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Decoys

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Rare Rare Rare cork and pine black duck Decoy by Shang Wheeler

Rare Rare Rare cork and pine black duck Decoy by Shang Wheeler. In all original condition in all respects. There is a small area of cork missing to one side of the head. Bottom Tag reads; Charles E “Shang Wheeler” Stratford CT. Ca 1936 sold with a letter of authentication dated Dec. 13, 1972 signed by Tom Marshall.” Letter has been lost but we positively guarantee this decoy is by the one and only “Shang” Wheeler. Connecticut’s finest decoy maker from that early period.

$1875

Handsome black duck decoy circa early to mid 1900’s

Handsome black duck decoy circa early to mid 1900’s by an unknown craftsman. In fine original condition with raised feather carved wingtips raised over a split tail with carved feathers. Body is fully carved with exceptionally fine detail to body shaping. Eyes are made of glass and the bill is nicely detailed.  In fine original paint. Structurally sound. Looks similar in many ways to the work of Ben Schmidt of Centerline, Michigan.

$375

Stunning wood duck hen by Gary Stoller of Gloversville, NY

Stunning wood duck hen by Gary Stoller of Gloversville, NY. Hollow carved with an inlet bottom board. Head turned slightly to the left. Numbered 27 and dated May 1982 on the bottom. Signed with an electric pencil.

$375

Large loon by Ken Kirby

Large loon by Ken Kirby in fine original condition. Beautifully carved and painted with glass eyes.

$550

Primitive Merganser Drake from Cohasset

Primitive Merganser Drake from Cohasset made in two horizontal pieces. Good old working paint with rigging.

$575

Oversized (22 IN bill to tail) Black Duck by Jim Whitney

Oversized (22 IN bill to tail) Black Duck branded “J. H. Whitney” on the bottom is by the late decoy maker Jim Whitney of Falmouth Foreside, Maine. Tight bottom check, typical painted eyes. In excellent original paint.

$450

Lincoln Self Bailer Brant in excellent original condition

Lincoln Self Bailer Brant in excellent original condition. By Joe Lincoln of Accord, MA. Small area on top of the head has light gunning wear. There a few more minor rubs from handling.

$10,500

Bufflehead Drake in Mint Original Condition by D W Nichol

Bufflehead Drake in Mint Original Condition by D W Nichol, Smith’s Falls, Ontario, Canada. Bill, Wing and Feather detail with notched feathers.

$850

Drake Barrows Goldeneye Drake

Drake Barrows Goldeneye Drake in excellent original unused condition. Glass Eyes. Wing and relief body carving as in all this master carvers decoys.

$850

Wood Duck

Wood Duck, Identified in writing on bottom of decoy. Excellent original condition. Handsome decoy with beautiful paint.

$850

Wildfowler brant in excellent original condition

Wildfowler brant in excellent original condition. Bears the circular Point Pleasant brand on the bottom. The Point Pleasant location was in New Jersey.

$250

Pair of red-breasted mergansers by Clarence Miller

This pair of red-breasted mergansers by Clarence Miller of Bramalea, Ontario are two of the finest this talented Canadian artist ever created and so pleasing to the eye. Both are crafted with outstanding attention to detail as they were made for his dear friend and fellow carver, Charles Grobaker. Mr. Grobaker was mentored by the world famous Crisfield carvers, Lem and Steve Ward and was an accomplished carver in his own right. The Wards have been honored with an exception museum named in the honor In Salisbury, MD. The drake is signed on the bottom in ink “Clarence Miller”. Provenance; Grobaker collection.

$2750

Turned Head Ringbill Hen by Clarence Miller

Turned Head Ringbill Hen by Clarence Miller (b1936) of Bramalea, Ontario, Canada. Excellent original condition. Wonderful feather detail on wings and tail. Keel removed. Provenance Grobaker Collection.

$1150

Turned Head Redhead Drake by John Zachman

Turned Head Redhead Drake by John Zachman, MI. In excellent original condition with exception of a tiny drop of green paint on the side of the head. Tag on the bottom reads” 2nd Place Redhead Class, Midwest Decoy Contest, Point Mouille, Michigan, John Zachman” and “Not For Sale”. Provenance Grobaker Collection.

$975

Turned Head Ruddy Duck Hen by Al Glassford

Turned Head Ruddy Duck Hen by Al Glassford, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Excellent original condition. Bottom reads “1970, A. Glassford, and Made by Al Glassford, April, 1970 for Duke Grobaker.

$950

Western Grebe by Harold Haertel

Western Grebe by Harold Haertel (1904-1995), West Dundee, IL. In excellent original condition. Bottom reads “ IV Western Grebe by Harold Haertel, 1970”. Provenance Grobaker Collection.

$950

Pair of Blue-Winged Teal

Pair of Blue-Winged Teals by John Garton (1911-1985). The hen has raised wing tips and glass eyes. Excellent original condition. The drake is in excellent original condition, has a turned head, raised wings and glass eyes. Provenance Grobaker Collection.

$2400

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 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  NEW LOWER PRICE $225

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Shorebirds

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Running split tail yellowlegs c1900

Running split tail yellowlegs c1900 from Martha’s Vineyard with a baleen bill. Largely original paint with light to moderate wear and a few rubs to primer. Lightly hit by shot on left side. Surface has darkened and mellowed with age.

$2750

Set of 6 Flatty Lesser Yellowlegs Decoys

Set of 6 Flatty Lesser Yellowlegs Decoys with metal bills and inset metal stakes. Original paint and in excellent condition. One period hand cut nail bill is missing.

$850

Golden Plover from Nantucket, MA

Golden Plover from Nantucket, MA, ca 1880-1900. In fine dry original paint. Baptized by shot. Grain lines visible on the left side. Bill is carved in one piece with the head and body.

$1800

Classic Morton rig three-piece bodied golden plover

Classic Morton rig three-piece bodied golden plover c1880-1890. of Nantucket Island. In excellent original condition. Remnants of the sealing wax eyes still remain.

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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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Black-capped chickadee

Black-capped chickadee c1940 in excellent original condition by the late Gustave Jansson of Cummaquid, Cape Cod. His rectangular brand “R. G. Jansson” is on the bottom of the mount. Also the letters E W F are on the upper left on the bottom. Probably for the party it was made for. See photos.

$275

Woodcock c1930-1940 by Alston P. Burr

Woodcock c1930-1940 by Alston P. Burr of Hingham, MA. In excellent original condition. Signed in ink under the mount; A. P. Burr Hingham Mass.

$275

Northern Bobwhite Quail

Northern Bobwhite Quail c1930-40 by Alston P. Burr of Hingham, MA. Excellent and original in all respects. Ink stamp on bottom reads; “Alston P. Burr 67 Leavitt St, Hingham, MA”. Alston was related to the more prolific Russell “Russ” Pratt Burr.

$275

Great blue heron miniature by Stan Sparre

Great blue heron miniature by Stan Sparre. In excellent original condition.

$300

Miniature great egret by Stan Sparre

Miniature great egret by Stan Sparre. In excellent original condition.

$300

Life size Ruffed Grouse by Mike Borrett, Madison, WI

Life size Ruffed Grouse by Mike Borrett, Madison, WI. Excellent original condition and mounted in the flying position on a grain painted post and pedestal. An impressive carving by this maker.

$875

Life Size Robin by James Lapham, Dennisport, MA

Life Size Robin by James Lapham, Dennisport, MA. In excellent original condition. “Robin, J. Lapham Dennisport, MA “ in ink on the bottom of the base. From the collection of Joseph Ellis.

$450

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 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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The "Classic Shorebird Series"

The Classic Shorebird Series printed in 1971. A collection of 24 full color lithographs of America’s finest shorebird decoys by the late artist, Milton C. Weiler.

Included is a stunning color lithograph of the Lothrop Holmes ruddy turnstone. All color lithographs are in excellent original condition. Still in original case. Never framed.

$450

The “Classic Decoy Series”

The “Classic Decoy Series”. From the Winchester Press in 1969.
24 full color lithographs of classic duck decoys by the late important artist Milton C. Weiler. All 24 prints are in excellent condition.

$450

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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