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Sold for: $ 132,000 Pair of Rare Ward Brothers Widgeon Decoys, Lemuel T. Ward (1896-1983) and Stephen Ward (1895-1976), Crisfield, Maryland, early 20th century, turned-head figures with original paint, (minor losses, repairs), lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Former William (Bill) F. Mackey, Jr., collection, the decoys bear the "Mackey Collection" stamp on bases. Literature: The drake of this pair is illustrated in William F. Mackey, Jr., American Bird Decoys (New York: Bonanza Books, 1965), p. 1
Carved and painted Ward Brothers Canadian goose decoy, signed and dated "1970"
*Authentication of these Ward Brothers Decoys include the actual letter sent by L. T. Ward and the original Sun Magazine supplement of the Sunday Dec. 18, 1966 Baltimore Sun which is autographed by the Ward Brothers and features a pictureof the Ward Brothers working on the very decoys
216 PINTAIL HEN by the L.T. Ward Bros., Crisfield, Md. Weathered original paint, worn to the wood in areas. 1948 balsa construction, in good condition. Some body dents and small chip from upper tail. Low-head model turned slightly left. Notations on bottom read: L.T. Ward, Crisfield, Md. 1948. Also signed L.T. Ward Bros., 1948, Lem Steve. See Ward Brothers Decoys by Gard and McGrath, pg. 65, plate 61. 1500-1800