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Wild Fowl Decoys

By: Barber, Joel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, U.S.A., Dover Publications: 1954

Seller ID: 001639

ISBN: 0486200116

Condition: Fine


About 160 pages with over 125 illiustrations. Still considered one of the basic books for decoy collectors. Soft cover, fine condition, minor rubbing. View more info

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The Waterfowl Decoys of Southwestern Ontario and the Men Who Made Them

By: Brisco, Richard Paul

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada, Boston Mills Pr: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001870

ISBN: 0919783627

Condition: Fine


This volume brings together 12 years of research and collecting. The book focuses on decoys made in the Ontario counties of Wentworth and Kent. These counties were homes to some of the most important hunting camps in North America and created a steady trade in decoys and equipment. Research based on interviews and over 60 carvers are profiled. Over 80 color photographs and more then 200 black and white. Excellent condition. Scarce. View more info

Image for American Decoys: Ducks, Eiders, Scooters, Geese, Brant, Swan, Shorebirds from Peeps to Curlew, Gulls, Terns, Owls, Crows, Blackbirds, Herons, Loon, Fish & Other Unusual Decoys from 1865-1920

American Decoys: Ducks, Eiders, Scooters, Geese, Brant, Swan, Shorebirds from Peeps to Curlew, Gulls, Terns, Owls, Crows, Blackbirds, Herons, Loon, Fish & Other Unusual Decoys from 1865-1920

By: Colio, Quintina

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Science Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001878

Condition: Near Fine


This book was designed as a memorial to the great collector Bill Mackey. Numerous color and black and white photographs. The author and other passionate contributors looked at the birds, the makers, the history of decoys, and the change over time of the both decoys and their real models all while appreciating the decoys as folk art. The authors' knowledge of hunting and history made their commentary particularly interesting. View more info

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Factory Decoys of Mason, Stevens, Dodge, and Peterson

By: Delph, John; Delph, Shirley

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001881

ISBN: 0916838331

Condition: As New


Color photographs of more than 200 decoys, plus numerous black and white photos and line drawings. All help identify and authenticate these factory-made decoys. Chapters on species and special order models. View more info

Carteret Wildfowl Heritage

By: Dudley, Jack

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A., Decoy Magazine: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001889

ISBN: 0963181521

Condition: Fine


Numerous decoys shown¿primarily is color, along with the photographs of the people, buildings and artifacts of the clubs supporting decoys and waterfowl hunting in the area. This book deals with the Carteret County area of North Carolina. Very fine condition. Inscribed to previous owner Jim Barthe (a major decoy collector from the west coast) by the author. View more info

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The Art of the Decoy: American Bird Carvings

By: Earnest, Adele

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, U.S.A., Bramhall House Publishing: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001866

ISBN: 0517097338

Condition: Very Good


Includes 192 black and white photographs, an 8-page color insert, and 40 line drawings. This book is a little old school, but is still today considered to be a very good history of the decoy use and form. Earnest refers to decoys as the first and only true American folk art. A great resource. View more info

The Art of the Decoy : American Bird Carvings

By: Earnest, Adele, Schifferl, Lou (illustrator)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atglen, PA, U.S.A., Atglen, PA, U.S.A.: Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 1982: 1982

Seller ID: 001460

ISBN: 0916838587

Condition: Fine


Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. ISBN:0-916838-58-7. 232 photos, 208 pages View more info

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New Jersey Decoys

By: Fleckenstein, Henry A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1983

Seller ID: 001885

ISBN: 0916838757

Condition: As New


This book by decoy expert Henry Fleckenstein is focused exclusively on decoys made in New Jersey and for the Delaware River. Over 600 decoys shown in primarily black and white photographs. As usual, Fleckenstein uses numerous photographs to provide as many comparative examples as possible. View more info

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American Factory Decoys

By: Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Pub Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001865

ISBN: 0916838536

Condition: Fine


This book focuses on the factory-made decoys, but unlike other books of similar titles, it is the only one that also explores the smaller and lesser known of the factories and their products in some depth. An excellent title, full of numerous photographs, advertisements, etc. Fine condition, with some slight wear to edges of the dustjacket, which is now protected in a mylar Brodart cover. View more info

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Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region

By: Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001882

ISBN: 0916838242

Condition: Very Good


More than 150 decoys shown in black and white photography, along with maker biographies. Sticker of former owner on inside of front cover. Previous owner also taped in a couple of additional illustrations inside the rear cover. View more info

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Louisiana Duck Decoys

By: Frank, Charles W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican Publishing Company: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001863

ISBN: 0882891413

Condition: Near Fine


This scarce catalog looks at the carvers, their materials, their tools, the regions, etc. for Louisiana and includes a section on why we should care about these decoys. In fact, they are under appreciated and scarce thanks to the numerous storms that wiped out blinds, clubs, and other places where such decoys were often stored. Book is very good condition. The dust jacket has some shelf rubbing and sunning of the very spine, but is otherwise in very good condition. View more info

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Ontario Decoys: Some Regional Carvers and Styles

By: Gates, B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario, The Upper Canadian: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001873

ISBN: 0969118600

Condition: Fine


More than 75 black and white photographs with many chapters going through regions and makers¿ biographies. Biographies are well researched and include known dates, locations worked, etc. Signed by author and inscribed to previous owner, and previous owner's name written in pen on inside of front cover. Some light scuffing to green paper covers. Otherwise it looks as if the book was never opened. Fine condition. Scarce. View more info

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Mason Decoys: A Complete Pictorial Guide

By: Goldberger, Russ J.; Haid, Alan G.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A., Decoy Magazine: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001880

ISBN: 0963181513

Condition: As New


Twenty-three chapters and extensive small but good color photographs. Chapters cover all designs. Numerous examples of all designs, grades, styles, etc. Book is written by well known collectors of Mason decoys for more than twenty years. View more info

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Decoys of Maritime Canada

By: Guyette, Dale;Guyette, Gary;Guyette, Dale and Gary

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001884

ISBN: 0916838765

Condition: Fine


The Guyette name has been associated with decoy knowledge for some time. This book covers the decoys of maritime Canada, which is techincally still part of the Atlantic Flyway. Covering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick; this book has over 330 black and white photographs of decoys with an additional 32 color illustrations to show the species that prevailed in this area. View more info

Upper Chesapeake Bay Decoys and Their Makers

By: Hagan, David; Hagan, Joan

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Atglen, PA, U.S.A., Atglen, PA, U.S.A.: Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 1990: 1990

Seller ID: 001464

ISBN: 0887402585

Condition: Fine


Hard Cover. Fine. over 400 photos, 216 pages. View more info

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The Bird Decoy: An American Art Form A Catalog of Carvings Exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

By: Johnsgard, Paul A., ed.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Lincoln, North Carolina, U.S.A., University of Nebraska Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001874

ISBN: 0803208871

Condition: Near Fine


Contributions by collectors and carvers Starr, Hall, Haertel and Johnsgard, Exhibition catalog of carvings exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska. Looks at Michigan, Ontario, Nebraska, Illinois and Great Plains. View more info

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Collector's Guide to Decoys

By: Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Wallace-Homestead Book Company: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001875

ISBN: 0870695800

Condition: Very Good


Overall collector¿s guide with many black and white printed photographs. This volume goes over the basics, including collecting philosophy, construction techniques and materials valuing, auctions, undervalued decoys, fakes and alterations, regional photo essays, and cataloging one's collection. View more info

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Decoys: A North American Survey

By: Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Spanish Fork, Utah, USA, Hillcrest Publications, Inc: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001886

Condition: Fine


This was the first publication to cover all of the areas in North America where decoys were produced; touching on all of the four major American flyways: Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific. More than 500 black and white photographic illustrations of decoys, with an additional 66 color photographs. View more info

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Decoys of the Winnibego Lakes

By: Koch, Ronald M.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Amherst, Wisconsin, USA, Palmer Publications, Inc.: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001871

ISBN: 0962072702

Condition: Fine


This book covers the makers and carving traditions of the Winnebago Lakes region of Wisconsin. The book is comprehensive and includes biographies of 147 carvers, descriptions of the lakes, and all aided by numerous black and white photographs. Scarce. Very fine condition. View more info

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American Bird Decoys

By: Mackey, William J., Jr.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 001887

Condition: Good


The focus of this book is on decoy forms and regions of production. Topics range from ducks and geese, shore birds, "odd" birds, decoys of vanishing and vanished birds, and crows and owls. Regions discussed include states all along the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Virginia, and to the Middle West. More than 200 black and white illustrations, with 8 in full color. Photographs were taken by another well-known decoy collector and scholar Quintina Colio. Considered to be o... View more info