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9-15-17 10th Annual Decoy and Wildfowl Arts Auction

10th Annual Decoy and Wildfowl Arts Auction

Selling from Several local Eastern Shore Estates and Consignors!!

Held at the Allen & Marshall Auction Facility

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

Friday September 15th, 2017 @ 5:03 PM  



250+ Lots including 150 Decoys, Original Artwork, Primitives, Selection of Carved Fish Decoys & much more!

Carvers to include: Al Glassford, Ward Bros., Ira Hudson, Cigar Daisey, Charlie Joiner, David Blackiston, Miles Hancock, Ben Dye, Daddy Holly & many others!

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

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


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Online Bidding: This is an LIVE Auction held at the Allen & Marshall Auction Facility. We are offering Internet Absentee bidding on all 250 lots on the Allen & Marshall Bidding System.


Cataloging/Photography Note: The cataloging process & photography have been completed. The Auction is open for bidding on and There are over 1,000 high quality photos available here on the website.

Eastern Shore Decoys: Beautiful Ward Brothers signed Brandt Decoy 1960, Ward Brothers Pintail drake signed Lem and Steve, Ward Brothers carved Bluebill drake, with turned head, original paint, signed on underside Lem and Steve Ward Crisfield, MD 1940, Beautiful hand carved Rudy Duck Drake by Delbert “Cigar” Daisey Chincoteague, VA, branded and signed on underside, Early Canvasback drake by Ira Hudson Chincoteague, VA, Pr of Green Wing Teal hen and drake by Dan Brown Salisbury, MD, 1983, Ward Brothers working Canvasback Drake, Pr of Red Breasted Mergansers by Dave Hawthorne, Salisbury, MD, Edson Gray Ocean View, DE Canvasback Drake, Canvasback drake by Lou Reineri Chincoteague, VA, carved Plover signed Roe “Duc-Man” Terry on driftwood Chincoteague, VA,  Merganser Hen decoy branded ROE signed Roe “Duc-Man” Terry, Bluebill drake by Doug Jester Chincoteague, VA, Carved full body flying Dowitcher by Lou Reineri, Chincoteague, VA,Ward Bell ½ size standing Mallard Drake, and way to much more to list-Please view a full listing with more than 2,000 photos at

Upper Bay Decoys: Pair of 1955 Charlie Joiner Canvasbacks, signed Madison Mitchell Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal Drake decoy by Jim Sprankle Chester, MD, Canvasback drake by John Glenn, Rock Hall, MD circa 1940, carved Redhead drake by Joe Dye, Perryville, MD circa 1900, Early working Canvasback drake by William “Billy Snakes” Heverin, Carved Canvasback drake by John “Daddy” Holly, Canvasback drake wing duck by Bill Schauber Chestertown, MD, Carved Mallard drake by Jim Currier Havre De Grace, MD, Cork gunning swan,  Pr of Canvasbacks hen and drake by Pat Vincenti Churchville, MD 1978, Cecil County wing duck, several “Up the River” Canvasbacks, and many more this is only a partial listing.

Decoys/Shorebirds: Carved Great Blue Heron on driftwood signed Tom Taber and John R. Fairfield, full body Cinnamon Teal drake on custom habitat base by Al Burk, Screech Owl on Railroad tie iron nail with carved flying butterfly, full size Canada Goose by Len Carnaghi Mt. Clemens, MI, very unique Screech Owl on wooden pedestal signed Elton Henning, Michigan 197, vintage Canvasback drake from the Animal Trap Decoy Co. Pascagoula, Miss,  Dowitcher by David Rhodes, Absecon, NJ, sleeping Plover on pedestal by Charl Greene, Unique standing Woodcock signed Elton Henning, Herter’s Decoy Co Vintage Factory Bluebill, Pratt Decoy Co factory Canvasback drake, Plover on pedestal by David Rhodes, Absecon, NJ, carved Preening shorebird on pedestal signed Greene by Charl Greene, Brooklyn Michigan,  Pr of decorative carved Green Wing Teal hen and drake, by Charl E. Greene, Cape Cod red breasted Merganser, Yellow Legs on pedestal signed Greene, Herters Bluebill decoy, Scott Jackson Wing Duck sink box weight, Great Horned Owl signed Elton Henning, Michigan, Ringneck drake by Jerry Simchuk and many more!

Al Glassford Collection: More than one dozen carvings by World Famous Master Carver Al Glassford to include: Magnificent carved full body standing Gadwall drake, full body standing Dove on custom carved corn stalk habitat base, full body standing Wilson’s Snipe, Pr of full body Green Wing Teal on custom waterform habitat base,  carved Rainbow trout on custom carved habitat base, Brook Trout on habitat base, flying Ruby Throated Hummingbird on custom carved habitat base, wonderful American Gold Finch on Driftwood, Eastern Blue Birds on custom habitat base, Chickadee on custom tree branch habitat base, Chickadee in flight on custom habitat base, carved Harlequin drake, Cardinal on custom tree branch habitat base, full body American Pintail drake,  1/3 size Snow Goose 1967.

David Blackiston Collection: Nearly 30 carvings to include: Full size Tundra Swan, Full size Canada Goose, 2003 Atlantic Brandt, Pr of 1988 Pintails, Pr of 1998 Wood Ducks, Pr of 1993 Canvasbacks, Pr of 1998 Bluebills, Pr of 1980’s vintage working Wood Ducks, Pr of 1999 Ringnecks, Miniatures by David Blackiston to include: Tundra Swan, Canada Goose, Pr of wood ducks, (2) Pr of Canvasbacks, Pr of Redheads, and others!

Miniatures: Pr of flying ½ size Pintails on driftwood, Pr of C.W. Joiner 1958 ½ size Canvasbacks, Pr of Miles Hancock carved miniature Mallard Drake and hen signed and dated 1969, Chincoteague, VA, Woodcock by K Wagel, Blackduck decoy by Capt Jessie Urie Rock Hall, MD, Pr of Pintails by Capt Jessie Urie, Mini Swan decoy by Roger Urie, Canada Goose decoy by Roger Urie, mallard drake signed Bob Jobes 1985, Merganser drake decoy signed Greg Daisey Chincoteague VA, 1990, Miniature carved Mallard hen decoy signed AMK, several miniatures by R. Tilghman, several David Blackiston miniatures and many more!

Fish Decoys: Approximately (30) carved fish decoys to include: Carved 20” Small Mouth Bass by C. Grace, several George Aho Native American Pike, Crappie and perch, Bear Creek Bait Co. Kaleva Michigan sucker fish, Jim Nelson Cadillac Michigan perch, Herters Decoy Co. Waseca, MN yellow perch, Johnny Whitebird Leech Lake Reservation, walleye, several Mt. Clemens Michigan Fish decoys, Lake St. Clair Michigan white perch, Clown Fish, Bob Foster tad pole, carved Pike by Mikko, well carved and painted Walleye, red painted slope nose and many more!

Wildfowl Art: Fine assortment of more than 30pcs of artwork to include: Original framed watercolor and acrylic Eastern Shore Hunting scene, signed Crockett 1974, Original framed watercolor and acrylic of Eastern Shore of Virginia by Willie Crockett, Framed Ward Brother’s Print signed L.T. Ward Bro. Lem and Steve Crisfield, MD, Framed Lem Ward print of Canada Geese in Corn Field, S/N Lem Ward , framed Ward Brother’s Print titled “The Ward Bros. Decoys” Crisfield, MD by Milton C. Weiler with original signatures by Steve Ward, Lem Ward, M.C. Weiler, Orig. framed etching by Churchill Ettinger titled  “Pintails”,  Framed orig. drypoint by Roland Clark titled  “Xmas 1928”, Orig. framed etching by Frank Benson title “The Long Journey” dated 1926, Pintail painting on slate signed George O. Loder Jr ’96, “Cedar Island Sentinel” framed print S/N Don Sparrow, Orig. framed etching by Richard Bishop titled “Up and On”, “Woodland Rendezvous” framed print of Whitetail deer S/N Charles Denault, Orig. drypoint by Roland Clark titled “The Morning Flight”, Orig. etching by Thomas Aquinas Daly titled  “Black Rock Canal”, and more!!

Primitives/Oyster Tins/Special Interest: Pr of Taxidermy swimming model Canvasbacks hen and drake by Rank Newmeyer, World Champion Wildlife Designer,  Gladwin Michigan, in custom Oak and Plexiglas showcases with brass plaque dated 1986 complete with US Fish and Wildlife Service Permit for notice of transfer or sale, Steamed Crabs hand made wooden advertising sign, Anchor Creek hand painted sign, 1930’s vintage carved Turkey Vulture walking cane, Honga Brand Maryland Crab Meat tin, JM Booth Seafood Co Inc Kilmarnock, VA 1 gal Freshly Shucked Oysters tin, early powder tins, collection of Vintage 1950’s-1970’s NY State Big Game tags and Pennsylvania 1940’s fishing licenses, several Boehm Bone China Limited Edition Game plates and more!

Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check for those bidding Live in person at the Auction. 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 Salisbury, MD .

Preview: Friday 9/15 from 12PM – 5 PM. A Complete online Catalog will be available at

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