D0589: Herter's Mallard Drake Decoy

Model #963CM Perfect hollow-carved mallard drake decoy by Herter's, Inc., 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. Heavily carved, with excellent patinated original paint and and measuring nearly 14" in length, this is one of the finest examples known to exist. There is a copper hunter's tag on the bottom (Walter L. Peters, Marysville, RFD-1, PA) The decoy is pictured on pg. 430 of Minnesota Duck Decoys by Doug Lodermeier. SOLD

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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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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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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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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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M201: Ernie Muehlmatt Carolina Wren with Chick

Mint and original life-sized carving of an adult Carolina wren with chick by Ernie Muehlmatt of Salisbury, MD. The wrens are in exceptionally fine paint with detailed feather carving and extremely life-like painted eyes. The overall height of the piece is 9". Signed and dated in ink on bottom, "By E.F. Muehlmatt, Carolina Wren, 2/75". Ernie, a three-time Ward World Champion carver and a member of the Carvers Hall of Fame, is a recognized master of life-size and miniature decorative wood sculpture. His work can be found in the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. SOLD

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