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1-15-16 Major Decoy Auction Event – Henry Fleckenstein Part #2

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(Note: This sign is being sold on Friday Dec. 4th, 2015)

Fleckenstein Collection Part II

Selling from the Private Collection of the very well known Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr. of Cambridge, MD with select additions from the Estate of Brantley Watkins of Pocomoke, MD

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
Fri. January 15th, 2016 @ 3:32 PM


This Auction will consist of 625 Cataloged lots including: 600+ Decoys, 500+ Heads, Qty. Lead Decoy weights, wildfowl artwork, Vintage Ammunition & Ammo Crates, Vintage Duck, Goose & Game Calls, Vintage Fish Gigs, Oyster Cans, Whiskey Jugs, Vintage Lionel Trains, Track & Accessories, Qty. Rail Road Lanterns & More! There will be a large


Duck & Shorebird Decoys by Carvers including: Ward Bros., Oliver Lawson, Cigar Daisey, Ira Hudson, Ben Dye, John “Daddy” Holly, Madison Mitchell, Paul Gibson, Bill Nock, Bob Litzenberg, Jimmy Wright, Jimmy Vizier, Capt. Jess Urie, Ward Bell, Charles Barnard Reckless and Twilight Brand, and many others!

Preview: Will be held Thursday 1-14-16 from 5-7 PM & from Friday 1-15-16 from 12 PM – 3:30 PM.

Auctioneers Note: This auction will consist of the second part of the collection of the very well know Henry Fleckenstein Jr. of Cambridge, MD with additions from the estate of Brantley Watkins of Pocomoke, MD. Brantley was a market hunter in the late 1930’s and 40’s and has been featured in the book “The Outlaw Gunner”. The late Mr. Fleckenstein has been recognized by the decoy community as one of the world’s foremost decoy experts in the field. His love of decoys can be seen among his many accomplished books: Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1979, American Factory Decoys, 1980, Shorebird Decoys, 1980, New Jersey Decoys, 1983 and Southern Decoys, 1983. He also illustrated Ward Brothers Decoys and Pioneer Decoy Carvers. He was a contributing author to Chesapeake Bay Decoy Carvers and the Men Who Made Them. In addition to his books, he has written numerous auction catalogues, provided photography and illustrations to numerous sporting publications. Henry was participant at the Easton Waterfowl Festival from its beginning and was one of the first elected to the Water Fowl Festival Hall of fame where he was acknowledged for his expertise and knowledge of decoys as well as his commitment to promoting appreciation of this true American art form. For many years he consulted with the Have de Grace Decoy Museum of Have de Grace, Md. as well as the Ward Museum in Salisbury, Md. and the Shelbourn Museum in Vermont. He has made contributions of his photography and decoys to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum in Williamsburg, Va. and the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Va. On October 10th, 2015 The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art opened “The Henry Fleckenstein Decoy Study Gallery” in his name. Allen & Marshall is honored to be able to offer this once in a lifetime private collection at public auction. Whether you are first time collector or avid investor this sale has something to offer for any decoy enthusiast. WE WILL BE CATALOGING AND PHOTOGRAPHING THE ITEMS IN MID-DECEMBER. PLEASE VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR A FULL CATALOG!!

Fleckenstein Ward

The Henry Fleckenstein Decoy Study Gallery Dedication at the Ward Museum

Was Event Was Held: Oct. 10th, 2015

Henry A. Fleckenstein passed away on December 12, 2014 at age 74. Fleckenstein was one of the great characters of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and he loved the Chesapeake region dearly. His work as an author helped to promote appreciation of decoy carving as an art form, and he served as mentor and friend to countless individuals and organizations in the wildfowl carving community. In honor of Henry, The Ward Museum presents the “The Henry Fleckenstein Decoy Study Gallery”.

Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North 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.


Boxlots of Trains (3:32): Railroad Crossing sign, LG Qty of trains by Lionel, Marx, American Flyer, and others, A.H.M. HO gauge train set, several transformers, LG Qty of framed train prints and photographs, Big Rail train set in orig Box by Marx, LG Qty of railroad lanterns, Very LG Qty of Railroad and Train magazines, LG Qty of track, several toy bridges, enormous Qty of train cars and more!

Boxlots of Decoys/ Decoy Bodies (3:32): More than 400 decoy bodies by Holly, Gibson, Dye, Houlett, Fletcher, Chincoteague Island, and more, many branded to be sold in large lots and by the piece, Large Qty of misc decoys, oyster cans, hand planes, duck related merchandise, shotshells, shotshell boxes, bird cages, more than 6 dozen paper mache decoys, vintage animal traps, decoy lamps, hunting licenses, shotshell boxes, largemouth bass mount, 19th cent benches, framed prints, framed photos, LG Qty of artwork, and much more!


CLICK HERE FOR A “HOW TO REGISTER” & EXPLANATION OF THE BIDDING PROCESS 2 PAGE FORM. I recommend printing this from out. It will make the registration process easy and explain how the bidding works!

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Online Bidding: This is an Live Auction held at the Allen & Marshall Auction facility with Online Pre-Bidding & Live Webcast bidding during the Auction via the Allen & Marshall website. Early Pre-Bidding opened on Tuesday 1/5/15. You can bid at any time up until the closing time for each individual items which will start at 5:01 PM on Friday Jan. 15th, 2016 . This will be a partially cataloged auction with each cataloged item having an assigned lot #. Lots will be sold in Lot # order.



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Full Size Decoys (5:01 PM): Paul Nock landing Mallard Drake, Pair of vintage full size Mallards by Capt. Jess Urie, Rock Hall, MD, Twilight branded canvasback, Reckless branded Canvasback hen, Pair of Buffleheads hen and drake by Cigar Daisey, Grebe by Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, MD, High head canvasback by Charles Barnard, “Reckless” branded Holly, “Twilight” branded Holly, Cigar Daisey bufflehead drake, full size Canvasback hen by Jess Urie, full size black duck by Jess Urie, Jess Urie full size redhead drake, Pintail drake by Ira Hudson, redhead branded Middle River, Pair of carved mallard bookends by the Ward Brothers, Mason Factory Premier grade Bluebill drake, carved Lesser Scaup Hen decoy by Ronald P. Justis Chincoteague, carved Black Duck Drake by Ronald P. Justis Chincoteague, VA, carved Red-Head Drake decoy by Ronald P. Justis, Chincoteague , several decoys by Jimmy Vizier to include: Pintail drake, widgeon drake, mallard, black duck and others, Rose Folding Decoy dated 1908, vintage standing crow with tack eyes, several crow silhouettes, Havre De Grace tip-up black duck, Hoopers Island Fencepost merganser, Hoopers Island, several Crisfield, MD flickers, St. Peters Club branded Canvasback, carved crows by Eddie Wonzy, Paul Gibson widgeon, Pr of carved Grouse eon driftwood, Fencepost widgeon, Ben Dye redhead, J.Caudon black duck “V” board, fencepost bufflehead, Lum Fletcher blackhead, highhead Canvasback by Parker, Susquehanna River high head canvasback, A.H. Taylor branded canvasback, Pr of Teal by George Bell, Crisfield, MD, Pr of Green Winged teal by Charlie Bryan, Pr of cork Shorebirds by Cheyenne Bode, vintage Carry-Lite Crow Hunters decoy kit in orig box, Hoopers Island fencepost pintail, paper Mache doves, Zach Ward Pidgeon, Factory pintail drake, Animal Trap Co. Crow and Owl decoy set in orig box, vintage Victor Bluebills in orig box, carved Dove by Grayson Chesser featured in Field and Stream magazine, buzzard silhouette, several decoys carved by Henry Fleckenstein and many others!


Miniature Decoys and Carved Shorebirds: Several half size and miniature decoys by Oliver Lawson to include: Snow Goose, Pair of Mallards, Pintail, Canvasback hen and many others- several carved half size decoys by Bill Nock of Salisbury, MD to include: standing Canada Goose on driftwood, (2) Pairs of 1964 Pintails hen and drake, (2) Black dusks, Pair of Mallards and more- Barnegat Bay Decoy Co. standing crow, Herters Factory Crow, carved Merganser by Will Birch, Chincoteague, VA, flying full size flicker by Ward Bell, several carved flying doves by Eddie Wonzy, large folk art crow w/ tack eyes, several carved songbirds by George Bell, Crisfield, MD, several miniatures by R.L. Mears, Lg Qty of paper mache Owls, several line doves by Jimmy Wright, red winged blackbird, LG Qty of carved doves, Carry-Lite salesman’s sample decoys , LG Qty of vintage decoy weights and more !

Special Interest: More than 25 wooden shot shell boxes by Peters, American Eagle, Remington and others, Old Decoys For Sale figural arrow sign, Remington Ammunition advertising cabinet, vintage Peters ammunition advertising sign, vintage Remington advertising sign, cast iron black snake, many reproduction tin advertising signs by Remington, Peters, Hercules Powder, Dixies Cola and others- Billups Brand Oyster tins, 3D’s Oyster tins, Bivalve Oyster Packing oyster tins, Sailor Boy oyster tin, (3) Niagara Junior guide lights, LG Qty of local advertising, many fish gigs and frog gigs, GE vintage fan, Small Qty of vintage fishing tackle and lures, Qty of vintage duck and goose calls, vintage bird cage 1st quarter 20th century, vintage Curlew Crescent road sign, vintage brass tabletop model bird cage, unique “unfurnished rooms” sign, several 19th century document boxes, several very unique duck collages and shadowboxes, Dazey Churn N.40 butter churn, R&M Mfg. Co. vintage metal fan, paper mache snake, Lg Qty of 19th Century step stools, ice fishing tools, Henry Fleckenstein’s personal carving tools and more!

Railroad Related Items/Stoneware: Baltimore and Ohio cast iron railroad threst hub, 5 gal galvanized iron oil can, vintage kerosene can, (3) B&O RR “Safety First” lanterns, Baltimore and Ohio Westlake Railroad lantern, Westlake Ruby RR lantern, P.W. and B.R.R. lantern, New York Central cast iron enameled sign, L. Ulman and Sons Wines and Liquors Balt, MD 2 gal stoneware jug, Triaca Co. Baltimore, MD 2 gal jug, Adlake kero lamp, A.W. Hertzberg & Co. Balt., MD 2 gal jug, brass railroad bell, Samuel Bass Liquor Dealer 5 gal stoneware jug, sapphire RR lantern, several PRR lanterns, and more!

Artwork: The Ward Brothers” framed print signed by Lem and Steve Ward, orig stone etching of Redheads by R.S. Farley, orig O/B of killdeer by Nelson 1943, orig Oil on board of herons by Nelson 1948, 1918 Remington Arms print by Lynn Bogue Hunt, 1908 Print of Blue Winged teal, Framed print of the Ward Brothers 1971 signed by Lem and Steve, several original sketches by Lem Ward, stone etchings of Goldeye and Bufflehead, framed print of Canada Geese in cornfield signed Lem Ward, “Southeast Wind” framed print by Redd Taylor, several signed and number prints by Herb Jones, framed print of Redheads by Lem Ward, Baltimore Sun advertising prints signed by Lem Ward, Bob McGaw advertising posters, several framed prints by Milton Weiler, several frame prints by Louis Frisino, 19th cent O/C handing game scene, LG framed map of Harford Co. MD, several prints by Lynn Bogue Hunt & more to be listed soon!

Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside our 10,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Some seating provided. Food served by Johnny’s of Salisbury, MD.

Preview: Will be held Thursday 1-14-16 from 5-7 PM & from Friday 1-15-16 from 12 PM – 3:30 PM.

Lodging: There are 3 Hotels just off of Rt. 50 approx. 5 miles from the Auction Facility. @ 406 Punkin Ct, Salisbury, MD 21804,  (410) 572-5516. @ 1804 Sweetbay Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804, (410) 742-2688. @ 3050 Merritt Mill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804, (410) 742-2626.

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