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9-14-18 12th Annual Decoy and Wildfowl Arts Auction

12th Annual Decoy and Wildfowl Arts Auction

Selling from Several local Eastern Shore Estates and Consignors!!

Held at the A&M Auction Facility @

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

Friday September 14th, 2018 @ 5:03 PM  



400+ Lots including 200 Decoys, Original Artwork, Primitives, Selection of Carved Fish Decoys & much more!


Carvers to include: Ward Brothers, Ben Dye, Joe Dye, Daddy Holly, Madison Mitchell, Wally Algard, Scott Jackson, Paul Gibson, Samuel Barnes & many others!

Auctioneers Note: We are proud to continue our tradition of this Annual Eastern Shore Event.  This years event is huge and packed full of world renown carvers. PLEASE VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR A FULL CATALOG!!

WEATHER STATEMENT: As of 11 AM Thur. the 13th of Sept. we are planning on conducting the auction as scheduled. The most current indications are that the storm will enter the coast well to our south and proceed inland. There may be some light rain and wind in our area during the auction. As such, the auction will be conducted as planned. We hope to see you at the Auction.

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.

Online Bidding: Online Bidding will be available for this Auction with live (In Person) bidding at our Auction Facility. Live online bidding will be available via Proxibid. Online Absentee bidding will be available through our In House Auction Server. Bidding on both available via

If you do not feel that you will be able to attend due to the weather you have 3 ways of bidding. You can leave absentee bids at You can leave prebids or bid live at online at You can also fill out an absentee bid form and email it back to us. We will allow limited phone bidding but you must be willing to start a phone bid at $200.



Catalog Links

Click here to View/Print a text only Catalog – Adobe.pdf 14 Pages

Click here to View/Print a text only Catalog – Adobe.pdf 26 Pages


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

The items have been cataloged & photographed and are now open for Online Bidding!

You can now Register and start leaving Prebids. With this system you can bid LIVE during the Auction!

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. 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.


Eastern Shore Decoys: Ward Brothers: Bluebill drake, Rare Alvin Meekins full size swan, Early Dorchester Co. full size Canada Goose, Doug Jester: Canvasback drake, Hooded Merganser drake, Gene Travers: Green Winged Teal, Merganser hen and drake, Dick Drescher: Ruddy Duck, Ron Rue: Pair Green Wing teal, Jimmy Bouden Brant decoy, 1932 Ward Brothers replica by Habbart Dean, Please view a full listing with more than 2,000 photos at

Upper Bay Decoys: James Holly: Redhead drake branded “North Carolina”, c. 1890, Canada goose c. 1895, Canvasback hen and drake in orig. paint c. 1890, high head Canvasback drake c. 1900, John Daddy Holly: Canvasback drake, Joe Dye: Canvasback drake Ben Dye: Scaup drake c. 1880, William Holly: Canvasback Drake c. 1910, Carrol Wally Algard: Canvasback hen and drake c. 1915, Scott Jackson: Canvasback Drake from the John Henson rig c.1920, Paul Gibson: Full size Canada goose  c. 1950, Mallard hen and drake c. 1955, Redhead hen 1955, Redhead drake 1950, Pr of Buffleheads 1960, Pr of Blue Wing teal 1960, Rare Coot 1950, Black Duck,  William Heverin: Scaup Drake C. 1910  Madison Mitchell: Canada Goose c. 1950, Pr of Goldeneyes hen and drake 1954, Pair of Greater Scaup hen and drake signed dated 1954, Pr of Redheads 1954,  Pr of Canvasbacks hen and drake 1958, Canvasback drake 1954, Black Duck 1953, Baldpate hen,Pr of Scaup signed and dated 1958,  Al Thomas: Canvasback drake Charlie Joiner: Canvasback Drake 1950, Jim Currier: Mallard Drake, Ed Pearson Canvasback hen and drake, Sam Barnes: Black Duck and many more this is only a partial listing.

Factory Decoys/Shorebirds: Full size Black Bellied Plover branded “Tater”, vintage “Tinnie” shorebirds, contemporary Yellowlegs on stand, Wildfowler Decoy Co. Green Wing Teal drake, Gary Marshall mourning doves, Dick Drescher Mourning Doves, (2) Paper Mache Owl decoys, (2) paper mache crows, paper mache line doves, Victor Animal trap paper mache decoys and many more!

Miniatures: Bob McGaw: 10+ miniatures on stands to include: Swan, Canada Goose, Pr of pintails, Pr of redheads, Mallard drake, Black duck, Canvasback drake, etc, Doug Jester mini Canvasback drake, Jessie Urie: Pair of mini redheads, Ron Rue:  miniatures to include: Cormorants, Redhead drake, Black Duck, Brand, Scooters, Snow Goose, Dove, sleeping model green winged teal hen, miniature Canada Goose, Blue Goose, White fronted goose and many more!

Fish Decoys/Fishing Lures: Wonderful selection of more than (30) fish decoys to include: Lake Michigan perch, Great Lakes Region vintage catfish, extremely old sucker fish, several minnows, many in original paint, Large Qty of vintage fishing lures and many more!

Wildfowl Art: “Dawn-Isle of White Bay” framed etching by R.F. Purnell, “After the Storm, Ocean City, MD” framed sketch by R.F. Purnell, (3) framed hunting scenes by A. Lassell Ripley (1896-1969) and more!!

Ammunition: Enormous selection of vintage paper shot shell boxes by Western, Hi-Power, Paragon, Powermate, Vintage Dupont powder tins, modern ammunition, many calibers, many sizes and more!

Primitives/Oyster Tins/Special Interest: Warren Denton & Co., Broomes Island, MD Patuxent Brand Oysters Tin, iron eel gig, iron fish gig, Primitive bird houses, Large Qty of vintage shot shell boxes, vintage 1920’s Winchester flashlights, Peters High Velocity 22 wooden countertop advertising showcase, Federal Ammunition countertop protectors, Daisey Model 90 vintage BB gun,  vintage trout net, paper mache corn decoys, Dupont Powder tins, vintage Nitro Solvent bottles, iron sink box decoys and more!

Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 15% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside of our 10,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Some seating provided. Food served by Fat Boys Catering of Hebron, MD.

Preview: Friday 9/14 from 12PM – 5 PM. A Complete online Catalog will be available at

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