Black duck by Frank Finney of Virginia, carved in the style of Nathan Cobb. This hollow bird has Cobb's typical aggressive style inlaid head, lead pad weight and is branded "N" on the bottom. This decoy was formally in the John Maddox collection of the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge Museum in Virginia.
James Holly Blubill branded by the SPESUTIA I. GUN CLUB
What a bird to add to a Stevens decoy collection! This circa 1880's Canvasback is branded with George Steven's personal brand, G.W. STEVENS WEEDSPORT NY. A second owner then added his brand of HA MANDEVA... The paint is a later repaint, the head is an early replacement and this decoy has the inlet line tie and inlet lead weight.
Here is a redhead by Harry V Shourds of Tuckerton New Jersey. This hollow Redhead drake has been restored by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin New Jersey. A historic New Jersey bird for a fraction of the price.
This is a fine example of Folk Art with a Semi-High neck and an aggressive posture. A copper tag on the bottom reads "Art Pavone Decoys, Media PA." Glass eyes, long thin paddle tail and all original paint make this bird a one of a kind piece.