Lothrop Holmes (1821-1899) Mid to late 19th century, Kingston, Massachusetts Estimate: $400,000-600,000 Sold for $856,000 World auction record for an American waterfowl decoy January 2007, New York All of these Antique Decoys are Awesome, but I really Love the Drake Pintail!!
Three Canada Geese. A classic goose decoy by Paul Gibson (1902-1985) Havre de Grace, MD, c. 1950. A goose decoy painted and signed by R. Madison Mitchell (1903-1993), Havre de Grace, MD, c. 1970. A goose decoy with its original rigging, signed on the bottom by Capt. Harry R. Jobes (b. 1936) Aberdeen, MD, c. 1970. Jobes worked for Madison in his shop from 1948 to the early 1970s.
Canvasback Drake Scarce Big Oversized Humpback made by Jasper N. Dodge, Detroit, MI, 1890's, solid wood, structurally excellent, bronze tack eyes, original paint with minor wear, deep carved bill, Big Wide Body with protruding breast & hump back, exceptional form & size, only a few are known to exist.
Mallard Drake made by Jasper N. Dodge, Detroit, MI, 1880's, HOLLOW wood, structurally excellent, glass eyes, original paint with very minor wear, carved bill with nostrils & mandibles, Big Wide Hollow Body, this decoy was probably a prototype hand made by Dodge before he started his factory.
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
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.
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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
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