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    Steve (left) and Lem Ward eventually gave up their barbershop business to work full. “

    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.

    Hold an Auction and They'll Come | Maine Antique Digest While calmly preening herself, this early 1900s eider hen carved by Gus Wilson became the top-priced lot of the sale at $43,200. Slotin photo.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Early fat-jaw scaup by Lemuel and Stephen Ward

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

    Stephen Ward (1895-1976)

    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.

    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.

    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

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