13th Annual Decoy and Wildfowl Arts 2 Day Auction
Selling from Several local Eastern Shore & Maryland Estates and Consignors including a selection of items from the Estate of Dr. Morton Kramer!!
Held at the A&M Auction Facility @
8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
Day #1 – Online Only Bidding – Thurs. Sept. 12th, 2019 @ 6:03 PM (100 Lots)
Day #2 – Live Auction/Live Webcast Bidding – Fri. Sept. 13th @ 5:03 PM (450 Lots)
550+ Lots in 2 Days including over 400 Decoys, Original Artwork, Primitives, Selection of Carved Fish Decoys, Eastern Shore Punt Gun, Shotshell Boxes & much more!
Main Carvers to include: Ward Brothers, Lloyd Sterling, Bill Litzenburg, Miles Hancock, Ira Hudson, R. Madison Mitchell, Cigar Daisey, A. Elmer Crowell, Reggie Birch, Doug Jester, Frank Finney, Sam Barnes, Bob McGaw, Jim “Daddy” Holly, Charles Bryan, Charlie Joiner, Paul Gibson, Capt Harry Jobes, Paul Nock, Lloyd Tyler & many others!
Additional Carvers to Include: Frank Adams, M.E. Affleck, Tom Ahern, Fred A. Allen, Luther Austin, Herbert Barnes, Sam Barnes, Clarence Bauer, Bauer, Carl R. Becker, Artie Behmetuk, R.E. Belote, Charles Berry, Carl Bicker, Bruce Bieber, Dahle Bingaman, Reggie Birch, Jules A. Bouillet, Lee J. Bourin, Jimmy Bowden, Fred Bradshaw, D. Briddell, Jack Brittingham, Richard Brooks. Charles Bryan, Roy Bull, Chet/Bob Chutte, Claude S. Coal Jr, Jim Cockey, Bob Coleman, Capt Bill Collins, Hurley Conklin, Neal Conoley, C. Coppedge, H.L. Coulter, William H. Cranmer, A. Elmer Crowell, James Currier, Cigar Daisey, Jack Dashiell, Captain Ed Darwin, William Dennis, Ben Dize, Chris Donnelly, Duck-In Decoys, Dye Family, Elliot Brothers, Lionel Etheridge, Baby John Evans, Evans Decoy Factory, Frank Finney, Jack Franco, George “Coot” Garton, Paul Gibson, John Glenn, Horace Graham, John Graham, R.E. Grashorn, H. Hammand, Miles Hancock, Ken Harris, Richard H. Harris Sr., Herters Factory, Holly Family, Ira Hudson, Edward Itter Sr., Forrest Jennings, Jack John, L.A. Holloway Jr., Jim “Daddy” Holly, Ira Hudson, Bob Jobes, J.H. Co, Iver Johnson. William S. Johnson, Benny Justice, R. Keene, R.C. Kilgore, Albert Jackson, Doug Jester, Charlie Joiner, Joseph Kaross, Nancy Ladish, George “Duffy” Lawson, Steven R. Lay, Robert Litzenberg, Mason Factory, R.F. McGaw, J. Evans McKinney, R.S. McKenzie, Ian McNair, Mark McNair, Marcal Meloche, Pete Micciche, R. Madison Mitchell, Bailey Moltz, Ted Mulliken, R.E.L. Munger, Bob Nagel, Earl Nelson, James “Brinks” Nelson, Chris Nobles, E.J. “Pete” Peterson, Jim Pierce, Mary Lou Powell, Norris Pratt, Leonard E. Pryor, Lou Reneri, Al Ries, G.C. Rowe, Ed Sampson, L.D. Scarborough, Bill Shauber, Robert Sellers, Jerry Silowski, Mike Smyzer, Specialty Manufacturing Co., Captain James Sprague, Herman Stine Jr, Lloyd Aaron Sterling, Orin Sterling, C.W. Stevens, Stevens Factory, J.A. Stokes, Stoney Point, R. Taylor, Rhudes Truer, Jess Urie, Obediah Verity, Victor Factory, Patrick Vincenti, Orville Quillen, Gilmore B. Wagoner, Dave Walker, L.T. Ward Bros, Milton Watson, C. Waterfield, Wingsetter, Wildfowler, R. Wink, Eddie Wonzy & others!
Auctioneers Note: Allen & Marshall Auctions is honored to have the Collection of the late Dr. Morton Kramer of Baltimore, MD. Dr. Kramer or “Mort” as people called him was a retired neurologist, hunter and avid decoy collector. Mort attended the Easton Waterfowl Festival and many other Decoy Festivals each year and was very well known in the decoy community. Mort befriended the Ward Brothers and become Lem Wards own personal physician. Mort’s Collection rivaled any other collection in the Mid-Atlantic. We are proud to have a portion of his collection along with many other Estates and Consignors to continue our tradition of this Annual Eastern Shore Event. PLEASE VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR A FULL CATALOG!!
Directions: Our Auction Facility is located in Parsonsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Approx. 100 Miles north of Norfolk, VA, 55 Miles South of Dover, DE, 100 East of Washington, DC and 18 miles West of Ocean City, MD. At the intersection of Rt. 50 and the Rt. 13 Bypass merge onto Rt. 50 East towards Ocean City and follow for 3.9 miles to the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd. Turn North (left) onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted.
Order of Sale:
Day #1 – Thur. Sept. 12th, 2019 at 6 PM – (100 Lots). This portion of the Auction will be conducted via Timed Online Only Auction via Proxibid.com. There will be no Live/IN Person bidding on Day #1.
Day #2 – Friday Sept. 13th, 2019 at 5:03 PM -(450 Lots). This portion of the Auction will be conducted LIVE ONSITE @ the A&M Auction Facility & via LIVE WEBCAST BIDDING at Proxibid.com. Online only Absentee bidding will also be available via HiBid.com. Bids via HiBid will be downloaded prior to the Auction and executed by the Auctioneer during the live Auction.
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ONLINE ABSENTEE BIDDING – Will be offered on the A&M bidding system on Day #2 Only. You can place bids until 2 hours prior to the auction. Those bids are downloaded into our Auction Software and executed during the live Auction by the Auctioneer. This system is ideal if you know you are willing to pay an exact amount and no more. You can bid and walk away. If you want to Bid LIVE or Watch the Auction LIVE please use the PROXIBID link above.
Online Bidding: This is an LIVE Auction held at the A&M Auction Facility. We are offering Internet Absentee bidding on all lots on the A&M Auctions Bidding System.
Eastern Shore Punt Gun: Important Eastern Shore Punt Gun from the Collection of Morton Kramer. Punt gun was originally owned by Clarence “Bus” Evans of Ewell Smith Island, MD. The gun was purchased in the late 1970s by Mort Kramer and remained in his collection above his fireplace until now. A&M is pleased to offer this RARE item.
Eastern Shore Decoys: 1919 Ward Brothers Bluebill drake (the earliest model year Ward Decoy available on today’s open market), Lloyd Sterling Canvasback drake circa 1920, Pair of 1972 Ward Bluebills hen and drake, (2) Ward Brothers black ducks, Ward Brothers mallard, several Ward Brothers canvasbacks, (2) Ward Brothers Bluebills, several outlaw James Brink Nelson, Crisfield, Md decoys, several Ira Hudson decoys including Bluebill, Brant, Goose, several Cigar Daisey decoys, very nice selection of early Miles Hancock birds, Lloyd Tyler black duck, several Hurricane Pete Peterson birds, Oliver Lawson painted half duck plaque, Pair of standing mallards by Tom Ahern, Lou Reineri copies of Ward Brothers birds, Ben Dize Worton, MD preening pintail drake and much more this is only a partial listing!
Upper Bay Decoys: Dozens of vintage Upper Bay Decoys to include: Pair of Canvasbacks by Milton Watson, Pair of Jess Urie full size bluebills, several Madison Mitchell birds, Sam Barns, Paul Gibson, several pairs of Charlie Joiner birds, Charlie Joiner Full size Canada goose, J. Evans McKinney Swan, Qty of Bill Joiner birds, several pairs of Mike Smyzer cork body ducks to include: Bluebill, Canvasbacks, Buffleheads and Widgeon, John Glenn Bluebill, Hurley Conklin, Barnegat Bay Brant, James Sprague, New Jersey Brant, Pair of Horace Graham blue wing teal, Qty of Jobes Family birds, Madison Mitchell full size goose turned into child’s ride toy and more!
Shorebirds: Primitive Plover stamped the Barb Johnson Collection, hand carved Peep attributed to Obediah Verity Seaford, NY, Frank Finney Brown headed cowbird, Paul Nock Salisbury, MD Stilt Sandpiper on driftwood signed and dated 1973, carved Marbled Gadwit by William S. Johnson signed on underside decoys, carved Black Capped Chickadee on driftwood signed and dated Pete Micciche 1983, carved Willet by Walter S. Johnson signed on underside, Golden Plover Cape Cod, MA “Wind Bird” Fine original paint in Spring plumage hallowed form the underside, Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD 1976 miniature carved Seagull on driftwood signed and dated, Black Bellied Plover in Original Paint unknown carver New England and many more!
Miniatures: Miniature carved “Ira Hudson Redhead” by Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, VA 1995, carved “Ira Hudson Hooded” by Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, VA 1996, Pair of Robert Litzenberg, Elkton, MD miniature carved Bluebills hen and drake signed on underside, Pair of Patrick Vincenti, Churchville, MD miniature carved Hooded Mergansers signed and dated 2004, Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD hand carved Mallard hen on driftwood dated 1969 signed on underside, Pair of Capt Bill Collins hand carved miniature Canvasbacks drake and hen, Miniature carved Black Duck on platform by Ed Sampson, Pair of miniature carved Gadwalls signed H.L. Coulter, Pair of Herter’s Factory salesman’s sample decoys Canvasbacks hen and drake, Pair of Bill Joiner Chestertown, MD 1986 Miniature carved Goldeyes hen and drake, Pair of Charlie Bryan, Middle River, MD miniature carved Redhead drake and hen signed on underside, Pair of M.E. Affleck Jarrettsville, MD Premier Grade 1997 miniature carved Blackheads hen and drake, Pair of Charlie Bryan, Middle River, MD miniature carved Redhead drake and hen signed on underside, Pair of Charlie Bryan, Middle River, MD miniature carved Redhead drake and hen signed on underside, Pair of Charlie Joiner Chestertown, MD 2010 miniature carved Mallards drake and hen signed on underside, Pair of Charlie Joiner Chestertown, MD 2010 miniature carved Green Winged Teal drake and hen signed on underside & more!
Fish Decoys/Fishing Lures: Beautiful life size carving of Rockfish by Ed Darwin Baltimore, MD, The Hatchery Fish Carvings Brown trout fish carving on plaque 2003 (from the Mort Kramer Collection), Hand carved Brook Trout on plaque signed R.S. McKenzie (from the Mort Kramer Collection), The Hatchery Fish Carving hand carved Rainbow trout on plaque by R.S. McKenzie, Chambersburg, PA, Hand carved folk art Red Sockeye Salmon fish decoy signed Dahle Bingaman, hand carved 6” Threadfin Herring by Marcal Meloche Canada initialed in bottom, Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, VA hand carved Brook trout fish decoy signed on underside 8”, Miniature carved Pumpkinseed fish decoy 4” by Dahle Bingaman 1996, Carved Crawfish decoy by Richard Brooks signed on underside, Anthony Hillman Carving Traditional Fish Decoys book, Hand carved and painted Folk art Slider turtle in red paint, Hand carved folk art fish decoy by Chris Donnelly, Early hand carved Perch fish decoy unknown maker 5”, (2) hand carved folk art trout fish decoys: Dahle Bingaman and Forrest Jennings, Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, VA hand carved Pike fish decoy 12” signed on underside, carved Northern Pike folk art fish decoy unknown maker 10”, Dahle Bingaman hand carved Walleye fish decoy, hand carved Walleye fish decoy unknown maker, Dahle Bingaman 1970 hand carved Pike fish decoy 8” signed on underside, Forrest Jennings Shamong, N.J. hand carved Musky fish decoy, (2) hand carved folk art minnow fish decoys incised L.H. on underside and much more!
Wildfowl Art: Original artwork by artist such as Ned Ewell, Marie Conway, Willie Crockett, Dan Brown and others. 75+ duck stamp prints, framed Waterfowl prints, signed Ward Brothers prints, Schroeder Ward Brothers Shooting Series Complete set and more!
Primitives/Oyster Tins/Special Interest: Vintage R.W. Strickler, York, PA Stricklers Strictly Fresh from Crisfield 1 pint oyster tin, Super RARE Winchester Repeating Arms Co. 16 gauge 2 9/16th inch paper shotgun shell box of 100 Unopened dated 1901, Qty of vintage wooden shot shell boxes, Vintage Hercules Powder tin, Vintage E.I. Dupont Hazard Kentucky Rifle Gunpowder tin, vintage advertising items, (2) Dozen Cork Body Bluebill decoys to include sixteen Drakes and eight hens all rigged with line and weights in excellent condition, One dozen Styrofoam Canvasback decoys (6) Drakes and (6) Hens all rigged with line and weights, (11) Wingsetter Bluebill decoys all rigged with line and weights, One dozen Float-Rite Decoys Cork Body Mallard decoys painted by Pam Lacher 1986 all rigged with decoy line and weights (excellent condition, like new never used) & much more!
Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 13% Buyer Premium with a 3% Discount for Live/Onsite Bidders paying by Cash or Check. 15% BP for bids placed on HiBid.com. 18% BP for bids placed on Proxibid.com. All property is sold “As Is, Where Is”, and All Sales are Final. Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age genuineness, authenticity, value or any other determinative factor. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the phone, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.
Preview: Friday 9/6 5 PM – 7 PM or Monday 9/9 5 PM – 7 PM & Friday Sept. 13th 2 PM – 5 PM!
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