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Extra Fine Northern Mockingbird Carving by Peter Peltz (d. 2001), Sandwich, Massachusetts, circa Late 20th Century. Peltz was a well known bird carver from Cape Cod who sold many of his carvings from “The Bird Barn”, a small shack on Rt. 6A in Sandwich with a Salt Marsh behind it. The Peltz carving displays Strong Original Paint with Excellent Form and Very Minor Shelf Wear. It is mounted on a Piece of Drift Wood with the Head Turned, Painted Eyes, Crossed Wing Tips, and a Nice Long Tail. It is Signed on the Base: “Peter Peltz / Mockingbird.” Measurements: the Mockingbird is 8” in length, 1 ¾” (base 3”) in width, and 6” in height. An Extra Fine Example of Peltz Bird Carvings.

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Price $250 plus shipping



Wonderful Miniature Northern Bobwhite Quail by Alex & Lucy Rubolino (both deceased), Brockton, Massachusetts, circa 1980. Married just prior to WWII, the Rubolios spent a good deal of their post-war years creating some fabulous carvings. Their passion was their hand-carved and finely painted birds. Alex carved the birds in basswood, and Lucy painted the birds in oils. This Bobwhite displays the fine quality of their work and the degree of attention to the intricate detail, such as the carved feet on the bird). Measurements: The Bobwhite is 4 ½” in length, 1 ¾” in width, and 3 ¾” in height (5” including the base). The Bobwhite is identified, dated, and signed on the bottom. An Extraordinary Representation of the Northern Bobwhite by The Rubolinios.

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An Exceptional Miniature Wood Duck Drake Decoy by Harold N. Gibbs (1886 – 1970), Barrington, Rhode Island, circa 1955. Gibbs created a wide variety of miniature duck decoys over his life time, always attempting to capture the essence of the duck’s color and form. He hunted the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island with a variety of decoys, primarily Bluebills found in his area.   As with many carvers Gibbs had good days and bad ones, this carving was clearly one from his good days. This Miniature Standing Wood Duck displays Excellent Form, a Flowing Crest, Raised Primaries, and an Exceptionally Fine Paint Pattern with a Great Deal of Detail. The Miniature displays Strong Original Paint and Condition with Virtually No Shelf Wear. The Carving measures 3” in length, 1 1.2” in width, and 2 ¾” in height; the base is slightly wider in width and length. The Bottom is signed with Gibbs “HNG”, plus the Species Name “Wood Duck” and the Date “1955”. An Outstanding Miniature Decoy by Harold Gibbs.   

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Rare Pair of Miniature Canvasbacks – 1950s Models – by Capt. Harry Jobes ( 1937 – 2019), Aberdeen, Maryland, circa ? I bought these Miniatures from Capt. Harry at the East Coast Decoy Collectors Meet a number of years ago. At the time, I was buying large quantities of Harry’s decoys for resale at New England Antique Shows. Harry said, “Do you want to see something special”? and he pulled these miniatures out. I don’t know when they were made, but my sense was he had made them some time ago and was reselling them for an early buyer. This Miniature Pair of Canvasbacks display fully Original Paint, are Fully Rigged, and Signed and Identified as 1950 Models. Measurements: 5 ½” in length, 2 ¼” in width, and 3 ½” in height. Stand are not included. This is a Very Rare Pair of Miniatures by Capt. Harry Jobes.

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Price $175 plus shipping




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