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Sold for: $3,690 Three Large Black Duck Decoys, J.A. Whitney, Falmouth Foreside, Maine, c. 1950, each with cord and lead weight, each branded twice on the underside "J.H. WHITNEY," lg. 25 in.

Three Large Black Duck Decoys | Sale Number 2786B, Lot Number 237 | Skinner Auctioneers

Sold for: $5,843 Two Large Canada Goose Decoys, J.A. Whitney, Falmouth Foreside, Maine, early 20th century, each with head slightly turned, both marked "J.A. WHITNEY" on underside, one marked twice, lg. approx. 32 in

Two Large Canada Goose Decoys | Sale Number 2786B, Lot Number 239 | Skinner Auctioneers

Sotheby's IMPORTANT AMERICANA 1/23-25/15 lot 872. HEN MERGANSER DECOY, JOHN DAWSON, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, 1900 – 1925. Carved and polychromed wood; retains original painted surface. Height 5 1/2 in. by Length 17 in. by Width 5 in. Estimate 30K — 40K. LOT SOLD. 31,250 (with Buyer's Premium). CATALOGUE NOTE: This decoy is one of four hens known to exist in this style. Dawson worked as a kiln operator at the Scammel Pottery Co., in Trenton. The Art Nouveau designs

Two repainted premier model goldeneye drakes by the Mason Decoy Factory of Detroit, Michigan, and six by Ken Harris of Woodville, New York including two hen bluebills, one drake bluebill, a pair of goldeneyes and a black duck, all with damage.

Decoys at Auction - Americana & Paintings | Eldreds Auction Gallery

Large collection of decoys coming up for auction Spring 2015!

This is the only Charles Birch (1868-1956) green-winged teal decoy that I know of. Hollow with tack eyes.

Jay Miles - Some Charles Birch Decoys | Facebook

Havre de Grace decoy shop 1947

Blast from the (Colorized) Past c. 1926: Joe Lincoln, a champion decoy carver from the 1920s, gets fresh look from Dynamichrome. Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Delta Waterfowl Foundation FB

Timeline Photos - Delta Waterfowl Foundation | Facebook

Early fat-jaw scaup by Lemuel and Stephen Ward

The Ward Brothers The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Salisbury MD

Lemuel T. Ward, Jr. (1896-1984)

The Ward Brothers The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Salisbury MD

Stephen Ward (1895-1976)

The Ward Brothers The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Salisbury MD

Sold for: $615 Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2753TLocation: BostonDate / Time : October 20, 2014 2:00PM Description: Carved and Painted Black Duck Decoy, attributed to Joe Lincoln, early 20th century, with glass tack eyes, old paint, lg. 16 1/2 in

Pintail decoy with attribution taped to base "Made by Sold $550 Ward Brothers - Lem" - "Purchased from John Lacey Ridgefield Conn." Paint loss,wear, wood shrinkage crack along base. Original tack eyes. Provenance: From the Ann Phillips collection, Verbank NY.

Pintail decoy - attrubition Ward Bros. : Lot 206

Sold for $277 THREE DUCK DECOYS. American, mid 20th century. Folksy merganser with original working paint and shot scars, 15"l., one from Ogdensburg, New York, with glass eyes, and a small sink box mallard with hinged back, 10"l. Estimate $ 200-400

Sold for $1,046 CANADA GOOSE DECOY. American, mid 20th century. Life size with carved wing details and original paint. Wear. 23"l. Estimate $ 150-350

Sold $1,400 DECOYS - Pair of Male & Female Merganser Decoys by John Paxson of Virginia, early 20th c, in carved and painted wood with horseshoes on underside for weight, carved maker's mark of conjoined "JP" and owners initials of "AAW". 22" long. Some wear from use, small shrinkage cracks.

(2) DECOYS - Pair of Male & Female Merganser Decoys by : Lot 21

LOTHROP HOLMES (1821-1899) An exceptional and rare Red-Breasted Merganser Hen, mid to late 19th century Price realized: $856,000 Jan 2007,...

Sold for: $2,214 Fourteen Canvasback Duck Decoys, America, early 20th century, seven drakes and seven hens, most with painted eyes, all with lead weights, one drake with glass tack eyes and scalloped edge to front dark feathers is marked "M" on underside, approx. lg. 16 1/2 in. Estimate $800-1,200

A beautiful example of apr. of shooting stool bluebills by Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland signed & dated they are in outstanding original paint & condition D.W. Nichols, Smith Falls,Ontario

John Collier's Collectible Decoys

A rare red-breasted Merganser Hen bird decoy by carver Lothrop Holmes (1821 - 1899)

Image: Lothrop Holmes Merganser Hen bird decoy - Wikicollecting

Realized Price: $85,000 Superlatives pale when attempting to describe the appeal of this widgeon drake by Joseph Whiting Lincoln (1859-1938). This is one of only two widgeon by Lincoln that exist in superb original condition. Few, if any carvers, achieved the pleasing rolling lines and perfect symmetry of a Lincoln decoy. The rich luster and surface texture puts Lincoln above the fray. Few admirers of great decoys would disagree. The paint on this decoy has the same brilliance as on th

Lincoln Widgeon Drake

Realized Price: $13,500 Outstanding brant c1920's by Ira Hudson (1876-1949) of Chincoteague, VA. Hollow body comprised of three laminated sections. Strong original paint is in excellent condition. Original pad weight has a conjoined "JCK" scratched into it which was the rig mark for the Kruger family of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Rare Brant by Ira Hudson

Realized Price: $60,000 Singular rig mate pair of redheads c1920's by Ira Hudson (1876-1949) of Chincoteague, VA. Both heads strongly turned, drake to the left and hen to the right. Especially attractive, plump football shape and thin flat paddle tail so characteristic of Hudson's best work. Strong original paint with well-defined swirling at edge of both breasts. Surface is crackled on breast and on rump of both. Thin, tight check in back and thin crack on bot-tom of both. Each h

Rare Turned Head Redhead Pair by Ira Hudson

Realized Price: $850 Red-breasted merganser drake c1900 by William Southard of Bellmore, Long Island, NY. Pronounced wing carving extend the length of the decoy and end with a "V" shaped delineation at base of tail. Paint is a combination of some worn original with rubs to wood and some in-use touchup to the head and to some of the white. Graceful, elongated body form. 800-1500 Provenance: Powell collection

Red Breasted Merganser Drake

Realized Price: $14,000 Spectacular bluebill hen by Nathan Rowley Horner (1882-1942) of West Creek, New Jersey. Horner's early high head style. Hollow carved to a remarkable thinness and featuring perfect symmetry. Excellent original paint and condition. There is a small "bark pull indentation" on the right side of the head. This is the exact decoy pic-tured in plate 220 on page 106 of "Classic New Jersey Decoys" by James Doherty. This decoy certainly ranks among t

Bluebill Hen by Rowley Horner