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12-4-15 Major Decoy Auction Event

Fleckenstein sign


Selling from the Private Collection of the very well known
Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr. of Cambridge, MD

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
Friday December 4th, 2015 @ 5:27 PM

Preview: Thursday Dec. 3rd, 2015 from 5-8 PM. Day of Auction from 12 PM – 5:27 PM.



250+ Decoys, wildfowl artwork, Vintage Ammunition, Vintage Duck and Goose Calls, Wooden Ammo Boxes & More!


Decoys by Carvers including: Ward Bros., Lloyd Tyler, Ben Dye, John “Daddy” Holly, Madison Mitchell, Bob Mcgaw, Paul Gibson, Dick Howlett, Miles Hancock, Ned Burgess, Wash Barnes, John Graham, Cameron McIntyre, Ed Sampson, Cigar Daisey, Lum Fletcher, Oliver Lawson, Larry Tawes, Sr. and many others!


Auctioneers Note: This auction will consist of the single collection of the very well know Henry Fleckenstein Jr. of Cambridge, MD. 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 catalogs, 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 is opening “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.

Fleckenstein Ward

The Henry Fleckenstein Decoy Study Gallery Dedication at the Ward Museum

Oct. 10th, 2015 from 2-4 pm

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”.



We are offering Online Bidding on this Auction via Proxibid!

Proxibid - Live Internet BiddingThe Auction has been uploaded you can leave bids at any time up until the time the hammer falls on the items. Items will be sold in lot # order Starting with lot #1 and selling through lot #529.

Cataloging Note: The Cataloging of 550 + Lots is complete and the descriptions are available. The Photography is complete. We have 3,300 +/- photos online at this time. The Catalog was uploaded to Proxibid on 11/1/2015.



(Note: You can print this catalog & bring it with you. We will be selling the Full Color Catalog at the Auction for $20.00)


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.

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Full Size Decoys: More than (1) dozen Ben Dye decoys to include: Canvasback drake with inleaded weight initialed E.L.B. owned by Edward L. Bartlett of Bartlett and Hayward Co. Gunpowder Falls, MD c.1900, Canvasback body branded Disston for Henry Disston of Disston Saw Works, Baltimore, MD circa 1885, several Joe Dye decoys, more than (1) dozen Holly Family decoys to include: Full size Canvasback branded T.J.H. Restless, Daddy Holly body with RECKLESS branded on bottom from the famous Susquehanna Flats gunning scow, Daddy Holly Canvasback with Twilight branded twice, Nearly (1) dozen Paul Gibson Decoys to include: Pair of 1950s Bluebills in original paint (hen and drake), Bluebill with ERGC brand for Edgewood Rod and Gun Club, several Paul Gibson Bluebills, (2) Paul Gibson Widgeon re-headed, early Gibson coot, several Lum Fletcher canvasbacks, several John Graham Canvasbacks and bluebills, several Jim Currier wing ducks, (2) Parsons family mergansers, Parsons family canvasback with repaired bill, Elliott Brothers Canvasback with Josh Travers head, Clifton McQuay, Bozman, MD tack eye canvasbacks, Milton Watson, Chesapeake City, Canvasback, “Cobb Blackie” Black duck by Cameron McIntyre branded “CTM” & “N”, vintage 1960’s Cigar Daisey Brandt in original paint, (1) dozen Daisey bodies (no heads), Madison Mitchell 1953 Bluebill, 1956 Cork body black duck, several Mitchell canvasbacks, Sam Barnes Canvasbacks w/ chemical core brand, Dick Howlett Canvasback, (3) J. Coudon Bros. ‘V’ boards, Wildfowler Canvasback Drake with Glenn L. Martin brand, Wally Algard Canvasback, Lg Qty of Decoys by Zack Ward, Crisfield, MD to include: Pr of Canvasbacks, Pr of Teal, Pr of Pintails, several coot and many others! Several Ward Brothers signed unfinished decoy bodies, Frank DeCesare full size canvas Canadian Goose, several North Carolina Canvas full size Canadian Geese and many others!

Miniature Decoys and Carved Shorebirds: Vintage full body mechanical crow on stand w/ pull string wings, Lloyd Tyler Crisfield, MD Northern Flicker, Frank Finney signed Penguin, Pr of Bob McGaw 1942 miniature Canvasbacks, H.V. Shrouds 1967 Canvasback, Miles Hancock mini Canvasback, (2) Crisfield, MD seagull, one with carved raised feathers, Masons vintage 1930’s full body crow decoy, Bundick carved full body crow, several miniatures by Capt Urie Rock Hall, Pair of Pintails by J. Reason, Pr of Ward Bell mini Pheasants, Zack Ward carved full body red headed woodpeckers, pr of Cardinals, several flickers, very large Qty of carved Doves and many others!

Shotshell Boxes and Ammunition Boxes: Robins Hood Ammunition Co. loaded shot shells wooden ammo box, (2) Dead Shot powder tins, several early Peters Brand shot shell boxes in ,410, 16, 20, and 28 gauge, UMC Nitro Club paper shells, Western Record Paper shells, Romax and Ajax paper shells, full box of Romax 10 gauge paper shells, American Eagle .410 boxes, several full boxes of Winchester Repeater Paper shells, Red Head shot shell boxes, full box of Peters vintage .410 shells with blue wing teal cover, Victors shot shell boxes, Peters Target shells with Grouse cover, Peters High gun full box of paper shells with snipe cover, Red Head Small Arms wooden paper shot shells crate, Western Cartridge Co. wooden shotgun shell crate, Federal shells wooden box, UMC New Club wooden box, U.S. Climax wooden box, and much more!


Special Interest: Second Confederate National Flag, Measures 68” Long x 48” Tall, Stars & Bars section is 28” x 31” with hand sewn stars. Flag bunting has two grommets (Flag believed to be from the early 20th Century. Possibly from a Civil War Reunion). “Decoys – Henry A Fleckenstein, Jr” Sign, Pair of Original 1940’s Western Ammunition Co. framed advertising posters, 1870’s “Tinnie” decoy, Shreves Brothers Chincoteague, VA oyster can, Vintage Evinrude Outboard Motors sign, Woodfields Fresh Herring Roe Tin, vintage split Oak eel pot, full body flying folk art Canadian goose, several carved fish decoys by Howell Wright, Full box of Deeks brand vintage decoys, Framed Deep Spring Whiskey Tin Confederate advertisement, State Quail Conservation Area-No Hunting Allowed Sign and much more!

Oyster/Crab Meat Tins: B&L Bivalve MD 1 Gallon, Black Swan Brand – Leatherbury Bros Shady Side MD 1 Gallon & 3 Pint Oyster Cans, Branches Hoopersville Island, DM 1 Gallon, Cooks Oysters 12 Ox. Oyster Can Bena, VA, Crescent Brand Baltimore, MD 1 Gallon, D.L Edgarton 1 Lb Crab Meat Can – Cape Charles, VA, Edward P. Callis Grimstead, VA 1 Gallon Oyster Can, Epicure Quality Crab Meat 1 Lb Can, Harold Bozman Upper Fairmount, MD 1 Gallon, Honga Brand 1 Gallon Oyster Can, Honga Brand 1 Pint Oyster Cans, Honga Brand ½ Pint Oyster Cans, Honga Brand 1 Lb Crab Meat Can, J.C. Walker Bros Exmore, VA 12 Oz. Oyster Can, Jones Bros. Chincoteague, VA 1 Gallon Oyster Can, Jones Bros. Chincoteague, VA ½ Pint Oyster Can, Quinby Brand – George Spence & Sons Quinby, VA Oyster 1 Pint Can, Rite Oyster Co. Farnham, VA ½ Pint Can, Sailor Boy & Sailor Girl 1 Gallon Oyster Cans, Shreves Bros Chincoteague, VA 1 Gallon Oyster Can, Sparrier Brand – W.H. & G.B. Sparrier Hampton, VA 1 Pint Oyster can, Standard Oysters 1 Pint Can with Lid, Thornton Bros. Chincoteague, VA 1 Gallon, W.H. Kirkwood Oyster Box – Baltimore, MD, Westcoat & Stedman Cherriton VA 1 Pint Oyster Can.

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 & outside of 10,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Some seating provided. Food served by Johnny’s of Salisbury, MD.

Preview: Thursday Dec. 3rd, 2015 from 5-8 PM. Day of Auction from 12 PM -5:27 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.

Image Galleries – Click on image below to enter the desired Gallery!

               Decoy Photos Highlights                          Photos Lots 1-529