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An Excellent Example of a New England Lesser Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy in a Somewhat Flat-sided Form by an Unknown Maker, probably Northern Massachusetts or New Hampshire, circa 1910. This Rare Shorebird displays Strong Original Paint, Tiny Shoe Button Eyes, and the Original Wooden Bill, all with Some In-Use Wear. The Construction is interesting in that the Decoy is Made in Two Vertical Parts with the Sides Apparently Glued Together because there are no signs of dowels or pins. The Decoy measures 9 ½” from the Tip of the Bill to the Tip of the Tail, 1 ¾” in width, and 9 ½” high, including the stand. A Fine Example of a Lesser Yellowlegs Decoy in Strong Original Paint.

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Price $875 plus shipping

 

Outstanding Solid Body Reaching Ruddy Turnstone Shorebird Decoy in the Eugene Cuffee Style with a Carved Deer Antler Bill by Lyle G. Smith, Shinnecock, Long Island, New York, circa 2019. This Native American Shorebird Decoy has carved Wings and Eyes, a Deer Antler Bill, and a Highly Stylistic Paint Pattern, accenting the Turnstone’s Field Marks with a Traditional Shinnecock Decorative Pattern. The Decoy is Signed on the Bottom with a Carved Name and an Ink Signed Name: “Lyle G. Smith / Shinnecock / 2019”. Measurements: 11” in length, 2 ½” in width, and 10 ½” in height, including the original stand. We have worked with Lyle over the years and when he has an opportunity to carve decoys for Raven’s Way, we are always appreciative. An Outstanding Native American Shorebird Decoy.

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Price $325 plus shipping

 

Exquisite Slightly Turned Snuggle Head Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy by David Ward, an Outstanding Connecticut Carver, circa 2009. Ward is known for his continuing endeavor to create a wide range of quality decoys and his exceptional furniture making skills. This Yellowlegs reflects Ward’s considerable knowledge and attention to detail in the first endeavor. The decoy displays a Fine Snuggle Head Form and Hollow Carved Body, the Classic Yellowlegs Bill, Glass Eyes, Raised Wing Split Tail Carving, and one of the Most Meticulous Paint Patterns one is likely to encounter. The Decoy measures 10 ½” in length, 2 ¾” in width, and 7 ¼” in height, including the metal stand. Branded "DBW". A Wonderful David Ward Shorebird Decoy.

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Rustic Lesser Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy by an Unknown Make from Massachusetts, probably from the South Shore, circa 1900. This Yellowlegs displays the Hard Use the Gunning Birds went through during the Era of Shorebird Hunting which extended for Yellowlegs well into the 1930s – 1940s (though outlawed in 1938). While the Paint appears to be All Original, it is Worn to the Wood in Some Places, and the Bill also appears to be Original. The Shorebird displays a Fine Form, represents a Generic Look, and Undoubtedly Has Many Stories to tell. Measurements: 9 ½” in length, 1 ¾” wide, and 10 ½” in height, including the stand. The Decoy serves as a Classic Artifact from the Shorebird Hunting Era.

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Price $375 plus shipping

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