Its kinda cool as you can see in top pic where Peterson drove his nail too low for the eye placement, so instead of giving it what he tought was a goofy look he painted where the eye should be. Great bird and in the species you always hope to find. Have glass eyes and original lead pad weights but line tie staple removed. Nice tiny glass eyes with no cracks. This is the only oversized Canvasback I have ever seen and all original condition is awesome! The navigation bar at the top of the page will allow you to search for vintage decoys available by region. Grayson's decoys continue to be some of the most sought after decoys in todays market, get this modern classic pair while you can as his miniatures are unheard of and first group I have had to offer.
Glass eyes inserted splined bill. Duck decoys that look like ducks dipping into the water are also available. Has been hunted over and only shows a bit of edge wear but is lite and excellent in condition. More pics avail if interested. Superb never gunned oversize Black Duck decoy by R.
Nice fat hollow carved body measures approx 15 inches long, with glass eyes. Starr makes them extra special. No repairs or touch ups of any kind. Sure to please any collector of nice matched Bluebill pairs or birds from the Ontario area. Measures approx 14 inches long in honest old hunted condition.
All California residents must pay California state sales tax on purchases. Hen has hairline around neck but looks more like a paint crack then wood, again tight and stable. The highest height of the larger male duck measure 9 inches high. Paint is mostly original with some honest old working touch up in areas. Classic Delaware River decoy for any collector looking to add a choice example to a collection, and very scarce to find a hen Canvasback from this region, especially by the most historic maker of the region.
Welcome to my website Specializing in Antique, Old, Vintage, Collectible Wooden Duck Hunting Decoys For Sale. Our hand carved wood decoys capture the essence of Blue Bill with a highly visible standard shape for recognition even in rough water, a contented resting pose, and a sleeper pose to convey confidence. His carvings were very popular and eagerly purchased by the public, but if Baldwin didn't like you or was in a cranky mood you couldn't buy one of his carvings at any price, but he would be quick to give away to a youngster as a present. There is a good sized hole on its chest. Has glass eyes and notice the nice neck shelf with nice bill carving. Very good buy here and more pics avail.
Glass eyes with splined oak bill. Classic New Jersey decoy for any collector looking to add a choice Canada Goose to a collection, especially by the most historic maker of the region. Only fault is bill is proper professional replacement. Very nice Mallard by Stephen Brettell of Little River Decoys, Biddeford, Maine. I am constantly amazed at the talent that Cameron exibits in his work and the creativity expressed in his carvings and paintings. Very early decoy with the classic Delaware River form that John English was the forerunner of. Extra nice tin Yellowlegs shorebird decoy with original stick.
Has perfect glass eyes and notice the nice neck shelf with nice bill carving. Has nicely done head and body with raised wing carving. Rare 1 of 6, Red Bill Pigeon decoy by Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland. Beautiful paint with lots of nice feathering. Very scarce species here by any carver. Top bird has broken piece off of lower piece of left wing as seen in top group photo, pics avail. Native Americans were the earliest known makers of duck decoys, using reeds, grass, and rushes to construct lifelike replicas.
The colors of the pair are Browns, Greens, Whites, etc. Great piece here for even the pickiest condition collector or investor. With the right combination of duck decoys and hunting tools like and other , you can set yourself up for a successful hunt. If you like shorebirds or McNair carvings this is a piece that you will be happy owning. A nearly perfect matched pair of classic upper bay Redheads for any collection of Classic Chesapeake Bay decoys or Redheads by one of the most undervalued old time makers from the upper Chesapeake Bay area. A matched pair of Canvasbacks by Barnard is unhead of, even in repaint very few hens are known to exist in collections today.
Among antique duck decoy collectors the west coast is known for producing such talented vintage wooden decoy makers as Richard Fresh Air Dick Janson, Horace Hie Crandall, Charles Bergman, William McLellan, Ed Snyder, Charles Pice, Captain Olsen, Amiel Garibaldi and Jerry Mastin. Has slightly turned head which is really cool because where some of the puddy is missing you can actually see where head is inletted into body. Earlier carving with capital R in signature. Retains original weight and leather line tie. His decoy output was small compared to Mitchell.