A magnificent Long Bill Curlew carved in Atlantic White Cedar with spit tail. This 8" long bill is carved from a single piece of White Ash and inserted through the head with a cut mortise and a Walnut wedge. The primaries are individually incised carved and the decoy has black German glass eyes. Measuring a full 22 inches from tip to tail with detailed painting in oils with a soft patina.


Offered at $350.00

Curlew in a Feeding Position.  This shorebird is hand carved from Atlantic White  Cedar. It has a good amount of detail carving including a split tail and carved primary feathers. The bill is carved from a single piece of White Ash and inserted through the head and held in place with a cut mortise and Walnut wedge. Painted in oils with multiple layers of glaze for a soft feathering effect and hand rubbed to a warm patina. This is a large and classic shorebird measuring 19 inches tip to tail. 


Offered at $375.00

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All prices include a steel display stand and insured priority shipping.

A Long Bill Curlew carved with an unusual head down position also in Atlantic White Cedar with spit tail. This 7" long bill is carved from a single piece of White Ash and inserted through the head with a cut mortise and a Walnut wedge. The primaries are individually incised carved and the decoy has black German glass eyes. Measuring a full 20 inches from bill tip to tail with detailed painting in oils with a soft patina.


Offered at $350.00

An exceptional oversize Golden Plover Shorebird. Carved from Eastern White Pine and painted in oils then hand rubbed to a fine patina. Detailed drop wing carving of the primary feathers. The bill is carved from one piece of White Ash and is fully inserted through the head and held in place by a mortise with a Walnut wedge. German glass eyes. Stand Included.  This carving is being offered at the Copley Fine Art Winter Decoy Auction at Charleston, SC on Feburary 16, 2018

SOLD

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Final Price $492.00

A preening life size Greater Yellowlegs carved in Atlantic White Cedar with cut wing detail. With individual primary feathers, this decoy is painted in oils in a simple style typical of old gunning birds. The bill is White Ash inserted through the head and morticed, then the tip of the bill is also morticed into the body. Measures 10" breast to tail. The eyes are German glass.


This carving is offered at $275.00 and includes a steel stand. Available  for purchase    exclusively at: www.AmericanSportingClassics.com

Please click on this link and go to
Tom Reed's website to purchase this and other carvings.

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On this page I am offering carvings that are available for sale. It takes a great deal of time to complete each carving and they are sold fairly quickly. Please check back often to this page, or contact the dealers listed below. Every carving is different and each of these dealers has a unique selection of decoys available. They will be happy to provide you information and photos. Thank you.

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American Black Bellied Plover in breeding  plumage. Carved in Atlantic White Cedar this shorebird has detailed carving of the wings and a split tail. The bill is one piece of White Ash inserted through the head and morticed with a Walnut wedge spline and solid black eyes. Painted in oils and hand rubbed to a soft traditional patina.


Offered at $275.00




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How to Purchase...

All items offered for sale, either new creations, or carvings I made years ago, will be sold through a few selected decoy dealers.  David O'Neal from Ocracoke, NC, I have know since his Coast Guard days nearly forty years ago. David is the premier dealer of quality decoys in North Carolina and a true gentleman. Visiting his store, Downpoint Decoy Shop, in Ocracoke is a treat for all collectors.  Tom Reed is very well know throughout the decoy community and is a second generation decoy collector and dealer. Tom operates the primer web site www.AmericanSportingClassics.com  offering highly collectable decoys and American sporting art, as well as exhibiting at all the major decoy shows and national auctions. Gary Campbell is also one of Americas most respected dealers and collectors. Gary operates the internets number one site for collectable decoys and shorebirds, www.Old-Decoys.com With decades of experience, and a reputation for offering the best in quality carvings, Gary can also be found exhibiting at all the best decoy shows and national auctions. Joe Engers is the publisher of Decoy Magazine and offers premium decoys and shorebirds at shows and through his website, www.Decoymag.com/Marketplace  Joe is one of Americas most knowledgeable collectors, and has written and edited multiple books on decoys. I have provided complete information on each of these dealers and their websites at the bottom of this page. All will have a limited number of carvings available, but they change frequently, so contact them directly to see what is available.

The Decoys shown above may be purchased directly through this site by contacting me via email cspiron1@nc.rr.com or at 919-920-2128.

Other selected carvings are available through...


Mr. David O'Neal

Downpoint Decoy Shop

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Phone 252-928-3269 Shop

Phone 252-928-4121 Home

 oldboy@embarqmail.com



Mr. Tom Reed

American Sporting Classics

Mt.Plesant, South Carolina

Phone 410-924-1095

Tom@AmericanSportingClassics.com

www.AmericanSportingClassics.com


Mr. Gary Campbell

Old-Decoys

Onancock, Virginia

Phone 757-787-7242

Decoys1@verizon.net

www.Old-Decoys.com


Mr. Joe Engers

Decoy Marketplace

Lewes, Delaware

Phone 302-644-9001

decoymag@aol.com

www.decoymag.com/marketplace/




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A Greater Yellowlegs Shorebird.  Carved in Atlantic White Cedar, this shorebird has detailed carving of the wings and a split tail. The bill is one piece of White Ash inserted through the head and morticed with a Walnut wedge spline. The eyes are German glass. Painted in oils and hand rubbed to a soft traditional patina. Measuring about 16" tip to tail.This carving is offered at $275.00 and available exclusively through www.Old-Decoys.com   Gary Campbell's website. 

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An oversized Black Bellied Plover carved from Eastern White Pine and painted in oils representing breeding plumage. Detailed primary wing carving. Over 12" from tip to tail. The bill is carved from one piece of White Ash and is fully inserted through the head and held in place by a cut mortise with a Walnut wedge. Black German glass eyes. Stand Included. Offered at $ 425.00

A life size Greater Yellowlegs  carved in Atlantic White Cedar. This is a very special bird with   dropped tail primaries. This carving shows the texture of the spoke shave and rasp. The decoy is all one piece with deeply carver wing pockets. The bill is one piece of White Ash inserted through the head and morticed with a Walnut wedge spline and solid black glass eyes. Painted in artist oils and hand rubbed to a soft traditional patina. Twelve inches from bill to tail.


Offered at $395.00 exclusively by...

Joe Engers Decoy Marketplace

www.Decoymag.com/marketplace/


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This detailed carving of a Dowitcher is life size and plump, measuring 16" tip to tail. The carving has well define detailed incised primary feathers. Painted in oils and presenting an aged patina. Signature is carved in the bottom of the decoy. This work is in Atlantic White Cedar and the bill is carved from White Ash and inserted through the head held in place by a Walnut wedge. The steel stand is included.


Offered at $375.00

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