We're pleased to offer a nice selection of Decoys from Various Regions 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!


Paul Gibson

Mallard Pair

A mint condition mallard pair by Paul Gibson of Havre De Grace, MD.  Signed and dated 1976.  Purchased directly from Gibson by the consignor in 1976.

Price: $250

 

 


Art Birdsall

Redhead Drake

Balsa body construction drake redead by Art Birdsall of Point Pleasant, NJ.  Signed by the maker.  Excellent all original condition.

Price: $250

 

 


Roy Hays

Canvasback Drake

This is a great canvasback drake by a maker unfamiliar to me.  It is branded on the bottom..."#12 Roy L Hays 11/93".  It is also signed by the maker.  Interesting decoy, appears to have age that doesn't match the date.

Price: $175

 

 


Unknown Maker

Goldeneye Drake

This is a wonderful, folk art goldeneye drake by a maker unknown to me.  I would suspect it to be of Canadian origin and c. 1950's.  Solid carved construction and good original paint and condition.  Very nice, folky feather carving on the head.  Measures 13" in length.  The bottom is signed "J. Niell".  Uncertain if that is the maker or hunters mark.

Price: $225

 

 


Unknown Maker

Michigan Bobtail

Solid carved bobtail canvasback drake very similar to the work of Nick Purdo of Mount Clemons, MI.  The head appears to be intentionally loose (swivel).  Paint is a mix of original and old working repaint.  Measures approximately 17" in length.

Price: $175

 

 


Ron Koch

Teal Hen

Solid carved blue-winged teal hen by Ron Koch of Omro, Wisconsin.  Excellent original paint working decoy with Ron Koch stamped in the bottom along with D1 10.

Price: $100

 

 


George Warren

Redhead Drake

Solid carved and all original redhead drake by George Warren of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c 1890.  Branded "C.H.C.T" and signed Dr. McKenzie.  Check out of the top of the head and lightly hit by shot on the left side (pictured).  Measures approximately 14" in length.

Price: $2750

 

 


John Dorsett

Bluebill Hen

Hollow carved, original paint, bluebill hen by John Dorsett of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, c 1880's.  See page 136 of Classic New Jersey Decoys by James Doherty.  Measures just over 13" in length.

Price: $2000

 

 


George Schaub

Blue-winged Teal

Solid carved blue-winged teal drake by George Schaub of Baltimore, MD.  Measures 14" in length and is branded "GS" on the bottom.

Price: $90

 


Frank DeRoven

Canvasback

Original paint, solid carved canvasback drake by Frank DeRoven of Ontario, Canada.  The bill is repainted and may be a replacement.  Measures just over 17" in length.

Price: $150


Paul Lacombe

Goldeneye

Original paint goldeneye drake by Paul Emile Lacombe of Quebec, Canada.  Measures 15" in length.  See page 74 of Traditions in Wood by Patricia Fleming.  There appears to be a signiture and a date of 1940.

Price: $200


Paul Lacombe

Redhead Hen

Original paint redhead hen by Paul Emile Lacombe of Quebec, Canada.  Measures 16" in length.  See page 74 of Traditions in Wood by Patricia Fleming.  

Price: $200


D. Douglass

Goldeneye Pair

Wonderful and all original goldeneye pair by D. Douglass of Ogdenberg, NY.  Painted with a "D.D." on the bottom of each.

Price: $325


Lester Carrigan

Canvasback

High head canvasback drake by Lester Carrigan (Rome, IL), c. 1930s. Paint is a very unique style for this maker and is protected by a coat of varnish. 

Price: $500


Vincent Goddard

Black Duck

Excellent and original hollow carved black duck by Vincent Goddard (Bordentown, NJ). River model with the raised wings and weep hole. There is a tail chip on approximately 1/3 of the tail. Measures 17" in length. One eye is missing.

Price: $400


Milwaukee Museum

Bluebill Hen

Excellent original paint and condition on this hollow carved bluebill hen attributed to a Milwaukee Museum maker, c. 1950s. Measures approximately 11" in length.

Price: $550


Oliver Drahn

Canvasback

Robust canvasback drake by Oliver Drahn (Oshkosh, WI) ca. 1930s. Paint is good and all original. Measures 18" in length.

Price: $430

 


Ben Schmidt

Canvasback Pair

Excellent and all original solid carved canvasback pair by Ben Schmidt of Detroit, MI. Nicely detailed paint and carving. The drake is branded "P.V.T 27804". The hen is likely earlier than the drake. The head on the drake may have been made by carving partner Nick Purdo. Some paint yellowing from an old coat of varnish.

Price: $650


Unknown Maker

Canvasback

Canvasback drake by a Michigan maker unknown to me. Paint is good and all original. The keel on the bottom has been removed. Measures 16" in length.

Price: $220


Gilmore Wagner

Canvasback Pair

All original pair of canvasbacks by Gilmore Wagner (Havre de Grace, MD) signed and dated 1986. The hen has a repaired neck crack.

Price: $200


Herb Daisey Jr.

Bufflehead Drake

Miniature bufflehead drake by Herb Daisey Jr. (Chincoteague, VA). signed on the bottom. Measures 7" in length.

Price: $75


Unknown Maker

Mallard Hen

Hollow carved mallard hen by a maker unknown to me. Wonderful form and expertly applied paint. Unused original condition. A note on the bottom indicates 1972.

Price: $225


William Chrysler

Black Duck

Hollow carved black duck, by William Chrysler (Ontario, Canada) ca.1920. Paint is likely by Ernie Fox (Brockville, Ontario). There is a tail chip and worn paint to the top of the head and left side.

Price: $350


Marv Bernet

Gadwall Pair

Balsa gadwall pair by Marv Bernet (Cottage Grove, MN). Bernet is a master carver and an inductee in the waterfowl hall of fame. ca. 1970. Branded on the bottoms.

Price: $450


Marv Bernet

Wigeon Pair

Balsa wigeon pair by Marv Bernet (Cottage Grove, MN). Bernet is a master carver and an inductee in the waterfowl hall of fame. ca. 1970

Price: $450


Marv Bernet

Canvasbacks

Picture shows two drakes and a hen. This is only for a pair as one drake has been sold. Hollow carved canvasback pair by Marv Bernet (Cottage Grove, MN). Excellent and lightly used condition with the Bernet brand on the bottoms.

Price: $450

 


Unknown Maker

Mallard Drake

Very stylish solid carved drake mallard in excellent all original paint. Stable neck crack. ca. 1940s. Believed to be of Illinois origin.

Price: $395


Joe Liener

Black Duck

Hollow carved black duck by Joe Liener (New Jersey), ca. 1940s. Branded by the maker. Excellent original paint.

Price: $295


Martha's Vineyard

Black Duck

Outstanding and all original solid carved black duck from the Martha's Vineyard area of Massachusets. Some have attributed this wonderful decoy to Albert Pittman and some have indicated similarities with Pease family decoys. Early Chadwick has been suggested as well. A great bird ca. 1920s in excellent all original condition. Measures 16.5" in length. The blue speculums and feathering are more pronounced in the hand.

Price: $1100


Discher-Koepsel

Black Duck

Robust canvas over cork black duck attributed to Discher-Koepsel of Milwaukee, WI, ca. 1950s. Head repair by Larry Rucker. Measures just over 19" in length.

Price: $225


Jim Pierce

Wigeon Drake

Mint wigeon drake by Jim Pierce of Havre De Grace, MD. Signed. ca. '90.

Price: $150


Tommy Strange

Teal Drake

Solid carved green-winged teal drake by Dr. Tommy Strange (S. Carolina wildfowl biologist). Signed by the maker and dated '93.

Price: $125


Tommy Strange

Bluebill Drake

Solid carved bluebill drake by Dr. Tommy Strange (S. Carolina wildfowl biologist). Signed by the maker and dated '88.

Price: $125


Jack Stanley

Wigeon Drake

Great cork wigeon drake by noted Montana carver, Jack Stanley. Signed and dated '91.

Price: $140


Jack Stanley

Mallard Pair

Great cork mallard pair by noted Montana carver, Jack Stanley. Signed and dated '91.

Price: $275


Harrold Hammond

Canvasback

Harrold Hammond (Middletown, DE) oversized cork canvasback hen. ca. 1980s. Collectible maker.

Price: $200


Harrold Hammond

Black Duck

Harrold Hammond (Middletown, DE) oversized cork black duck. ca. 1980s. Collectible maker.

Price: $200


Harrold Hammond

Bluebill Pair

Harrold Hammond (Middletown, DE) oversized cork bluebill pair. ca. 1980s. Collectible maker.

Price: $400


Jim Higgins

Mallard Hen

Wonderfully executed cork body mallard hen in swallowing pose by Jim Higgins (Eliot, ME). Signed and dated '97. Great example by this champion decoy maker.

Price: $165


Madison Mitchell

Black Duck

Nicely painted early working black duck by R. Madison Mitchell (Havre de Grace, MD), ca 1940s. Small tail chip and sliver missing from left side of the bill.

Price: $300


William Lohrmann

Bluebill Drake

Petite hollow carved bluebill drake by William Lohrmann (Peoria, IL). Old working repaint. 

Price: $250


Madison Mitchell

Canada Goose

Excellent and all original Canada goose by "R. Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, Md. Measures 24" in length. Tight neck crack. Early working model.

Price: $325


Unknown Maker

Canada Goose

Excellent and all original Canada Goose in the sleeping posture by a Chesapeake Bay maker unknown to me. Very similar in style to that of Madison Mitchell. Measures 21" in length.

Price: $300


Unknown Maker

Atlantic Brant

Hollow carved Atlantic brant in swimming posture from the Manahawkin area of New Jersey. The collectors tag indicates this decoy came from the Ted Mulliken collection. Mulliken was the former owner of the Wildfowler Company. Measures 19" in length.

Price: $250


George Weir

Redhead Hen

Sleeping redhead hen by George Weir (Hamilton, Ontario) ca. 1925. Paint appears good and mostly original. There may be some old repaint to the bill.

Price: $220


Unknown Maker

Bluebill Hens

Two nicely carved hollow bluebill hens unknown to me. I believe these to be in worn but original paint. 

Price: $210


Unknown Maker

Canvasbacks

Two nicely done oversized canvasback drake decoys. Constructed of cork on board with inserted wooden tails and heads. The bottom of each is branded S. Kircher. Each measures approximately 18" in length.

Price: $190


Jamie Hand

Oldsquaw

Excellent and all original oldsquaw drake by Jamie Hand of Cape May, NJ c. 1970s. Measures 16" in length and branded "J HAND" on the bottom. See the July/August 2010 issue of Hunting and Fishing Collectibles magazine.

Price: $210


H.V. Shourds

Redhead Drake

Beautiful, hollow carved, redhead drake by Harry V. Shourds (Tuckerton, NJ), ca. 1890. This exact decoy is pictured in the upper right on page 31 of Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region by Fleckenstein. In Cedar Bonnett Gun Club Paint (Manahawkin, NJ), ca. 1940s. Stamped "MORRIS" for B.P. Morris and ink stamped "Hillman Collection". Measures 14 3/4" in length.

Price: $1200


Elmer Crowell

Pintail Drake

Rare oval brand pintail drake by Elmer Crowell (East Harwich, MA). Paint is a quality old restoration in the Crowell style. Measures 18" in length with a turned head.

Price: $700


Miles Hancock

Canada Goose

Wonderful solid carved Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague Island, VA. Paint may be in a second coat by Hancock. There appears to be an old bill repait. Great Southern decoy that creates a powerful display. Measures just over 21" in length.

Price: $750


Miles Hancock

Bufflehead Hen

Wonderful solid carved bufflehead hen by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague Island, VA. The white on the sides and speculums as well as bill appear to be a second coat, likely by the maker. Great Southern decoy that creates a nice display. Measures 14" in length.

Price: $500