D0639: Herter's Black Duck Decoy

Model #963CM Perfect hollow-carved black duck decoy by Herter's, Waseca, MN, circa 1939. Made of cedar, this decoy was one of the earliest in the line. It was made for Herter's by Artistic Woodcarving of Chicago. Only 20 dozen (these decoys are quite rare) black ducks and mallard pairs were made, as the bottom boards tended to separate from the body and leak. The decoy, measuring nearly 14" in length, is heavily carved and in original paint showing moderate wear. A black sealant was applied in-use at the seam between the body and bottom board and on the bottom of the decoy to prevent leakage.

Price: $395.00

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D0640: Golden Plover Decoy

Solid-bodied, split-tailed golden plover decoy with wax eyes by an unknown carver from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, circa 4th quarter, 19th century. In original paint, it still retains its original baleen bill. Structurally excellent, the bird has the letter "H" carved in its bottom and has been lightly hit by shot. It measures 10" in length. Stand not included. SOLD

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B033: American Decoys Book

Author: Quintina Colio Publisher: Science Press Copyright: 1972 (Limited Edition) Pages: 96 Format: Hardcover (10.5" x 9.25") ISBN: Excellent overview of many of the finest examples of North American decoys made between 1865 and 1920, including many from Bill Mackey's collection. Illustrated with both color and black and white photos, the layout is exceptional. Number 315 of a Limited Edition of 550, signed by the author. The cover is lightly faded with some scuffing at the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are in excellent unmarked condition. An extremely rare and long out of print volume!

Price: $135.00

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B001B: Gunner's Paradise Decoy Book

Authors: E. Jane Townsend Publisher: The Museums at Stony Brook Copyright: 1979 (1st edition) Pages: 152 Format: Softcover (10" x 7") Library of Congress: 79-90551 A history of Long Island wildfowling tradition, based on the collection of The Museums at Stony Brook, including information and numerous black and white photos of decoys from the region not available elsewhere. Unmarked with very slight wear and soiling to the soft cover, including a very small tear at the top of the spine. Price includes US shipping.

Price: $25.00

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B012: Duck Decoys and How to Rig Them Book

Author: Ralf Coykendall, Sr. Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Copyright: 1955 (1st edition) Pages: 125 Format: Hardcover (6.5" x 9.5") w/dust jacket Library of Congress No.: 55-9877 The first practical book on decoying, including the author's rules for studying the duck's habits, the landscape, planning the rig and recording the facts for future reference. Illustrated with black and white photos and line drawings. Signed and personalized by author, the book remains in excellent condition with some wear and tearing to the dust jacket, particularly along the edges. Price includes shipping.

Price: $45.00

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B060: Decoys and Decoy Carvers of illinois Book

Co-Authors: Paul W. Parmalee & Forrest D. Loomis Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press Copyright: 1969 (1st edition) Pages: 506 Format: Hardcover (8" x 9.5") ISBN: 0875805248 Profusely illustrated with both black and white and color photos, this is the definitive work on Illinois decoys. Long out of print and hard to find in hardcover, it is in very good plus condition with a lightly soiled hardbound (8" x 9.5") off-white cloth cover. The binding is tight with no hinge cracks or weakening. The pages are clean and fully attached with no writing, labels, stains or tears. The original owner's embossed seal is neatly imprinted on the frontispage. SOLD.

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Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine

Back issues of Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine. Back issues of this magazine are indispensable tools for the serious collector of decoys, lures and other fishing and hunting artifacts. $5.95 per issue plus shipping. Please e-mail for shipping costs and with questions regarding specific content of individual issues. Available dates are: 2001: Sep/Oct 2002: Jul-Aug, Sep/Oct 2003: Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 2004: May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Nov-Dec 2005: Mar-Apr, Jul-Aug, Nov-Dec 2006: Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct 2007: Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Nov-Dec 2009: Mar-Apr, Sep-Oct

Price: $5.95

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B017: America's Traditional Crafts Book

Author: Robert Shaw Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. Copyright: 1993 (1st edition) Pages: 311 Format: Oversize Hardcover (14" x 11") ISBN: 0883639521 Survey of American crafts since the early 1800s. Shaw, then curator at the Shelburne Museum, focuses on functional objects, including over 20 pages of waterfowl, shorebird and fish decoys by makers such as Crowell, Shourds, Bowman and the Ward Brothers. Additional topics include, among others, baskets, quilts, woodwork, pottery, pantry boxes, rugs and Native American crafts. The book is in excellent condition, including the dust jacket. Price includes US shipping.

Price: $25.00

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