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Nice Black Duck Decoy by Douglas (Doug) Jester (1876 – 1961), Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1930s – 1940s. Jester is a well known carver from Chincoteague on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The Decoy displays a Fully Hand Carved with a Cotton Wood Body, Strong Original Paint with Terrific Scratch Paint on the Body. Minor Gunning Wear. Measures: 17” in length, 6” in width, and 8” in height without stand. A Great Example of a Jester Black Duck.
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Price $750 plus shipping
Nice Early Canvasback Drake by William “Billy Snakes” Heverin 1860 – 1951), Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900. There is an extensive discussion of Hevrin’s work in Evans McKinney’s Decoys of the Susquehanna Flats and Their Makers. Noted on the Bottom of this decoy from the Bobby Richardson Collection is some history of this decoy: “Form the Rig of John Hanson (brand under tail) of Wilmington, Delaware. He shot sink box with Heverin & Scott Jackson. When Jackson died in 1929, he gave this rig of decoys to (Frank Murphy) the husband of Carrie Murphy of Charlestown, MD.” The Decoy displays a Very Good Working Repaint, the Original Weight, and Metal Tie, and the JH Brand. The Decoy also show Some In-Use Wear but is a Fine Example of a Cecil County Decoy. The Body measures 13” in length (overall bill to tail 15 ½”), 6” in width, and 9 ½” in height, including the stand.
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Price $800 plus shipping
Super little Gunning Bufflehead Drake Decoy by Marty Collins, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, circa 2015. As Rod Taylor points out in Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2010, pg. 35, “Today Collins is regarded by many as one of the preeminent carvers in America.” Many, if not most, of Collins’ carving display a strong Massachusetts influence, especially Joe Lincoln and Elmer Crowell. Both of the Early Massachusetts carvers are “present” in this Bufflehead. The Initial Image is of Joe Lincoln enhance by the Elmer Crowell Style of Head Rasping and Raised Primary Carving; the Paint Pattern reflects both the Bird on the Water and the Simplicity of Lincoln; whereas, the Detailed Bill Carving is reflective of Crowell. The End Result is an Excellent Presentation of a Marty Collins Gunning decoy. Measurements: 10 ½” in length, 5 ¼” in width, and 5 ½” in height. The Decoy is Fully Rigged, Branded: “M.D. Collins”, and Signed: “M.D. Collins?2015”. No Stand Included or Necessary. A Wonderful Little Collins Bufflehead.
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Price $450 plus shipping
Original Folk Art Long Eared Owl (also has many characteristics of a Great Horned Owl) by New Jersey Decoy and Folk Art Carver Russ Allen. Russ is considered one of the Best Decoy and Antique Restorers in the Country, and creates some Incredibly Fine Folk Art. This Long Eared Owl is made from an Old Factory Decoy Body which then is Completely Recreated to Represent a Folk Art Vision of an Owl Decoy. A Face is Carved into the Decoy Body and then enhanced by a Great Degree of Carving Detail, Large Teddy Bear Glass Eyes, Leather Side Wings, Long Leather “Ear” Tuffs, and a Carved Black Beak, all of which creates a Multidimensional Sculpture. It is then Accented with an “Antiqued” Paint Finish. Russ adds a Leather tie on the Back for Wall Hanging or a Hole Drilled in the Bottom for an Iron Stand. Allen’s initials “RA” are branded into the back. Measurements: 15 ½” in height (including the stand); slightly under 6” in width and approximately 3 ½” in depth. This Long Eared Owl has a Very Appealing Look for the Folk Art Collector.
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Price $525 plus shipping
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