We're pleased to offer a nice selection of contemporary and decorative decoys on West Coast Decoys.  If you see anything that you'd like additional information on, please e-mail me at westcoastdecoys@gmail.com.  Feel free to call me at 1 (800) 942-0309.  Thanks for looking!


Unknown Maker

Hen Bluebill

Nicely done hollow carved hen bluebill dated 1987 and signed by the maker.  I can't make out the signature but the bottom reads..."#17 Fall Run Dec. 1984".

Price: $60

 

 


Tony Catrina

Green-Winged Teal

Solid carved green-winged teal by Tony Catrina.  Branded "TC". 

Price: $100

 

 


Art Birdsall

Merganser Pair

Outstanding, hollow carved red-breasted merganser pair by Art Birdsall of Point Pleasant, New Jersey.  Art is the great grandson of the well know early decoy maker, Capt. Jesse Birdsall.  This pair bear a copper name plate, are signed by the maker and the lead ballast weight are stamped.  This pair measures approximately 14.5" in length.

Price: $550

 

 


Frank Garatti

Mallard Drake

A decorative mallard drake by Frank Garatti of San Rafael, California.  Signed and dated 1974.  See pages 172-173 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast.

Price: $200 

 


Frank Garatti

Pintail Hen

A decorative pintail hen in stunningly applied paint by Frank Garatti of San Rafael, California, ca. 1970's.  See pages 172-173 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast.

Price: $220 

 


Frank Garatti

Canvasback Drake

A decorative canvasback drake by Frank Garatti of San Rafael, California.  Signed and dated 1975.  See pages 172-173 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast.

Price: $200 

 


Bruce Buckley

Merganser

Solid carved red-breasted merganser by Bruce Buckley of Costa Mesa, California.  Signed by the artist and dated 1974.

Price: $195

 

 


Wildfowler Brant

Swimming, hollow carved, Atlantic brant in the Shourds style from the wildfowler factory.  Branded with an "S" under the bill and sigend "AJ Birdsall Prop" on the bottom.  Measures 20.5" in length.

Price: $170 

 


Harry Jobes

Pintail Pair

Excellent pintail pair by Capt. Harry Jobes of Havre de Grace, Maryland.  The drake measures 18" in length.  Each is signed "Made by Capt. Harry Jobes".

Price: $180 

 


Harry Jobes

Mallard Drake

 

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Excellent mallard drake by Capt. Harry Jobes of Havre de Grace, Maryland.  Measures 16" in length.  Unsigned.

Price: $80 

 


Hank Mears

Pintail Pair

Excellent and original hollow carved pintail pair by Hank Mears of Medford Lakes, New Jersey.  Signed by the maker and dated 1999.

Price: $275 

 


Hank Mears

Canvasback Pair

Excellent and original, hollow carved pair of canvasbacks by Hank Mears of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, dated 1999.

Price: $275

 


Unknown Maker

Teal Hen

Nice, hollow carved, green-winged teal hen by a maker unknown to me.  Measures 11".  Stand included.

Price: $70

 


Hank Mears

Goldeneye Drake

Excellent and original, hollow carved goldeneye drake by Hank Mears of Medford Lakes, New Jersey.  Signed and dated 02'.  Measures 14" in length.

Price: $150 

 


Jeff Stary

Bluebill Drake

Nicely carved and painted, hollow bluebill drake by Jeff Stary of Kaukauna, WI.  Signed and dated 05'.  Measures 14" in length.

Price: $75

 

 


Jeff Stary

Coot

Nicely carved and painted, hollow coot by Jeff Stary of Kaukauna, WI.  Signed and dated 2000.  Measures 12" in length.

Price: $80 

 


Hank Mears

Redhead Pair

Excellent and original, hollow carved pair of redheads by Hank Mears of Medford Lakes, New Jersey.  Signed by the maker.  Measures approximately 14.5" in length.

Price: $275

 

 


Jim Burcio

Plover

A beautiful example of a black-bellied plover by master Antioch, California maker Jim Burcio.  Signed and dated on the bottom of the stand, 2000.  Measures 7 1/2" in height.

Price: $125

 

 


Fritz Zanker

Canvasback Pair

Nicely done pair of canvasbacks by the accomplished California decoy maker, Fritz Zanker.  Constructed of palm frond and branded FWZ.

Price: $225 

 


Bill Neal

Blue-winged Teal

Excellent blue-winged teal pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA) signed and dated 4/1/95.  Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson.  Also see the recent great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker.  Branded "WN" under the tails. The drake measures approx. 13" in length.

Price: $500


Bill Neal

Bluebill Pair

Excellent bluebill pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA) signed and dated 8/9/85.  Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson.  Also see the recent great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker.  Branded "WN" under the tails. The drake measures approx. 13.5" in length.

Price: $500


Bill Neal

Redhead Pair

Nice redhead pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA) signed and dated 3/88.  Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson.  Also see the recent great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker.  Branded "WN" under the tails. The drake measures approx. 14.5" in length. Both have stable neck cracks.  The drake has a ding on the chest as pictured.

Price: $450

 


Bill Neal

Ring-necked Pair

Excellent ring-necked pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA) signed and dated 4/12/1999.  Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson.  Also see the recent great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker.  Branded "WN" under the tails. The drake measures approx. 12.5" in length.

Price: $500

 


Bill Neal

Ruddy Pair

Rare ruddy duck pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA).  The drake is signed and dated 1984 and the hen is signed.  Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson.  Also see the recent great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker.  Branded "WN" under the tails. The drake measures approx. 12.5" in length.

Price: $500

 


Bill Neal

Canvasback Pair

Excellent canvsback pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA) signed and dated 6/10/88.  Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson.  Also see the recent great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker.  Branded "WN" under the tails. The drake measures approx. 15.25" in length. The hen has slight paint loss on the top of the head.

Price: $500

 


James Thompson

Gadwall Pair

Wonderful garwall pair by James Thompson. Signed and dated 2006. The bodies are constructed of solid cork and heads, tails and keels are pine. Each measures approximately 19.5" in length.

Price: $300


Ed Snyder

Wigeon Pair

Wonderful pair of hollow carved wigeon by noted early CA decoy maker Ed Snyder (Rio Vista, CA). The bottom indicates they are made from a 1950 pattern on 12-20-83. Very stylish wigeon pair measuring approximately 13.5" in length.

Price: $1900


Len Carnaghi

Redhead Drake

Great redhead drake by the talented decoy maker Len Carnaghi (Michigan). Measures 14" in length. Skillfully applied paint to a nicely carved decoy.

Price: $600


Ed Snyder

Teal Pair

Wonderful pair of hollow carved green-winged by noted early CA decoy maker Ed Snyder (Rio Vista, CA). Signed and dated by the maker 11-25-91. Both measure approximately 11" in length. Both are in the skillfully applied paint that Snyder is known for.

Price: $1800


Jim Burcio

Cinnamon Teal

Nicely hollow carved and painted cinnamon teal pair by James Burcio, Antioch, CA. Signed and dated 1991.

Price: $450


Bill Goenne

Blue-winged Teal

Hollow carved blue-winged teal drake by the talented Bill Goenne (King City, CA). Bill is documented in Decoys, Sixty Living and Outstanding North American Carvers by Loy Harrell Jr. This example is in outstanding original paint with a turned head and branded WRG on the bottom. Measures 15" in length.

Price: $95 

 


Gus Zehringer

Canvasback

Robust, nicely carved and painted solid carved redwood canvasback drake Gus Zehringer (1918-1995) of Pinole, CA. Francis August "Shorty" Zehringer was a San Francisco Bay duck hunting legend. His biography is well detailed on page 234 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. Zehringer's work isn't common. This nice drake is dated 1987.

Price: $225


Mark Costilow

Canvasbacks

Cork canvasback pair by the highly decorated maker, Mark Costilow. Mayor of Amherst, OH and wildfowl biologist. The drake is signed and dated '96. The hen is 3rd best of show ODCCA and is signed and dated '97.

Price: $395


Mike Smyser

Goldeneye

Solid carved cork goldeneye. Signed by the maker (Mike Smyser of Mt. Wolf, PA) and dated 1991. 

Price: $150


Jason Russell

Coot

Beautiful coot by an accomplished carver (Jason Russell of Alabama). Russell's work routinely shows in top competitions. Branded and signed by the maker and dated 2008.

Price: $320


Unknown Maker

Northern Shovelor

Unknown Maker (VA). Price: $150. Nice hollow carved shovelor drake. Found in Virginia in 1990. Very well done.

Price: $150


J.C. Corb Reed

Merganser

Unique hooded merganser ca. 1980 in swimming posture by the highly collectable Chincoteague, VA maker (J.C. "Corb" Reed). A one of a kind decoy by a highly collectible Southern maker. Measures 16" in length.

Price: $1500

 


Tom Matus

Gadwall Pair

Stunning solid carved cork body gadwall pair by Tom Matus (Boise, ID). First place in the 1999 Louisiana wildfowl carvers competition (comes with blue ribbon). Spectacular pair by a highly decorated contemporary maker.

Price: $1250

 


Puggy Freitas

Goldeneye

Excellent and all original common goldeneye drake by Puggy Freitas of Rio Vista, CA. Signed at dated '81.  Removable head. Measures 12" in length.

Price: $95


Michael Nesbit

Canvasback

Excellent and all original hollow carved canvasback drake by Michael Nesbit of Quincy, CA. Signed by the maker on the bottom and branded MN. Nesbit is an accomplished decorative maker whos work is routinely recognized in competion. This stunning example measures 15" in length.

Price: $300


Don Hovie

Cinnamon Teal

Wonderful all original hollow carved cinnamon teal in reaching posture by Sacramento, CA area carver Don Hovie. Hovie's work is often recognized in carving competion. This example is signed on the bottom and measures 12.5" in length. An excellent representation of the species.

Price: $295


William Veasey

Teal Hen

Delicate hollow carved blue-winged teal hen by the accomplished Newark, Deleware decoy maker William Veasey. Raised primary wing tips, turned head, signed on the bottom. Measures 12" in length.

Price: $295


Robert Maloney

Wood Duck Pair

Lovely pair of solid carved working wood ducks by Robert Maloney (San Francisco, CA). Signed and dated by the maker 1993.

Price: $225