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Decoys

From ducks and geese to trout and frogs, vintage decoys have become valuable relics of early American fishing and hunting. Decoys were used not only in the commercial supply of fish and game to restaurants, but also for the personal need of feeding one's family.

The earliest decoys were made by Native Americans over a thousand years ago, with grasses, plants, and bones used as building materials. As settlers came to North America in the 19th century and began to fish and hunt, they generated a great demand for decoys, sparking a new industry of wood carvers and crafters that would cater to them. Of all bird decoys created, duck decoys were the most commonly made, however it wasn’t unusual to produce other species, such as geese, turkeys, swans, grouse, partridge... Read more

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A painted carved wooden wading bird decoy, possibly a woodcock Of naturalis

May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Antique Wooden Goose Decoy in original paint, unsigned

May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Antique Wooden Goose Decoy in original paint, unsigned

May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Hand Painted Wooden carved Working Goose Decoy

May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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(4) CARVED AND PAINTED WORKING DECOYS

May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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BILL ROBERTS LONGBILLED CURLEW 1987

May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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ERNEST STECK CARVED AND PAINTED QUAIL DECOY

May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Rare blue heron working decoy

June 4, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Flambeau goose decoys

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Crow decoy by Grayson Chesser

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$40 (2 bids)

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Four J.C. Higgins life-like decoys, etc

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Miniature Canada goose pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Miniature snow goose by Ed Sampson; preening Mallard by Art Boxleitner 1992

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Miniature golden eye pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Miniature swan pair signed E. Sampson '85

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/4 size bald pate pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/4 size red head pair signed Ed Sampson, drake neck cracked

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/4 size green wing teal pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/4 size pin tail pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/4 size mallard pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Green wing teal pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Canvasback pair signed Ed Sampson

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bluebill drake, James T. Holly circa 1890

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Canvasback drake, George Washington Barnes circa 1880

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bluebill pair, Animal Trap Decoy Co., Miller's Island Rig

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bluebill pair, Animal Trap Decoy Co., Miller's Island Rig

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bluebill pair, Animal Trap Decoy Co., Miller's Island Rig

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bluebill pair, Animal Trap Decoy Co., Miller's Island Rig

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Swan decoy, signed Bob Jobs 2006

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/2 size swan decoy, signed Cliff Simms 1991

June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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