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Goldeneye decoy from Burlington, Vermont
In excellent original condition. Possibly by George Bacon.
Earliest period matched pair of bufflehead
In fine original paint by Benjamin Schmidt (1884-1968) of Centerline, Michigan.
Rare Brant decoy by Elmer Crowell
Circa early 1900's by Elmer Crowell of East Harwich, MA. Features the "Gooseville Gun Club" brand on the bottom along with the Crowell hot brand. Narrow check in head tightened. Original dry brushed feather paint. In very good working condition. Tightened and touched up by Ken Delong.
Lincoln scoter c1920
Rare White-winged scoter c1910-1920 by Joseph Whiting Lincoln of Accord, MA. Check in left side has been filled by Paul Fortin in 2013. Paint is in excellent original near mint condition. Decoy has been used sparingly. Struck by a couple shot. From same rig as the Wick collection scoter sold for $35,000 approximately a decade ago at auction to the esteemed late collector James Doherty. One of only 3 from this north shore rig exist.
Mason Factory Premier Grade mallard hen
Mason Factory Premier Grade mallard hen in superb original paint with mint paint with deep swirling and loop painted feather detail. Never weighted, floated or used. Painted by one of the best craftsman. Purchased at Bourne's Decoy Auctions decades ago. From the Cape Cod rig that consisted of several mint Premier mergansers.
Canada goose by Miles Hancock
Canada goose c1940 by Miles Hancock. In very good original condition.
Tiny "pocket bluebill" decoy
Tiny "pocket bluebill" decoy. X collection of the late Fred Jansen. Made to place in one's pocket and transport to the duck blind.
Folding mallard decoys
Folding mallard decoys by the Reynolds Factory, Forest Park, IL. A triangle of decoys attached to boards.
Mason painted eye mallard drake
Mallard drake c1900 by the Mason factory. Painted eye model. X collection of the late Harvey Pitt.
Oversize standing mallard drake decoy
Oversize standing mallard drake decoy by Bill Goenne, King City, CA.
Preening mallard drake
Preening mallard drake by Cooper Gilkes of Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. In excellent original condition.
Pintail drake by McGaw
Pintail drake c early 1900's by Bob McGaw of Havre De Grace. McGaw is one of the most important early makers from the Havre de Grace area. Very rare in original paint and fine condition.
American merganser from Martha's Vineyard
Excellent and extremely rare American merganser drake c1900 from Martha's Vineyard. The upturned bill is often found on decoys made by the local Vineyard carvers of the period. This unusual bill design is not usually found in other areas of North America. The carver took this detail to the max on this decoy. Possibly by the Mayhew family. Only two of these exist and they are the only two American mergansers we have ever found from Martha's Vineyard.
Pair of miniature mallards by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland
Both heads turned, hen to the right and drake slightly to the left. Richly applied paint with areas of fine craquelure. Written on each: “Hand carved and painted – by – Ward bros. – Crisfield, MD. – especially for – Aden Howard”. Both signed by Steve and Lem and both dated “1953”.
Miniature blue-winged teal drake by Harold Gibbs
Miniature blue-winged teal drake by Harold Gibbs. High head with individually raised wingtips. Very finely painted feather detail. Excellent, original paint and condition. Mounted on a section of tree slab base with the species identified. Signed “(H. Gibbs)” and dated “1964”.