Allan Schauber - Chestertown, Maryland (born 1957)

Miniature mallard drake standing on a small piece of driftwood.  Mallard measures about 3 inches long by 2 1/2 inches high.  Very nice carving and detailed paint.  Very thin legs that have not been damaged.  Mint in all aspects.  Signed "Allan Schauber, Still Pond, MD, 1986, 3M" on bottom. Allan and his father Bill were 1993 Honorary Chairmen Havre de Grace Festival. (Item 872) Asking price: $85.00

It is unfortunate, but each of us is limited in dollars and/or space in order to keep all the unique items we find.  Below is a list of items from our collection that we are willing to offer for sale.  We are always reevaluating what we are willing to part with, so check back frequently.  If interested in purchasing anything specific, please contact us via email at DecoyRelics@yahoo.com or the old fashioned way by phone at (708) 448-3061.  If there is something specific you are looking for, please let us know.  Good Collecting!

William Rush

Very nice and all original mallard hen decoy. Carving produced under tutelage of the Milwaukee Museum Carvers and naturalists.  Unusual construction with nine (9) thin layers of laminated wood. Hollow construction with raised wing carving and glass eyes.  Bottom board is nailed on, but decoy has also been doweled from the bottom on the front and back.  Outstanding original condition.  Circa 1930's. (Item 946) Asking Price: SOLD

William Geonne, King City, California

Merganser drake in mint original condition and original paint.  Purchase directly from William Goenne in 1993.  Glass eyes, extremely detailed carving and signed by the carver.  Hollow construction.  Small circle on top of head from where putty has loosened from screw securing head.  Circa 1993.  (Item 116)  Asking Price: $125.00

Al Williams – Cadillac, Michigan

Outstanding brook trout fish decoy in mint original condition. All wooden body with curved tail measures 8 inches long. Two sets of fins and carved/painted eyes. Signed Al Williams, Cadillac, MI. (Item 932) Asking Price: SOLD

Jimmy Bowden - Chincoteague, Virginia

Pair of Jimmy Bowden green-winged teal decoys, stamped, and individually signed and dated.  Both decoys have outstanding carving details, weighted on the bottom and dated 2001. Both have glass eyes.  Drake head is turned to the left while hen is straight.  Drake has a small split in the bottom from the weight nail.  (Item: 790/791) - Asking Price: SOLD


Allan Schauber - Chestertown, Maryland (born 1957)

Miniature pair of canvasbacks standing on a small piece of driftwood.  Each bird measures about 3 1/4 inches long by 3 inches high.  Very nice carving and detailed paint.  Very thin legs that have not been damaged.  Mint in all aspects.  Signed "Allan Schauber, Still Pond, MD, 21667" on bottom. Allan and his father Bill were 1993 Honorary Chairmen Havre de Grace Festival. (Item 874) Asking price: SOLD

William (Bill) Gibian – Onancock, Virginia

Wonderful lifelike dowitcher decoy in mint original condition and paint. Mounted on a burl base. Measures slightly over 11 1/2 inches from tip of bill to tail. The head is straight with glass eyes.  Outstanding original paint with no defects. Engraved Gibian on the bottom. (Item 935) Asking Price: SOLD

Wilfred J. Bush - Pekin, Illinois (1920 - 1998)

Pair of miniature wood duck decoys in mint original condition and paint.  Each decoy measures approximately 5 3/4 inches long, 2 3/8 inches wide and 3 inches high. Nicely hand carved with glass eyes.  Good paint detail, but these are later models where necks are a bit thicker.  Signed on the bottom W. G. Bush, Pekin, Ill. 1997. (Item 702/703) Asking Price: $130.00/pair

Charlie Bryan - Middle River, Maryland   (1920 - 2008)

Canvasback decoy pair in mint original condition and paint.  Drake has a straight head while the hen is a sleeper.  Great feather detail and painted eyes in the typical Bryan fashion.  Both are signed and dated "Charles Bryan, Middle River, MD, "04".  Mint in all respects.  Circa 2004.  (Item: 548/549) - Asking Price: $425.00/pair

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Shipping and Packaging

All items exclude shipping costs.  Once you place your order, we will determine the actual shipping cost based on your preferences and add them to your total.  We do not charge extra for packaging of products unless the product requires special packaging to assure safe shipment.  Please inquire about shipping costs when placing your order.

Allan Schauber - Chestertown, Maryland (born 1957)

Miniature pintail drake standing on a small piece of driftwood.  Pintail measures about 3 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches high.  Very nice carving and detailed paint.  Very thin legs that have not been damaged.  Mint in all aspects.  Signed "Allan Schauber, Still Pond, MD, 1986, 3P" on bottom. Allan and his father Bill were 1993 Honorary Chairmen Havre de Grace Festival. (Item 873) Asking price: SOLD

Harry Ackerman, Monroe, Michigan

Canvasback drake decoy in original paint and condition.  Keel has been removed.  Decoy is signed "Ackman, Monroe, Michigan, Lake Erie".  Looks like the decoy is made of layered wood.  Small crack in back with paint chipping.  Overall very nice decoy.  Retains original glass eyes and detailed bill carving.(Item: 841) - Asking Price: SOLD

William (Bill) Gibian – Onancock, Virginia

Wonderful lifelike yellowlegs decoy in mint original condition and paint. Mounted on a burl base. Measures slightly over 12 inches from tip of bill to tail. The head has a slight tilt to the left.  Outstanding original paint with no defects.  Engraved Gibian on the bottom.  (Item 934) Asking Price: SOLD


Unknown Maker – Found in the Midwest

Mallard hen decoy in original paint and condition. This is a very large decoy that is hollow. Some detail to the tail carving and nicely styled head. Flat tack eyes. Unique keel that is channeled out to possibly hold a weight. Measures 18 1/2 inches long by 7 1/4 wide.  Head has been reset and is turned right. We have two more in similar style. (Item 843) Asking Price: $65.00

Rich Brooks – Dark Water Decoys – Langhorne, PA

Very well done 6 1/2 inch brook trout. Weighted with metal fins and glass eyes. Curved tail to be used as a spearing decoy. Very nicely painted to resemble the actual fish. Signed Rich Brooks under the front fin. (Item 931) Asking Price: SOLD

Fredrick Brown, Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Outstanding pair of goldeneye decoys in mint original condition and paint. Both decoys have glass eyes that are intact with no cracks or defects. Hollow construction, both have the copper plate on the bottom with "Frederick C. Brown, PT Pleasant, NJ, Ocean County. Signed and dated 2012.  (Item 913/914) Asking Price: SOLD


Clarence (Titbird) Bauer, Havre de Grace, MD (1925 – 2006)

Miniature snow goose decoy by Clarence Bauer.  Mint original condition and paint.  Signed on the bottom "Clarence Bauer 1983".  Measures 4 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches high.  Titbird started the decoy business at 6 years old.  Worked for Madison Mitchell for 32 years (excluding a 4 year stint in the army).  He is influential in making miniature decoys. (Item 819) Asking Price: SOLD

Robert Elliston - Bureau, Illinois (1847 - 1911)

Rare canvasback hen decoy.  Red glass eyes and body style indicate that this is a rare canvasback hen.  Repainted as a mallard hen in the 1920's by Charlie Althoff of Princeton, IL (1859-1942).  Hollow body construction with original glass eyes with no cracks.  Small crack in neck does not go through.  Weighted with an old lead weight.  Some areas to bare wood as could be seen in the photos.  Circa 1880 (Item: 825) - Asking Price: $650.00