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!


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 

 


Hank Mears

Canvasback Pair

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

Price: $200

 


Unknown Maker

Teal Hen

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

Price: $50

 


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: $95


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: $65 

 


Jeff Stary

Coot

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

Price: $65

 


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: $200

 


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

 


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


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


James Thompson

Northern Shovelor

Nice hollow carved cedar shovelor drake by James Thompson (Indiana). Nicely painted in oils. A very rare species for the maker.

Price: $150


Kevin Wharton

Green-winged Teal Pair

Hollow carved, Deleware River style green-winged teal pair by Kevin Wharton (Springfield, PA). Each are signed by the maker, dated 2007 and measure approximately 11" in length.

Price: $250

 


Marty Hanson

Shovelor Pair

A simply beautifyl pair of hollow carved Northern Shovelors by the talented Marty Hanson (Prior Lake, MN). Marty's work, when available, is highly prized by collectors for obvious reason. This mint pair is signed and dated 1991 and measure approximately 15" in length.

Price: $1500

 


Ken Harris

Wood Duck

Wonderfully carved and painted wood duck drake by Ken Harris (Woodville, NY). Likely ca. 1970's. Felt bottom with the Ken Harris stamp. Measures 12.5" in length. Raised wing tips. The end of one tip that has a tight, stable crack.

Price: $550


David Hodgeman

Blue-winged Teal Pair

Nicely carved and painted blue-winged teal pair in the swimming posture attributed to David Hodgeman (Niles, MI). Both are branded HALL on the bottoms. Excellent original paint on both. Drake measures 16.5" and hen is 15.5".

Price: $200


Warren Meiler

Bluebill Pair

Pocket bluebill pair by Warren Meiler (Hamilton, Ontario). Very hollow carved and nice comb painting on the drake. All original paint on both. Branded "WM" on the bottoms. Both measure 10.5" in length.

Price: $200


"Turk" Libensperger

Bufflehead Pair

Nicely carved and painted all original, hollow bufflehead pair by Robert "Turk" Libensperger (Levittown, PA), ca. 1967. One small blemish on the drakes left tail edge as shown in the photo. Each measures 11" in length. 

Price: $400


Walter Ruppel

Bufflehead Plaque

Wonderfully carved and painted bufflehead drake head on a plaque signed Walter Ruppel (Portland, OR) and dated 1990. Measures 6" in height.

Price: $200


Joe Freitas

Long-tailed Drake

Solid carved redwood long-tailed drake by Joe "Puggy" Freitas (Rio Vista, CA). Expertly carved and painted and measuring 16" in length.

Price: $200


Alex Wilson

Green-winged Teal Hen

Highly detailed hollow carved green-winged teal hen signed Alex Wilson and dated 1980. Measures 10" in length.

Price: $100


Hans Bolte

Canvasback Hen

Expertly carved and painted, hollow canvasback hen signed by Hans Bolte (Troy, MI) and dated July 1979. Measures 13" in length. Just an amazingly executed decoy by a real artist.

Price: $500


Hans & Tillie Bolte

Miniature Canvasback Pair

Wonderful miniature hollow carved canvasback pair by Hans & Tille Bolte (Troy, MI). The hen is signed Tillie Bolte and dated Jan. 1980. The drake is signed Hans Bolte and dated Jan. 1980. Each measures approximately 4 1/2" in length.

Price: $200