SOLD ITEMS


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. OOS

Sold: $300


Dick Janson

Pintail Hen

Solid carved pintail hen by California's most influential early decoy maker Richard "Fresh Air Dick" Janson. This example has been repainted and eys replaced by the talented Lee Dahlberg. See pages 103-125 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. OOS

Sold: $450


Barnegat Bay

Brant

A few areas of light scuffing on the original paint brant by Rick Brown and the Barnegat Bay Decoy Company of Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey. This great example is ca. 1980. OOS

Sold: $200


R.W. Schaap

Wood Duck

Solid carved wood duck drake by R.W. Schaap (b. 1910, d. 2000). Schaap was a productive Oregon maker who made contemporary decoys in the old style. This example is in excellent original paint, branded by the maker on the bottom and measures 11 1/2" in length. IS

Sold: $100


Wildfowler Co.

Bluebill Pair

A stone mint balsa model rigmate bluebill pair from the Wildfowler Decoy Company of Old Saybrook, CT ca. 1940s-50s. Nice factory stamp on both. These wonderful examples are in unrigged and unused condition. Each measures approximately 13.5" in length. OOS

Sold: $550


Hays Company

Mallard Hen

Awesome original paint detail on this solid carved, No. 6, Grand Prix model mallard hen from the J.M. Hays Wood Products Co. of Jefferson City, MO ca. 1920s. There is a light, thin, green overpaint to the seam of the neck filler and portions of the left side of the head. Otherwise, she is in outstanding condition. See page 191 of North American Factory Decoys by Ken Trayer for a similar example. OOS

Sold: $385


Robert Weeks

Pintail Drake

The best example by this maker you will ever find...An excellent, all original pintail drake by Robert Weeks (Bureau, IL) ca. 1930s. The tag indicates this example to be in unused condition. Hollow carved and measuring approximately 17" in length. OOS

Sold: $630


Ben Schmidt

Mallard Hen

This is the nicest Schmidt decoy I've ever offered...A solid carved mallard hen in excellent all original paint. Schmidt is a well know Centerline, Michigan maker. The keel has been removed from this example. Measures just over 17" in length. OOS

Sold: $530


Wildfowler Co.

Shovelor Pair

Mint Northern Shovelor pair by Charles Birdsall (Wildfowler Decoy Company, Pt. Pleasant, NJ). Each is signed and dated 1972. Each measures approximately 14.5" in length. "W.Keim" signed under the bills. OOS

Sold: $850


John Kouchinsky

Blue-winged Teal

Nicely detailed hollow carved blue-winged teal pair by John Kouchinsky (Georgetown, SC). Each are signed by the maker and dated 2009. Each measures approximately 11.5" in length. OOS

Sold: $250


James Thompson

Gadwall Pair

Wonderful garwall pair by James Thompson (Indiana). 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. OOS

Sold: $300


Scott Company

Pintail Drake

Really nice paint on this pintail drake from the Scott Cork Decoy Co. of Oakland, CA, ca. 1930s. This is the round bottom model with plastic bill and black glass eyes. This lightly used example retains a good ink stamp on the bottom. See pages 302-317 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller for additional information on the prolific California decoy company. OOS

Sold: $120


Scott Company

Pintail Drake

Good original paint on this cork body Scott Company (Oakland, CA) pintail drake, ca. 1930s. OOS

Sold: $90


Sean Sutton

Green-winged Teal Pair

Very stylish hollow carved green-winged teal pair by Sean Sutton (Paulsboro, NJ). Signed and dated by the maker. Each measures approximately 11.5" in length. Mint original condition. OOS

Sold: $650


Kevin Wharton

Cinnamon Teal

Hollow carved, Deleware River style cinnamon teal pair by Kevin Wharton (Springfield, PA). Each are signed by the maker and measure approximately 11.5" in length. OOS

Sold: $250


Rosh Douglas

Goldeneye Pair

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

Sold: $250


Tule Lake Co.

Green-winged Teal Pair

Very rare, solid carved, green-winged teal pair from the Woodward's Tule Lake Decoy Company (Sacramento, CA), ca. 1920s. Paint is a mix of original and old in use repaint. See pages 556-562 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. OOS

Sold: $600


Tule Lake Co.

Teal

Very rare, solid carved, green-winged teal drake from the Woodward's Tule Lake Decoy Company (Sacramento, CA), ca. 1920s. Paint is predominantly in old in use repaint. Measures just over 12" in length. OOS

Sold: $95


Tule Lake Co.

Pintail Drake

Rare, hollow carved, pintail drake from the Woodward's Tule Lake Decoy Company (Sacramento, CA), ca. 1920s. Paint is good and all original on this example with wonderful comb painting detail. See pages 556-562 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. OOS

Sold: $375


Larry Zalesky

Mallard Pair

Larry Zalesky (Vacaville, CA) Mallard Pair ca. 1975. This exact pair are pictured on page 213 of Wildfowl Decoys of California.  OOS

Sold: $1500


Hiram Hendricks

Canvasbacks

DVery well documented canvasback pair by Hi Hendricks (Vallejo, CA) ca. 1940s. The maker is seen holding this pair on page 197 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller as well as page 162 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. This pair is also shown on pages 197 and 198 of the CA book. The drake is said to be in service repaint by the maker and the hen is mostly original paint. Very rare pair.

Sold: $3000


Wildfowler Co.

Wigeon Drake

Mint wigeon drake from the Bohemia, NY factory of the wildfowler decoy company. Measures 14" in length.

Sold: $150


Jack Andersen

Teal Pair

Solid carved rigmate green-winged teal pair by Jack Andersen (Napa, CA) ca. 1935. These exact decoys are pictured on pages 170 and 171 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. Both are in service repaint by the maker. Very rare and well documented examples. OOS

Sold: $2750


Dick Janson

Mallard Drake

A very rare and highly collectable, hollow carved (chest plug) mallard drake by the most influential of the west coast decoy makers, Richard "Fresh Air Dick" Janson. This example, ca. 1930s black lights clean indicating worn original paint on the body and good original paint on the head. A very rare opportunity. IS

Sold: $1500


Baker Co.

Pintail Drake

Very rare and early Baker Decoy Company (San Francisco, CA) pintail drake. Constructed of three pieces of steel (two sides and the bottom) stamped into a mold and soldered at the joints. The San Francisco Bay, with it's high salinity, resulted in these decoys promptly rusting and sinking. As such, few are known. The Baker Company examples are exceedingly rare. Paint appears to be early in use repaint. OOS

Sold: $300