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Decoys

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Resting hooded merganser drake

Beautifully carved and painted low-head resting hooded merganser drake in virtually mint condition in all respects.

$325

RARE, RARE, RARE! Mason Factory surf scoter

RARE RARE RARE! Mason Factory surf scoter in strong original paint less professional restoration and touch up by Paul Fortin to the neck seam and side checks. Two white patches identify the species as a rare surf scoter. Only other example known is said to be in the extensive factory decoy collection of Dr. James Goodman.

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Swimming mallard by Omar Perez

Swimming mallard by Omar Perez (1857-1951). Nicely delineated wing carving with head thrust forward. Old original paint gunning paint with light to moderate wear. Old neck check has been repaired. See pages 252-255 in Lures and Legends by Cheramie for information about this early Louisiana maker.

$1400

Bluebill drake by Madison Mitchell

Bluebill drake by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD. An early example in all original paint.



$375

Bluebill drake by the Hays Decoy Factory

Bluebill drake by the Hays Decoy Factory of Jefferson City, MO. C 1920’s. In excellent original paint with gunning wear.



$295

Black duck by Benjamin Warren Pease

Black duck by Benjamin Warren Pease (1866-1938) of Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Excellent original paint. Apparently never rigged.

$2900 - Price cut 20%!

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Shorebirds

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Miniature flying black bellied plover by AJ Dando

Miniature flying black-bellied plover by A J Dando in excellent original condition with two tight wing checks near where the wing is attached to the body. Neither detract and can only be seen on the back of the wing. Found with the other and likely made in ‘41.

$550

Black-bellied plover with a split tail design

In exceptional original condition c1900. Found in a barn in Hingham, MA in 2015. Attributed to Joseph Lincoln of Accord, MA.  Shoe button eyes typical of those used by Lincoln who was a shoemaker early in his career. Very small piece added to the original bill.

$2800

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Decorative

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Outstanding miniature woodcock by A. E. Crowell

Outstanding miniature woodcock by A. E. Crowell in pristine condition. Great color and form. Mounted on a carved and stained wooden base. In perfect original condition in all respects.

$3500

Miniature running red-breasted merganser drake by A.E. Crowell

Miniature running red-breasted merganser drake by A.E. Crowell in fine original condition. Rectangular stamp.

$1875

Rare hooded merganser drake by A.E. Crowell

Rare hooded merganser drake by A.E. Crowell. Excellent original paint. Rectangular brand.

$1875

Miniature pair of mallards by Crowell

Miniature pair of mallards by Elmer Crowell. Rectangular Crowell brand.

$2750

Miniature green-winged teal drake by A. E. Crowell

Miniature green-winged teal drake by A. E. Crowell in excellent condition. Rectangular brand.

$1875

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Miscellaneous

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Shadow box featuring miniature carvings by Gibbs

Exceptional wood-framed Shadow Box featuring miniature carvings by Harold Gibbs. Box contains a Grouse, Peregrine Falcon, Mallard Drake, Pintail Drake and a Wood Duck Drake. Also featured is a large photo of Gibbs painting a mini decoy and bird carvings on the workbench in various stages of completion. Provenance: Brewster Collection.

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Exceptional shadow box featuring 2 miniatures by Gibbs

Exceptional shadow Box featuring 2 Miniature carvings by Harold Gibbs. A Black-Bellied Plover (1966) and a Killdeer (1967). Case made by Donmar Studios of Brookfield, CT. Box is made of Oak and is 7” X 13 7/8”. Original condition.
Provenance: Brewster Collection.

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Rare cribbage board

Rare cribbage board in the shape of an ocean going ship by the late craftsman Van Ryper (Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA). 17 ½” X 1 ¾.” Detailed with decks, portholes, mast etc. One “lifeboat” detail missing as well as forward flagstaff and one cribbage “peg”. Overall very good condition and an interesting work of nautical art.

$600

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