beaver fish decoy2

beaver fish decoy 5

beaver fish decoy

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Super spear fishing decoy in the the form of a beaver, found in Michigan. Carved wood with attached leather tail with tooling. Glass eyes. Small spinners attached underneath and painted to simulate feet. Inset lead weight marked “D D”. 11″ long.(CI-40)


Turtle decoy

Turtle decoy 3

Turtle decoy 5

Fabulous early carved turtle fish spearing decoy. Tail is made of leather and legs of carved wood or leather. Weight inset in bottom. Turtle decoys are very rare and this one is exceptionally well made. Measures 9 ” long from nose to tip of tail and 5 1/2″ wide. Paint is good and original. Probably dates to the early 20th century and its origin, while unknown, is likely one of the north-central U.S. states. It had been part of a collection for many years and is fresh to the market. We have fashioned a display hanger which will come with the decoy. (CH-13)


Merganser carving 3

Merganser carving 2

Great miniature carving of a drake red breasted merganser in original paint. Stands 7″ tall with base. Probably dates to mid – late 20th century. Carver unknown. (CH-7)


Small shorebird decoy

Small shorebird decoy in original paint. Glass eyes. stands approximately 8″ tall including base. Sound structural condition. Circa last quarter of 20th century. (CF-30)



Curlew decoy 2

Curlew Decoy

Finely made life-sized curlew decoy. Signed and dated 1971. Glass eyes. Approximately 12″ tall including base. There was a barely noticeable break line in the bill which was carved rather than fashioned of metal as many were to accommodate the curve. It now has been restored and the bill is secure. Paint is all original and in good condition. (CF-29)


perch decoy

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perch decoy 5

Finely carved and realistically painted yellow perch ice spearing decoy. Approximately 7-8″ long. Gently curved body. Inset lead weights and metal fins. Michigan origin, circa 1940′s. (CE-24)






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    PO Box 361
    Port Leyden, NY 13433

    Phone: (315) 348-8145