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EL RANCHERO 1932:    
Taos Artist: Blanche Chloe Grant
Born Leavenworth Kansas 1874 died Taos, NM 1948. Pioneering woman artist Taos art colony, Taos landscape and Indian painter. Graduate from Vassar college. In art she studied at Boston Museum SFA, the PAFA and the ASL, a pupil of William Paxton, Hale, McCarter, and Johansen. By 1914 she was established as an illustrator and landscape painter. In 1920 she came to Taos. She was the author and editor of books on the history of Taos and on Western personalities such as Kit Carson. Reference: Artists and writers edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican, June 26, 1940. Samuels' Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, 1985. Price on request.
 
 
Navajo Dress:    
"Navajo Dress" two weavings used as a dress. Natural brown and aniline dyed blue and red circa 1920. Each weaving is approximately, 23" to 24" wide to 47" or 49" tall. Both weavings are in good shape with little wear, possibly a small amount of fading, but overall very pleasing colors/design and aesthetics. Very nice rare to have both weavings. Price: $1,750.00.
 
 
1992 Texas stamp painting:    
This is an original oil painting study of a wading heron that won the Texas non game specials 1992 stamp, by artist Gary Moss. I am still looking for one of the original stamps to go with the painting. The original oil on board image is about 6.5" by 9", much larger framed and matted under uv protected glass. It is ok to frame oils under glass and will protect it by creating a micro-environment! This should keep the painting more stable to quick changes in temp. Overall in good condition. $1100.
 
 
Fishing Creel:    
Miniature or salesmanship sample fishing creel about 7" X 5" X 5" this is one rare item. It also could be functional for small trout! Overall in good shape but ask for more photos if interested. It is difficult at best to find one this size! $399.00
 
 
Gary Moss Oil Painting:    
Original oil on board study by Gary Moss this won the 1987 Texas waterfowl stamp! An original unused 1987 Texas waterfowl stamp is included. Actual image is about 6.5" by 9", framing is much larger. The oil is under uv glass to protect against sunlight. I can send more photos if interested! Great original winning duck stamp painting, a great investment! $1100.00
 
 
Peters Ammunition:    
Peters Ammunition Gets The High Flyers. This is an easel back that is roughly 14 3/4" by 13". Framed overall measurements are about 17 wide by 19 1/4" tall. This piece depicts a hunter with side by side getting ready for oncoming "low" flyers and a beautiful highly collectible blue wing teal peters shellbox. Shipping is separate. $650.00.
 
 
Huge Remington Dog:    
Huge Remington Dog "Kleanbore shotshells" with large dog depicted along with three boxes of Remington shells with various waterfowl and upland game (on boxes). This is a huge framed piece. It currently is in my storage so I'm going by guess/memory but it is about 28" by 36" give or take a few inches in both directions. Framed with black flat wood frame and real glass. This piece is a candidate for pickup. I will not try to ship it without a substantial advance for shipping, handling and packing fees. There is a little damage on top right in the step down area. Please ask questions. Price: $1,950.00
 
 
 
Cast Iron Decoy:    
Early cast iron duck boot scraper $975
   
 
Pair blue wing teal:    
Pair blue wing teal by Don Gerhart Tulsa OK! Rare pair hard to find from carvers own rig, used, signed! $1,650.00
   
 
Rare Bluebill Drake:    
Rare bluebill drake by Don Gearhart (from Tulsa, Ok). Mr. Gearhart was a very good carver and mainly made decoys for his personal hunting rig! He was an engineer for an oil company and worked quite a bit in Louisiana! Therefore he also hunted quite a bit in La as well! This decoy,as all of his did, has great form and lines along with relief carved wings and a unique line and weight system! $495.00
 
Rare Ringbill Drake:    
Rare Ringbill drake by Don Gearhart (from Tulsa, Ok). Mr. Gearhart was a very good carver and mainly made decoys for his personal hunting rig! He was an engineer for an oil company and worked quite a bit in Louisiana! Therefore he also hunted mainly in La! This decoy, as all of his did, has great form and lines along with relief carved wings and a unique line and weight system! $495.00
   
 
Gold Badge 1864 Sacramento, CA:    
"Gold Rush Era from Sacramento, CA dated 1864" This is a very rare shooting badge from the epicenter of the Gold rush. Featured front and center is a fabulous likeness of an owl, bordered by a scrollwork of flowers or wreaths with banners. The owl is perched upon crossed, what appears to be a torch and some sort of staff or baton. This badge is most likely from a shooting club for Shuetzen rifles, likely from German emigrants. It has all German words, across the top bar, it reads "Pacific Turner Bund". I may not spell all of these correct, and anyone that would like to add to what they think this badge is, is welcome to do so. The other German words are...top center Bahnfrei, (left top) fristh, (left bottom) frei, (right top) from, (right bottom) froh, and bottom center "SACRAMENTO 1864". This badge came out of an old badge collection with some of the finest badges from one collection. This badge weighs approximately a little more than half of an once. I believe it to have a high K content of gold, but I will let those smarter in this area than myself to make that final decision.
This is a very rare, early item with Gold Rush significance. Very early for Sacramento. Price $2,500.00.
 
Gold Nugget:    
I bought this when gold was much lower. It came in a box that showed the figures for weighing it in water (displacement) and dry. I have not personally done this procedure but believe the figures. There is just over 1 oz. of gold in the nugget 1 1/6 to be exact. Again I am going solely on the notes on the inside box lid. So you will have to be the judge and all are welcome to meet me at a show or come view the nugget in person. Often large nuggets are priced over spot as they are hard to find. This one here also is likely California gold which adds to its value. Overall it is a very pleasing specimen. $1,950.00.
 
 
 
Counter Felt:    
Large gun store counter felt early 20th century used to set vintage shotguns on while showing to clientele! Likely a one of a kind! Found in the Dakotas! $495.00
 
 
Poker and/or gaming chips:    
Gold and Gambling items. Here is a grouping of old poker and or gaming chips along with some spectacular gold and gold quarts jewelry (cufflinks, pendants, watch fob) mostly from circa 1870. The gold quartz heart is likely a recent item. This is not a single lot, I will sell each item seperately. The chips are priced from $50 to $110 and the gold quartz jewellry is priced from $500 to $1,500. Please text, email or call to get exact information/prices and or more photos. Thank you JB
 
   
Chas P Shipley:    
Chas P Shipley extremely rare tooled leather horse feed bucket. Makers mark on onside bottom. This is a rare piece by the famous bit, spur and leather harness maker from Kansas City, MO. It has wonderful tooling on outside and also an extra large makers mark stamp on the inside bottom. The stitching holding the inside integral with the walls has come apart, therefore the two pieces will come apart. Other than that in great shape. Easy to repair I will leave that to the prospective buyer. $499. Or make me a fair offer! Priced to sell quick.
   
Navajo Crystal Weaving:    
Here you have a very large navajo crystal weaving made circa 1920. It is 42" + wide at the base by about 70" + long. This rug is in excellent condition and has never been washed. You can still feel the lanolin in the wool. There are no runs, bleeds, thin spots or holes. I think that it has always been in dark storage and never walked on. There is a break or maybe two in the selvege and maybe a couple small stains and that is it. It is very hard to find the vibrant reds such as are in this weaving. It is considered a burning cross design with the crosses being a rare tabacco color with the red ends (hence burning). There also are a couple spirit lines in the weaving. The spirit lines were for the spirits of the weaving to be able to come and go and not be trapped. I always look for this in the finer art from the Native Americans. Whenever I find a piece such as this, it is usually a better art piece as the maker put their heart and soul into the piece. This weaving came from an old Wisconsin lady collector several years ago, it has been one of our favorites and hung on our wall for almost 10 years. No sun fades or any major problems. Just a vibrant weaving with great early geometrics and heart and soul. Thank you for looking. $2750.00
   
Wood Duck Hen:    
Wood duck hen coming out of her nest (a burl) with chick under breast. This piece was found in a box of burls that Charly Perdew had "put away". He used the burls for stands and mounting miniature/decorative duck decoys. This piece sold at the Perdew estate sale several years back. The winner was lucky and found this piece in the bottom of the box. The burl is a little under 4" long and 3" wide. Superb craftmanship only as Charly could imagine. Here is a chance to own a mint Charly Perdew carved and painted minty original piece. They don't come along very often and if you even think you like it... you better buy it. All of Charlies miniatures were one of kind. So get it now while you can. You can visit my ebay store to see more photos of the piece. It will be priced a little higher to account for all of the fees. Thank you for looking. 1,750.00.
   
HERON LAKE DUCK CALL:    
HERON LAKE DUCK CALL. Here is a very rare collectible A D Sontag Heron Lake (MN) duck call. It is quite large being about 6 3/4" long and almost 1 7/8" wide. From my understanding the barrel of the call is original and very old. Marv Meyer hand-made the stopper and "guts" for this and the other calls that were found. He signed them as seen in the photos. These calls are very collectible and there are not very many known to exist so get them now whilst you can. Thank you very much for your interest in my auctions. If you have any questions please ask prior to bidding, I'll do my best to answer them and will get back to everyone that asks. We do prefer that all sales are final. Please also view my other items up and running in my ebay store, deal with me direct to save fees. Click on the ebay store link at top of my homepage. Thank you for your interest in my auction. $275.00 Sincerely, JB
   
 
Zuni Pueblo Indian Brooch:    
Here is a wonderful, what I believe to be BLUE GEM old Zuni Pueblo Indian inlayed silver and turquoise pin or brooch. It is one of the nicer pins that I have had. The stones are exquisite and have great depth. The photos do not do them justice. It is of the finest quality. Being all turquoise and likely BLUE GEM makes it a rare one indeed. It is about 2" across. I believe this item to be made about 1920's or early 30's but I have no way of knowing who made it, or if it might be a little newer, so you all be the judges. It is not signed but I'm sure it is Zuni and very good quality as well. $899.00.
   
Zia Bird:    
"Here is a wonderful tile with classic 3 color zia bird design. It's diameter is a little less than 7". Overall a nice early pueblo decorative. $499.
Zuni Pueblo Indian Brooch:    
"Here is a wonderful, very large and old Zuni Pueblo Indian stone to stone inlayed silver turquoise jet coral and shell pin or brooch. It is one of the larger pins that I have had, being a little less than 4 3/4" long and 1 3/4" wide. I believe this item to be made about 1920's or early 30's but I have no way of knowing who made it, or if it might be a little newer, so you all be the judges. It is not signed but I'm sure it is Zuni and very good quality as well. $799.00
   
   
Fur trade earrings:    
Fur trade earrings hand cut and made from brass. These are about 2" across and very thin (a couple pieces of thick paper, thin), and light. These earrings were patterned after 18th century American Indian fur trade earring designs. They are were made with many hours of effort in the last 5 years. A wonderful pair of earrings fit for any vintage rendevous, black tie affair or any event in between. I love to carry one of a kind hand made accoutrements for inventory. These were "picked" from the maker at an antique show, his girlfriend was wearing them. Bought them right off of her ears. Price $425.00.
 
Die-cut advertising:    
Original die-cut advertising Ithaca feather-light repeaters, ithaca gun co. Inc. Ithaca N.Y. This is a 3 D diecut, in that the Mallard duck is a seperate piece of cardboard that is overlaid onto the sky background. That makes it "pop". There condition is real minty in terms of completeness and color, there is a small amount of foxing but you have to look close. I believe it is now on acid free cardboard. This piece is approximately 17" wide by 14.5" tall. Large and pleasing to the eye! Nice early piece probably from the 1930's. Price $325.00.
 
   
Original Peters cartridge company poster:    
"Original Peters cartridge company advertising poster with two pheasants. This version is unique in that when the Peters cartridge company sent the advertising poster out to its retail outlet there was a spot for the name of the company. This one had Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co along with New York, Cincinnati and San Francisco. The outlet store that used this particular poster stamped their address on it as well, which was A. Arntz, sporting goods, Muskegon MI." This poster is approximately 13.5" by 32 1/8". It is in good condition with good color. It does have a few roll lines but overall I think it would rate an 8.5 to 9.5 on a 10 scale. Has little to no edge damage. Calendar is May 1931, only ever had top band and that is intact. Perfect for framing! Price. $950.00."
 
   
"Peters Ammunition" Man:    
"Peters Ammunition" Man at campfire cooking dinner, stalked by large grizzly bear with eyes illumenated. I absolutely love this large poster (20" by 30.5") bands both top and bottom. It is all original and all complete in great condition. There is a little edge wear but overall this poster is in great condition with good color. The poster is covered with plastic and therefore the photos do not do it justice. I have many more photos, if are serious and would like to see more, just ask, I'll be glad to send you whatever angle you need. Thank you for your interest." Price $2,500.00.
 
   
Decoying Mallards:    
"Lynn Bogue Hunt, Gouache on board, Decoying Mallards"
Here is a spectacular painting of a flight of decoying mallards, by famed waterfowl illustrator "Lynn Bogue Hunt". This paiting is in exceptional condition with vivid bright colors showing standard patina for its age. A must have rare painting for any waterfowl lodge decor. A rare piece, this one was likely done for the cover a sporting journal first half of the 20th century. I am still searching for that cover. The art is 15" by 18.75". It could stand to be reframed, but is in UV protected glass expertly framed now. Please contact me for details. Mallards are extremely hard to find in this size (the drake is front and center, taking almost 1/3rd of the painting). Very pleasing piece that emits the feel of the hunt! $12,750.00.
 
 
   
Zia Bird:   SOLD  
"Here is a wonderful tile with classic 3 color zia bird design. It's diameter is a little less than 7". Overall a nice early pueblo decorative. $499.
   
Zuni Pueblo Indian Brooch:    
Here is a wonderful, what I believe to be BLUE GEM old Zuni Pueblo Indian inlayed silver and turquoise pin or brooch. It is one of the nicer pins that I have had. The stones are exquisite and have great depth. The photos do not do them justice. It is of the finest quality. Being all turquoise and likely BLUE GEM makes it a rare one indeed. It is about 2" across. I believe this item to be made about 1920's or early 30's but I have no way of knowing who made it, or if it might be a little newer, so you all be the judges. It is not signed but I'm sure it is Zuni and very good quality as well. $899.00.
   
Teddie Weahkee?:    
Here are two Zuni fetishes that could have possibly been made Teddie Weahkee! I am selling them separate. One is the oldest made out of Malachite (the green stone) that I have ever seen (ca 1940's); I believe that it could be a bear. It has coral, shell, and turquoise beads along with a stylized turquoise arrowhead. It also has a leather or sinew wrap in the classic style. This one is a must have for any collector of early fetishes if you don’t have an early example of malachite. Overall it is very pleasing with a nice old patina. $950.00 or make me an offer.
The bottom fetish in the photo is likely a fox or wolf it has turquoise inset eyes and a leather/sinew wrap with turquoise arrowhead. This one is made out of either jet or possibly rocky mountain jade. Also a very nice pleasing fetish. I acquired both of these fetishes from an old time collector that had discovered them in a Colorado antique shop over 35 years ago. $775.00
   
HERON LAKE DUCK CALL:    
HERON LAKE DUCK CALL. Here is a very rare collectible A D Sontag Heron Lake (MN) duck call. It is quite large being about 6 3/4" long and almost 1 7/8" wide. From my understanding the barrel of the call is original and very old. Marv Meyer hand-made the stopper and "guts" for this and the other calls that were found. He signed them as seen in the photos. These calls are very collectible and there are not very many known to exist so get them now whilst you can. Thank you very much for your interest in my auctions. If you have any questions please ask prior to bidding, I'll do my best to answer them and will get back to everyone that asks. We do prefer that all sales are final. Please also view my other items up and running in my ebay store, deal with me direct to save fees. Click on the ebay store link at top of my homepage. Thank you for your interest in my auction. $275.00 Sincerely, JB
   
Rocket Tailed Roller:    
Here is a wonderful “Rocket Tailed Roller” by noted carver Frank Finney. This bird is perched upon what would appear to be a fence corner post top. The colors are antiqued but remain vibrant and very vivid. It has wonderful patina and appears to be a vintage item. It probably already is 25 to 35 + years old. However Mr. Finney from what I’ve heard does still carve and this item may not be that old. I will let the final owner decide. I’m fairly certain that the birds eyes are glass and that the rest of the carving is wood. The outside of each tail feather does appear to have been broken off. Not sure how long they would have been but I’m thinking they would have been turned up feathers and very fragile. It is still a super nice carving and very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Mr. Finney’s carvings have enjoyed some great success at auctions in the recent past. Due to this his carvings have become increasingly difficult to obtain. Get this rare species here and now to start or add to your collection. This bird is about 6.5” long tip of tail to tip of beak. The base is 3 ¾” wide. $849.00.
   
Hen Wood Duck:    
"Here you have a beautiful hen wood duck by Kleim and signed under the bill. He was wildfowlers master painter and this decoy shows evidence of that. Overall a nice early bird with good history as written on the bottom. I do have more photos so please ask if interested. The neck has been broken and re-glued, overall it is in pretty good condition. Thank you for your interest. Priced to sell quick at $249.00." 
 
   
HERON LAKE DUCK CALL:    
HERON LAKE DUCK CALL. Here is a very rare collectible A D Sontag Heron Lake (MN) duck call. It is quite large being about 6 3/4" long and almost 1 7/8" wide. From my understanding the barrel of the call is original and very old. Marv Meyer hand-made the stopper and "guts" for this and the other calls that were found. He signed them as seen in the photos. These calls are very collectible and there are not very many known to exist so get them now whilst you can. Thank you very much for your interest in my auctions. If you have any questions please ask prior to bidding, I'll do my best to answer them and will get back to everyone that asks. We do prefer that all sales are final. Please also view my other items up and running in my ebay store, deal with me direct to save fees. Click on the ebay store link at top of my homepage. Thank you for your interest in my auction. $275.00 Sincerely, JB
   
Wood Duck Hen:    
Wood duck hen coming out of her nest (a burl) with chick under breast. This piece was found in a box of burls that Charly Perdew had "put away". He used the burls for stands and mounting miniature/decorative duck decoys. This piece sold at the Perdew estate sale several years back. The winner was lucky and found this piece in the bottom of the box. The burl is a little under 4" long and 3" wide. Superb craftmanship only as Charly could imagine. Here is a chance to own a mint Charly Perdew carved and painted minty original piece. They don't come along very often and if you even think you like it... you better buy it. All of Charlies miniatures were one of kind. So get it now while you can. You can visit my ebay store to see more photos of the piece. It will be priced a little higher to account for all of the fees. Thank you for looking. 1,750.00.
   
Charles Perdew Miniature Pintail Drake:    
Here is a superb rare miniature by Charles Perdew of Henry IL. Pintail Drakes or any carvings of this size (about 1/4) are extremely rare and very collectible. This one is in great condition both structurally and also paint. The paint was likely done by Charley. I have a collection of miniatures that I recently acquired from one person. Some were purchased directly from the estate sale of the Perdew household, which I believe was an auction held by Guyette & Schmidt about 5 to 7 years ago. I believe that there are a couple minis in this collection that were painted by Edna. Please get a hold of me with questions. I may also have listed these at a higher price in my ebay store, go there to see more and detailed photos. This pintail drake is about the size of a large Elmer Crowell miniature, being about 4" long. A very rare size indeed for a Charles Perdew. Also note the raised wings, metal legs and painted on feet. This is one of a kind as Charly used whatever left over wood he had to make his minis. $2500.00.
   
Charles Perdew Miniature Drake Mallard:    
Here you have a superb example of a miniature drake mallard with flapping wings in the raised position. This little mini has a nice early patina with either Edna or Charley paint, you be the judge. Here is another mini that came directly from the Perdew estate sale. It has a small tag on the bottom that reads "Perdew Estate" and then some numbers. Also written on the bottom is Mallard #2 and then Mrs. and a name that appears to start with a T but I can't make out the rest. This is very nice little Perdew mini. If you compare Charley Perdews minis with Elmer Crowell minis you will notice that Perdew's are a little scarcer, and likely undervalued as of late. Please ask any questions and if you want to see detailed photos, check out my ebay store as I plan to list a few of these mini's on there. Just click on the link that says my ebay store. The condition is very good on this one with only a little crack in the paint on the left leg. Overall structurally this one is in great shape and the paint is in excellent condition as well. $2,750.00.
   
Powder Can:    
Here is a very rare Curtis's and Harvey's Hounslow gunpowder black powder can or tin. It is in decent shape with a nice curlew or other type of shorebird pictured on the front label. This can is a little more than 5.5” tall and 3 3/8ths wide. You all decide age and quality, and please ask any questions you may have. $799.00
   
Powder Can:    
Here is a nice 1 lb powder can with nice graphics on all sides. Front being "King, Semi Smokeless... High Velocity, Low Pressure, The King Powder Co., Cincinnati, O. U.S.A.". Also on each side it has a statement "Quick Ignition" and "Extreme Cleanliness", the back says "Kings Semi Smokeless for Rifles and Shot Guns" Please see photos for exact details and to decide condition. This can is about 5 3/4" tall by about 4 1/8" wide. $299.00.
 
   
Powder Can:    
Here you have a nice conditioned about 1 lb size powder can with nice graphics of a falling duck. It is CIL which stands for Canadian Industries Limited and has that graphic on the back along with.... Exlosives Division Montreal, Canada. There is a nice falling duck on front with good color and wording "Black Sporting Powder, Snap Shot". Overall decent shape for its age it does have a slight cant while sitting upright but no discernable dents or other condition issues that detract. Overall a nice solid can with good graphics. It is about 6" high by 4" wide. $299.00
 
   
Powder Can:    
Here is a nice 1 lb powder can with nice graphics on all sides. Front being "King, Semi Smokeless... High Velocity, Low Pressure, The King Powder Co., Cincinnati, O. U.S.A.". Also on each side it has a statement "Quick Ignition" and "Extreme Cleanliness", the back says "Kings Semi Smokeless for Rifles and Shot Guns" Please see photos for exact details and to decide condition. This can is about 5 3/4" tall by about 4 1/8" wide. $299.00.
 
   
Navajo Pueblo Indian Brooch:    
Here is a wonderful, old Fred Harvey era Navajo Pueblo Indian inlayed silver and turquoise pin or brooch. It is one of the nicer and larger thunderbird or eagle pins that I have had. The stone is very nice. It is about 4" across wing tip to wing tip and 1 3/4" tall. This makes it a very uncommon and large example. I believe this item to be made about 1920's or early 30's but I have no way of knowing who made it, or if it might be a little newer, so you all be the judges. It is not signed but I'm sure it is Navajo and very good quality as well. $209.00
   
Pintail Drake Decoy:    
Here is another Mike Frady Pintail Drake. This preening pintail very well could have been made for gunning but overall it is in mint condition and very fine in all respects. It is signed Mike Frady in his script and guaranteed. It also is very light, superb dry paint and structurally fine in all respects. $3000.00.
   
Duckling Decoy:    
Here you have a small duckling by the famed carver Charles Walker. This is one of only about 6 or 7 ducklings known to exist by the Master IL river carver. There is a similar one pictured in one of Donna Tonelli's books. This little gem is in mint condition with superb paint, structure and appearance. Overall a very rare item for the advanced collector. $3500.00
   
Pintail Drake Decoy:    
Pintail Drake by Mike Frady New Orleans Louisiana. This decoy is super light and likely made from tupulo gum. It is one of the finest decoys I have seen by Mr. Frady. $2500.00
   
Pratt drake blue wing teal:    
Pratt drake blue wing teal. This is a very hard decoy to find and this one has decent paint. Priced to sell get it now, give me a call. I do have more photos for truely interested buyers. Call me because I'm likely on the road at shows and this will be first come first served. I take pay pal. Sincerely, Jason Baldwin 312 316-7484. Price $299.00 
   
"We Dress" Sign:    
Here is a very old sign from the Illinios River region around Henry, IL, maybe Senachwine lake. It reads... "We Dress" then a painting of a "duck" (we dress ducks here), and here at the bottom (paint cut off). I believe this sign was used many many years from the 1930's & 40's on, probably till the late 70's+. As you can see it has been used and painted over more than once. It has seen his better day but is still a very nostalgic and rare vintage hunting collectible from the epicenter of the prime duck hunting region in IL. This sign is about 15" by 22" one sided only constructed of two wide boards. The back has no paint. Price $199.00
   
Green Wing Teal Drake:  
Here you have a Keith Mueller Green Wing Teal drake. I believe this decoy is hollow. It does have a few nicks and missing paint here and there but overall a very nice decoy and very collectible species. Please email me for additional questions. $999.00
   
Charles Perdew Mallard Pair:  
CHARLES PERDEW MALLARD PAIR, WORKING DECOYS. Here you go a wonderful pair of Charles Perdew mallards drake and hen duck decoys. These were most likely made as gunning decoys and were probably used. Overall these decoys are in good condition with strong original dry paint. There is some paint loss on the hens back and then there is normal wear on both birds from use. Please see the photo as it is worth a thousand words, you can view many more photos of these decoys on my ebay store. Deal with me direct to save $fees. These birds came out of a very old Julia & Guyette auction several years ago. This Mallard pair has the original weights, paint and just how you would want to find them. Not many chances anymore to find solid pairs in good condition. Please ask any and all questions prior to bidding, as I prefer all sales to be final. Click on my ebay store link at top of home page for more photos $6,950.00
   
Chris Craft boat works Michigan Pintails:  
So here you have a pair of early Chris Craft boat works Michigan Pintails. The drake being in mint condition, hen now has a tail chip and cracked neck but it will be hard to see once re-glued. These decoys are in good condition for their age. They were made at the Chris Craft Boat Works by one of Mr. Craft’s engineers, and are so signed on the keel. These two decoys are extremely rare and collectible and I guess could be considered factory. The paint is dry and all original. They are both structurally very good to excellent, no major problems that I can see, other than previousloy listed. Please view the keels as someone inscribed "CCBW . C. BATTS HARSEN" on them. I know that the CCBW stands for Chris Craft Boat Works but not sure if the persons name was one of the engineers or what it refers to. If someone would like to pass on the info, I will add it here. Anyway, the drake is about 19.5" long and about 9" tall, and a little more than 6" wide. I do have many other auctions up and running in my ebay store so please check it out. Hit the ebay store link at the top of my home page, but deal direct with me to save on fees. So make a deal on these now. I can't replace this pair any time soon. Ask all questions prior to bidding, as we prefer all sales to be final. $825.00. Sincerely, JB
   
Charles/Edna Perdew Flying miniature Mallard Drake:   
Here is one of the best mini flyers that I have seen or owned. It was likely painted by Edna Perdew carved by Charly (I guess it could be argued that it is Charley paint, so you be the judge). The paint and structure is in mint condition. I absolutely love this little flyer. This is another small decoy carving by the Perdews that was likely purchased from the estate of the Perdew Household. Please ask any and all questions directly thru my website contact form. I will answer them as I have time. I also plan to list this item in my ebay store, so if you would like to see more photos, feel free to click on my link "ebay store" to see the detail. Please do contact me directly to purchase any of my items that you find on my website or in my store if you are contacting me through my website. This is one of the best little flyers that I have seen or had the chance to own. It is in great condition and is very cocky with his extra long bill, curved under tail and "dropping in" posture. It has mini glass eyes, metal feet and is supported by the classic little wire that Charley often used. Note the flyers nice feather detail. It is mounted on a classic wood base. The patina, condition and age is superb. As good as miniatures get by the classic IL River Master. $2,950.00.
   
Charles & Edna Perdew Preening Mallard Pair:  
Here is another miniature pair of mallards, the hen is preening. They are both in excellent superb condition both structurally and in paint. The hen does have a very small scratch in the paint on the back of her neck. Overall they are in real minty condition. It appears that this pair could have been painted by Edna but you be the judge. They are very detailed and that is difficult to do at best on these minis. They both have glass eyes and a wonderful classic style and form for which Chas Perdew is known. The bottom of the platform has his classic stamp (as on his duck calls)...reading..."CHAS H PERDEW. HENRY ILL". Classic Perdew in all respects, here is your chance to get that all elusive Hen Preening Mallard. WOW is all I can say. Miniatures by Chas Perdew rarely come to market with any regularity or quantity, so please view my other auctions as we have 6 items up and running or soon to be. $3,500.00
   
HERON LAKE, MN DRAKE CANVASBACK:  
Here you go an awesome Heron Lake drake canvasback. I love it. It appears that it has much original paint all over mainly on the body and that It may have had a gunning period touch up over the head and a few smaller areas. Overall this decoy is in great shape structurally and has an awesome Folky attitude that I personally love. Hope you do to. Not many chances anymore to find solid decoys from Heron Lake in good paint condition and great structurally. Please ask any and all questions prior to purchase, and see or view my other auction items both in my store and live on ebay. I prefer all sales to be final so please be sure to ask any or all questions prior to purchase. $700.00
   
IRA HUDSON BLUE BILL HEN WORING DECOY CLASSIC FORM:   
Here you have a very classy working decoy by the famous Ira Hudson. Yes it does have a few structural and paint problems, hence the price. If you ever wanted to own some classic folk art from Chincoteaque, Virginia or just add to your collection here is a good one to get. It is about 13.5" long but I just misplaced my tape, so am guessing. It has tack eyes, and a wonderfull shape and form. Some call it a football or butterball. The head is removable but I think that there is quite a bit of value here for someone that may be interested in getting this one fixed up. I will let the new owner decide that one. This is an overall very pleasing decoy to have on the shelf. Please go see our other classic items both live and in my ebay store. Thank you very much for your interest. We prefer all sales to be final so please be sure to ask any questions prior to purchase. $399.00 plus s/h/i.
   
GRAYLING HAND CARVED WOOD WITH LEAD "BENDABLE" FINS:   
Here you have a superb fish carving by Mike Borret and so signed on verso of the plaque, 2008, his name is also engraved into the backside of the fish. This fish carving is 18" long (the fish itself), the plaque is 20" long. Both the pectoral and ventral pairs of fins are made out of lead, so obviously you can choose the position without worry of breakage. This grayling is exquisitely painted in quality detail. It is photo'd extensively at auction on my ebay store but feel free to deal direct to me and save on fees. To see more photos of this fish carving decorative click on my "ebay store" link, and it will pop up a window of my store at ebay. Thank you for your interest in my items. $475.00.
   
A. E. CROWELL STYLE SHOREBIRD:   
There is no mark on the base of this shorebird decoy but it resembles the work of Frank Finney or Mark McNair. I suppose it could be any one of many people but overall it is a very nice carving. Decoratives of this quality, at auction often fetch 900 to 1500. You can own this one for much less. It does have some great provenance as well, as it came from the collection of the late Joe French. I have no idea how old it is but it does have some age. In the end you all can decide what, who, when and where. The bird is about 5" long and about 4.25" high including the clam base. It is painted very nice and has some patina already. Overall a very nice carving priced to sell quickly. Good luck and make an offer if you don't like the price. Thank you very much for looking. Sincerely, JB, PS go to my ebay store for more items for sale, my acronym is hobo68, you click on the link at top of my homepage “ebaystore”. Thank you again for your interest in my auctions. Please ask all questions prior to buying. Thank you. $350.00
   
A. E. CROWELL STYLE SHOREBIRD:   
There is no mark on the base of this shorebird decoy but it resembles the work of Frank Finney or Mark McNair. I suppose it could be any one of many people but overall it is a very nice carving. Decoratives of this quality often fetch at auction 900 to 1500. You can own this one for much less. It does have some great provenance as well, as it came from the collection of the late Joe French. I have no idea how old it is but it does have some age. In the end you all can decide what, who, when, and where. The bird is about 5.5" long and about as high including the clam base. It is painted very nice and has some patina already. Overall a very nice carving priced to sell quickly. Good luck and make an offer if you don't like where it is started. The base is easily removed from the iron legs at the feet. This should aid in shipping to be a little less fragile. Thank you very much for looking. Sincerely, JB, PS please see my ebay store as I have a few more items up and running there. Deal with me direct to save fees. Thank you again for your interest in my auctions. Please ask all questions prior to purchase. $350.00
   
ROOTHEAD DECOY:    
ROOTHEAD DECOY unknown maker. I think that it is made out of cedar as it is pretty light, and. I guess that that would suggest the decoy to be from Virginia or one of the Carolinas, but in the end you decide. I am not sure from where it came. NOTE: you are bidding on one decoy only. The one with the longer bill. I have the other up and running so if you want them both go ahead and take a look. These two decoys are in my storage so I'm going on memory but I'm thinking the bodies are about 7-9" long, give or take. The last 4 photos are of both decoys. Please ask any and all questions prior to bidding as we prefer all sales to be final. Please also view my ebay store as I have many decoys up for sale. Perdew, Heron Lake Michigan etc etc. Go take a look after bid on this auction. Thanks for your interest. Price $$ SOLD
   
Lynn Bogue Hunt Grouse:  
"Lynn Bogue Hunt" one of the greatest outdoor sporting illustrators of the early 20th century. His works grace the covers of many early sporting magazines and poster advertising covers. Here you have a grouse in flight. This example is in one of the rarest forms by Mr. Hunt, as it is relief carved along with being painted. He did very few carvings at all. Most of his work was painting. So here is a chance to own a rare piece indeed. Please go to my ebay store to see more detailed photos. The price there is a little higher due to the extra charges by ebay and pay pal. Please feel free to contact me direct if you would like to deal direct and cut out the middlemans take. The entire piece is about 9.25" by 9.25". The Grouse is quite large being about 6.25" long from tip of bill to tip of tail. Wing tip to wing tip is about 5 3/8". The grouse is exquisitly painted and relief carved. Each feather the wings, head and tail all have contour. You can see that quite well in the extra photos in my store. I have seen several paintings by Mr. Hunt that have this monotone background color. I absolutely love this piece. It is signed L.B.H lower left. It is guaranteed to be real and original artwork done by Lynn Bogue Hunt. A rare fabulous piece by a revered artist. Thank you very much for your interest. Contact me with any questions. Price $2,650.00
   

 

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