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Goldeneye decoy from Burlington, Vermont

In excellent original condition. Possibly by George Bacon.

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Earliest period matched pair of bufflehead

In fine original paint by Benjamin Schmidt (1884-1968) of Centerline, Michigan.

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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.

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Surf scoter from Maine

Left and right views of a superb surf scoter in excellent original bold paint c1910 from the Maritimes or the northern coast of Maine. Great bill carving and paint. Features carved wings and crossed tips.

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Pair of widgeon by Lincoln

Pair of widgeon c1910-1920 by Joseph Whiting Lincoln of Accord, MA. Paint is in excellent restored condition by Marty Collins. Decoys are all original otherwise.

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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.

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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.

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Hollow carved open bottomed golden plover

Hollow carved open bottomed golden plover from Massachusetts. Carved eyes. Original paint shows light gunning wear. Bill replaced years ago. Hollow wind birds were designed to impart action to the rig when the decoys were hit by a gust of wind when the breeze was right. This one would rock forward in a feeding pose or could be manually adjusted to either a feeder or upright.

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Black duck by Ben Rhodes

Black duck c1900 by Ben Rhodes of Freeport, LI.

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Canada goose by Miles Hancock

Canada goose c1940 by Miles Hancock. In very good original condition.

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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.

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Nantucket golden plover

Nantucket golden plover c1880. In fine original condition.

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Folding mallard decoys

Folding mallard decoys by the Reynolds Factory, Forest Park, IL. A triangle of decoys attached to boards.

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Mason painted eye mallard drake

Mallard drake c1900 by the Mason factory. Painted eye model. X collection of the late Harvey Pitt.

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Standard grade mallard drake

Standard grade mallard drake with paint restoration.

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Standard grade redhead drake

Standard grade redhead drake with paint restoration.

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Oversize standing mallard drake decoy

Oversize standing mallard drake decoy by Bill Goenne, King City, CA.

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Preening mallard drake

Preening mallard drake by Cooper Gilkes of Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. In excellent original condition.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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Miniature bluebill drake by Crowell

Miniature bluebill drake by Crowell in excellent condition. Rectangular brand.

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Miniature bobwhite quail by A. E. Crowell

Miniature bobwhite quail by A. E. Crowell. Excellent condition.

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Miniature redhead drake by A.E. Crowell

Miniature redhead drake by A.E. Crowell. Excellent original paint. Rectangular brand.

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Miniature redhead hen by A.E. Crowell

Miniature redhead hen by A.E. Crowell. Excellent original paint. Rectangular brand.

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Oversized duck circa early 1900’s from Michigan

Oversized duck circa early 1900’s from Michigan. Strong original paint. Hit by a few shot.

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Original limited edition hand colored print by Cape Cod artist Steve Weaver

Original limited edition hand colored print by Cape Cod artist Steve Weaver of Sandwich, MA. Image depicts a preening Jack Curlew by A.E. Crowell in his famous “wing up” pose. Limited edition 11/50 and signed lower right. Excellent condition. Image approximately 7 ½”x 9 ½”.

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Funds from the sale to be donated to the A. E. Crowell American Bird Decoy Foundation.

“Wood Duck” by noted artist Joseph Cibula

“Wood Duck” by noted artist Joseph Cibula (b 1946, Meriden, CT). This still life acrylic on artist board painting by Joseph Cibula. A wood duck drake decoy sits on a cupboard shelf.  The medium is acrylic on artist board. Signed. SS 12 x 23.

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Early miniature goldeneye drake by Crowell

Early miniature goldeneye drake by Crowell. Identified with the circular ink stamp. Acquired from a 1979 Bourne auction.

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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”.

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Excellent goldeneye hen by Chancy Patterson

Excellent goldeneye hen by Chancy (b1904) Patterson of Wellesley Island, New York. Well carved with finely applied paint by Patterson. Bottom is unpainted, typical for Patterson. Bottom has stamped “1079” and the carved rig mark of “H”. Two thin straight line checks in bottom.

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American merganser drake c1920-1940

American merganser drake c1920-1940. A “large” miniature attributed to an early carver from Massachusetts. In excellent original paint. 5 ¼ h. 6 ½ in long.

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Miniature Canada goose by A. E. Crowell

Miniature Canada goose by A. E. Crowell in excellent original condition. Branded with the rectangular stamp.

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Miniature woodcock by A.E. Crowell

Miniature woodcock in outstanding original condition by Anthony "Elmer" Crowell of East Harwich, MA. His circular paper label is glued to the bottom. Purchased directly from Elmer by the consignor's father who purchased 3 miniatures. He wanted to order a goose decoy at the same time but at $25.00 his wife felt that it was too expensive.

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Connecticut curlew

Curlew found in Connecticut. Date and maker unknown.

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Rare curlew by Joe King

Rare Curlew by Joe King (1835-1913) of Parkertown, NJ. In very good original condition less the wear on one side of the body.

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Ringneck by James Latham

Ringneck by James Lapham of Dennisport, Mass.

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Robin snipe from Connecticut

Robin snipe from Connecticut. Original with wear.

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Robin from Connecticut

Robin from Connecticut. Made for use as a decoy. Surface with original crazed paint. Maker unknown.

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Sanderling from Connecticut

Sanderling from Connecticut. Possibly by Timothy Eastland of Old Lyme, CT.

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Ringneck by Cleon Crowell

Ringneck by Cleon Crowell in excellent original condition. Rectangular brand on the bottom. Strong color and form. Signed in ink on the bottom, "Dad Crowell May 6, 1955".

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Tern

Tern made in the manner of the early  LI tern decoys. Not a period piece.

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Rare tin peep

Rare tin peep decoy by Strater & Sohier of Cambridge, MA. In excellent original condition.

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Rare tin ruddy turnstone

Rare and desirable folding tin ruddy turnstone c1890 by Strater & Sohier of Camebridge, MA. In excellent original condition.

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