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9th Annual Decoy & Wildfowl Arts Auction – 9-16-2016


9th Annual Decoy & Waterfowl Arts Auction

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
Fri. Sept 16th, 2016 @ 5:03 PM

Selling from Several Estates/consignors incl. the Estate of Henry Fleckenstien Jr. with select additions from the collection of Robert Flinchbaugh of Warminster, PA, the collection of John Sullivan Jr. of Fallston, MD, the Ferraro Estate of Long Neck, DE and others!!


440 + Lots including: 275+ Decoys, Original Artwork, Oyster Tins, Carved Fish Decoys, Primitives, Fine assortment of New Jersey and Delaware River Birds and more!!


Names to include: Ward Bros., Madison Mitchell, Doug Jester, Jessie Birdsall, Sam Barnes, John English, Miles Hancock, Bob Litzenburg, Jim Pierce, William Heverin, Capt. Jobes, Pat Vincenti, Paul Gibson, Dodge Factory, Jess Urie, Marv Mozlin, H.V. Shourds  & others!

Auctioneers Note: This is a very large auction event with a fine assortment of quality decoys and artwork from the entire Mid-Atlantic Region. Whether you are first time collector or avid investor this sale has something to offer for any decoy enthusiast.





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ONLINE ABSENTEE BIDDING – Will be offered on the Allen & Marshall bidding system. You can place bids until 1 hour 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 Allen & Marshall Auction Facility. We are offering Internet Absentee bidding on 441 lots on the Allen & Marshall Bidding System. Bidding opened on Friday Aug. 5th. You can bid at any time up until 4 PM on Friday Sept. 16th, 2016. At 4 PM the internet bidding will close and the bids will be uploaded into our Auction Software. You will have the option of bidding the starting or current bid after you register for the Auction. You do have the option of placing a higher bid by typing your maximum bid on the lots you are interested in. For Example if you are interested in lot # 100. Vintage 1960’s Ward Brothers unsigned Drake. Lets say the current bid is $250. You have the option of bidding the next increment of $260. In this case that would be the starting bid during the live Auction. If someone in the crowd bids $270 you would be out and have no way to bid again unless you were here at the auction. You could place a maximum bid on the lot of say $500. Once the bids are downloaded the Auctioneer will bid for you up to your maximum bid amount. In this case the Auctioneer would would bid for you up through your $500 bid. If the competitive bidding stopped at $450 than that’s what you would Pay (Plus Buyer Premium and Tax)


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

Late Additions: Dave “Umbrella” Watson hollow body 2 PC. Black Duck Decoy, Chincoteague, MD. Reggie Birch Red Breasted Merganser with snake neck, Miles Hancock Canvasback Drake and Early 1940’s Hen Bluebill, Early Masons Premier Pair of Mallards, Hen & Drake, with leaf keel weights. 1/3 Size pairs of 2006 Canvasbacks & Mallards by Carlie Joiner, Chestertown, MD. Paul Gibson Widgeon branded “FD”, Pr. Of Miniature Red Breasted Mergansers, Hen & Drake, by William Cranmer, NJ. Pr. Of Mini 1987 & 1988 Canada Geese by William Cranmer, NJ. 1997 John H. Clarke Redhead w/Turned/Preening head, Unique hanging Bob White Quail feathered framed game scene.

Decoys: Ward Brothers Goldeneye Drake, R. Madison Mitchell 1958 signed Canada Goose, Miles Hancock full size Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser by Doug Jester, Sam Barnes Canvasback drake, Paul Gibson Goose, Paul Gibson Canvasback drake, Doug Jester black duck, Pr of Bob Litzenburg sleeping Canvasbacks, Hai Feng Ma Pintail drake, Pr of Buffle head’s by Gary Daisey, “Dudley Style” Buffle head drake, Richard Janson Pintail drake, Pr of Redheads by Zack Ward, Pr of Pintail’s by William Veasey, William Heverin Canvasback, Pat Vincenti black duck, Jim Pierce 1977 Mallard Drake, Cork body Mallard drake by Corb Reed, Jim Pierce 1977 Goldeneye drake, Taylor Boyd Canada Goose, vintage Madison Mitchell Bluebill drake, Pr of Mallards by Charlie Bryan, and way to much more to list-Please view a full listing on our website.

New Jersey Decoys: (2) Jessie Birdsall Brandt, John Dorsett Redhead, Taylor Johnson Scaup hen, Taylor Johnson Redhead drake, Rawley Horner Blackduck, Lloyd Parker Redhead, John English black duck, Stanley Grant Bluebill, Eugene Birdsall Scaup, Vincent Giannatto full size snow goose, Willis Johnson Canada goose, John Dorsett Canada goose, Merganser by Blain Bush, Tony Bianco Grebe, Pair of Mallards by Lois Boldizar and more!

Miniatures: Pr of red heads by Steve Lay, Pr of Mallards by Horace Graham, 1983 Clarence Bauer Canada Goose, Swan by Andrew Waterfield, Chincoteague, VA, Beany Daisy Mallards, several miniature swans by Clarence Baur, Herb Daisy Bufflehead, Ray Walker Jr. canvasback, Jim Pierce sleeping canvasbacks, Mallards by Fred Marchman, Bufflehead by Raymond Watson, more than 1 dozen birds by Jessie Urie of Rock Hall, MD and many others!

Shorebirds: H.V. Shourds Yellow legs, Dodge Factory Plover, Nate Frazier plover, Ebenezer Parker yellow legs, Jack McCanty Plover, Doc Crammer Yellow legs, Daniel Billig Jr. yellow legs, Marv Mozlin Woodcock, Marv Mozlin Quail, Jack McAnnty Plover, late 1890’s tinnie, and many others!

Carved Fish Decoys: Fine assortment of more than 75+ primitive fish decoys by World Renowned carvers such as Chief Gray Eagle, Oscar Petterson, Bud Stewart, Geo Aho, Tony Smith, Carl Christianson, Duluth Fish Decoys, and many others!

Wildfowl Art: Fine assortment of more than 50pc of artwork to include: Pair of framed Pheasant Diorama’s by Herman Grieb,  Orig framed Watercolor of Pintails over Marsh by D. Lee, framed print of Paul Gibson decoys singed and personalized by Paul Gibson and S/N 91/750 by Paul Shertz, framed print of Redheads, (2) original drawings signed Barker, “Return to Easton” framed Goose print by Tom Hirata, “Quiet Rain” by Paco Young, “Morning Out” Pintail print by Harold Roe, framed photo of the Ward Brothers w/ Pocomoke Sound Oysters, framed Watercolor of geese by Barbara Gray and more!!

Primitives/Oyster Tins/Special Interest: Vintage 16ft wooden skiff boat built by Travis Tyler, Crisfield, MD, Vintage Eshelman Red Rose Starting Feeds tin sign, Adams Chincoteague and Metompkin Bay oyster tin, Cream O’ Sea brand oyster tin, Long Island Oyster tin, Salt Air oyster tin, Bay Shore Oysters Chester, MD tin, Vintage Upper Bay Canvasback drake sink box decoy, several fish gigs, vintage Dupont powder tins, several wooden shot boxes, cast iron figural goose head door stop, cast iron sink box decoy,  (6) metal Mallard silhouettes, Qty of vintage decoy books, figural duck telephone, split Oak eel pot, assortment of antique and primitive oars, sculling oars, lifesaving oars 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. 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 Johnny’s Sub Shop of Salisbury, MD .

Preview: Friday 9/16 from 12PM – 5 PM. A Complete online Catalog will be available at

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