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Rare and Early Hollow Carved Widgeon Decoy by Joseph (Joe) W. Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, circa 1915. Joe Lincoln owned a farm on Accord Pond which was the focal point of his life for fishing, hunting, and decoy making. While Lincoln was typical of many New England decoy makers, he spent his early days working at local shoe factories; yet, because his decoy skills were in such high demand, he eventually carved full time and created some of the most desirable decoys on the Atlantic Coast. This Hollow Carved Widgeon decoy is from the F. B. Rice Rig (the Brand is on the Bottom); there is a Photographic example of a Widgeon from the F. B. Rice rig on pg. 55 of Cap Vinal’s book “Joseph W. Lincoln”. The Decoy offered here has had a Professional Paint Restoration in Lincoln’s Original Style and Aged to Reflect its Period of Origin (again, compare this restoration with the Original Paint Decoy in Vinal’s book). The Form and Carving on this decoy are reflective of the vision Lincoln had of a Working Decoy. It also has Glass Eyes which Lincoln felt were more effective, after using tack eyes in his early decoy (note that one has been replaced). Measurements: 15 ½” in length, 6” in width, and 7 ½” in height. Lincoln Widgeon are rarely found and those in original paint even rarer. This is an opportunity to own a Fine Lincoln Widgeon with a Quality Paint Restoration.
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Price $1950 plus shipping
Neat Little Goldeneye Drake Decoy from the William Howard (1875 – 1971) Rig, Hingham. Massachusetts, circa Early - Mid-20th Century (?). This Goldeneye Decoy has many Elisha Burr / Alston “Shorty” Burr characteristics, according Bob Mosher, a decoy carver and historian from Hingham. Howard was the Town Clerk in Hingham from 1930 to 1967, and hunted with Carl and Russ Burr and had a large rig of decoys. This decoy displays a Working Repaint, Detailed Bill Carving, Glass Eyes, and a Nice Form. It measures 14” in length, 5 ½” in width, and 6” in height. The is a Strong “Howard” Brand on the Bottom. A Neat Little Goldeneye Drake from Hingham, Massachusetts, with an Interesting Provenance.
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Price $465 plus shipping
Classic Shourds Style Hollow Carved Brant by Charles Birdsall, Wildfowler Decoys, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, circa 1965. The complete history of Wildfowler Decoys is available in Cowan & LaFountain’s Wildfowler Decoys. This particular example is an Early Example of the Shourds Model Decoy with the Point Pleasant Rubber Stamp Trade Mark. In addition, it is Signed on the Bottom: “Brant / by / Wildfowler Decoys / Charles R. Birdsall / Pt. Pleasant, N.J.”. “1965” is also penciled on the weight. It was purchased from a Cape Cod Collection. The Paint is in Very Good Condition with a Couple of Minor Rubs and Some Limited Sap Bleed to the Body; there is also a Partial Neck Crack which is Stable.
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Price $275 plus shipping
Highly Appealing Hollow Carved Cobb Island Style Swimming Brant Decoy by Steve Morey (deceased), Tuckerton, New Jersey, circa 1970s. A Rig of these “Contemporary Antique” Cobb Island Style Brant Decoys was made for Mort Hansen, a well-know New Jersey Collector in the 1970s, and most were Marked with the Morey “M” behind the weight. This is the last marked one from my collection. This Particular Decoy displays Strong Original Paint with an Age Patina, a Wonderful Form with a Slightly Turned Reaching Head, a Boldly Shaped Body, and a Split Tail Cobb Look. The Surface has a Rugged Aged Look with a slight separation where the body parts meet. Measurements: 20” in length, 6 ½” in width, and 7” in height. This Decoy is truly an Example of Function and Form.
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Price $375 plus shipping
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