SOLD ITEMS


Warren Volrath

Brant

Wonderful, unique laminated construction on the Pacific black brant attributed to Warren Volrath. The collectors tag indicates this decoy to have been made for the Samish Bay Club and used on Samish Bay near Bow, Washington OOS

Sold: $225


Charlie Bryan

Canada Goose

Solid carved Canada goose by Charlie Bryan (Middle River, MD) in excellent and all original paint and condition. Likely from the 1960s. Measures 22" in length. OOS

Sold: $250


Mason Co.

Mallard Drake

Standard grade, painted-eye model mallard drake from the Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI), ca. 1910. Paint is worn but original. OOS

Sold: $85


Scott Co.

Pintail Pair

Canvas over cork pintail pair from the Scott Cork Decoy Company of Stockton, CA ca 1940. Good original paint on both. The hen is missing the bottom weight. OOS

Sold: $100


Mason Co.

Canvasback

Excellent, bright, all original piant glass-eye model canvasback drake from the Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI) circa 1920. Tight age split in the bottom. Otherwise, a very nice example. Measures 16" in length. OOS

Sold: $300


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. OOS

Sold: $450


Mason Co.

Pintail Drake

Standard grade, painted-eye model pintail drake from the Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI), ca. 1910. Paint is worn but original with the exception of some very light overpaint of green on portions of the head. A rare Mason species. IS

Sold: $120


Mason Co.

Bluebill Hen

Mason Decoy Company, Standard Grade Tack-eye model bluebill hen. Paint is all original and good with some wear to the top of the tail and the right side of the head. This is a rare model and in wonderful condition. OOS

Sold: $225


Mason/Snyder

Pintail Drake

A Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI) pintail drake ca. 1915 in outstanding paint by Ed Snyder (Rio Vista, CA). IS

Sold: $175


Mason Co.

Bluebill Drake

Standard grade, glass-eye model bluebill drake from the Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI), ca. 1900. Paint is worn but original. Small body style. OOS

Sold: $140


Ralph Martin

Mallard Hen

Ralph Martin (Albany, CA) is one of the seriously underrated early California decoy makers. This all original mallard hen (ca. 1940s) clearly demonstrates his talent at capturing the species. See page 290 of Wildfowl Decoys of California. Constructed of cork on board with redwood or pine head and wooden tail and wingtip inserts. Measures 14" in length. Excellent and all original paint. IS

Sold: $300


Seth Barry

Pintail Hen

Terrific form and what appears to be appealing and very old in-use repaint on this solid redwood pintail hen by Seth "Tiny" Barry (Sacramento, CA), ca. 1930. See page 513 in Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. Classic early Sacramento form. OOS

Sold: $295


Paravagna (attrib.)

Mallard Pair

The collectors tag on the bottoms of these wonderful canvas stuffed mallards indicates the maker as a Paravagna. Paint is good and all original. IS

Sold: $130


Tule Lake Co.

Canvasback

Hollow with chest plug canvasback drake from the Tule Lake Decoy Co. (Sacramento, CA) ca. 1920s. Old in use repaint with what looks like original paint on the head. OOS

Sold: $100


Unknown Maker

Snow Goose

Good original paint on this stuffed canvas Snow Goose from an unknown SF Bay maker. This exact decoy is pictured on page 634 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller in the unidentified carvers section. Measures 21" in length. OOS

Sold: $100


Unknown Maker

Canada Goose

Good original paint on this stuffed canvas Canada Goose from an unknown SF Bay maker. This exact decoy is pictured on page 634 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller in the unidentified carvers section. Measures 21" in length. The bottom says "Faulk, SF, 1925". OOS

Sold: $100


Manuel Machado

White-fronted Goose

Stuffed canvas white-fronted goose by Manuel Machado (Rio Vista, CA) ca. 1920s. Paint appears to be mostly original with repaint to the white tail area. There is a area of missing canvas on the right side. Large upright posture. OOS

Sold: $100


Mason Co.

Bluebill Drake

Standard grade, glass-eye model bluebill drake from the Mason Decoy Company ca. 1910. Paint is worn and mostly original. There are portions of the speculums and back that appear to have a light overpaint. Age split runing across the back. OOS

Sold: $150


Mason Co.

Mallard Hen

Standard grade, glass-eye model mallard hen from the Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, MI), ca. 1910. Paint is in mostly all original and worn condition. There is likely some old touch up on the green speculums. IS

Sold: $200


Joe Martinez

Pintail Drake

Unique stretched canvas over wooden frame with a carved wooden head and bottom board on this great pintail drake by Joe Martinez (Newark, CA). Paint is good and all original. See page 292 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. OOS

Sold: $100


John Winter

Pintail Pair

Wonderful and folksy pintail pair by John Winter (Cleveland Wrecking Company) San Francisco, CA, ca. 1948. This drake is all original except for a minor tail repair. The hen was fully restored in the John Winter's style # 1 by Lee Dahlberg. The decoys posses the original counter balance weights. See page 376 of Wildfowl Decoys of California. OOS

Sold: $200