1-13-21 to 1-14-21 Winter 2021 Decoy & Wildfowl Arts Auction

Important Winter 2021 Decoy & Wildfowl Arts Auction


Held at the A&M Auction Facility @

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

Day #1 – Online Only Bidding – Wednesday January 13th @ 5:03 PM (300+ Lots)

Day #2 – Live Auction/Live Webcast Bidding – Thursday January 14th @ 5:03 PM (400 Lots)




700+ Lots in 2 Days including over 500 Decoys, Original Artwork, (2) dozen sink box decoys, Madison Mitchell swan and Dove, Primitives, Shotshell Boxes & much more!



Carvers to include: The Ward Brothers, Madison Mitchell, Ira Hudson, Miles Hancock, General DeGavre, Chief Cuffie, John Adams, Gus Wilson, Doug Jester, Jay Polite, Ned Mayne, Forest Jennings, Harry Shourds, Paul Gibson, Bob McGaw. Large selection of New Jersey & New England Birds and more!  


Preview: Monday January 11th , 2021 from 4 PM – 7 PM or Thursday 1/14 from 3 PM – 5 PM.


Auctioneers Note: Allen & Marshall Auctions is honored to have several elite collections in this sale including the entire personal estate collection of the late Rusty Harvey of Odessa, DE, the remainder of the Charles Porter Hopkins Decoy Collection, a large selection of birds from a well known Museum in New York City and several others!  This auction will also feature the final installment of artwork from the Estate of Alfred F. King III of The Sportsman’s Edge, Ltd. and King Gallery in New York. 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 #1Wednesday January 13th, 2021 – at 5:03 PM – (315 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 #2Thursday Jan. 14th, 2020 at 5:03 PM – (385 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.


Catalog Links

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LIVE ONLINE & PRE-BIDDING is being offered on this Auction via Proxibid!

Both Auctions days have been uploaded to the Online Auction Server!

Clicking the link below will take to to our landing page on Proxibid.com!

Proxibid - Live Internet Bidding

This Auction will feature Live Webcast bidding so you can bid live via the computer from the comfort of your own home.

There is an 18% Buyer Premium with the use of this System. Proxibid gets a 5% cut of everything that sells on their site!.



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

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.


Ward Brothers Decoys: Pair of 1955 L.T. Ward Bros Crisfield, MD Buffleheads Drake and Hen, Early L.T. Ward Bros. Canada Goose decoy circa 1920, 1931 L.T. Ward Bro. Crisfield, MD Primitive Cedar Body Canvasback Hen Decoy signed on underside Lem & Steve Crisfield, MD, Ward Brothers Crisfield, MD Cedar Body Black Duck circa 1940, L.T. Ward Brothers 1938 Cedar body Canada Goose Decoy with slightly turned head, Pair of Blue Wing Teal in Lem Ward paint.  

Eastern Shore Decoys: (3) Ira Hudson Chincoteague, VA Brant decoys, Super Rare Doug Jester Chincoteague, VA Standing Wood Duck Drake decoy on driftwood signed and dated 1940, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, VA Bluebill, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf Virginia Black Duck, Doug Jester, Chincoteague Island, VA vintage Blackhead decoy, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague Island, VA hand chopped Blue Bill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, VA Bluebill drake, Bryce Tyler, Crisfield, MD Canada Goose, Captain John Smith, Ocean City, MD solid body Canada Goose decoy, Hog Island, VA Black Duck decoy old working repaint, Holton Legg, Stevensville, MD Canada Goose decoy original paint, Super Rare Ira Hudson Black duck in old working scratch paint branded I. Hancock, Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, VA Sea Gull decoy, Pair of Bob Booth, Chincoteague Island, VA Coots, Hoopers Island Bufflehead Hen, John Cockey Canada Goose decoy, Corb Reed, Chincoteague, VA Cork Body Canvasback drake, 1994 Bob Booth, Chincoteague Island, VA carved sea gull decoy, Gary Marshall Sr. Black Duck, Elliot Family, Easton, MD cork body black duck, Ira Hudson Chincoteague Island, VA vintage Goldeneye Hen, David O’Neal Ocracoke Island, NC Bufflehead Drake decoy, Parsons Family Oxford, MD Canvasback drake decoy, Hoopers Island model hand chopped Old Squaw decoy, Pair of Wood Ducks Hen and Drake by Barry Fuchs, Millington, MD, Pete J. Valkart Sr. Harvey Family Rig Bluebill hen cork body decoy, Vintage Scaup decoy attributed to Albanus Phillips, Gary Crossman, Chincoteague, VA Canvasback Drake, Large North Carolina Cedar Body Preening Swan branded FES, Sterling Family Crisfield, MD Canvasback decoy, Early Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Islands solid Cedar body Black Duck branded on underside “COBB” attributed to Arthur Cobb of the Cobb Family of decoy makers c.1890 & much more this is only a partial listing!

Upper Bay Decoys: Super RARE Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace MD Swimming Swan Decoy with folding detachable lead and wooden Susquehanna Keel weight, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD Black Duck, Pair of 1966 Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD Canvasbacks  drake and hen, Exceedingly Rare 1968 Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, MD Pigeon Decoy, John Glenn, Rock Hall, MD carved Canvasback drake Branded ENIC for  East Neck Island Club, Pair of 1989 Robert Litzenberg, Elkton, MD Blue Wing Teal, Jess Urie Rock Hall, MD Red Head Drake branded JWE for John Eaglin Rig, Horace D. Graham Chestertown, MD Green-Winged teal drake, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, MD Green Wing-Teal Drake, Will Heverin, Charlestown, MD Canvasback drake, John Graham, Havre deGrace, MD Primitive Canvasback drake, Bob McGaw, Havre de Grace, MD Widgeon drake, Pair of Horace Graham Charlestown, MD Widgeon hen and drake hen, Charlie Bryan Blue Bill drake, Joe Dye, Perryville, MD primitive working model Canvasback drake, Paul Gibson Harve de Grace, MD Canvasback hen, Bob McGaw, Blue Bill Drake branded on underside, Pair of 1965 Charlie Bryan Middle River, MD Canvasbacks drake and hen, vintage Captain Harry Jobes 1969 Canada Goose “V” board signed and dated 1969, Bryan Bodt Churchville, MD Goldeneye drake, Bryan Bodt Churchville, MD 1/3 size carved Swan Decoy, Pair of John H. Clarke, Havre de Grace, MD 1990 Pintails, Craig Ginn Havre de Grace, MD Canvasback hen, Jim Cockey, Kent Island, MD Canvasback, Howard Bauer Rock Hall, MD carved Redhead drake, The Entire Legendary Teal Series Collection by William Veasey,  more than (20) Upper Bay cast iron sink box decoys and more!

New Jersey, Delaware and New England Decoys: Natural Finish Canada Goose by Chief Cuffee, New York from the Charles Albert Porter Hopkins Collection, Taylor Johnson Bays Head, New Jersey black Duck Ex-Mackey Collection, Joe King, Parkertown New Jersey Black Duck circa 1885, Lloyd Johnson, Bay Head, NJ Green Winged Teal Drake, Gideon Lippincott, Wading River, New Jersey Black Duck, Harry Shourds, Tuckerton, NJ carved Goldeneye drake, Benjamin Holmes, Saybrooke, CT Blue bill drake circa 1875, Harry Shourds Tuckerton, NJ Atlantic Brant decoy, John R. Adams, Grand Isle Vermont Goldeneye drake, Percy Grant, New Jersey carved Balsa model Canada Goose original paint, Harry Shourds Tuckerton, N.J. Black Duck, Joe Lincoln, Accord Maine, Widgeon Drake, John Updike Green Bank, New Jersey Bluebill hen, Gus Wilson South Portland, Maine Black Duck, Benjamin Holmes, Stratford, CT Goldeneye hen, Norman Hardy, Trenton, NJ Delaware River model Canvasback drake, Outstanding Pair of Decorative 2006 Pintails by Jay Polite, Ned Mayne, New Castle, DE 2005 Cork Body Pintail Drake, Ned Mayne New Castle, DE large cork body Swan, Fine Blue bill hen decoy by Jay Polite, New Castle, DE, New Castle, DE, Ned Mayne, New Castle, DE Cork body Wood Duck Drake, Ned Mayne, New Castle, DE 1987 Sleeping model preening head cork body black duck, Pair of Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, NJ Bluebills, feeding model Standing Canada Goose Nova Scotia origin in original paint with gunning wear, Frank “Goldie” Combs St. Lawrence River Blue bill hen, William Veasey, Delaware Mallard Drake decoy, Pair of Ned Mayne, New Castle, DE working cork body Black Ducks, Black Duck Branded JEH Hendricks New Jersey, Harry Ross Saybrooke, CT Ruddy Duck drake, Large Swan Decoy by J.P. Hand, Carmichael New Jersey, 1997 Gull by David Rhodes Absecon, NJ, Forest Jennings Cork Body Hooded Merganser drake, Pair of Jamie Hand, New Jersey Carved Green Wing teal hen and drake, D.J. Hoag Grand Island, VT solid Mahogany natural finish decoy, Frank Dobbins, Jonesbury, Maine Old Squaw drake, vintage Goldeneye drake in mature plumage Nova Scotia Region, Primitive oversized Scooter, Maine Black Scoter, Hallow Cedar Body Canada Goose from Barnegat Bay Area New Jersey, James Coble, Middletown, PA Redhead drake, Full body standing carved Ruddy Turnstone by David Rhodes, Absecon, NJ., several St. Lawrence river decoys, Large Primitive Nova Scotia Model Eider Drake, several vintage New Jersey Barnegat Bay Brant, complete Rusty Harvey cork body Green Wing Teal Hunting Rig of (12) decoys and many others!

Miniatures: 1939 Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, VA half size carved full body Snow Goose signed and dated on underside, RARE Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, MD 1/3 size carved Canvasback, General H.G. DeGavre Onancock, VA miniature carved full body Shoveler drake, Joel D. Barber miniature Canvasback drake decoy, General H.G. Degarve Onancock, VA miniature carved full body standing Canada Goose on driftwood, RARE George Winters, Setauket Long Island, NY hand carved miniature standing Canada Goose on Habitat base made for Abercrombie and Fitch, 1955 General H.G. Degavre Onancock, VA full body standing miniature carved Pintail drake, Oliver Lawson, Rumbley, MD Duck House miniature carved Canvasback hen, miniature carved Blue Wing Teal drake by Dr. Edwin Burke signed and dated 1947, Dr. Edgar Burke 1947 Miniature carved Green Wing Teal hen, J. Rinker ¼ size carved Pintail drake, RARE Animal Trap Decoy Co. Victor model Salesman’s Sample Mallard Decoy with original Stamp on underside, Orville Quillen Chincoteague, VA 1969 miniature carved Blue bill drake, J. Eldreth Tyler, Crisfield, MD 1/3 size carved Widgeon Drake, H.L. Coulter Harve de Grace MD 1974 Miniature carved Mallard Drake, Ed Sitko miniature carved Redhead drake with preening head, Capt. Jess Urie Rock, Hall, MD miniature carved Swan, Helen Lay Strong, Seneca Falls, NY mini carved standing quail on driftwood, Superb miniature carved Canada Geese habitat display by M.L. Carey, Cotton Patch, DE 1985, Russ Barr, Hingham Mass, full body standing miniature carved Redhead Drake, Gerald Robertson Blue Hill, ME miniature carved standing full body Blue Wing Teal, Charles Jobes 1999 ½ size carved Green Wing Teal Drake, Arthur Lewis, Chincoteague, VA miniature carved Swan, Don Briddell, PA Miniature carved Wood Duck drake, Arthur Lewis, Chincoteague, VA miniature carved Sickle Bill, Bernie White Hoopers Island, MD ½ size carved Redhead decoy, Tremblay Sculpture Canada miniature carved Snow Goose, half size Hoopes Island Model Old Squaw decoy,  

Factory Birds: Stevens Factory Weedsport New York 1860-1880 Goldeneye decoy, Stevens Decoy Factory Pintail Hen, W.E. Pratt Decoy Company Factory Mallard Hen, Early Dodge Factory Blue bill drake, Dodge Factory Plover Decoy, Pair of Victor Factory Gadwall decoys in original paint, Mason Factory Mallard Hen, Mason Challenge Grade Black Duck, Mason standard grade Black duck, Victor Factory Goldeneye drake branded Victor on underside, Victor Factory Red head, Mason Factory Mallard Drake Decoy, Texas Factory Redhead drake, more than (3) dozen Wildfowler Factory Decoys and more!

Shorebirds: Hingham School Black Bellied Plover Running model with gunning wear, early mid to late 19th Century hand carved New England Region Robin Snipe, Feeding Black Bellied Plover Long Island, New York, Superb Donald McKinlay (World Champion Carver) Standing Life-Size Golden Plover on driftwood, Superb Eskimo Curlew Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Islands, F.H. Jennings, New Jersey standing Long Billed Dowitcher, Peter Pawmgo 1992 Greater Yellowlegs, F.H. Jennings, David Rhodes Absecon, NJ standing Long Billed Curlew, Wendell Gilley, East Harbor Maine, pair of Black Capped Chickadees, Davidson Hawthorne full body standing Crow, David Rhodes, Absecon, NJ standing Plover, New Jersey Standing Black Bellied Plover, Forest Jennings 1993 Avocet Decoy, Primitive Black Bellied Plover, J.L. Baldwin New York carved Yellowlegs,  Late 19th Century Yellowlegs, nearly (3) dozen vintage “Tinnie” shorebirds and many more!

Wildfowl Art: Stunning Original Oil on Board of Eastern Shore of VA Marsh with Mallards Landing in Marsh Grass with old Workboat signed Willie Crockett lower left, Original framed watercolor of ducks over marsh by Willie Crockett, Original watercolor and acrylic of Sparrow Hawk by John Swatsley, Framed Harryman print signed by Lem Ward and Steve Ward of “L.T. Ward & Bro Wildfowl Counterfeiters” S/N 68/500, Framed Paul W. Shertz print of “L.T. Ward Bro” signed by Lem Ward and Paul Shertz dated 1978, “Patent Tonging-Chesapeake Bay Oystering” framed print by Harryman, Original oil on reclaimed wood of Mason Painted Eye Canvasback and Mason Premier Grade Merganser Drake, U.S. “First of State” Cloisonne Duck Stamp Collection, “Cornfield Canadas” framed print by Lem Ward 1972 signed lower right pencil, “Long Shore” framed print of etching by Roland Clarke, Honga Brand Salt Water Oysters enameled sign, Framed 1975 US Department of the Interior Duck Stamp print of Canvasbacks S/N James P. Fisher, (2) unframed copies of “Cornfield Canadas” by Lemuel T. Ward, US Department of the Interior Migratory Bird Stamp Prints , “Manokin River Honkers” by Grover Cantwell Jr. S/N print, large Qty of Duck stamp prints and Conservation stamp prints and more!

Primitives/Ammunition/Special Interest: Awesome DuPont model #3 Blasting Machine with original brass label and handbook, Superb Primitive Boat Hunting/Gunning Lantern, Awesome Early DuPont metal general store advertising sign/calendar circa 1920 with original paper labels, Outstanding Rusty Harvey Odessa, DE 1996 hand carved Chain Pickerel on wooden  pane,  Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Small Arms Ammunition Superspeed wooden ammo crate, Hercules Powder Company primitive powder flask, 2005 Tom Christie, Indiana Cork Body Black Duck decoy signed and dated, (2) Cast iron figural duck advertising ash trays by Weiskittel Bath Tubs and Fire King Gas Ranges, Hazard Powder Company and DuPont Gun Powder HF grade Wilmington, Super Cool Primitive 19th Century game hanging board,  W. Evans and Son Rock Hall, MD 1 gallon vintage oyster tin, Custom Stained glass panel of Flying Canada Goose by Dean Goslee 1989, Vintage Real Host Gas Ranges mini figural Red head metal cigarette ash trap, American E.C. Powder Company No.2 Smokeless powder tin with original label, Dorsey Seafood New Church, VA, Phillips Seafood Packing Jersey Cape Oysters, W.E. Jones Chincoteague 12oz oyster tin, set of (6) Vintage Glasbake white milk glass crab bakes in original box,  Large Qty of 20 gauge shotgun ammunition, Cigar Box full of decoy carving knives by Russel, Xacto, Mayne and others, Pair of 7” figural brass and enameled flying Pheasant bookends, Buck model 110 knife in leather sheath, German folding skinning knife, Ducks Unlimited Camper Knife, Buck #136 Hone Master, Browning Fixed Blade 8” knife in sheath, Stag Handle 8 ½” knife with sheath, Qty of decoy and hunting related books and more!

Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 18% BP for ALL bids placed on Proxibid.com on Day #1 of the Auction. 13% Buyer Premium with a 3% Discount for Live/Onsite Bidders on Day #2 of the auction paying by Cash or Check. 18% BP for ALL bids placed on Proxibid.com or HiBid.com on Day #2 of the Auction. 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.

Pickup: We will be onsite on Thursday Night the 14th of January until the end of the Auction. (Approx. 10 PM). THERE WILL BE NO PICKUP ON FRIDAY THE THE 15th AS THIS IS OUR ANNUAL FIREARM AUCTION. Items can be picked up at the Auction Site on Saturday the 16th of December from 9 AM – 12 Noon or the following week Monday January 18th – Friday January 22nd from 9 AM – 5 PM by Appointment. Buyer is responsible for removing all items. A&M Auctioneers and Appraiser’s, LLC does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD or a shipper of buyer’s choice. Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower, tools, boxes, wrapping paper, blankets, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property. Items not picked or shipping arrangements made by Friday January 22nd, 2021 will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the discretion of the Auction Company.            

Preview: Monday January 11th from 4 PM – 7 PM or Thursday 1/14 from 3 PM – 5 PM. A Complete online Catalog will be available at AMaucitons.com.



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