HAND CARVED DECOYS
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|Rare full bodied standing mallard
decoy by Marty Hanson. This decoy is approximately life size
in a reaching head position. It has excellent original paint
that has mellowed nicely. It was made as a stick up type field
decoy and comes with its original stand and stick. You will
notice that the foot is painted on the base. This has the
maker's mark on the bottom of the base. The decoy is
approximately 10-15 years old and represents the rarest of the rare
for Marty Hanson as Marty makes very few standing full bodied
HC127N Price: $1850.00
|Hart Canadian Black Duck|
|HC131 Price: $1700.00|
|Cline McCalpin learned to carve decoys as a
Protégé of Charles Perdew. This very rare pintail decoy
was Carved by Charles Perdew. Henry, Illinois and painted by
Cline McCalpin of Chicago, Illinois. The decoy was
probably made as a decorative for someone as it was never rigged
for hunting. It appears to be unused with excellent
original paint. Circa late 1950's early 1960's.
HC18N Price: $2000.00
|Douglas Mosley, Princeton, IL Mallard Drake, Circa 1890's|
|This Decoy is part of a rig of unused decoys that were found by Joe Tonelli. It has one spot of flaking paint on the head, otherwise it is in perfect condition. Doug Mosley made rigs of Mallards, Canvasbacks and Redheads and his wife Sara painted them. Mosley painted his initials on the bottom of his decoys. HC242 Price: $3500.00 SOLD|
|Unused pair of Blue Bills by Billy Ellis, Canada. These were a part of a set of decoys that were used as display models in a hardware store that sold decoys. The are in excellent unused condition. All original paint HC128 $1750.00|
|Duncan DuCharme St Ambrose, Manitoba (Delta Marsh) Canada: Red Head Hen Duck Decoy|
Canada, St. Ambrose, Manitoba
(Delta Marsh Area) Duncan DuCharme Rare Red Head Hen Ca. 1940's.
This decoy is one of six redhead decoys known by DuCharme and is from
the Famed Gaylord Rig, which contained some of the best decoys
that DuCharme made. It has excellent original paint probably by Peter
Ward who painted many of his decoys and also has the original metal keel
common to these decoys. It has a few scuffs to the paint and a slight
separation to the neck seat area. Rarely did his decoys ever have eyes.
|Bernard Ohnmacht, Lafayette, Indiana Mallard Hen Ca 1930's|
|Bernard Ohnmacht , (1899-1975), only made
rig of decoys for himself, a rig of 100 consisting of mallards,
black ducks, pintails and a few geese. He did not make any to sell.
For more info see page 149 in the book "Decoys of the
Mississippi Flyway" by Alan Haid. This decoy has very fine
and detailed original paint
and a small dent in the back. This is the best Ohnmacht Hen
Mallard we have seen.
HC124N Price: $ 3500.00
|Dewey Pertruit, Raceland, Louisiana Ringbill Drake|
|This decoy is in excellent condition with probable old hunter repaint. It retains its original weight and line tie. HC $495.00|
|This decoy has original paint with fine combing
on much of the body. it has old shoe buttons for eyes. it has a
thin bottom board and is lightly hollowed. There is some flaking
in several places most likely caused by the decoy cord while
HC3N Price $425.00
|Pair of Nova Scotia Mergansers Ca. 1940's|
|Both decoys have old working original paint.
they are carved by a unknown talented
carver. The head on the drake is of two piece construction
and the hen is in a preening position. Both decoys have tack
eyes with a small piece of plastic behind that to simulate eyes.
HC12PR Price: $1175.00 SOLD
Unknown Hollow Black Duck upper New York State
|Unusual Blind Eye Upper New York State, Alexandria Bay
area, deep hollow body Black Duck. Old Working probably
second coat of Paint with some original on head and bill.
Decoy is circa 1920's and was made by a unknown carver. This decoy is in good condition
other than a tail chip and a tight crack in the neck seat area.
HC5N Price: $475.00
|Early Michigan or Ohio Bobtail Bluebill Drake Duck Decoy|
|This classic bobtail decoy was found in a shed in Ohio. Its
carver is unknown to us. It has a great stylish
head with tack eyes and original paint. It has retained the original keel
and rigging. The head has some tiny worm damage and there
are small cracks in the
body and a gouge on one side. It's Circa 1920's.
HC8N Price: $295.00 SOLD
Rare Toledo, Ohio Hen Canvasback Duck Decoy
|This stylish original paint early Ohio hen canvasback is
solid and has a unique insert tail piece. It has painted
eyes and well carved head and bill It comes from a rig of decoys that were hunted
over by the Stranihan family, original owners of "Champion
Spark Plugs" out of Toledo, Ohio. These decoys are
believed to have been made in Ohio circ: 1900.
Early Ohio Red Head Drake Duck Decoy
|This decoy is by that famous Unknown maker, found in
an Ohio shed. Its probably a Ohio club decoy from the
1890's. It has a perky head with replaced eyes and
several old coats of working re-paint and lots of
character. It has inletted lead weights in the
HC10N Price: $295.00 SOLD
|Mike Pavolich Michigan Canvasback Drake|
|HC14N Mike's decoys have a similar look to
another Michigan carver, One Arm Kelly. This decoy is in near
condition with minor wear on the tail. It has a very well carved
head and bill. It retains the original keel and rigging.
Price: $375.00 SOLD
|Unusual Flying Crow Decoy with moveable wings Unknown Maker|
This decoy is well proportioned folk art style carved body with moveable wings attached with nails. It has bill carving and carved eyes. it is stamped RDV on the bottom, possibly for the maker. It is approximately 20-30 years old and is in original paint and condition.
HC178 Price: $175.00
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