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 is a barely noticeable break line in the bill which was carved rather than fashioned of metal as many were to accommodate the curve. 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)


miniature mallard 2

miniature mallard 
miniature mallard 3

Unusual carved miniature drake mallard decoy with keel. Great form. Original paint with wear, as shown. Old break on neck has been securely reset and could easily be touched up. Approx. 7″ L  x 3″ W x 4″ H. Possibly a salesman’s sample given the attention to detail (e.g. – hole in keel for anchor line).  There is a signature on the bottom which we cannot decipher and a printed number, (CG-3)


fish decoy 2

Fish decoy 3

Fish decoy

Early northern pike fish spearing decoy from Drummond island, Michigan. Punched and painted design with traces of original paint. Original tin fins and inset weights for balance. Curved tail to provide better action when jigged. Possibly Native American made. Obviously a working decoy, circa 1920′s. 9 1/2″ long. (BY-6)



turtle fish decoy 2

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Finely carved turtle ice fishing decoy. Has inset lead weight in base and bead eyes. There is a hole in the top of the shell which undoubtedly had a wire loop attachment for a line which connected to a jigging pole. The decoy was used to attract large fish which were then speared by the fisherman. This decoy is signed “Gary Eagle” on the base. We have been unable to find anything about him, but suspect he is or was a Native American ice fisherman from Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin. 8″L x 4 1/2″ W. (CG-29)



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