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


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


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: $1600


Rob Capriola

Ring-Neck Pair

What a great representation of this species by the talented Rob Capriola, Chico, CA. Hollow carved. Signed and dated 2003 and indicated "Best in Show" of the 2003 Pacific Flyway Decoy Association contest. Approximately 14" in length. You will not find a better pair of Capriola decoys.

Price: $800

 


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


Harold Brown

Canvasback

Superbly executed solid carved canvasback drake by Harold Brown signed and dated 2/28/93. Very stylish preening posture with raised primary feathers. Measures 14" in length. 

Price: $500