SOLD ITEMS


Otto Loat Rig

Pintail Drake

Hollow carved redwood pintail drake from the newly discovered Otto Loat rig (Alameda, CA), ca. 1940s. This exceptional example is in excellent original paint and condition with a small tail chip. See page 286 and 287 of Wildfowl Decoys of California for additional information on this relatively newly discovered rig of exceptional decoys. There are only approximately 30 of these decoys in existence. IS

Sold: $325


Gene Copp

Artichoke Head

A real California original...A pintail drake, stick-up "artichoke-head" by Gene Copp of Oakland, CA, ca. 1940s. The head is constructed of fine grain cedar. These were used in volumne with great success in the pickleweed flats on the Suisun Marsh. IS

Sold: $250


Barnegat Bay

Green-winged Teal Drake

Mint green-winged teal by Rick Brown and the Barnegat Bay Decoy Company of Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey. This great example is ca. 1980. OOS

Sold: $200


Wildfowler Company

Wigeon Drake

Rare superior model wigeon drake from the Old Saybrook, CT factory of the Wildfowler Decoy Company, c. 1950. Constructed of balsa for the body and pine for the head. Paint is good and all original. Measures approximately 13" in length. OOS

Sold: $225


Ed Snyder

Mallard Drake

Nice early (70s) hollow carved decorative mallard drake by Ed Snyder (Rio Vista, CA). Paint is excellent and all original. Measures just over 15" in length. A great example of Snyders early decorative work.

Sold: $450


Larry Zalesky

Mallard Pair

Larry Zalesky (Vacaville, CA) Mallard Pair ca. 1970s. Paint is excellent and all original. See page 213-217 of Wildfowl Decoys of California. OOS

Sold: $350


Larry Zalesky

Canvasbacks

Larry Zalesky (Vacaville, CA) canvasback pair ca. 1970s. Paint is excellent and all original. See page 213-217 of Wildfowl Decoys of California. OOS

Sold: $400


Larry Zalesky

Teal Pair

Larry Zalesky (Vacaville, CA) green-winged teal pair signed and dated 6-5-76. Paint is excellent and all original. See page 213-217 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. Each measures approx. 13" in length. OOS

Sold: $600


John Patterson

Pintail Drake

Wonderful pintail drake attributed to John Patterson (Sacramento, CA), ca. 1900. These are early California decoys with a great stately presence. See page 542-544 of Wildfowl Decoys of California for additional information on this maker. Paint is in old in-use repaint OOS

Sold: $200


Bill Neal

Cackling Goose

Excellent and all original cackling goose by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA) signed and dated 3/6/93. Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. Also see the great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker. Branded "WN" under the tail. IS

Sold: $350


Bill Neal

Brant

Excellent hollow carved brant by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA). Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. Also see the great article in Decoy Magazine (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker. Branded "WN" under the tail. Measures approx. 17.5" in length. IS

Sold: $325


Bill Neal

Pintail Pair

Excellent and all original pintail pair by Bill Neal (Sonoma, CA). Bill Neal is discussed in detail on pages 175-177 in Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. Also see the great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker. Branded "WN" under the tail. IS

Sold: $425


Bill Neal

Blue-Winged Teal Pair

Excellent and all original 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 great article in Decoy Mag. (September/October 2010) by Larry Rucker. Branded "WN" under the tail. IS

Sold: $425


Joe Freitas

Snow Goose

Solid carved redwood snow goose by Joe "Puggy" Freitas (Rio Vista, CA). IS

Sold: $175


Wildfowler Co.

Canvasback

Hollow carved canvasback drake from the Bohemia, NY factory of the wildfowler decoy company. This is a limited edition model number 685 of 2500 made. Inlaid sportsmens club international medallion in the bottom. Measures 16" in length. See page 138 of Wildfowler Decoys by Cowan and LaFountain for a similar example. IS

Sold: $250


Mason Co.

Canvasback Drake

Great and early Mason challenge grade canvasback drake with heavy paint swirls. Good original paint. The paint on the head may have been taken down to original or a wax was applied. Excellent early example. Measures 14.5" in length. IS

Sold: $850


Mason Co.

Mallard Drake

All original standard grade, glass eye model mallard drake from the Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI) ca. 1910. Neck filler is missing, head is loose and paint is worn to bear wood in various areas. Measures 16" in length. OOS

Sold: $225


Jerry McLellan

Black Brant

Wonderful Pacific black brant by Jerry McLellan (Eureka, CA) ca. 1950s. Jerry was the nephew of the important Humboldt Bay maker Bill McLellan. Jerry's wonderful decoys follow the lines of Bills. I believe this example to have undergone beautiful paint restoration by the talented and deceased artist Don Brewer. IS

Sold: $375


Mason Co.

Challenge Grade Black Duck

Stunning Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI) challenge grade black duck in outstanding all original paint and condition. This is an early model ca. 1900. It's very difficult to find these in untouched and excellent all original condition. OOS

Sold: $1500


Mason Co.

Bluebill Pair

Honest, all original paint and condition standard grade, glass-eye bluebill pair from the Mason Decoy Company of Detroit, MI (1890-1924). The drake came from the collection of noted early CA collector Jim Keegan. The hen came from the rig of Fergus Ward (San Francisco). OOS

Sold: $450


James Jensen

Mallard Drake

Excellent and all original solid carved western red cedar mallard drake by James Jensen of Astoria, Oregon, ca. 1930s. See pages 87-88 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. Measures 15 1/4" in length. IS

Sold: $500


Junky Fuhrmann

Pintail Drake

Original pintail drake by Herman "Junky" Fuhrmann (Berkeley, CA), c. 1940's. The body is constructed of cork on board with wooden inserted tail, raised wing tips and pine carved head. Fuhrmann was an accomplished boat builder and his portrait and model ships remain on display at the famous Berkeley landmark, Spenger's Fish Grotto. OOS

Sold: $225


Paul Lowe

Mallard Hen

Sleek and all original solid carved western red cedar mallard hen by Paul Lowe of Astoria, Oregon, ca. 1930s. See pages 88-89 of Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast by Miller and Hanson. Measures 17 1/2" in length. OOS

Sold: $450


Gundelfinger

Pintail Drake

Hollow, Grand Prix model, pintail drake by the Gundelfinger Wood Products Company of Jefferson City & St. Louis, Missouri, ca. 1920s. This is a rare example in decent all original paint. There appears to be an old bill repair on the right side. Measures approximately 17.5" in length. OOS

Sold: $200


Dick Janson

Pintail Drake

Solid carved pintail drake by Richard Ludwig "Fresh Air Dick" Janson. Janson is widely considered to be among the most influential of the early California decoy makers. This example is ca. 1920s. The paint on the back is good and all original. It appears much of the sides and head have undergone a quality paint restoration. Meaures 17 3/4" in length. IS

Sold: $875