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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M207: C. Ronco Miniature Woodcock

Fine miniature glass-eyed woodcock with feet, incised on a chip-carved base, by C. Ronco, Southwest Harbor, ME, circa mid-20th century. The bird is in excellent condition with minor wear along the edge of its tail. The original paint exhibits a highly detailed feather pattern and a mellow patina. The woodcock measures only 2 3/4” from the tip of the tail to the end of the bill. It is signed and identified by species on the base. SOLD

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M195: Gibian Feeding Ruddy Turnstone Decoy

Excellent feeding ruddy turnstone by Bill Gibian of Onancock, Virginia. This is one of Bill's earlier carvings, circa 1985. In mint condition, this glass-eyed decorative carving, with its head stretched out and cocked slightly to the left, has raised, split wings with carved primaries. It measures 10“ in length. “Gibian” is carved into the belly. Bill is recognized as one of today’s finest contemporary carvers and is featured in Loy Harrell's book, "Decoys: Sixty Living and Outstanding North American Carvers". Stand included. SOLD

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M216: Bill Reinbold Miniature Sandpiper Diorama

Mint miniature sandpiper, approximately 3” in length, in a 7.5" X 7'5" walnut-framed diorama with domed glass lens by William (Bill) Reinbold, Chestertown, Maryland, circa 1960s. Bill learned to carve from his father, George W. (Wilmer) Reinbold, and is an acclaimed artist in his own right. The glass-eyed bird has carved raised wings and detailed feather paint. It is signed “W. Reinbold” on the diorama background. “Sandpiper” is printed on the back of the frame. SOLD

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D0662/D0663: Yellowlegs Decoy Pair

Very nice pair of yellowlegs decoys, including a very rare preener, by an unknown carver from Connecticut, circa 4th quarter, 19th century. Formerly in the collection of Marguerite Riordan, a well known and highly respected antiques dealer/collector from Connecticut, known for her unerring taste in New England furniture and folk art. The decoys are in worn original paint with the original bills. Although flat-sided (1 5/8” thick), all edges are nicely rounded and blended into the overall form. Both are split-tailed with relief-carved wings. The preener measures 8 3/4” from tail tip to breast while the other measures 10 1/4”, bill tip to tail tip. Stands not included.

Price: $2950.00

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D0549. Ken Anger Black Duck Decoy

Early hollow-carved, glass-eyed black duck decoy with incised wing carving by Ken Anger of Dunnville, Ontario, circa 1930s. Anger was known as the “Rasp Master” for the pleasing finishing touches accomplished with that tool on his decoys. This black duck exemplifies that characteristic with rasp work over the entire decoy. Another Anger characteristic found in his decoys up until 1937 and present on this decoy, was the incised “Y” high on the back, behind the head. The bird is in original paint with moderate wear and has more deeply carved side pockets than normally seen on Ken’s work. It measures 17” in length. SOLD

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