half of them are offered here. The remainder will be sold in our July 2018 auction.

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Four shorebirds from Southern New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.    Three of four bills are missing; mix of repaint and original paint; shot marks; small cracks; one has small burn marks.

Provenance: Sooy rig.

Hurd collection. (650 - 950)

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112. Five shorebirds from South Jersey, last quarter 19th century.  Two large plover, two ruddy turnstones, and a root head greater yellowlegs.  Plovers have original paint with moderate wear; small cracks and shot marks; each has chips missing from end of bill; greater yellowlegs has old in use repaint and the bill missing, also roughness to end of tail; ruddy turnstones have worn and discolored original paint; bills are missing; one has chips and dog chews in the head and tail; the other has a crack in one side and an area of dry rub in tail.

Provenance: Hurd collection. Sooy rig. (1,200 - 1,600)

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113. Three plover from Long Island, New York last quarter 19th century.  Two have relief wing carving.  Original paint with moderate wear and some original showing; lightly hit by shot; one has a bill missing. Provenance: Hurd collection. Sooy rig. (500 - 700)

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114. Root head yellowlegs from Cape May, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.    Original paint with minor wear; thin vertical crack in one side of the neck; end of bill is missing.

Provenance: Hurd collection. Sooy rig.

(2,000 - 3,000)

115. Black bellied plover, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, circa 1900.    Worn original paint; fairly thin crack through neck; slight roughness to tip of tail; old nail added to underside a long time ago; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: Hurd collection. Sooy rig.

(1,250 - 1,750)

116. Robin snipe, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey.    Old overpaint has worn to the original and bare wood in many places; small crack in top of bill.

Provenance: Hurd collection. Sooy rig.

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Golden plover, Captain Wyer, Nantucket, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.  Tack eyes.  Original paint with moderate wear; lightly hit by shot; some touchup near bill. (800 - 1,200)

118. Yellowlegs with nail bill, similar to the work of John Fulcher, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.    Small defect in wood under the tail; original paint with slight wear. (600 - 900) 119. Golden plover from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.  Head is morticed onto body.  Original paint with moderate wear; much of the bill is missing; separation at the neck seam. (350 - 450)

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120. 12 shorebirds from Long Island, New York and North Carolina.  Eight appear to have been made by Cecil Lance Midget, Rodanthe, North Carolina. The others appear to be from Long Island, New York.  Midget decoys have original paint; one has a bill missing; several have replaced bills and heads and a couple have been replaced by the carver; Long Island birds appear to have been repainted by Midget and has had one head replaced by Midget. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Thomas Gelston 1851 - 1924 Qougue, New York

Gelston was born in Brooklyn, New York. He hunted Sheepshead Bay in his youth and reportedly shot in the Quogue area of Long Island in his later years. Mackey refers to him as a gentleman hunter and states that he was “apparently a man of independent means.” “He enjoyed himself to the fullest and turned a hobby into a vocation, making some superb shorebirds (combining) a keen, practical viewpoint with considerable artistic merit.” Many of his decoys were sold through Abercrombie and Fitch in New York but, presumably, his more refined, full bodied, wooden shorebirds were carved for his own use or for friends. His work is highly regarded, and he is ranked among the very best of the premier Long Island carvers. References: “Thomas Gelston,” Richard Cowen and Richard LaFountain, Decoy Magazine, Jan/Feb 2002. “The Decoys of Long Island,” Geoffrey Fleming, Alan Haid, Timothy Sieger. “American Bird Decoys,” William J. Mackey.

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121. Very rare dowitcher, Thomas Gelston, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.  Relief wingtip carving and shoe button eyes.  Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear; structurally good.

Literature: “Shorebird Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr.

(10,000 - 14,000)

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1876 - 1949 Chincoteague, Virginia

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121A. Three rigmate lesser yellowlegs, Ira Hudson Chincoteague, Virginia. Including one in very rare running pose. Original paint with minor wear on backs and heads; early working wash of repaint on breasts; roughness to ends of tail, including a fairly large chip on the top of runner’s tail; crack in one side of runner; all three bills have been partially replaced by Cameron McIntyre.

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122. Bluebill drake, Will Knight, Moyock, North Carolina, circa 1950s.    Original paint with minor wear; thin neck crack.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Bud Coppedge in 2003. (450 - 650)

123. Canvasback drake attributed to Theodore Williams, Back Bay, Virginia.  Williams and his two sons operated the North Bay Gunning Club. Branded “PA Club” and “SB Club” in underside.  Worn old overpaint; numerous cracks and shot marks; thin shallow chip missing from one side of body. (400 - 600) 124. Redhead drake, John Austin, Carolla, North Carolina.    Old in use repaint; neck crack repair; crack in back; defect in wood in one side. Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 255. (400 - 600)

125. Redhead drake, Joe Hayman, Coinjock, North Carolina, circa 1930s.  Elizabeth City foundry weight in underside.  Old in use repaint; head is slightly offset; crack in underside.

Literature: “Gunnin’ birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 153. (400 - 600)

126. Redhead drake, Manson Meekins, Avon, North Carolina.    Original paint with minor wear; structurally good. Provenance: “MM” carved in underside. Purchased by consignor directly from Meekins. (1,250 - 1,750) 127. Coot, Bera Allen Tillett, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1st half 20th century.  Son of Alfonso Tillett. Root head decoy.  Original paint; wood imperfections on body; small areas have worn to bare wood; tight crack in head. (500 - 700) 45


Ned Burgess

1863 - 1956 Churches Island, North Carolina

128. Well sculpted and very rare ruddy duck, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.    Original paint with minor wear, mostly on the top of head; light gray areas on body may have been added at a later date; crack in underside and breast; small chip missing from one edge of tail.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen. “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (7,000 - 9,000)

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129. Unused widgeon drake, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.    Near mint original paint; structurally very good. Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen. (6,000 - 9,000)

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Related Items

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Carved wooden model of the famous Confederate States of America submarine, C.S.S. Hunley, Frank Finney, Cape Charles, Virginia.  Just under 5’ long. Also included is the vintage set of weathervane directionals shown in the photo.  Original surface with paint shrinkage; one propeller blade is missing; mounted on wooden base with “F” carved in it. (5,500 - 7,500)

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On February 17, 1864, the H.L Hunley made history by becoming the first successful combat submarine in the world. Construction began on the innovative, human powered, confederate craft in April of 1863. Named after one of her creators, Horace L. Hunley, the 40’ vessel was constructed at the machine shop of Park and Lyons in Mobile, Alabama and was shipped to Charleston, South Carolina in July of that same year. Her mission was to break the Union blockade that was strangling the city. She sank twice with heavy human losses on initial tests in Charleston and finally embarked on her historic mission on the night of February 17, 1864. The concept was to ram a black powder torpedo, which was attached to a 16 foot spar protruding from the lower bow of the craft, into the hull of an enemy vessel causing detonation. She approached the USS Housatonic, embedded and exploded the torpedo, sinking the enemy craft. That was the last time the submarine or any of her eight-man crew would be seen for over 136 years. The vessel was finally located in 1995 and successfully raised from the ocean floor in 2000. She is currently 131. Group of 10 old setters.  Eight are painted cast iron, one is brass, and one is some sort of white being conserved in Charleston as a tribute to her metal.  Good. Size varies 14” to 2 1/4”. accomplishment and her heroic crew.

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Provenance: Bahrenburg estate.

(650 - 950)


132. Pair of carved wooden standing eagles from Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century.  Approximately 20” tall. Both carvings show good age.  Bare wood with small cracks and dents. (1,250 - 1,750)

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133. Three muzzle loader shotguns.  One is marked “The Climax Fine Damascus, National Firearms”, with flying bird engraving. Another is marked “Nock”. The third is marked “W Richards”. All have checkered stocks. Richards gun has “SHM 1889” carved in stock.  Good. (1,200 - 1,500)

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134. 43” wide carved Bellamy style eagle with flag banner, mid 20th century.    Paint is flaking; numerous holes from where it was mounted on wall; small cracks and chips. Provenance: Larry Hughes collection. 135.

(650 - 950)

Tin weathervane made to look like a goose.  Approximately 29” long. Mounted on metal stand, stand included.  Original with some pitting. (400 - 600)

136. Swan decoy with inset head, appears to be around 40 years old.    Several coats of paint; small cracks. (500 - 800) 50

137. Old pair of goose andirons from North Carolina.  Approximately 17” tall.  Original and good.

Provenance: Originally from the Sand Ridge Lodge, located just north of Rodanthe, North Carolina, where Nelius Midgett was the care taker in the early 1930s. The club was destroyed in a huricane in 1944. After the storm Midgett bought the first colony inn in Nags Head to use for hunting and moved these andirons there. Purchased by the consignor from a Midgett family member . See page 345 of “Gunnin Birds,” Kroghie Andresen. (400 - 600)


138 138. Wooden sign from a hunting supply store in North Carolina, circa 1950s. Approximately 58” long. Original with moderate flaking and wear. (300 - 400)

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139. Three fish decoys, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan.  A sucker, shinner, and brook trout. One is approximately 6 1/2” long, the other two are 6 3/4”. All belly widths measure approximately 1/2”.   Fair. (800 - 1,200)

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140 140. Life size boar’s head, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.  Signed. On original iron base. Approximately 24” tall.  Thin crack in one side of head, otherwise original and good. (2,500 - 3,000) 141. Two antiqued wooden signs, Keith Davidson.  One is for racing pigeons, the other Smithfield Packaging Company. Smithfield sign 35” long. Pigeon sign 22” in diameter.  Small cracks; some wear. (650 - 950)

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1862 - 1952 East Harwich, Massachusetts 142. Rare standing full size wood duck drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.  Approximately 14” from tip of bill to tip of tail. Crowell’s rectangular stamp is in the underside of the base. It is also signed and dated 1940 by Crowell. The carving exhibits fluted tail, slightly turned head with crest feather carving. Fine paint detail.   Original paint with good patina and almost no wear; barely noticeable paint shrinkage on part of breast and back; professional neck chip repair. (45,000 - 55,000)

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143. Well carved full size flying mallard drake in unusual pose, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine.    Some of the paint and filler has flaked away where the wings join the body, otherwise very good and original. Provenance: Jim Barthe collection. Formerly in collection of noted folk art collector David Morse, Portland Maine. From the collection of Fred Anderson, early decoy collector from South Portland, Maine who obtained it directly from Wilson. (4,000 - 6,000)

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144. Large black duck, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine.  Wider, rounder, and longer than the typical Wilson blackbuck. Approximately 20” long. Inlet head, carved eyes, and relief wing carving.  Original paint with minor wear; age split in underside; rough spots from where weights were pried off; some dark paint applied to sides of head, may be later; small dents. (900 - 1,200)

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145. Black duck, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.  Crowell’s oval brand is in the underside. An earlier style with high round body and protruding breast. Slightly turned head.  Original paint with minor wear; surface paint shrinkage on parts of breast and tail; filled crack in underside. (2,000 - 3,000)


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146. * Two kestrals, Zach and Dauna Dean, Milford, Delaware and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Signed under the bases. Carvings are 13” and 9.5” tall. Highly detailed layered feather carving.  One feather tip has been blunted slightly; otherwise very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(2,000 - 3,000)

147. * “Golden Eagle on Moon,” an immature eagle, Phil Galatas.  Signed and dated 4/2000. Approximately 15” tall. Fine feather detail carving.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(1,250 - 1,750)

148. * Leach’s storm petrel, a painted wood carving by Jim Hazley.  **RIBBON MATERIAL TO LOOK UP**. Carving was a blue ribbon winner at the 1995 world carving championships. Wing span is approximately 13.5”, total carving height is 15.5”.  Very good and original with fine feather detail.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

149. * “The Hunter,” a Harris hawk, Phil Galatas.  Signed and dated 4/1995. Total height approximately 14” tall. On wooden base. Fine carving detail.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(1,250 - 1,750)

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150. * Willow/Ptarmigan on rocks, a painted wood carving by Ernie Muehlmatt.  Carving stands approximately 10” tall, 14.5 including base. Fine feather detail. Highly detailed carving to simulate rocks and lichen.  Very good and original.

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

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* Cluster of 12 bluebirds on turned hardwood base, Ernie Muehlmatt.  Good carving detail.  Original and good. (1,500 - 2,000)

152 152. Three full size carved birds on driftwood made to hang on wall, Ernie Muehlmatt.  Signed. A chickadee, cardinal, and bluebird.  Original and good. (950 - 1,250) 56

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154. Red breasted merganser, Pat Godin, Ontario, Canada.  Signed and dated 1985 on underside with burned remarque of a merganser drake. Head is in aggressive open mouth calling position with finely detailed carved teeth. Fine detailed carving on crest and head. Slightly raised and carved wingtips and carved tail.  Excellent near mint. (2,500 - 3,500)

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155. Finely carved wood duck drake, Lionel Dwyer, Tillsonburg, Ontario.  Signed and dated 2005. Elaborate feather carving detail with raised carved primaries and secondaries. Fanned tail. Slightly turned and nestled head.  Two tiny chips missing from underside of two tail feathers, otherwise very good and original. Literature: This carving is pictured on the front cover of the 2007 Ducks Unlimited Canada Wildfowl Carving calendar. Calendar included. (2,000 - 3,000)

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156. Mallard drake, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed and dated 1993. “Originated for my good friends Don and Betty Denny, thanks for the memories”. Slightly turned head with intricate tail wing and curl feather carving. Highly detailed feather texturing on back and side pockets.  Excellent and original. (2,500 - 3,500)

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157. Ringneck drake, John McCafferty.  “McCafferty” brand in underside. Fine carving detail with carved, lifted primaries and secondaries as well as fluted tail.  Excellent and original. Provenance: First place winner for species in Ocean City, Maryland 2006. (1,750 - 2,250)

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158. * Important mallard drake, Jett Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed and dated 7/4/85. An exceptional example of Brunet’s work with tucked and turned head, slightly raised wings with extended wingtips, and fanned tail. Lifelike feather painting.  Thin crack in one tail feather, otherwise excellent and original. Provenance: Bergeron collection. Carving is a five time blue ribbon winner including best of show at the 1986 World Carving Championships and best of show at the 1986 Louisiana Wildlife Festival. The 1986 best of show blue ribbon at the World Carving Championship was the first of a record nine best of show awards for Jett. Literature: “How to Carve Wildfowl,” Book 2, Roger Schroeder, this carving is featured in over 18 pages (as well as the back cover and unnumbered color plate in center of book) showing the step by step process of making it from one piece of wood. “Louisiana Wildfowl Festival Magazine,” September 1986, p. 19, photos of Jett Brunet holding this decoy for best of show division a professional winner. “Waterfowlers World,” volume 8, issue 5, number 47, carving is featured on the front cover. (12,500 - 17,500) 58


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159. Well sculpted canvasback drake, Lionel Dwyer, Tillsonburg, Ontario.  Signed and dated 2005. Good carving detail with raised, carved, crossed wingtips and fluted tail. Slightly turned head.  Tiny paint scrape under one eye and one side of tip of bill. (1,750 - 2,250)

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160. Well sculpted Pacific brant, Lionel Dwyer, Tillsonburg, Ontario.  Signed and dated 2005. Slightly turned and nestled head. Fine feather carving detail with raised, carved, crossed wingtips.  Excellent and original. (1,750 - 2,250)

160 161. * Calling widgeon drake, Willie Badeaux.  Signed “WJ Badeaux 1983”. Fine feather carving detail with fanned tail, raised, carved primaries and secondaries. Very slightly turned head.  Near mint original paint; tiny crack in one tail feather; tiny chip at a different tail feather.

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

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162. Preening Canada goose, Victor Paroyan, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Signed and dated March 2000. Good carving detail with nestled head, carved primaries and secondaries, and fluted tail. Slight scuffing at one wing tip and one lower side, otherwise very good and original.

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Provenance: Watson collection. (1,000 - 1,400)


163. Canvasback hen, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana.  Signed “Hen can 8/8/83, Tan”. Detailed feather carving with relief wingtip carving and slightly turned head. On hardwood base also, marked “8/8/83, Tan”.  Excellent and original.

Provenance: Bergeron collection.

(4,000 - 6,000)

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164. * Widgeon hen and drake, Dennis Schroeder.  Branded and signed 2005 and 2003. Both have carved, crossed wingtips and slightly turned heads.  Excellent and original. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Virginia 165. Hissing Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.    Original paint with moderate wear; numerous cracks; age split in underside with some roughness from weights and tie straps; shallow tail chip; small chip on one edge of tail.

Literature: “Ira Hudson and Family,” Henry Stansbury. (3,500 - 5,500)

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166. Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Slightly turned head.  Original paint with moderate wear; some touchup; numerous cracks in body. (2,000 - 3,000)

166 167. Canvasback drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Round body style with fluted tail.  Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small cracks in neck; small dents and shot marks.

Provenance: Marro collection. (1,000 - 1,400)

167 168. Flat bottom style bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Fluted tail.  Original paint with minor to moderate wear; old spot of touchup to worn area on one lower side, approximately 1 1/2” x 3”; age split in underside; hairline crack in one side.

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Provenance: Marro collection. (1,200 - 1,500)


169. Hollow carved Canada goose, Dave Watson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Raised “V” wing carving. “Amos D.” is carved in the underside.  Original paint on the back; the rest has working repaint with moderate discoloration and wear; crack in tail back and neck.

Provenance: Formerly in collection of Roy Bull, Cape Charles, Virginia. Bull collection brand in underside. (7,500 - 9,500)

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170. Extremely rare diminutive ruddy duck, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia.  One of only 2 known to exist. Approximately 9 3/4” long.  Near mint original paint; structurally very good.

Literature: “Southern Decoys,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (6,000 - 9,000)

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171. Canvasback hen and drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland.    Original paint with minor to moderate discoloration and wear; hen has a crack in one side of the neck.

Provenance: Drake has William Purnell brand in underside. (1,500 - 2,000)

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Canvasback hen, Will Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.    Original paint with minor wear; never rigged; structurally good. (1,500 - 2,000)

173. Early hand chopped black duck, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.  Good scratch feather paint detail.  Original paint with minor to moderate wear; structurally good.

Provenance: Marro collection.

(1,500 - 2,000)

174. Bluebill hen and drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.  Drake is branded “CMD”, also “F” for Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. Hen is branded “RP McGaw”, 64

“WHP JR” for William Purnell, and “F” for Henry Fleckenstein, Jr.  Each has cracks in the body; hen has original paint with minor wear; drake has original paint with minor to moderate discoloration and wear.

Provenance: Marro collection.

(1,600 - 2,000)

175. Rare pintail hen, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.    Barely used, almost no wear; good feather paint detail; separation at knot in one lower side; a few specs of off white paint. Provenance: Marro collection. Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (2,000 - 3,000) 176. Pair of wood ducks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Both have slightly turned heads. Signed, “With love to my dear wife, Janet, Charlie Joiner Chestertown MD 1992.”  Very good and original.

Provenance: Maryland.

Estate of Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, (1,500 - 2,000)


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177. Canvasback drake, Jim Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.    Original paint with minor to moderate wear; hairline crack in back; small chip in top of tail; several small dents in back; defect in wood in underside. (1,250 - 1,750) 178. Rare mallard drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.    Original paint with minor wear; crack through neck.

Provenance: Marro collection. Formerly in collection of Henry Fleckenstein, Jr., “F” brand in underside. (1,200 - 1,500)

180. Canada goose, John Vickers, Cambridge, Maryland.    Old in use repaint; numerous cracks. (1,250 - 1,750) 181. Canvasback drake, Charles Nelson Barnard, Havre de Grace, Maryland.    Old in use repaint; numerous cracks; lightly hit by shot; age split in one side. (800 - 1,200) 182. Pair of wooden wing ducks, carved in the Susquehanna Flats tradition, Norris Pratt.  Signed and dated 1970 and 1971. Both are branded “UBM”.  Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; structurally very good. (950 - 1,250)

179. Pintail drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.    Very good and original.

Provenance: Marro collection.

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Sporting Art 183. “Whitetail Buck,” a watercolor by Mort Solberg.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size 15” x 24”.  Very good and original. (1,500 - 2,500)

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“Winter Swans,” an oil on canvas by Daniel Loge.  Signed. Image size approximately 22” x 40”.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection. (1,750 - 2,250)

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185. “Drop It,” an oil on board of boy and dog, Jim Daly.  Signed and dated 1987. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 9” x 12”.  Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750)


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186. Oil on canvas half portrait of Edward Mann, Charleston, South Carolina, 1836.  Inscription on back of canvas reads Edward Mann/Presented this his likeness, to/Mr. and Mrs. Leavinworth/as a __ __ of perpetual gratitude to/them for their kindness to him during his apprenticeship/Thos. H. Egan Pinx 1836.” Portrait is in period rosewood frame. Image size approximately 15 1/2” x 13 1/2”. Portrait shows young man in black coat, white shirt and vest. He is sitting in a red upholstered chair beside an opening with a waterfall view.  Original and good.

Literature: “Artist and the life of Charleston through colony and state from Restoration to reconstruction,” Anna Wells Rutledge. (2,000 - 3,000)

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187. “Jeannie on Chair,” an oil on canvas by Jei-Weizhou.  Signed. Believed to be a portrait of his wife. Image size approximately 30” x 23 1/2”.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection. (1,000 - 1,400)

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188. “Quail & Poppies” a watercolor by Gerald Petitt.  Signed. Image size 14” x 10”. Professionally matted and framed.  Very good. (1,000 - 1,500)

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189. “Scent of a Lion,” a pencil on paper of water buffalo, Lindsay Scott.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 5” x 30”.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(800 - 1,200)

190. Two pencil drawings by Lindsay Scott.  Cape Buffalo, pencil on board, Lindsay Scott. Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 14” x 10 3/4”. And Lion study, a pencil drawing by Lindsay Scott. Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 9” x 13”.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(1,000 - 1,500)

191. “Leopard and Orchids,” a colored paper on pencil, Lindsay Scott.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 15 1/2” x 10”.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(800 - 1,200)

192. “Snow Leopards - mother and two cubs,” a colored pencil drawing by Lindsay Scott.  Signed. Image size approximately 6 1/2” x 19 1/2”. Professionally matted and framed.  Very good and original.

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193. Black ducks, a watercolor by David Hagerbaumer.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 15” x 21”.  Very good and original. (650 - 950)

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194. “Storm Surf Canvasbacks,” an oil on canvas by Philip Crowe.  Signed. Image size 23 x 35.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection. (800 - 1,200)

194 195. “Great Blue Heron,” a watercolor by Art LaMay.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 14” x 34”.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Potter collection. (500 - 800)

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196. “Morning Covey,” a acrylic on board, Paco Young.  Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 9 1/2” x 13”.  Very good and original. (600 - 900)

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New Jersey and New York 197. Sleeping black duck, William Quinn, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.  “W Quinn Tullytown” is stamped in the weight.  Very good and original.

Literature: “Floating Sculpture,” Harrison Huster and Doug Knight. (3,000 - 5,000)

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198. Black duck in content pose, Dan English, Florence, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.  From the George Winter rig, stamped “G. Winter” twice in underside. Raised “V” wingtip carving and fluted tail.  Very good and original. Literature: “Floating Sculpture,” Harrison Huster and Doug Knight. (2,750 - 3,250)

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Great blue heron on wooden base with weights, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.  Signed.   Original paint with slight wear; professional repair to a leg crack by Russ Allen.

Provenance: collection.

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201. Hollow carved working black duck, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.  Signed with inscription, “Made 1955. Used in my hunting rig, John McLoughlin”. Carved, crossed wingtips.  Very good and original. Provenance: Larry Hughes collection.

(1,200 - 1,500)

202. Pintail drake, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.  “McLoughlin” stamp is on underside twice.  Near mint original paint protected by an old coat of varnish; small amount of filler on center of back; plug in underside; decoy appears to have been made into a lamp at one time. Provenance: Larry Hughes collection.

(900 - 1,200)

203. Wooden wing duck redhead drake, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.    Original paint; minor to moderate wear; crack in back; hairline crack in neck; small rough spot in one edge of underside. (900 - 1,200) 204. Brant, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey.    A mix of original paint and old in use repaint; minor to moderate wear; thin defect in center of back appears to have been filled when the decoy was made; professional bill crack repair by Russ Allen.

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205. Canvasback hen, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.    Original paint with minor wear; small crack in underside. (750 - 950)

208. Pair of widgeon, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1970.  Very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

206. Pair of sleeping widgeon, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Signed.  Very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

209. Pair of sleeping canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1995.  Very good and original. (800 - 1,200)

207. Pair of high neck canvasbacks, Milton Watson, Chesapeake City, Maryland.    Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; hairline crack in drake’s back; minor roughness to underside. (800 - 1,200)

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210. Canvasback drake, John “Daddy” Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.  “Reckless” brand in underside.  Old in use repaint; small dents. (650 - 950)


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210A. Rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Both retain original McGaw dogbone weights. Good scratch feather paint detail. Original paint with minor wear, mostly on the top of drake’s head; area of discoloration and faded paint near one speculum of drake; large area of faded paint on one side and part of back of hen; structurally good. (3,500 - 4,500)

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Working canvasback drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1950.  Original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot. (500 - 700)

213. Canvasback drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.    Original paint with minor to moderate wear; tiny dents. (450 - 650)

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214. Very rare bluewing teal hen, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.  Weight and tie strap are attached with square nails. Scratch loop feather painting on back.  Original paint with minor wear; numerous tiny dents on back; hairline surface crack on one lower side (X-rays available).

Literature: “Decoys of the Mid Atlantic Region,” Henry Fleckenstein, Jr. (20,000 - 25,000)

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“Not all decoy carvers from the Upper Chesapeake made teal. Many carvers created only the most popular species – canvasbacks, bluebills, redheads, and, occasionally, black ducks and mallards. James T. Holly carved beautiful teal. If held close to a Holly hen pintail, it will show his inspiration.” “The Hollys’ sleek looking decoys became the standard for quality, beauty, and style. For this reason they are credited as creating the upper

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bay standard by which has been copied for over one hundred years.” James T. Holly was the most prolific of the early Harve de Grace carvers and has been credited as one of the first to use the scratch painting technique. “Waterfowling on the Chesapeake 1819-1936,” C. John Sullivan

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215. Bufflehead drake, Allan Bell, Tillsonburg, Ontario.  Branded “Bell 90”. Slightly turned head. Raised wingtips.  Very good and original. (800 - 1,200) 216. Large kingfisher on wooden base, Jim Hasley.  Open bill with small fish in its mouth. Highly detailed feather carving.  Very tip of one feather on top of crest has been blunted slightly, otherwise excellent and original.

Provenance: Potter collection.

(1,250 - 1,750)

217. “Eternal Conflict,” Martin Gates.  Eagle and a snake carved from cherry wood. 26.5” tall. Fine carving detail.   Small cracks and defects in wood from when the carving was made. 76

Provenance: Potter collection.

(900 - 1,200)

219 218. Shooting stool model bufflehead drake, Don Bridell.  Signed and dated 1978 with a remarque of a flying bird. Made for the Ward Foundation shooting stool class competition.  Very good and original. (400 - 600) 219. Carving of bluejays, Ernie Muehlmatt.  Signed and dated 1973. On piece of driftwood that is made to be mounted on wall.  Very good and original. (600 - 900)


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219A. Pair of canvasbacks, Pat Godin. Signed and dated 2003 with inscription, “An original creation by Pat Godin, 9 time world champion. Made especially for Wayne and Faye Watson.” Both have carved crossed wingtips with detail, and fluted tails. Both have fine feather carving detail on bodies and slightly turned heads. Excellent and original.

Provenance: Watson collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)

219B. Pair of goldeneye, Pat Godin. Signed and dated 1997 with inscription, “An original creation by Pat Godin for collection of Wayne and Faye Watson. Both have carved and crossed wingtips with carving detail and fluted tails. Hen is in swimming pose drake is in content pose. Both have slightly turned heads. Very good and original.

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219C. Widgeon hen and drake with hardwood keels, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana. Drake is signed “Ward 1993 World” and remarqued on keel with Ward style Canada goose, marked “Lem - Tan”. Hen is signed and dated 1994 on the underside and keel with a remarque of a carved and painted widgeon drake, also marked “For Wayne and Faye Watson.” Both are in content poses with carved crossed wingtips. Excellent and original. 78

Provenance: Watson collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)

219D. Large pair of pintails, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana. Both are signed. Drake “Pintail drake gunner Oct 20, 1993 Tan Brunet” and in banner is signed “Collection of Wayne and Faye Watson”. Hen is signed “5/14/1994 collection of Faye and Wayne Watson, Tan Brunet”. Both have carved crossed wingtips, relief wing carving, and slightly turned heads. Excellent and original.

Provenance: Watson collection.

(3,500 - 4,500)


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219E. Rare 1/2 size black duck hen and drake, Tan Brunet, Galliano, Louisiana. Approximately 8 1/2” long. Both are signed, with detailed carved, crossed wingtips, fluted tails, and slightly turned heads. One is signed and dated 10/20/2000 with inscription “Canadian red leg hen, collection of Wayne and Faye Watson. God is our anchor and our strength, Tan”. The other is inscribed “Black duck drake, 2/12/2000,” and Remarque with a banner stating “God is our anchor and strength. Faye and Wayne Watson. Tan

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Brunet.” Part of wingtip is missing on drake, otherwise excellent and original.

Provenance: Watson collection.

(2,000 - 3,000)

219F. Rare pair of cinnamon teal, Dennis Schroeder. Stamped signed and dated 1998. Both have carved, crossed wingtips with some detail. Both have slightly turned heads. Drake is in calling pose rare. Excellent and original.

Provenance: Watson collection.

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219G. Pair of bluewing teal, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisiana. Signed, “For the collection of Wayne and Faye Watson, 1998.� Both have carved, crossed wingtips and fluted tails. Hen is in preening pose with slightly lifted wings. Excellent and original.

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

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219H. Preening greenwing teal drake, Jim Foote. Signed and dated 1977. Fine carving detail with lifted wings. Very good and original.

Provenance: Watson collection. (1,750 - 2,250)

219H 219I. Greenwing teal hen, Jim Foote. Signed. Carved crossed wingtips and fluted tail. Very good and original; keel has been removed.

Provenance: Watson collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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219J. Cinnamon teal drake with keel, Jimmie Vizier. Signed and dated 1995. Honorable mention shooting stool category Ward World Championship Wildfowl carving 1996. Ribbon attached. Slightly turned head. Very good and original.

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Provenance: Watson collection. (1,250 - 1,750)


220. Pair of old squaw, Allan Bell, Tillsonburg, Ontario.  Branded “Bell 91”. Both have slightly turned heads and relief wing carving. Good paint detail.  Very good and original. (1,750 - 2,250)

220 221. Decorative goldeneye drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.  Branded, signed, and dated 1985. Slightly turned head and raised wingtips and fluted tail.  Very good and original. (2,000 - 3,000)

221 222. Pair of wood ducks, Allan Bell, Tillsenburg, Ontario.  Branded “Bell 90”. Turned heads and raised wingtips.  Very good and original. (1,750 - 2,250)

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Goldeneye drake, Pat Godin.  Signed, “Goldeneye drake for the Cajun Hunters Festival 1986.” Slightly turned head and relief wing carving.  Very good and original.

Provenance: Bergeron collection. (1,200 - 1,500)

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228 224. Redhead drake, Wallace O’Neal, Jr., Aylett, North Carolina, circa 1930s.  Elizabeth City Foundry weight attached to underside.  Worn original paint on back; the rest has old in use repaint; small cracks; knot in one side of back. (400 - 600) 225. Canvasback hen, Lynwood Dudley, Back Bay, Virginia, circa 1920s.    Old repaint; small cracks and shot marks.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 73. (400 - 600)

226. Redhead drake, Vernon Alonso Parker, Hall’s Harbor, North Carolina, circa 1920s.    Appealing old in use repaint; crack through neck; thin crack in body. (400 - 600) 227. Canvasback drake, Joe Dempsey Perry, 1st quarter 20th century.    Old in use repaint; cracks and dents.

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Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Leonard Willis. (350 - 450)

228. Redhead drake, John Austin, Corolla, North Carolina, 1st quarter 19th century.    Old in use repaint; cracks and shot marks. Provenance: Formerly in collection of John Maddox, Chincoteague, Virginia. (350 - 550) 229. Canvasback drake, John Wesley Fentress, Back Bay, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century.  Branded “PA Club” and “SB” in underside.  Old in use repaint; long thin piece missing from underside looks like a defect in the wood when the decoy was made.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Bud Coppedge in 1999. (350 - 450)


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230. Canvas over wire frame coot, Paul Parker, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.    Old in use repaint; structurally good.

Literature: “Gunnin Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 305. (300 - 500)

231. Bufflehead hen, Eldon Willis, Core Sound, North Carolina.    Original paint with almost no wear; crack in underside. (350 - 450) 232. Canvasback drake, Williams Family, Back Bay, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century.    Old in use repaint; small dents. (350 - 450) 233. Pintail drake, John Etheridge, Jr, Manteo, North Carolina, 3rd quarter 20th century.    Appealing old in use repaint; thin crack in one side and underside. (350 - 550)

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234. Redhead drake, Harry Seneca, Knotts Island, North Carolina, 3rd quarter 19th century.  Seneca sold decoys to the Flyway Club and the False Cape Club.  Old in use repaint; structurally good.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Bud Coppe dge. (300 - 400)

235. Bluebill drake, body by Robert Morse, head by Robert Crain.    Appealing old in use repaint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot.

Provenance: From a rig at one time owned by Cecil Whitson. Purchased by the consignor from Neal Conoley in 1987. (300 - 400)

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Redhead drake, John Lewark, Corolla, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century.    Old in use repaint; thin cracks in body. (300 - 400)

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237. Very rare ruddy duck drake, Lee or Lynnwood Dudley, Knotts Island, North Carolina, circa 1900.  Hole is drilled in underside for some type of stand.  Old repaint with some original showing; head is a later replacement but shows some age; body is structurally good with some deterioration at line tie hole at front of breast and slightly under; small rough area to one side of tail; very tight hairline crack running from middle of back to end of tail. (6,500 - 9,500)

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238. Swimming Canada goose with tin tail from North Carolina, circa 1900.  At one time decoy was used as a stick up.  Old in use repaint; numerous cracks; roughness to edge of bill; age split in underside; shot scars in back and back of neck. (12,000 - 15,000)

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238A. Bluebill drake, Lee Dudley, Knotts Island North Carolina, last quarter 19th century. Branded “ELM” twice in the underside. Most of the paint is missing; decoy has been hit by shot, mostly on one side; head has been broken off and reattached with some filler added where wood is missing there; shot scar at top of head.

Provenance: Jim Lewis, Sr. collection. Consigned by a member of the Lewis family.

Literature: Andresen.

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238B. Large pintail drake, Mitchell Fulcher, Stacy, North Carolina. Original paint with minor to moderate discoloration and wear; numerous small cracks.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen. (3,000 - 4,000)

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238C. Large special order canvas over wire frame Canada goose, Joe Hayman, Churches Island, North Carolina, 2nd quarter 20th century. Decoy has a 3/4” bottom board and is 21” long. Old working repaint; structurally good.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Jim Gibson in 1991. Gibson purchased it many years before that from Tilford Wade. (500 - 800)

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238D. Canvas over wire frame swan, from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Branded “WTJ”. Old in use repaint; small cracks in head. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Bob Timberlake. Timberlake has signed the decoy at one time in the underside. (600 - 900)

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Provenance: Estate of Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. (3,000 - 4,000)

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240. Pair of shooting stool model goldeneye, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1971. Both have turned heads.  Drake has near mint original paint; hen has a small amount of paint shrinkage and discoloration near a knot in one side of the back; structurally good. (3,000 - 5,000)

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241. Pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930.  Both are signed by the Ward Brothers and branded “ELW”. Hen’s head is turned approximately 45 degrees. Both have ice dips behind necks.  Original paint with minor wear; each has a professional repair to part of the bill; with touchup in that area; drake appears to have old touchup on black area of breast; hen has two small shot marks in head. (6,000 - 9,000)

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242. 1932 model redhead drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.    Original paint with minor wear on body, old overpaint was taken off of the head; moderately hit by shot on one side; crack in underside; three hairline surface cracks in back of head. (3,000 - 5,000)

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243. Canada goose in content post, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1932. Slightly turned head.  Appealing old in use repaint with minor wear; small cracks; paint on back appears to be original. (2,500 - 3,500)

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244. Bluebill hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Both are signed and dated 1967. Both have slightly turned heads. Drake has relief wingtip carving. Hen has “LT Ward and Bro” ink stamp. Drake is marked “Waterfield collection.”  Near mint original paint; hen has slight separation at body seam. (3,000 - 4,000)

244 245. Early bluebill drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Relief wingtip carving.  Old in use repaint with some original showing; numerous cracks, some had filler added to them a long time ago. (2,000 - 3,000)

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246. 1948 model Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Balsa body. Slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail.  Original paint on much of the decoy; touchup on some areas, particularly worn areas to the balsa on the lower sides; neck crack repair; small separations in balsa; numerous dents. (1,200 - 1,500) 247. 1936 model mallard drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Slightly turned head.  Repainted by Lem Ward in 1952; inscription on underside by Lem Ward states when the decoy was made and when it was repainted; small dent in tail, otherwise very good and original.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Somers G. Headly, Headly collection stamp on underside. (1,000 - 1,500)

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Mallard hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  1948 model with balsa body, slightly turned cedar head, and inserted cedar tail.  Dents in balsa; crack through head; separation at one body seam; original paint with minor to moderate wear. (950 - 1,250)

250. Canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed and dated 1948. Balsa body with slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail.  Repainted by the Ward Brothers; slight separation where tail joins body. (800 - 1,200) 251. 1936 model pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Signed. Also branded “GHC”.  Appealing old in use repaint; crack at neck seam. (800 - 1,200)

248. 1936 model bluebill hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.    Repainted at a later date by the Ward Brothers; crack in back and underside. (1,000 - 1,500)

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251A. Bluebill drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. 1936 model with slightly lifted and turned head. Original paint with good detail and very little wear; old touchup on parts of the black areas of the head and breast as well as bill; thin cracks in bill; thin crack through neck.

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Provenance: Jim Lewis, Sr. collection. Consigned by a member of the Lewis family. Formerly in the collection of Tommy O’Connor, as well as Robert Richardson. Collection stamps of both on underside. (5,000 - 7,000)


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251B. Pair of mergansers, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded “Cigar”, made in 1993. Carved wingtips. Very good and original. (1,250 - 1,750) 251C. Black duck, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded. Relief wingtip carving and slightly turned head. Good paint detail. Very good and original. (650 - 950) 251D. Pair of mergansers, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed. Good form. Original paint with significant shrinkage; structurally good. (600 - 900)

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251E. Greenwing teal drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Detailed feather texturing. Tucked head. Branded “Cigar” on underside. Written presumable by Cigar, “From my personal gunning rig”. Original and good. (800 - 1,200) 251F. Pair of mergansers, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Carved in the style of Doug Jester. Both branded “Cigar” on underside. Very good and original. (800 - 1,200) 251G. Pair of bluebills, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded, signed, and dated 2000. Both have relief carved primaries and secondaries as well as fluted tails. Very good and original.

Provenance: Watson collection.

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252. Hollow carved swan, Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, Virginia.  Measures 30” in length. Inlet head. Signed and dated with “Pete” brand on underside, 1988.  Excellent and original. (2,000 - 2,500) 253.

Two Verity style feeding shorebirds, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.  Signed.   Original paint with minor wear; hit by shot.

Provenance: Larry Hughes collection.

(1,200 - 1,500)

254. Hollow carved mallard drake, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.  Signed.  Very good and original. (800 - 1,200) 255. Black duck with slightly turned head, Ron Justice, Chincoteague, Virginia.  Signed and dated 1993. Relief wing tip carving and good feather paint detail.  A few tiny paint rubs on lower sides, otherwise very good and original. (650 - 950) 94

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256. Ruddy turnstone with original base, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Signed.  Very good and original. (650 - 950) 257. Three decoys; rigmate pair of mergansers and black duck, Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, Virginia.  All are signed and dated 1992. All have “SGH” stamped in underside for Somers Headly collection.  Near mint. (800 - 1,200) 258. Hollow carved speckled trout, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey.  Made to hang on wall. Branded “G Strunk” on back. Approximately 26” long.  Several tiny paint chips missing; otherwise excellent and original. (650 - 950)


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259. Redhead drake, Richard Melson, Churches Island, North Carolina, circa 1920s.    Old in use repaint; crack through neck; roughness to edges of tail.

Provenance: From a rig of Melson decoys found by Harold Grimstead in the early 1980s. (350 - 550)

260. Redhead drake Alonzo Parker, Point Harbor, North Carolina, circa 1920s.    Worn old paint some of which is original; crack through neck; lightly hit by shot; thin cracks under tail. (350 - 450) 261. Bluebill drake, by a member of the Hickman Family, Hatteras area of Dare County, North Carolina.    Worn original paint on much of the decoy; black area has in use repaint; small cracks. (350 - 450) 262. Bluebill drake, Eldon Willis and Elmer Salter, Stacy, North Carolina, 2nd quarter 20th century.    A mix of worn original paint and old in use repaint; fairly large crack in underside; small cracks in top of body. (350 - 450) 263. Black duck, Robert Austin, Corolla, North Carolina, circa 1930s.    Old in use repaint; small cracks; minor roughness to one edge of tail; bill is a professional replacement by Frank Finney. (350 - 550)

264. Cast iron diver sink box decoy boot scraper, from the Sanders Foundry, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.    Original and good. (350 - 450) 265. Two decoys from North Carolina.  A Ruddy duck, Winton Thompson, Powell’s Point, North Carolina, circa 1970s, Stamped “WH Thompson” in underside. And a canvas over wire frame widgeon, James Wilson White and Commy White, Knotts Island, North Carolina, 3rd quarter 20th century, “WW” stamped in underside.  Original paint with minor wear; ruddy duck has small dents; widgeon has small tears in canvas. (450 - 650) 266. Coot, Will Knight, Moyock, North Carolina, circa 1950s.    Original paint with minor wear; worn area on one side; chip missing form underside of bill.

Literature: “Gunnin’ Birds,” Kroghie Andresen, p. 54 exact decoy pictured. (300 - 400)

267. Redhead drake, Patrick O’Neal, Churches Island, North Carolina, circa 1930s.    Old in use repaint; hit by shot.

Provenance: O’Neal owned and operated the P.H. O’Neal Boat Works. (300 - 400)

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Index of Carvers Holly, John “Daddy.............................................................................. 210 Tillet, Bera Allen.................................................................................. 127 Parker, Vernon Alonso......................................................................... 226 Austin, John.................................................................................. 124,228 Austin, Robert...................................................................................... 263 Badeaux, Willie.................................................................................... 161 Barnes, Sam......................................................................................... 205 Bell, Allan.............................................................................. 215,220,222 Cuti, Pierce Benoit................................................................................. 81 Bolles, Reginald................................................................................... 110 Brewer, Josh........................................................................................... 39 Bridell, Don.......................................................................................... 218 Brunet, Jett........................................................................................... 158 Brunet, Tan.................................................4-8,156,163,219C,219D,219E Burgess, Ned................................................................................. 128,129 Carrol, Oscar.......................................................................................... 46 Conklin, Hurley.................................................................................... 199 Couvillion, Skip..................................................................................... 84 Crowe, Phillip...................................................................................... 194 Crowell, Elmer....................................................................10-12,142,145 Daisey, Cigar................................................................. 251A,251C-251G Daly, Jim.............................................................................................. 185 Davidson, Keith................................................................................... 141 Davis, Darrell......................................................................................... 95 Dean, Zach........................................................................................... 146 Mason Decoy Factory ........................................................49-52,54A-58 Perry, Joe Dempsey.............................................................................. 227 Dudley, Lee................................................................................ 40,48,237 Dudley, Lynwood............................................................................ 41,225 Dufreme, Scott....................................................................................... 66 Dwyer, Lionel........................................................................ 155,159,160 Kucera, D. Edward............................................................................... 109 English, Dan......................................................................................... 198 Etheridge, Jr., John............................................................................... 233 Hickman Family ................................................................................. 261 Elwell, Robert Farrington...................................................................... 92 Finney, Frank....................................................................................... 130 Foote, Jim..................................................................................219H,219I Frady, Mike............................................................................................ 74 Frederick, George.................................................................................. 90 Frederick, Jules................................................................................. 69,78 Fulcher, Mitchell............................................................................... 238A Galatas, Phil.................................................................................. 147,149 Gates, Martin........................................................................................ 217 Gelston, Thomas.................................................................................. 121 Gibian, William........................................................................ 26,140,254 Godin, Pat..................................................................154,219A,219B,223 Grainer, Eddie........................................................................................ 75 Hagerbaumer, David..................................................................... 102,193 Halko, Joe.............................................................................................. 94 Hamby, Michael..................................................................................... 93 Hasley, Jim........................................................................................... 216 Hayman, Joe.......................................................................... 43,125,238C Haywood, Manny................................................................................... 42 Hazley, Jim........................................................................................... 148 Heverin, Will........................................................................................ 172 Holly, James.................................................................................. 171,214 Holly, Jim............................................................................................. 177 Hudson, Ira..............................................................................2,3,165-168 Jeppsen, Julie....................................................................................... 108 Jester, Doug.......................................................................................... 170 Joiner, Charlie......................................... 13,16,176,206,208,209,211,212 Justice, Ron.......................................................................................... 255 Kagarise, Ron......................................................................................... 15

Knight, Will................................................................................... 122,266 Lafrance, Mitchell........................................................................ 70,73,77 LaMay, Art........................................................................................... 195 Ripley, A. Lassell................................................................................. 107 Lawson, Oliver.................................................................................. 35,37 Leward, John........................................................................................ 236 Loge, Daniel......................................................................................... 184 Lovell, Felician...................................................................................... 80 Lugenbuhl, George................................................................................ 68 McCafferty, John.................................................................................. 157 McGaw, Robert........................................................173-175,178,179,213 McIntyre, Cameron.................................................................... 28,29,253 McLoughlin, John......................................................................... 201,202 McNair, Mark....................................................................................... 256 Meekins, Manson................................................................................. 126 Melson, Richard................................................................................... 259 Monier, Octave....................................................................................... 85 Morse, Robert...................................................................................... 235 Muehlmatt, Ernie...................................................................150-153,219 Barnard, Charles Nelson...................................................................... 181 O’Neal, Patrick............................................................................... 47,267 O’Neal, Jr., Wallace............................................................................. 224 Parker, Alonzo...................................................................................... 260 Parker, Lloyd.............................................................................. 1,116,204 Parker, Paul.......................................................................................... 230 Paroyan, Victor.................................................................................... 162 Peterson, Oscar.................................................................................... 139 Peterson, Pete................................................................................ 252,257 Petitt, Gerald........................................................................................ 188 Pratt, Norris.......................................................................................... 182 Quinn, William..................................................................................... 197 Reneson, Chet...................................................................................... 101 Rousseau, Reme..................................................................................... 87 Schmidt, Ben.....................................................................................59-61 Schmiedlin, Jim.......................................................................97-100,221 Schroeder, Dennis.......................................................................164,219F Scott, Lindsay...............................................................................189-192 Scott, R................................................................................................. 104 Seneca, Harry....................................................................................... 234 Siebert, Joan............................................................................................. 9 Solberg, Mort....................................................................................... 183 Solet, Harry............................................................................................ 82 Spongia, Tony........................................................................................ 86 Strunk, George...........................................................................20-25,258 Shourds, Harry V.................................................................................. 115 Verdin, Laurent............................................................................ 72,88,89 Vickers, John........................................................................................ 180 Vizier, Jimmie.......................................................63,64,65,67,219G,219J Walter, Bart............................................................................................ 96 Watson, Dave....................................................................................... 169 Watson, Milton..................................................................................... 207 Weizhou, Jei......................................................................................... 187 Fentress, John Wesley.......................................................................... 229 Ward Brothers ................................................... 17-19,30,31,34,239-251 White, Bob............................................................................................. 27 Wildfowler Factory................................................................................ 53 William Family .................................................................................. 232 Williams, Theodore.............................................................................. 123 Willis, Eldon................................................................................. 231,262 Wilson, Gus................................................................................... 143,144 Wozny, Eddie.......................................................................... 14,32,33,36 Wyer, Captain....................................................................................... 117 Young, John........................................................................................... 79 Young, Paco.................................................................................. 105,196


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