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Auctioneer Guyette & Deeter 410-745-0485
Auction Date Jul 23 Auction
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Lot: 1 - Extremely rare miniature loon, Elmer Crowell, East

Extremely rare miniature loon, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's blue paper label "AE Crowell and Son" with word, "loon" written on it under the base. Extremely fine feather paint detail. Bird is a little over 5 1/4" from bill to

Lot: 2 - Rare miniature herring gull, Elmer Crowell, East

Rare miniature herring gull, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is under the base. Also identified with the number 5. A fairly large bird, approximately 5 3/8" long.

Lot: 3 - Miniature laughing gull, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature laughing gull, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in underside of base.

Lot: 4 - Larger than typical miniature skunk head scoter,

Larger than typical miniature skunk head scoter, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's round ink stamp is under the base. Approximately 5 1/4" from bill to tail.

Lot: 5 - Larger than typical miniature canvasback drake,

Larger than typical miniature canvasback drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's round ink stamp is under the base. Carving measures 6" from tail to bill.

Lot: 5A - Miniature Canada goose, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature Canada goose, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside.

Lot: 5B - Miniature fairly large gull with extended

Miniature fairly large gull with extended wingtips, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's round ink stamp is on the underside of the base. Approximately 5 3/4" long.

Lot: 6 - Larger than typical miniature eider hen, Elmer

Larger than typical miniature eider hen, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's round ink stamp is under the base. Approximately 5 1/2" from bill to tail.

Lot: 7 - Larger than typical miniature redhead hen, Elmer

Larger than typical miniature redhead hen, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's round ink stamp is under the base. Bird measures 5" from tail to bill.

Lot: 8 - Miniature quail, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,

Miniature quail, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Unsigned.

Lot: 9 - Miniature ring neck pheasant drake, Elmer Crowell,

Miniature ring neck pheasant drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Approximately 4 7/8" long.

Lot: 10 - Pair of miniature mergansers, Elmer Crowell, East

Pair of miniature mergansers, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. No marking under the bases.

Lot: 11 - Pair of miniature pintails, Elmer Crowell, East

Pair of miniature pintails, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Each has Crowell's rectangular stamp in underside of base.

Lot: 12 - Miniature wood duck drake, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature wood duck drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp in underside of base. Very wide body.

Lot: 13 - Miniature widgeon drake, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature widgeon drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp and signature are on the underside.

Lot: 14 - Pair of miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East

Pair of miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is under the base. Each has an old paper label on the underside as well.

Lot: 15 - Rare flying brant, William McClellan, Eureka,

Rare flying brant, William McClellan, Eureka, California. Made with flapping detachable canvas over wooden frame wings. One of a set of nine, this one is numbered I. Good feather paint detail on wings. Custom made iron stand is included.

Lot: 16 - Pintail drake, "Fresh Air" Dick Janson, Sonoma

Pintail drake, "Fresh Air" Dick Janson, Sonoma Creek, California.  

Lot: 17 - Pintail hen, Fresh Air Dick Janson, Sonoma Creek,

Pintail hen, Fresh Air Dick Janson, Sonoma Creek, California.  

Lot: 18 - Pintail drake, Fresh Air Dick Janson, Sonoma

Pintail drake, Fresh Air Dick Janson, Sonoma Creek, California.  

Lot: 19 - Pintail drake, Tule Lake Decoy Factory, Tule Lake,

Pintail drake, Tule Lake Decoy Factory, Tule Lake, California. Stamped "Woodwards Tule Lake Semi - Hollow".

Lot: 20 - Pintail hen, from the Pacific Coast.

Pintail hen, from the Pacific Coast.  

Lot: 21 - Pair of greenwing teal, Sam Esperson.

Pair of greenwing teal, Sam Esperson. Balsa bodies.

Lot: 21A - Pair of coot, Luigi Andreuccetti, Sacremento,

Pair of coot, Luigi Andreuccetti, Sacremento, California. Both have slightly turned heads and relief wing carving. Both have "LA" punched in to the underside with a nail.

Lot: 21B - Two ring neck drakes, Luigi Andreuccetti,

Two ring neck drakes, Luigi Andreuccetti, Sacramento, California. Both are signed and dated 1936 by the maker. Both have relief wing carving and very slightly turned heads.

Lot: 22 - Pair of greenwing teal, Luigi Andreuccetti,

Pair of greenwing teal, Luigi Andreuccetti, Sacramento, California. Both have a large "LA" carved in the underside. Both have cork bodies and wooden heads and wooden bottom boards.

Lot: 23 - Very rare bluewing teal drake, George Stevens,

Very rare bluewing teal drake, George Stevens, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century. Tack eyes.

Lot: 24 - Bufflehead drake, George Stevens, Weedsport, New

Bufflehead drake, George Stevens, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 25 - Very rare mallard drake, Harvey Stevens,

Very rare mallard drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century. Goiter neck style. Exceptionally fine comb paint detail.

Lot: 26 - Working brant decoy from Alexandria Bay, New York.

Working brant decoy from Alexandria Bay, New York. Glass eyes.

Lot: 27 - Goldeneye hen, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay,

Goldeneye hen, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay, New York.  

Lot: 28 - Pair of canvasbacks, Chett Shute, Finger Lakes,

Pair of canvasbacks, Chett Shute, Finger Lakes, New York.  

Lot: 29 - Rare brant, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay, New

Rare brant, Chauncey Wheeler, Alexandria Bay, New York. Branded "WFB" for William F. Beale, Long Island, New York. Fine incised feather carving.

Lot: 30 - Black duck, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York,

Black duck, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century. Retains "Harvey Stevens" stencil on underside.

Lot: 31 - Very rare 1/4 size decoy, Stevens Brothers,

Very rare 1/4 size decoy, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 32 - Very rare redhead drake, Harvey Stevens,

Very rare redhead drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, last quarter 19th century. Good comb paint detail. Signed by "H.A. Stevens maker Weedsport New York" on the underside.

Lot: 33 - Three Long Island style Seaford shorebirds,

Three Long Island style Seaford shorebirds, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. "CTM" carved in underside of each. Curlew, yellowlegs, and sandpiper. Relief wing carving, applied heads with carved eyes.

Lot: 34 - Merganser drake carved in the style of Elmer

Merganser drake carved in the style of Elmer Crowell, Frank Finney, Cape Charles, Virginia. Signed. In swimming pose with slightly turned and lifted head. Raised crossed wingtips and fluted tail.

Lot: 35 - Hollow carved sleeping black duck, William Gibian,

Hollow carved sleeping black duck, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Signed. A one of a kind carving styled after a Jess Heisler decoy.

Lot: 36 - Pair of pintails, Bill Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

Pair of pintails, Bill Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Signed. Drake is in preening pose. Both have fine paint detail.

Lot: 37 - Large hollow carved eider drake, Marty Hanson,

Large hollow carved eider drake, Marty Hanson, Hayward, Wisconsin. "MH" carved in underside.

Lot: 38 - Great grey heron, Cameron McIntyre, New Church,

Great grey heron, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Base is included. Carving is approximately 3' long with removable head and relief wing carving. Signed "CTM".

Lot: 39 - Pair of canvasbacks, Leo McIntosh, Adams, New

Pair of canvasbacks, Leo McIntosh, Adams, New York. Signed. Both have slightly turned heads.

Lot: 40 - Hollow carved Canada goose carved in the style of

Hollow carved Canada goose carved in the style of Walter Brady, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Signed and dated 2001.

Lot: 41 - Stylized carving of a Mason Factory premier grade

Stylized carving of a Mason Factory premier grade widgeon, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. Signed. Hollow carved.

Lot: 42 - Very rare and exceptionally well carved fish

Very rare and exceptionally well carved fish plaque of a rainbow or cutthroat trout, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. Approximately 42 1/2" x 11". Carved exhibites fine detail in the fins, tail, and gills.

Lot: 43 - Perch fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Perch fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. 9 1/2" long x 1" wide x 1 3/4" tall. Tack eyes.

Lot: 44 - Brown trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Brown trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. 7" long x 5/8" wide x 1" tall. Tack eyes.

Lot: 45 - Unusual pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Unusual pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. 6" long x 1/2" wide x 3/4" tall. Tack eyes. Very unusual paint pattern, with a peach color that is blended in from the top.

Lot: 46 - Brook trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Brook trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. 6 1/4" long x 1/2" wide x 3/4" tall. Painted eyes.

Lot: 47 - Extremely rare and important walleye fish decoy,

Extremely rare and important walleye fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. Carved eyes. 12" in length x 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall.

Lot: 48 - Early and important brook trout fish decoy, Oscar

Early and important brook trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. 8 1/2" long x 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall. Painted eyes with deeply carved gills. One of the earliest brook trout we have handled.

Lot: 49 - Fish decoy, Ernie Newman, Minnesota.

Fish decoy, Ernie Newman, Minnesota. 8" in length.

Lot: 50 - Fish decoy, Otto Faue, Hanover, Minnesota.

Fish decoy, Otto Faue, Hanover, Minnesota. Art Deco style coloration and pattern. 6 3/4". Tiny bead eyes.

Lot: 51 - Fish decoy, Otto Faue, Hanover, Minnesota.

Fish decoy, Otto Faue, Hanover, Minnesota. 6 1/2" in length. Stylish paint pattern.

Lot: 52 - Leroy Howell fish decoy, Minnesota.

Leroy Howell fish decoy, Minnesota. Flower fish, green with red and white flowers. 6 1/2" long.

Lot: 53 - Rare fish decoy, Ernie Newman, Minnesota.

Rare fish decoy, Ernie Newman, Minnesota. 9" in length.

Lot: 54 - Excellent fish decoy, Fred Lexow, Minnesota.

Excellent fish decoy, Fred Lexow, Minnesota. 7 1/2" long.

Lot: 55 - Rare muskie fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Rare muskie fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. Carved eyes. 9" long x 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" tall.

Lot: 56 - Rare rainbow trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson,

Rare rainbow trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan. 9" long x 5/8" wide x 1 1/4' tall. Tack eyes.

Lot: 57 - Pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, 1st half 20th century. 9" in length x 5/8" width x 1 1/4" tall. Tack eyes.

Lot: 58 - Early perch fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac,

Early perch fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. 8" in length x 1" wide. Glass eyes.

Lot: 59 - Long body style canvasback drake, Tom Chambers,

Long body style canvasback drake, Tom Chambers, Toronto, Ontario. Branded "Geo. M. Hendrie" for 1889 St. Clair Flats member George Hendrie.

Lot: 60 - Very rare pair of goldeneye, John R. Wells,

Very rare pair of goldeneye, John R. Wells, Toronto, Ontario, 1st quarter 19th century. Hollow carved with "JRW maker" brand in the underside.

Lot: 61 - Hollow carved canvasback drake, John R. Wells,

Hollow carved canvasback drake, John R. Wells, Toronto, Ontario, circa 1900. Branded "Geo. M. Hendrie" for George Hendrie, 1889 St. Clair Flats Shooting Company member.

Lot: 62 - Solid body style redhead drake, George Warin,

Solid body style redhead drake, George Warin, Toronto, Ontario, last quarter 19th century. Raised neck seat and subtle feather paint detail. Branded "Gillup" and "J.G. Riordon".

Lot: 63 - Hollow carved redhead drake, John R. Wells,

Hollow carved redhead drake, John R. Wells, Toronto, Ontario. Branded "TH Newberry". Newberry was a St. Clair Flats Shooting Company member, 1900-1914. He was a U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy.

Lot: 64 - Black duck, Bud Tully, Peterborough, Ontario.

Black duck, Bud Tully, Peterborough, Ontario. Relief wing carving and slightly turned head.

Lot: 65 - Extremely rare and important oversize preening

Extremely rare and important oversize preening mallard hen, Caines Brothers, Georgetown, South Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.  Rigmate to lot 107 in this auction. One of only seven of the highest grade Caines Brothers decoys known to exist.

Lot: 66 - Exceptional decorative preening black duck, Ward

Exceptional decorative preening black duck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed "Hollow cedar LT Ward 1961, Ward Brothers Personal Collection." In preening pose with tip of bill under one slightly lifted wing. Extended wing with feather

Lot: 67 - Very rare pair of 3/4 size pintails, Ward

Very rare pair of 3/4 size pintails, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have very slightly turned heads. Both are signed and dated 1938. Good feather paint detail and good patina.

Lot: 70 - Standing bluewing teal drake, Ward Brothers,

Standing bluewing teal drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and identified under the tail. Turned head. Raised primaries and secondaries made from peach basket staves.

Lot: 71 - Decorative preening mallard hen, Ward Brothers,

Decorative preening mallard hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1960. In preening pose with bill partly under one wing. Raised, crossed wingtips with detailed feather carving and fluted tail. Fine paint detail.

Lot: 73 - Exceptional and very rare dunlin, Dodge Decoy

Exceptional and very rare dunlin, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century. Tack eye model with wooden bill. The roman numerals "XXIX" are stamped in the underside. Exceptional feather paint detail.

Lot: 74 - Important dowitcher in fall plumage, Mason Decoy

Important dowitcher in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Glass eye model, circa 1910. Marked "Dowitcher $7.50 DZ." under tail. Very rare salesman sample.

Lot: 75 - Exceptional black bellied plover, Mason Decoy

Exceptional black bellied plover, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Glass eye model, circa 1910.

Lot: 76 - Exceptional robin snipe, Mason Decoy Factory,

Exceptional robin snipe, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Glass eye model, circa 1910.

Lot: 77 - Exceptional pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory,

Exceptional pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade. Stamped "A J Davis" several times in undersides.

Lot: 78 - Fine bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory,

Fine bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Premier grade. Good form with slightly lifted head. Fine feather paint detail.

Lot: 79 - Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,

Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Lot: 80 - Bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,

Bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Standard grade with tack eyes. Very slightly turned head.

Lot: 81 - Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit

Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit Michigan. Premier grade.

Lot: 82 - Rigmate pair of redheads, Mason Decoy Factory,

Rigmate pair of redheads, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade.

Lot: 83 - Pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,

Pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Lot: 84 - Classic brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,

Classic brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. Branded "Barron" twice. From the hunting rig of George B. Barron, Rye, New York who hunted near Willis Wharf, Virginia.

Lot: 85 - Rare golden plover in winter plumage, Elmer

Rare golden plover in winter plumage, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Exceptional paint detail and coloration. Tack eyes.

Lot: 86 - Golden plover from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, last

Golden plover from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 87 - Black bellied plover with two wooden legs,

Black bellied plover with two wooden legs, Nantucket, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Wide beetle head. Body is chined at the underside.

Lot: 88 - Running yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,

Running yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Approximately 12 1/2" long. Good paint detail and tack eyes.

Lot: 89 - "Flattie" Morton style golden plover from

"Flattie" Morton style golden plover from Nantucket, Massachusetts. last quarter 19th century. Fine paint detail.

Lot: 90 - Golden plover from the South Shore of

Golden plover from the South Shore of Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Hillman collection stamp under the tail.

Lot: 91 - Feeding yellowlegs, Clarence Hinkley, Beverly,

Feeding yellowlegs, Clarence Hinkley, Beverly, Massachusetts. Tack eyes.

Lot: 92 - Yellowlegs, Elijah Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts,

Yellowlegs, Elijah Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Tack eyes and raised carved wingtips.

Lot: 93 - Black bellied plover, Elijah Burr, Hingham,

Black bellied plover, Elijah Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts. In running pose with raised split wingtips. Tack eyes. Carved wing detail extends through tips. Strong shoulder carving and slightly dropped tail.

Lot: 94 - Lincoln type yellowlegs, Hingham, Massachusetts,

Lincoln type yellowlegs, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Tack eyes.

Lot: 95 - Hollow carved curlew, Winthrop, Nantucket,

Hollow carved curlew, Winthrop, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 3rd quarter 19th century. Shoe button eyes.

Lot: 96 - Curlew from Nantucket, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Curlew from Nantucket, 3rd quarter 19th century. Hollowed out from the underside for use as a "wind bird." Shoe button eyes.

Lot: 96A - Extremely rare American merganser drake, Orran

Extremely rare American merganser drake, Orran Hiltz, Indian Point, Nova Scotia. An extremely rare example of Hiltz's work. He is most known for red breasted mergansers. This decoy features boldly pronounced wings, raised tail, and narrow but rounded

Lot: 97 - Pair of old squaw, Lindsey Levy, Little Tancook

Pair of old squaw, Lindsey Levy, Little Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, 2nd quarter 20th century. Bodies are a little thinner than Levy's typical work.

Lot: 98 - Rigmate pair of mergansers, John Stanley Sawler,

Rigmate pair of mergansers, John Stanley Sawler, Western Shore, Nova Scotia, near Mahone Bay, circa 1930s.  

Lot: 99 - Rigmate pair of mergansers, D.W. Nichol, Smiths

Rigmate pair of mergansers, D.W. Nichol, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Hunting decoys that were weighted with line ties.

Lot: 100 - Solid body bluebill drake, Buck Crawford, Smiths

Solid body bluebill drake, Buck Crawford, Smiths Falls, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century. Branded "WJC". Raised wing carving and feather carving at tail. Comb paint detail.

Lot: 101 - Pair of goldeneye from Valleyfield, Quebec.

Pair of goldeneye from Valleyfield, Quebec. Both have highly detailed feather carving and slightly turned heads.

Lot: 102 - Hollow carved black duck from Quebec, 2nd quarter

Hollow carved black duck from Quebec, 2nd quarter 20th century. Detailed wing carving.

Lot: 103 - Rare black duck, Orel Leboeuf, St. Anicet, Quebec,

Rare black duck, Orel Leboeuf, St. Anicet, Quebec, circa 1930. Good feather carving detail.

Lot: 104 - Very rare mallard, Orel Lebouf, St. Anicet,

Very rare mallard, Orel Lebouf, St. Anicet, Quebec, circa 1920s. Good feather carving detail.

Lot: 105 - Pair of goldeneye, Orel Lebouf, St. Anicet,

Pair of goldeneye, Orel Lebouf, St. Anicet, Quebec, circa 1920.  

Lot: 106 - Pair of bluebills, Orel Lebouf, St. Anicet,

Pair of bluebills, Orel Lebouf, St. Anicet, Quebec, circa 1925. Detailed feather carving. Subtle comb paint on back. Scalloped paint on breasts.

Lot: 107 - Important and extremely rare oversize mallard

Important and extremely rare oversize mallard drake, Caines Brothers, Georgetown, South Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.    Rigmate to lot 65 in this auction. One of only seven of the highest grade Caines Brothers decoys known to

Lot: 108 - Miniature godwit, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,

Miniature godwit, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is under the base. Carving stands 3 3/8" tall.

Lot: 109 - Miniature spotted sandpiper, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature spotted sandpiper, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Identified in pencil on underside.

Lot: 110 - Miniature ruddy turnstone, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature ruddy turnstone, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside. Carving stands 2 7/8" tall.

Lot: 111 - Miniature upland plover, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature upland plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular brand is in the underside. Carving stands 3.5" tall.

Lot: 112 - Miniature ring neck plover, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature ring neck plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in underside of base.

Lot: 113 - Miniature willet, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,

Miniature willet, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside. Carving is just over 3" tall.

Lot: 114 - Miniature jack curlew, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature jack curlew, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's round ink stamp is on the underside. An early Crowell carving with dropped wings.

Lot: 115 - Miniature sanderling, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,

Miniature sanderling, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside. Carving stands 3 3/16" tall.

Lot: 116 - Miniature rare purple sandpiper, Elmer Crowell,

Miniature rare purple sandpiper, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is under the base. Carving stands 2 3/4" tall.

Lot: 117 - Miniature pectoral sandpiper, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature pectoral sandpiper, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside. Carving stands 2 3/4" tall.

Lot: 118 - Miniature robin snipe, Elmer Crowell, East

Miniature robin snipe, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside. Carving stands 3" tall.

Lot: 119 - Miniature flicker, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,

Miniature flicker, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. AE Crowell and Son is on the underside marked flicker.

Lot: 120 - Very rare mallard drake, Lee Dudley, Knotts

Very rare mallard drake, Lee Dudley, Knotts Island, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century. Branded "E. Flagg", "FB Rice", and "J Bryant".

Lot: 121 - Three coot from North Carolina.

Three coot from North Carolina. Canvas bills.

Lot: 122 - Canvas over wire frame swan, Mannie Haywood, Kill

Canvas over wire frame swan, Mannie Haywood, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.  

Lot: 123 - Canada goose, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North

Canada goose, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century. Carved in one side "x F x". Stylish neck with Burgess typical shaped body. Bill is applied to the front of the face.

Lot: 124 - Canada goose, Herman Braegly, circa 1950s.

Canada goose, Herman Braegly, circa 1950s.  

Lot: 125 - Coot, Albert Henley and Fitzhugh Munden.

Coot, Albert Henley and Fitzhugh Munden.  

Lot: 126 - Coot with moveable wings from North Carolina.

Coot with moveable wings from North Carolina.  

Lot: 127 - Ruddy duck in alert pose, Alvirah Wright, Duck,

Ruddy duck in alert pose, Alvirah Wright, Duck, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 128 - Well sculpted preening greenwing teal drake, Jim

Well sculpted preening greenwing teal drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania. Branded and signed. Dated 9/02. Relief wing carving with raised wingtips and fluted tail. Return for Reward on underside.

Lot: 129 - Excellent pair of wood ducks, Mark McNair,

Excellent pair of wood ducks, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Hen is in sleeping pose. Drake has slightly turned head. Both are signed by maker.

Lot: 130 - Oversize merganser hen carved in the Gus Wilson

Oversize merganser hen carved in the Gus Wilson Monhegan Island style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Inlet head, carved eyes, and carved wooden crest. Relief wing carving. Signed.

Lot: 131 - Four carvings by Frank Finney, Cape Charles,

Four carvings by Frank Finney, Cape Charles, Virginia. Signed. Three song birds and a miniature goose.

Lot: 132 - Long neck canvasback, Bob White, Tullytown,

Long neck canvasback, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Signed and dated 1996. Slightly turned head and raised "V" wingtip carving.

Lot: 133 - Pair of eiders, George Strunk, Glendora, New

Pair of eiders, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey. Carved crossed wingtips. Both are signed and have "G Strunk" stamped in the weight. Both have slightly turned heads.

Lot: 134 - Very rare 1936 model old squaw hen, Ward Brothers,

Very rare 1936 model old squaw hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Exceptional form with turned and lifted head. Good paint detail.

Lot: 135 - Mallard hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Mallard hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed "LT Ward and Bro" and dated 1958. Balsa body, inserted cedar tail, and slightly turned cedar head. Raised wingtips. Good paint detail.

Lot: 136 - Gull with raised split tail, Ward Brothers,

Gull with raised split tail, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed. Slightly turned head.

Lot: 137 - Unused 1936 model bluebill hen, Ward Brothers,

Unused 1936 model bluebill hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Made for VL&A sporting goods store in Chicago. VL&A stamp under tail. Slightly turned and lifted head. Extra fine paint detail.

Lot: 138 - Very rare goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield,

Very rare goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930. Head is turned approximately 45 degrees. Good feather paint detail. Rigmate to lot __** in our ___** sale.

Lot: 139 - Pair of shooting stool model canvasbacks, Ward

Pair of shooting stool model canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1973. Both have slightly turned heads.

Lot: 140 - Pair of shooting stool model bluebills, Ward

Pair of shooting stool model bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1972. Each has a poem on the underside.

Lot: 141 - Exceptionally well carved greenwing teal hen, Ward

Exceptionally well carved greenwing teal hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. 1936 model with slightly turned and lifted head. Extra detailed paint pattern including feather paint on head.

Lot: 142 - "The Argument," a watercolor by Arthur Burdett

"The Argument," a watercolor by Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928). Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 14" x 19".

Lot: 143 - "A Common Cause," a watercolor by Arthur Burdett

"A Common Cause," a watercolor by Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928). Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 13" x 15".

Lot: 143A - Oil on canvas of canvasbacks flying over marsh,

Oil on canvas of canvasbacks flying over marsh, Lee Leblanc. Signed. Image size 25" x 36".

Lot: 143B - Oil on canvas of shot mallards on rocks, A.

Oil on canvas of shot mallards on rocks, A. Winter. Signed. Image size 22" x 28".

Lot: 143C - Oil painting on board of mallards coming in, Ken

Oil painting on board of mallards coming in, Ken Carlson. 11 1/2" x 17 1/2". Well executed with thick palette. Professionally framed.

Lot: 143D - "Clouds," an oil on board by Eric Sloane.

"Clouds," an oil on board by Eric Sloane. Signed. Image size 48" x 59"

Lot: 143E - Watercolor of koala bear, Guy Coheleach.

Watercolor of koala bear, Guy Coheleach. Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 19" x 15".

Lot: 143F - Oil on canvas of Brittany spaniels in field, Jim

Oil on canvas of Brittany spaniels in field, Jim Ling. Signed. In gold leaf frame. Painting size 36" x 24".

Lot: 144 - Watercolor, Edmond Osthaus, Toledo, Ohio, 1st

Watercolor, Edmond Osthaus, Toledo, Ohio, 1st quarter 20th century Signed lower right. Image of two pointers marking rooster in wooded background. 9 1/2" x 14 1/2". Professionally matted and framed. Signed by Osthaus on the back and dated 1919.

Lot: 145 - "Mallard and Feather," an acyrlic on board by

"Mallard and Feather," an acyrlic on board by Terry Issac. Signed and dated 1987. Professionally framed. Image size 8" x 10".

Lot: 146 - Oil on board by Cameron McIntyre.

Oil on board by Cameron McIntyre. 16" x 26". Titled, "Last voyage to the duck blind". The scene represented is an open stretch of water on the Chesapeake Bay after a particularly treacherous pre-dawn run to one of the artist’s duck blinds in

Lot: 147 - Lake Chautauqua spearing decoy.

Lake Chautauqua spearing decoy. Tack eyes, carved gills and mouth, and leather tail. 7 1/2" in length. Line tie is drilled through the body. Eye hook missing from top of back.

Lot: 148 - Lake Chautauqua fish decoy, circa 1900.

Lake Chautauqua fish decoy, circa 1900. 8" in length. Tack eyes, carved gill and mouth, and leather tail. Line tie is drilled through body. Copper fins.

Lot: 149 - Lake Chautauqua spearing decoy, circa 1900.

Lake Chautauqua spearing decoy, circa 1900. Metal eyes, carved mouth and gill, and leather tail. 6 1/2" in length. Seymour style, in shape and paint colors.

Lot: 150 - Lake Chautauqua spearing decoy, circa 1900.

Lake Chautauqua spearing decoy, circa 1900. 7" in length. Tack eyes, metal fins, and leather tail. Detailed gill and mouth carving. Line tie through body and at dorsal fin.

Lot: 151 - Very rare and possibly unique fish decoy, Otto

Very rare and possibly unique fish decoy, Otto Faue, Minnesota. Possibly the only known example with a wooden tail. 7 3/4" long.

Lot: 152 - Large and impressive sucker fish decoy from the

Large and impressive sucker fish decoy from the Mt. Clemens area of Michigan and Lake St. Clair. 15" in length x 2 1/2" tall x 1 3/4" wide. Five belly weights. Glass eyes and cross hatch scaling technique on sides of body.

Lot: 153 - Trout fish decoy, Ken Brunning, Tower, Michigan.

Trout fish decoy, Ken Brunning, Tower, Michigan. 7 1/2" long.

Lot: 154 - Very rare willet, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long

Very rare willet, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Believed by some to have been made by C.S. Bunn. Exceptional form with relief wing carving and shoe button eyes. Protruding breast and extending wingtips. A

Lot: 155 - Very rare dowitcher, William Bowman, Lawrence,

Very rare dowitcher, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, New York last quarter 19th century. Believed by some to have been made by C.S. Bunn. Slightly raised wingtip carving and shoe button eyes. Fine paint detail.

Lot: 156 - Extremely rare robin snipe in spring plumage,

Extremely rare robin snipe in spring plumage, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Believed by some to have been made by C.S. Bunn. Fine form with relief wing carving, extended wingtips and dropped tail. Shoe

Lot: 157 - Rare dowitcher, Thomas Gelston, Quogue, Long

Rare dowitcher, Thomas Gelston, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Believed by some to have been made by C.S. Bunn. Relief wingtip carving and shoe button eyes.

Lot: 158 - Long billed curlew, unknown maker, Southhampton,

Long billed curlew, unknown maker, Southhampton, Long Island, last half 19th century. Old carving with cocked, slightly turned head and relief carved shoulders and wings. Shoe button eyes.

Lot: 159 - Peep, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New

Peep, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870s. Relief wing carving and carved eyes. Approximately 6 1/2" long.

Lot: 160 - Black bellied plover, Obediah Verity, Seaford,

Black bellied plover, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Carved eyes. Relief wing carving. "DM" is carved under the tail.

Lot: 161 - Rare robin snipe in spring plumage, Smith Clinton

Rare robin snipe in spring plumage, Smith Clinton Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, last half 19th century. Carved eyes and relief wing carving. Outstanding feather paint detail. Slightly flat sided.

Lot: 162 - Fine black bellied plover, Obediah Verity,

Fine black bellied plover, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving. Beetle head style with carved eyes, one a little higher than the other. Small "w" lightly carved into one lower side.

Lot: 163 - Mallard drake, Charles Walker, Princeton,

Mallard drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois. Relief wing carving. Flat bottom style and good feather detail. Number 22 is painted on the underside for Princeton Fish and Game Club member George Skinner.

Lot: 164 - Mallard drake, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois.

Mallard drake, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois. Retains Graves weight. From the Casswell rig, branded "CJC" twice in the underside.

Lot: 165 - Rigmate pair of mallards, Charles Walker,

Rigmate pair of mallards, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois. Rounded body style with relief wing carving and slightly turned heads. Number 25 is painted on the underside for Princeton Fish and Game Club member Joe Zearing.

Lot: 166 - Preening mallard hen, Charles Perdew, Henry,

Preening mallard hen, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.  

Lot: 167 - Pintail hen, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois.

Pintail hen, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois. Retains Graves weight.

Lot: 168 - Mallard drake, Oscar Alford .

Mallard drake, Oscar Alford . Slightly turned head.

Lot: 169 - Canvasback drake, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois.

Canvasback drake, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois.  

Lot: 170 - Pair of pintails, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Pair of pintails, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.  

Lot: 171 - Pair of mallards, Hiram Hotze, Peoria, Illinois.

Pair of mallards, Hiram Hotze, Peoria, Illinois. Hen is branded "JRP". Both birds have the Lee Patton stencil on the undersides.

Lot: 172 - Pintail drake silhouette, Charles Walker,

Pintail drake silhouette, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois. Hinged to its original wooden base. Only two or three of these exist.

Lot: 173 - Mallard hen, Lou Kelly, Peoria, Illinois.

Mallard hen, Lou Kelly, Peoria, Illinois. Stamped "LPK" in underside.

Lot: 174 - Bluewing teal drake, Otto Garren, Canton,

Bluewing teal drake, Otto Garren, Canton, Illinois, 1st half 20th century. Signed "O Garren" on underside.

Lot: 175 - Mallard drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Mallard drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.  

Lot: 176 - Mallard drake, Judge Glen Cameron, Chillicothe,

Mallard drake, Judge Glen Cameron, Chillicothe, Illinois, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 177 - Mallard hen, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois.

Mallard hen, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois.  

Lot: 178 - Mallard drake, Doug Moseley, Princeton, Illinois.

Mallard drake, Doug Moseley, Princeton, Illinois. "DM" painted on underside.

Lot: 178A - Very rare Canada goose, Robert Elliston, Bureau,

Very rare Canada goose, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1880s. Good feather paint detail.

Lot: 178B - Rare rigmate pair of widgeon, George Kessler,

Rare rigmate pair of widgeon, George Kessler, Pekin, Illinois. Both are stamped "ECB" in the undersides.

Lot: 178C - Long necked canvasback drake, from Wisconsin, 1st

Long necked canvasback drake, from Wisconsin, 1st quarter 20th century.  

Lot: 178D - Hollow carved canvasback, Gus Moak, Tustin,

Hollow carved canvasback, Gus Moak, Tustin, Wisconsin. Chamfered bottom.

Lot: 179 - Very rare hollow carved pair of bluewing teal,

Very rare hollow carved pair of bluewing teal, William Finch, Port Heron, Michigan. Drake has head turned approximately 45 degrees to one side. Both have detailed scratch feather paint and the initials "WF" carved in undersides.

Lot: 180 - Widgeon hen, George Sibley, Whitehall, Michigan.

Widgeon hen, George Sibley, Whitehall, Michigan.  

Lot: 181 - Bluebill hen with turned head, George Sibley,

Bluebill hen with turned head, George Sibley, Whitehall, Michigan.  

Lot: 182 - Pair of mallards, Carl Sattler, Burlington, Iowa.

Pair of mallards, Carl Sattler, Burlington, Iowa. Relief wing carving.

Lot: 183 - Greenwing teal drake, Otto Garren, Canton,

Greenwing teal drake, Otto Garren, Canton, Illinois, 1st half 20th century.  

Lot: 184 - Pair of canvasbacks, Ralph Reghi, Detroit,

Pair of canvasbacks, Ralph Reghi, Detroit, Michigan. Rasped surfaces.

Lot: 185 - Hollow carved lowhead redhead drake, Chris Smith,

Hollow carved lowhead redhead drake, Chris Smith, Algonac, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.  

Lot: 186 - Mallard drake, by a member of the Gresser family,

Mallard drake, by a member of the Gresser family, Blue Earth, Minnesota.  

Lot: 187 - Rare redhead drake from the Port Clinton, Ohio,

Rare redhead drake from the Port Clinton, Ohio, last half 19th century. Hollow carved with tack eyes and stylish upswept tail. Shoulder carving at back of neck.

Lot: 188 - Working mallard drake, Don Gearhart, Tulsa,

Working mallard drake, Don Gearhart, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Signed and dated 1941 on underside. Slightly turned head and relief wingtip carving.

Lot: 189 - Rare bluewing teal drake, Ben Schmidt, Detroit,

Rare bluewing teal drake, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.  

Lot: 190 - Greenwing teal hen from the Upper Midwest, 1st

Greenwing teal hen from the Upper Midwest, 1st quarter 20th century.  

Lot: 191 - Extremely rare swimming brant, Smith Clinton

Extremely rare swimming brant, Smith Clinton Verity, Seaford, New York, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 192 - Very rare root head swimming goose, Smith Clinton

Very rare root head swimming goose, Smith Clinton Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Hollowed out from the back with a canvas cover.

Lot: 193 - Preening cork body brant, Thomas Gelston, Quogue

Preening cork body brant, Thomas Gelston, Quogue long island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Keel is attached with square wooden pegs.

Lot: 194 - Small swimming Canada goose from Seaford, Long

Small swimming Canada goose from Seaford, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Head is dove tailed into body. Initials "JV" are carved in the underside.

Lot: 195 - Hollow carved redhead drake, William Bowman,

Hollow carved redhead drake, William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Believed by some to have been made by C.S. Bunn. Inlet head and glass eyes.

Lot: 196 - Seven decorative carvings by Alfred Gardner,

Seven decorative carvings by Alfred Gardner, Hingham, Massachusetts. Gardner's oval ink stamp is on the underside of all. Two full size shorebirds, three full size songbirds, and two miniatures.

Lot: 197 - Tern with crossed wingtips, Del Herbert.

Tern with crossed wingtips, Del Herbert. Signed, and numbered "96/151". Bird is 8.5" long and rests on a wooden base made to look like a rock.

Lot: 198 - Canvasback drake, Corbin Reed, Cape Charles,

Canvasback drake, Corbin Reed, Cape Charles, Virginia. "Reed" stamped in underside. Slightly turned head.

Lot: 199 - Full size bufflehead drake, Corbin Reed, Cape

Full size bufflehead drake, Corbin Reed, Cape Charles, Virginia. Signed and dated 1968. Slightly turned head.

Lot: 200 - Bufflehead drake, Pat Godin.

Bufflehead drake, Pat Godin. Signed and dated 1981. Relief wing carving.

Lot: 201 - Rare old squaw hen, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Rare old squaw hen, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts. From the Spear rig, Scituate Massachusetts. Branded "E.L. Spear".

Lot: 202 - Classic brant, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Classic brant, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts. Well blended feather paint detail. "Joe Lincoln" is stamped in the underside.

Lot: 203 - Sleeping Canada goose, possibly Massachusetts,

Sleeping Canada goose, possibly Massachusetts, circa 1900. Branded "E.G.M. Smith" on underside. Head lays slightly to one side of the back. Tail is curved down. Center hole on underside indicates it was used for shore or field hunting.

Lot: 204 - Merganser hen, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Merganser hen, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.  

Lot: 205 - Pair of hollow carved swimming mergansers from

Pair of hollow carved swimming mergansers from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  

Lot: 206 - Widgeon drake, Thomas Wilson, Ipswich,

Widgeon drake, Thomas Wilson, Ipswich, Massachusetts.  

Lot: 207 - Small merganser drake, from Cape Cod, 1st quarter

Small merganser drake, from Cape Cod, 1st quarter 20th century. Carved wooden crest. Never rigged.

Lot: 208 - Self bailing scoter, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Self bailing scoter, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.  

Lot: 209 - Excellent pair of mergansers, Keyes Chadwick,

Excellent pair of mergansers, Keyes Chadwick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Hen has slightly turned head. Both have circular weights in underside.

Lot: 210 - Stylish Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Stylish Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Head is in swimming pose.

Lot: 211 - Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.  

Lot: 212 - Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Canada goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.  

Lot: 213 - Black duck, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

Black duck, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.  

Lot: 214 - Old squaw hen from Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th

Old squaw hen from Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Scratch feather paint detail and slightly turned head.

Lot: 215 - White wing scoter drake, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

White wing scoter drake, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts. Tack eyes.

Lot: 216 - Black duck, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts.

Black duck, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts. Cork body with carved wooden head that is slightly turned. Very stylish head carving. Cork body has good wing detail.

Lot: 217 - Rare ruddy duck, Joseph Lincoln, Accord,

Rare ruddy duck, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Subtle shoulder carving. Tack eyes.

Lot: 218 - Merganser drake, from Martha's Vineyard,

Merganser drake, from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. "WM" carved in underside.

Lot: 219 - Very rare Canada goose, Russ Burr, Hingham,

Very rare Canada goose, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Only a few of these are known. Head is slightly turned. Feather stamping on back. Excellent split wing and side pocket carving similar to what is found on Burr

Lot: 220 - Rare and important belligerent style Canada goose,

Rare and important belligerent style Canada goose, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, last half 19th century. Hollow carved with serifed "N" carved in underside. Retains original "V" cut pad weight. Head is reaching and slightly turned. Classic

Lot: 221 - Hollow carved black duck, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb

Hollow carved black duck, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Large serifed "N" carved in the underside. Inlet head with protruding neck. Raised "V" wingtip carving and shoe button eyes.

Lot: 222 - Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia,

Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1930. Hissing style neck.

Lot: 223 - Black duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Black duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Round body style with scratch paint detail.

Lot: 224 - Large swan decoy, Bailey Barco.

Large swan decoy, Bailey Barco.  

Lot: 225 - Rare hollow carved pintail drake, Dave "Umbrella"

Rare hollow carved pintail drake, Dave "Umbrella" Watson, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1900. Raised "V" wingtip carving. Paint has been restored probably by Frank Finney.

Lot: 226 - Merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague,

Merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century.  

Lot: 227 - Classic football body style black duck, Ira

Classic football body style black duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Exceptionally fine loop scratch feather paint detail and form.

Lot: 228 - Banjo tail style pintail, Ira Hudson,

Banjo tail style pintail, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.  

Lot: 229 - Round body bluebill drake, Ira Hudson,

Round body bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Fluted tail. Good feather paint detail on back. Good head style.

Lot: 230 - Rare and desirable ruddy duck, from the "Mary

Rare and desirable ruddy duck, from the "Mary James Farm" rig, last quarter 19th century. Body measures only 7" in length.

Lot: 231 - Extremely rare preening brant, Charles Jester,

Extremely rare preening brant, Charles Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia.  

Lot: 232 - Very rare curlew, Abram Thomas, Lennox Island

Very rare curlew, Abram Thomas, Lennox Island Reservation, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Tack eyes. Approximately 13 1/2" long and over 4" wide at its widest point.

Lot: 233 - Large plover, Abram Thomas, Lennox Island

Large plover, Abram Thomas, Lennox Island Reservation, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Tack eyes.

Lot: 234 - Full body black bellied plover from Toronto

Full body black bellied plover from Toronto Harbor, last quarter 19th century. Shoe button eyes.

Lot: 235 - Golden plover in winter plumage, Toronto, Ontario,

Golden plover in winter plumage, Toronto, Ontario, last quarter 19th century. Shoe button eyes.

Lot: 236 - Ruddy turnstone with slightly lifted head, Toronto

Ruddy turnstone with slightly lifted head, Toronto Harbor, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 237 - Rare ruddy turnstone in spring plumage, John

Rare ruddy turnstone in spring plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving and shoe button eyes. Extra fine paint detail.

Lot: 238 - Rare black bellied plover in transitional plumage,

Rare black bellied plover in transitional plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Fine and intricate feather paint detail, including a section under the tail.

Lot: 239 - Owl, Herter's Decoy Factory, Waseca, Minnesota.

Owl, Herter's Decoy Factory, Waseca, Minnesota. Two ice grooves have been added to back so it can be suspended from a tree.

Lot: 240 - Greenwing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory,

Greenwing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade with glass eyes.

Lot: 241 - Rare pair of bluewing teal, Pratt Decoy Factory,

Rare pair of bluewing teal, Pratt Decoy Factory, Joliette, Illinois.  

Lot: 242 - Widgeon drake, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit,

Widgeon drake, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century. Branded "A Seiboth" in lower side.

Lot: 243 - Pair of rare buffleheads, Dodge Decoy Factory,

Pair of rare buffleheads, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Detailed bill carving and carved eyes.

Lot: 244 - Rare Canada goose, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit,

Rare Canada goose, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 245 - Very rare flat bottom style greenwing teal drake,

Very rare flat bottom style greenwing teal drake, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century. Flat bottom style with tack eyes.

Lot: 246 - Rare ruddy turnstone from New Jersey, last quarter

Rare ruddy turnstone from New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Well blended paint.

Lot: 247 - Ruddy turnstone from New Jersey, last quarter 19th

Ruddy turnstone from New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 248 - Ruddy turnstone from New Jersey, last quarter 19th

Ruddy turnstone from New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 249 - Earlier style curlew, Daniel Lake Leeds,

Earlier style curlew, Daniel Lake Leeds, Pleasantville, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving with tack eyes.

Lot: 250 - Large curlew from Cape May, New Jersey, last

Large curlew from Cape May, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. A little over 17" long.

Lot: 251 - Black bellied plover, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton,

Black bellied plover, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.  

Lot: 252 - Yellowlegs, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New

Yellowlegs, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.  

Lot: 252A - Oil on canvas of mallards landing in marsh, Roland

Oil on canvas of mallards landing in marsh, Roland Clark. Signed. Image size 16" x 20".

Lot: 252B - "Before the Blow," an oil on canvas by Roland

"Before the Blow," an oil on canvas by Roland Clark. Signed. Image size 16" x 20".

Lot: 253 - Watercolor of a mixed group of shorebirds at

Watercolor of a mixed group of shorebirds at waters edge, William Tyner. Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size 13" x 21".

Lot: 254 - Watercolor of canvasback flying over marsh, David

Watercolor of canvasback flying over marsh, David Hagerbaumer. Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size 21" x 29".

Lot: 255 - Pair of early hanging game paintings.

Pair of early hanging game paintings. Unsigned. Oil on board, image size 16 1/2" x 27 1/2".

Lot: 255A - "On the Moors," a watercolor by Ogden Pleissner

"On the Moors," a watercolor by Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983). Signed. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 7" x 10".

Lot: 256 - Oil on board of flying mallards, Lynn Bogue Hunt.

Oil on board of flying mallards, Lynn Bogue Hunt. Image size 25 1/2" x 21 1/2".

Lot: 256A - Two rough sketches in frames, Lynn Bouge Hunt.

Two rough sketches in frames, Lynn Bouge Hunt. Signed. Image size 11 1/2" x 8 1/4".

Lot: 257 - Oil on canvas of quail, Jim Morgan.

Oil on canvas of quail, Jim Morgan. Signed. Image size 18" x 26".

Lot: 258 - Large oil on canvas of bufflehead drake.

Large oil on canvas of bufflehead drake. Image size 26" x 32". On back of frame is written "Maine bufflehead Oct. 1944 L.V.L."

Lot: 259 - Highly detailed watercolor by Manuel Ferreira.

Highly detailed watercolor by Manuel Ferreira. Image of falcon attacking grouse. Each bird is done in excellent detailed with nicely finished background. Image measures 14" x 9 1/2". Professionally matted and framed.

Lot: 260 - Oil on paper board of a champion pigeon.

Oil on paper board of a champion pigeon. 12" x 11". Pigeon has band on foot which reads "ipa-19".

Lot: 260A - "The Take," - Ninipi Labrador, oil on canvas by

"The Take," - Ninipi Labrador, oil on canvas by David Footer. Signed and dated 2002. Image size approximately 17 1/2" x 23 1/2".

Lot: 261 - Rare "tiger stripe" style Canada goose, Captain Ed

Rare "tiger stripe" style Canada goose, Captain Ed Philips, Cambridge, Maryland.  

Lot: 262 - Canvasback hen, Ed Parsons, Oxford, Maryland.

Canvasback hen, Ed Parsons, Oxford, Maryland.  

Lot: 263 - Brant, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland.

Brant, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland.  

Lot: 264 - Rare immature swan, John Vickers, Cambridge,

Rare immature swan, John Vickers, Cambridge, Maryland.  

Lot: 265 - Swan, John Vickers, Cambridge, Maryland.

Swan, John Vickers, Cambridge, Maryland.  

Lot: 266 - Canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace,

Canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. "JB" carved in underside.

Lot: 267 - Working Canada goose, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield,

Working Canada goose, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head.

Lot: 268 - Canvasback hen, Jim Holly, Havre de Grace,

Canvasback hen, Jim Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 269 - Pair of bluewing teal, Crisfield, Maryland.

Pair of bluewing teal, Crisfield, Maryland. Painted by Oliver Lawson.

Lot: 270 - Unusual cast iron sink box decoy.

Unusual cast iron sink box decoy. With detailed eyes and bill.

Lot: 271 - Cast iron canvasback wing duck from the upper

Cast iron canvasback wing duck from the upper Chesapeake Bay, last quarter 19th century.  

Lot: 271A - "Sacred Rain Arrow II," a limited edition bronze

"Sacred Rain Arrow II," a limited edition bronze sculpture by bronze sculpture 17/20, Allan Hauser. (1914-1994), Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1980. Signed and identified on back. Total height approximately 13".

Lot: 271B - Large bronze of three sea lions on rock, Gerald

Large bronze of three sea lions on rock, Gerald Belciar. Marble study limited edition 3/12. Dated 1982. Approximately 16 1/2" tall.

Lot: 271C - "Pony Express III," a bronze sculpture by Harry

"Pony Express III," a bronze sculpture by Harry Jackson. 163/ signed and dated 1977. Mounted on marble base. Horse is 10 1/2" long.

Lot: 271D - "The Marshall III," a bronze sculpture by Harry

"The Marshall III," a bronze sculpture by Harry Jackson. 386/1000. Signed and dated 1979. Mounted on marble base, approximately 11 3/4" long.

Lot: 271E - "Against the Wind," a bronze sculpture by Vince

"Against the Wind," a bronze sculpture by Vince Valdez. Measures 29" tall x 28" wide. Mountain goat standing on rocky ledge mounted on wooden base.

Lot: 271F - "Pronghorn Magesty" a bronze sculpture by Vince

"Pronghorn Magesty" a bronze sculpture by Vince Valdez. Measures_____

Lot: 272 - Five etchings by Peter Scott.

Five etchings by Peter Scott. All professionally framed and matted, in similar frames. Canada geese, 7 3/4" x 10". Canada geese, 8 3/4" x 14 3/4". Speckle bellied geese, 8 3/4" x 14 3/4". Mallards, 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Pintails, 9 3/4" x 7 3/4'".

Lot: 273 - "Migrating Geese," an original etching by Frank

"Migrating Geese," an original etching by Frank Benson. Signed in margin in pencil, also marked "R-46" in margin. Professionally matted and framed. Image size approximately 11 1/2" x 9 1/4".

Lot: 274 - Etching of duck hunter putting out decoys, Frank

Etching of duck hunter putting out decoys, Frank Benson. Signed in the margin by the artist. Image size approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2".

Lot: 275 - Western advertising poster, with artwork by A.

Western advertising poster, with artwork by A. Russell. Titled "The Unexpected." Professionally framed. Image measures 28" x 16 1/2". Bands are not showing.

Lot: 276 - Gauche on paper board, "Old Squaw" by Stanley

Gauche on paper board, "Old Squaw" by Stanley Sterns, 1966. Framed with stamp of same image. Painting is 5" x 7". This work was done for the duck stamp contest in 1966. This image is accompanied by a letter from Sterns detailing the information

Lot: 276A - Limited edition leather bound copy of "Mason

Limited edition leather bound copy of "Mason Factory Decoys," Russ Goldberger and Alan Haid. Number 188/200. Signed by the artist. In hard slip cover.

Lot: 277 - Pair of goldeneye, Ian McNair.

Pair of goldeneye, Ian McNair. Signed. Glass eyes.

Lot: 278 - Large running curlew carved in the style of the

Large running curlew carved in the style of the one time world record Phillips rig decoy sold by Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. in the late 1990s, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Approximately 23" long. Signed. Relief wing carving.

Lot: 279 - Merganser drake, Leo McIntosh, Adams, New York.

Merganser drake, Leo McIntosh, Adams, New York. Signed and dated 1988. Slightly turned head.

Lot: 280 - Sleeping dowitcher, Leo McIntosh, Woodville, New

Sleeping dowitcher, Leo McIntosh, Woodville, New York. Signed and dated 1987. Relief wing carving.

Lot: 281 - Swimming wood duck drake with slightly turned

Swimming wood duck drake with slightly turned head, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Signed and dated 2005. Retains Bob White weight.

Lot: 282 - Wood duck drake, Byron Bruffee, Medomak, Maine.

Wood duck drake, Byron Bruffee, Medomak, Maine. Signed.

Lot: 283 - Woodduck drake, Marty Collins.

Woodduck drake, Marty Collins. Branded "M.D. Collins".

Lot: 284 - Golden plover carved in the Massachusetts style,

Golden plover carved in the Massachusetts style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Signed. Relief wing carving with carved primaries. Exaggerated beetle head style.

Lot: 285 - Black bellied plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville,

Black bellied plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Signed. Detailed feather carving at wingtips.

Lot: 286 - Pair of wood ducks, George Strunk, Glendora, New

Pair of wood ducks, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey. Branded "G. Strunk" and "R Kobli" in weights. Also signed.

Lot: 287 - Pair of greenwing teal, Jode Hillman, Mullica

Pair of greenwing teal, Jode Hillman, Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Signed and dated 2006. Also branded "J Hillman". Good carving detail.

Lot: 288 - Black duck, Corbin Reed, Cape Charles, Virginia.

Black duck, Corbin Reed, Cape Charles, Virginia. In content pose with carved feet. Detailed scratch feather paint is on the underside as well as rest of the decoy.

Lot: 289 - Pair of old squaw, George Strunk, Glendora, New

Pair of old squaw, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey. Both have "G. Strunk" and "R. Kobli" stamped in weight. Drake is signed by the maker. Both have slightly turned heads.

Lot: 290 - Pair of greenwing teal carved in the Delaware

Pair of greenwing teal carved in the Delaware River tradition, Jack Wood. Signed. Both have slightly turned heads, raised wingtips, and fluted tails.

Lot: 291 - Two decoys, Jack Wood, Hammonton, New Jersey.

Two decoys, Jack Wood, Hammonton, New Jersey. A black duck and pintail hen carved in the Delaware River tradition. Both are signed.

Lot: 292 - Hollow carved canvasback hen, Pat Godin.

Hollow carved canvasback hen, Pat Godin. Signed, "Oshawa 1978". Turned head and relief wing carving.

Lot: 293 - Swimming Canada goose, Bob White, Tullytown,

Swimming Canada goose, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Signed and dated 1995. Slightly raised and extended wingtips. Two Bob White weights on underside.

Lot: 294 - Pair of flat bottom goldeneye, George Strunk,

Pair of flat bottom goldeneye, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey. Both have "G. Strunk" and "R Kobli" stamped in weights. Both have slightly turned heads.

Lot: 295 - Pair of bluewing teal, George Strunk, Glendora,

Pair of bluewing teal, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey. Both are signed and "GS" stamped in the weight. Both have slightly turned heads.




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