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Miniature Flying Canada Goose by Gustav “Gus” Edward Sjoholm (1935 – 2021), West Islip, New York / Aliso Viejo, California, circa 1978. Sjoholm was an award-winning carver of miniature birds – winning 3rd Place under Decorative Miniatures with a Black Duck & receiving Honorable Mention with a Mallard Hen, for example, at the 1981 Ward Foundation – and he was also an avid hunter and fisherman. This Flying Goose is a clear indication of Sjoholm’s Incredible Sense of Design and his Elaborate Attention to Detail. The Form of this Miniature reflects the Realism of a Goose in Flight and Features such as the Extended Head and Delicate Feet extending under the Tail Feathers focus on the Importance of Every Detail in the Design. This Miniature is in Excellent Original Condition and Signed & Dated on the base. Measurements: 3 ½” in length, 5” wing span, mounted on driftwood, and presented on a 7” oval wood base; approximately 4” in total height. Clearly one of the Finest Decorative Miniatures we have offered.

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Price $525 plus shipping

 

Raven’s Way is pleased to offer a Miniature 5 ½” Tall Black Bear Hand Carved & Painted by the Well-Know Massachusetts Carver Marty Collins, East Wareham, Massachusetts, Now living in Bridgewater, Mass., circa 2000. Collins is an Exceptional Carver who is Most Known for His Exceptional Replication Decoys of Joseph Lincoln and his Especially Fine Carvings of Unique Work with Bear Carvings, Bear Rug Carvings, Wooden Animal Trap Carvings, and Especially Fine Decoys. Marty’s work is Especially Appealing not only with Individual Works but also with Decoy Rigs that Reflect Massachusetts Gunning Rigs. This Black Bear is Hand Carved and Painted with Glass Eyes, Carved Teeth, Standing on Carved Wood Rocks. It is probably as Original a Miniature Black Bear as you can Find Among the Most Serious Carvers in New England. Marty’s Carvings can be found throughout my collection and Virtually All Collections Around the Country. Take Advantage of this Wonderful Offer.

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Price $350 plus shipping

 

Decorative Running Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy by Wildfowler Decoys, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, circa 1970. This Yellowlegs Decoy is in Very Good Original Condition and from Charlie Birdsall’s Point Pleasant Wildfowler Decoy Company, which was in existence from 1961 – 1977, producing a wide variety of hunting and decorative decoys that are well known to the decoy collecting community. This Decorative Running Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy displays Excellent Original Paint with Minor Shelf Wear. While the Base is Marked with the Wildfowler Trade Mark Stamp and Signed “Charles R. Birdsall / 1970”, Birdsall had a number of quality painters in his business and Bill Keim was likely the painter of this decorative. Keim was a gunning partner of Birdsall and painted a wide range of Birdsall’s decoys, especially the shorebirds because Bill created a large number of shorebirds of his own. For example, Raven’s Way recently sold a Clapper Rail by Keim. This Yellowlegs displays a Detailed Paint Pattern, Glass Eyes, Deeply Incised Cuts to Outline the Primaries, and the Distinctive Yellowlegs of the decoy. Measurements: 13 ½” in length, 2 ½” in width (base is 5” in width), and 7 ¾” in height, including the base. A Prime Example of Wildfowler, Point Pleasant, Decorative Shorebird Decoys.

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Price $395 plus shipping

 

Decorative Pair of Flying Blue-winged Teal Carvings, approximately half-sized by Patrick S. Biddle (b. 1944), Elkton, Maryland, circa 2006. We purchased these Fliers directly from Pat Biddle in 2006 at the Long Island Decoy Collectors Show and have had them on display in our family room since that time. They make for a quite impressive display. Two of Patrick Biddle’s Decorative Carvings are also on display at the U.S. State Department’s web site. This Pair of Flying Blue-winged Teal Carvings are in Excellent Original Condition and Mounted on a Standing Piece of Drift Wood with a Finely Created Wooden Base. (Numerous photographs can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail image.) The Carvings themselves are Quite Detailed in both the Quality of the Craving and the Paint Pattern and are a True Reflection of the Beauty of these Teal. The Birds measure 9” in length with a 12” wing span. The Total height is 18”. The birds can be removed for shipping purposes. In addition, Biddle has Signed the Bottom of the stand: “Pat Biddle / Elkton, MD / Green Wing Teal / 2006”. An Excellent Pair of Decorative Flying Blue-winged Teal.

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Price $795 plus shipping

 

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