Original Paint Hollow Black duck by Water Busch of Staten Island, New York. This bird has a turned head, and long cut and pointed paddle tail. An old owners tag on the bottom says "Gunned Mullica River, New Jersey, and Newark, New Jersey." A Beautiful bird in all Original Paint, but only the bottom has been repainted. A flat bottom where the bottom board has been screwed on.
What a beautiful Goldeneye Hen by Luther Nickerson of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in all Original Paint! A graceful presence with a forward head position, sitting above the breast. Each wing is deeply carved lifting off the body swooping down toward the elongated paddle tail. This bird does show some gunning wear, but just enough to show it's use as an actual gunning bird that may have floated the water only a few times. The exquisite Original Paint pattern is so simple but appealing!
Listed is a rare and all original Pigeon Decoy from Great Britain, circa 1900. The tail is made up of inserted aluminum slats held in place by screws from the bottom. This Pigeon has gunning wear, but in original paint and has great patina! Measures 15" Bill to Tail. Wooden stand included.
Here is a nice old canvasback by Davis/Owens from Perryville, Maryland, in old gunning paint. In Henry Davis style, there is a pronounced V bottom with a wider, flat paddle tail. Glass eyes were added to this bird at some point.
A great pair of Pintails by "Dipper" Ortley of Point Pleasant New Jersey. Both birds are hollow showing gunning wear, but are in good original paint! There may be a small additional cost for shipping depending on location
An Original Paint, circa 1910, Lifesize Greater Yellowlegs attributed to Joe Lincoln of Accord, Massachusetts. This Yellowlegs is in Original Paint, has a Split tail, shot marks and an attractive forward head walking position. The bill is an old replacement and there is an additional stick hole and some chipping on the underside. Gunning wear, but Original Paint on this bird that is over 100 years old.
Here is a pair of bluebills by Sunny and Lloyd Johnson of Bay Head New Jersey. Decoys are in original paint and condition with glass eyes and a unique canvas covered base. This pair is most likely out of Sunny and Lloyd Johnson's personal rig as both decoys are stamped LJ on their keel, with the drake also having AEJ on the keel. Both decoys are carved hollow with slightly turned heads and the drake has an attractive combed feathering added to the paint. There may be a small additional cost for shipping depending on location
Early Sandpiper from the Long Island area of New York. This antique shorebird has some gunning wear but is in original paint and condition. An old bird with a unique and attentive style. Measures 9" bill to tail
Listed for sale is an early Ruddy Duck, most likely from North Carolina. Solid body construction, very old weathered Paint down to bare wood, and early tack eyes. A few cracks in the neck that have been repaired. An old collector's tag is still attached. A beautiful patina to this rare bird!
This decoy listed for sale is an early, circa 1900, hollow Black Duck by Joe Tom Cranmer of Manahawkin, New Jersey. This bird is in great structural condition and in old working paint. This bird was once part of the Somers Headley Collection, stamped SGH.
A Black Bellied Plover in Original Paint, out of New Jersey. Some minor flaking and shot marks. This bird has a nice plump body tapering up to the neck and a nice round head. Original Paint and Original Bill.