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6-25-20 Spring Sportsman’s & Waterfowl Art Auction – A&M Auction Facility

Spring Sportsman and Waterfowl Arts Auction Sale

Held at the A&M Auction Facility @

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

THURSDAY June 25th, 2020 Starting @ 5PM



Decoys by Ward Brothers, Cigar Daisey, Miles Hancock, Madison Mitchell, Charlie Joiner, George Strunk, Scott Jackson, Wally Algard, Edmond HardCastle, Hunting Items, Bronzes, Oyster Cans, Primitives, Rare Sporting Art Books, Exquisite selection of Original Sporting Art & more!


Auctioneer’s Note: This sale is massive jammed packed with over 400 lots of something for every sportsman from several well-known estates including the estate of Alfred Freddy King III of Connecticut, the Estate of Morton Kramer, Baltimore, MD and several others. Exquisite selection of original artwork from the King Gallery Sportsman’s Edge New York City and so much more! From Oyster Cans to Decoys to Hunting Items Don’t miss your chance to bid the price you want to pay at View more than 5,000 photos.

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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Ward Brothers Decoys and Artwork to include: 1970 Ward Brothers Decorative Full-Size Goose, Pr of 1930 Pintails, 1941 Pintail Drake in original paint, Excellent Pair of 1936 Working Model Ward Brothers Canvasbacks Drake and Hen, Rare matched pair of 1969 Ward Brothers Turned Head Black Ducks, Pair of Ward Brothers 1966 Shooting Stool Goldeyes, Superb 1936 Model Ward Brothers Hen Bluebill original paint, Pair of L.T. Ward Brothers 1972 Shooting Stool Model Canvasbacks hen and drake, Ward Brothers Mallard Drake, Ward Brothers Best Grade 1948 Red Head Hen, Ward Brothers Canvasback Hen signed and dated on underside Lem Ward 1968, Ward Brothers Working Model Widgeon drake, L.T. Ward Brothers Crisfield, MD Red Breasted Merganser Hen in original paint, L.T. Ward Brothers Crisfield, MD Goldeneye hen, Very Rare and Possibly Unique Lem Ward Natural Finish Decoy, Super Rare and Unique original framed Oil on Canvas portrait of General Robert E. Lee signed Lemuel Ward 1942, “Silvery Ripples” super rare framed oil on canvas signed T. Lemuel Ward 1936, Original framed Oil on canvas of Bluebill drake by Lem Ward, Original Oil on Canvas of Avocet signed Lem Ward, framed Oil on canvas wrapped board Landscape signed on lower right Lemuel Ward and others!

Featured Decoy Carvers: Edmond Hardcastle (Talbot Co), Chief Cuffee Dowitcher, Scott Jackson, Wally Algard, Sam Barnes, Henry Lockard, Madison Mitchell, Davidson Hawthorne, Cameron McIntyre, Grayson Chesser, George Strunk, Doug Jester, Harry Shourds, Cigar Daisey, Charlie Joiner, Miles Hancock, several full size geese and swans, several shorebirds and so much more!

Decoys: Extremely Rare and Hard to Find Matched Pair of Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, VA working model Ring Necks Drake and Hen both branded on underside Cigar, Superb Pair of Full Body Standing Carved Widgeon on driftwood by Thomas Carlock, Pair of R. Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, MD 1954 Goldeneyes Drake and Hen, Pair of R. Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, MD 1969 Widgeon, Edmond Hardcastle Easton, MD Goldeneye hen in original paint, Cameron McIntyre hand carved early model Blue Wing Teal branded on underside CTM, Rare Working model R. Madison Mitchell Coot decoy, Henry V. Shourds Sr. Drake Bluebill in original paint, Grayson Chesser 1984 Carved Dowitcher on driftwood, Ian McNair, Eastern Shore of Virginia Sickle Bill Curlew with iron bill, Susquehanna River Cast Iron Canvasback Drake sink box decoy attributed to Sam Barnes, Pair of R. Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD 1975 Blue Wing Teal, Andrew Verity, Long Island, NY Redhead Drake in old working repaint, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, VA Canvasback Drake, Madison Mitchell 1970 Black Duck, Jim Currier Havre de Grace, MD Redhead drake, Fishing Bay Model Dorchester Country Ring Neck Drake, Herb Allibone, Bordentown, NJ Greater Bluebill hen George Waterfield, North Carolina Canvasback drake, Bob Mckinney, Elkton, MD Cecil County Red Breasted Merganser drake decoy signed on underside, John McLaughlin 1934 Black duck in original paint, D.B. Hawthorne, Salisbury, MD Pintail Drake,  Joe Travers, Vienna, MD canvasback hen, Beautiful carved Black Duck by George Strunk, Pair of 2004 Charlie Joiner Chestertown, MD high head Canvasbacks and so many more this is only a partial listing.

Full Size Geese and Swans: Early North Carolina Working Brandt decoy by Lawrence Howard, Ocracoke, NC circa 1890, R. Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD 1978 Full Size Canada Goose decoy, Jay Cherrix Chincoteague, VA full body swimming model Canada Goose, Jess Urie, Rock Hall, MD full size Canada Goose, Hollow Body Canada Goose from the Eastern Shore of VA, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, MD full size Canada Goose with iron keel weight and rigging ring original paint, John Paxson full size Swan Decoy, Back Bay Virginia, preening Canada Goose in natural finish unsigned and many others!

Shorebirds: Extremely Important Joe King, Manahawkin, NJ Yellowlegs, Outstanding Chieff Cuffee, Shinnecock Reservation Southampton New York, Dowitcher in original paint circa 1920, New England model running dowitcher in original paint, Nantucket Mass Golden Plover in Spring Plumage circa 1890, Large standing full size Great Blue Heron Decoy by Wade Johnson branded WJ on underside, Eastern Shore Carved Avocet on stand unsigned, (2) Hard Carved Pigeon decoys on stands by George Bell, Crisfield, MD, standing Black Bellied Plover on driftwood base signed Gale Savage Pocomoke, MD, John McAnney New Gretna, N.J. 1870-1930 Black Bellied Plover and many more this is only a partial listing.

Decoy Miniatures: Super Pair of Jim Currier 1/3 size carved Canvasbacks Drake and Hen circa 1940, 1969 Bill Reinbold miniature carved standing Red Head drake, Pair of Charles Perdew 1942 miniature carved mallards drake and hen, Steven R. Lay miniature carved Widgeon Drake, Bob Booth miniature carved Canada Goose, Captain William P. Marshall Deale, MD miniature carved Canvasback hen, Chincoteague Virginia miniature carved Canada Goose unsigned, (2) Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD miniature carved shorebirds, Capt. Jess Urie miniature carved Canada Goose, Capt. W.W. Elliot, miniature carved flying Mallard drake, Allen Schauber, Chestertown, MD Canada Goose signed on underside, Pair of miniature carved Wood Ducks Drake and Hen with raised wing feathers signed Joe Fallon, miniature Mallards Drake and Hen by Lloyd Aaron Sterling, Crisfield, MD circa 1950, Pair of George Strunk miniature carved Redheads Drake and Hen, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, MD ¼ size carved Goldeneye Drake signed and dated 1950, Travis Tyler, Crisfield, MD ¼ size carved Canvasback and much more!

Artwork: More than 100pcs of Artwork (many originals) from the King Gallery and private collection of Alfred Freddy King Original Oil on Canvas of Geese by famed Sporting Artist Richard E. Bishop (American Born 1887) signed lower right, “Barnacle Geese” framed original watercolor by Elizabeth Gray, Richard Bishop (1887-1975 American) original framed oil on board of Fall Foliage on the Bayou signed lower left 19 ½” x 16 ½”), “Gotcha- Trout Fishing” original watercolor by H.D. Stallworth unframed, Original Oil and Acrylic on board of Pintails by John R. Wilson, Mallards No.2 original framed etching signed Frank W. Benson, “Irish Setter” original oil on canvas signed Vogel C. 1934 lower right, Original Framed Oil on Canvas of Canada Geese signed Connolly lower right, W. R. Jennings (West Midlands 1927-) original framed Oil on canvas fly fishing scene, “Black Eagles Above the Gorge” original pencil and ink by Larry Norton,  “Ramblin Grizzly” Limited Edition Artagraph Oil on Canvas signed by famed sporting artist Robert Kuhn with COA, Set of (3) Ward Brothers Series Prints by Jack Schroeder all are numbered Volume 1 and 2/25 each remarked and signed by Jack Schroeder and Lem Ward, Original signed Etching titled: “Rice field Pintails” by Richard Bishop signed lower right, “Flights End Along the Bayou” framed lithograph Richard Bishop, “June Trout Fishing” unframed print signed by Ogden M. Pleissner, N.A. (1905 -1983 New York), “On the Waller Paybrook” S/N lithograph by Churchill Ettinger 30/150, Framed print of fly fishing flies by Henry Spencer, Ogden M. Pleissner fly fishing print matted and signed lower right in pencil printed in 1964, Wonderful framed print of Blue Marlin Spearing Wahoo S/N 384/750, “Mark” framed etching signed Churchill Ettinger, (75+) duck stamp prints to include Millennium Edition, Limited Edition, First of State, Federal and many others.

Rare Sporting Art Books: Bibliography of A Natural History of The Ducks by John C. Phillips printed in 1926 (This is one of only 75 copies known to exist for private distribution), Birds of New York State Volumes I and II by Elon Eaton dated 1914, Birds of Massachusetts and other New England States Volumes I and II by Edward Howe Forbush published 1925, The Royal Natural History Collection Volumes I through VI by Richard Lydekker Published 1893-1894, Hunting Wildlife with Camera and Flashlight Volumes I and II by George Shiras,  A Book of Drawings by A.B. Frost by P.F. Collier & Son 1904, A.B. Frost The American Sportsman Artist by Henry W. Lanier, Oceanic Birds of South America Volumes I and II by Robert Cushman Murphy printed in 1936, Hunting the Big Cats Two Volume Set in hard case by Jim Rikhoff and Bob Kuhn, “Broadbills in Flight” original unframed etching by Roland Clark, The Classic Decoy Series by Milton Weiler, A. Lassell Ripley Sporting Etchings by Guido Perera in hard case, Superb copy of Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 by Sacheverell Sitwell  printed 1953, Frank W. Bensons Etchings DryPoints and Lithographs by John T. Ordeman Limited Edition #110 of 200 and much more!

Bronzes: Super Rare Bronze sculpture of Cowboy Riding Salmon signed and number 1 of 2 Artist Proofs 1983 by John A. Ward, Large Lifesize bronze bust of Sir Francis Chichester by John Worsleux 1979, Original sculpted Bronze horse head bust on wooden pedestal signed Stillman, “Running Buffalo” bronze sculpture on wooden base signed Bruce Smith 1/5, “The Retrieve”  bronze sculpture on wooden base by Bruce Smith 1/10, Original sculpted bronze Duck Head on wooden base signed R.J. Winship 1976, Bronze sculpted dresser tray of Lioness in Nairobi 1987 S/N 9/200 Doris Mathers, Cape Buffalo Bronze sculpted desk ornament skull S/N Illberg 86/100, Bronze Sculpture of Bear on wooden base signed Smith 2/15, Sculpted Bronze of duck hunters in blind signed Smith 1977, Sculpted brass flying goose Motif table lamp and so much more!

Oyster Tins: Super Rare Hickman & Sterling Crisfield, MD 1/8 gallon extra standards oyster tin original condition, Somerset Seafood Co. Deal Island, MD One gallon Somerset’s Famous Tangier Sound Oysters tin, Woodfield’s Fresh Oysters 1 gallon handled oyster tin by Woodfield’s Fish and Oyster Co. Galesville, MD, Billups Brand 1 gallon oyster can by H.K. Billups Mathews, VA, Heysers Oysters 1 gallon oyster can packed by The Wm. Heyser Co. Baltimore, MD, Superb Travers Brothers Co. Blue Cross Brand Fresh Oysters Baltimore, MD one gallon handled oyster tin, Covington Brothers Packing Company Tilghman Maryland framed Packing slips, Shelter Island Oyster Co. Greenport New York 1/16 size to ½ gallon oyster can set, Vintage Trappers Sign “Fresh Turtle Meat”

Special Interest Items: Very Nice Selection of Oyster Cans, wooden shot shell boxes, working decoys, contemporary decoys, knives, vintage calls and hunting related items, The Black Shells Small Arms Ammunition Co. vintage wooden shot shell box, Schrade Scrimshaw skinning knife, Schrade 4” folder with synthetic handle, Tatonka Cartridge Co. Waco, TX framed brass casing collage from 32 colt to 10 gauge, Vintage Remington Arms Co. Express 20 gauge finger jointed wooden shot shell box, The Buffalo Hunter Edition framed collection of Sharps Cartridges in deep presentation frame, Schrade Scrimshaw folder, Indian Ghurka 17” fighting knife with wooden handle, several African Antelope Hides, Hand carved and painted Pheasant feather on wooden stand signed Herman 1984, “Big Horn” fossilized mastodon ivory scrimshaw by Ron Sodalter on wooden stand, Tatonka Cartridge Co. Pistol Ammunition Display in framed display, Indian Arrowhead Collection, Oliveros Pull-Em Crow Call in original box and vintage acme duck call, African Antelope horns, Maine Moose Antler Mounted Rack, African Kudu horns, Shot Shell Express framed brass shotgun shell collection in deep presentation frame by the Tatonka Cartridge Co., Totanka Cartridge Co. framed rifle round display, Large and Nice Assortment of vintage decoy weights to include: Herter’s, D.C. Stanford, Pierces Decoys, Animal Trap Latitz, PA, National Sporting and many others, Canadian Black Bear taxidermy on custom made two door natural finish cabinet and much more!

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PREVIEW: Tuesday June 23rd from 5-7 PM & Thursday June 25th from 3-5 PM!

Checkout/Pickup: Day of Auction until end of Auction. We will have staff onsite on Friday June 26th from 9 AM – 5 PM. We are generally in the Office Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM by Appointment.

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