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North American Decoys at Auction: Day 2Platinum House
334 lots with images
November 8, 2007
Talbot County Community Center
Easton, MD, 21601 USA
Description: Half size mallard drake with open mouth and raised wing tips. Stamped "WARD BROTHERS BEST GRADE MINIATURE".
Condition Report: Strong original paint that has darkened with age; minor paint shrinkage on back of head; structurally excellent.View additional info »
Description: Exceptional mallard drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century. Slightly turned head. Inscribed under bill: "To Lem and Steve from Charlie Joiner". Inscribed on underside of body "To my personal friends Len & Steve Ward From Charlie Joiner Chestertown, MD. Aug. 1966.
Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and virtually no wear; several tiny dents.View additional info »
Description: Important full size standing bufflehead drake, Lem Ward. Mounted on hardwood base and inscribed "To Ida Evelyn from Dad 1967". Slightly turned head. Highly detailed feather carving.
Condition Report: Near mint original paint darkened with age; structurally excellent.View additional info »
Description: Important set of Canada goose bookends, Steve Ward. Inscription on back reads "1940 STEVE WARD 1940 FIRST SET".
Condition Report: Original surface with good patina; eye missing from one; small chip missing from shoulder; small cracks behind neck; discoloration on pen holder.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Exceptional decorative snow goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed on the underside "Made for Tom George, Lem Ward 1975", and there is also a poem written on the underside by Lem Ward. Decoy has carved crossed primaries and crossed secondaries. Head is turned approximately 45 degrees.
Condition Report: Near mint original paint; very small crack on back of head.View additional info »