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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
Highly Appealing Hollow Carved Cobb Island Style Swimming Brant Decoy Attributed to 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”. Unfortunately, this decoy is unmarked but came with the same group of Hansen decoys obtained a few years back. There is still another marked one in my collection. This Particular Decoy displays 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 both Shot Holes and Nail Marks Apparent, and Even an Old Chunk of Wood Missing from the Rear. 20 ½” in length, 6” in width, and 7 ½” in height, this Decoy is truly an Example of Function and Form.
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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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