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Mister Mitchell was a close friend of the Ward brothers and they exchanged decoys and paintings and other artifacts. Buy Ward Bros Decoys on eBay now! 1936 Hand . C $5,054.01 0 bids + C $64.80 shipping . Very nice and scarce "High tail " model Canada Goose decoy by the Ward Brothers, Crisfield, MD. Welcome back to the Ward Brothers Workshop Gallery! Early pair of matched miniature Redheads by the Ward Bros. c.1950. 1936 Hand Painted Ward Bros Pintail Duck By Joe Seme Mini Decoy 4.25l X 2.25t. Excellent all original paint and condition. The Ward BrothersLemuel T. (1896-1984) and Stephen (1895-1976) Crisfield, MD, 1925 17 1/4 in. Image courtesy of Ward Museum. He specializes in precise replicas of the much-sought-after works of the last generation of master carvers such as Elmer Crowell, Shang Wheeler, Lem Dudley, Ward Brothers … And then there is a pair of canvassbacks which was donated by the maker Madison Mitchell himself to the museum. Ward & Bro. Ward Bros. & Rosseau Decoys Top Copley’s Record Setting $2.4 Million Winter Sale 2019 Ammoland Inc. Posted on March 7, 2019 March 7, 2019 by F Riehl, Editor in Chief Balsa body with raised wing tips and slightly turned head. 5 3/4” high and 6” long. Recently, at a major New York auction house, a collection of twelve L.T. Hence, more people needed decoys, so the Ward brothers’ sales drastically increased. Ward Brothers - Canvasbacks Special Agent Paul Doyle chronicles his years as an This week Rich Smoker is back to walk us through Ward brothers decoys--from sturdy hunting stools to delicate decorative decoys, many made close to a century ago. In the 1920s, they quickly found local notoriety with carvings such as this pintail. The brothers, specifically Lem, consistently experimented with new carving and painting techniques to get as accurate and lifelike as possible. Tom Taber Rare Vintage Ducks Unlimited Solid 4lbs! Mallard drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Minimal wear in near and has some very lite gunning wear and weight and line tie removed. 8. Bluebill by Nathan Rowley Horner. Valuing decoys is almost more art than science. 1/3 size pintail drake, Ward brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. 1948 balsa style with slightly turned head and upswept, inserted tail. Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum houses one of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled. Museum programs bring people of all ages together through exploration of … Self-subsistence in the Chesapeake Bay area during the 30s focused on waterfowl hunting. By the 1930s, they were shipping birds to Chicago and California. Nice original stiple paint and both are signed exactly the same on the underside. Bishops head gun club black duck by the Ward Brothers. The Ward brothers' decoys by Ronald J. Gard, 1989, T.B. It was around this time that Lem began making decorative decoys that were destined for the collector's shelf." Bluewing teal hen by John Holly. working decoys sold for close to $400,000. $11.73 Ward Brothers decoys can be generally categorized into five carving periods. Measures 17 1/4 long. Ward Brothers Crisfield, Maryland "Barbers by trade, Lem and Steve Ward began working as a decoy carving team in their father Travis' shop in Crisfield, Maryland in 1918. For the past 49 years, he has worked in the art of hand-carving and painting reproductions of antique waterfowl decoys. C $92.01 7 bids + shipping . Learn about the evolution of Ward decoy making, and take a trip through time. 8" Provenance: Dr. Darner collection The Ward Museum is a cherished part of its local community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and far beyond. CONDITION: Very good and original. No Results for "ward bros decoys. Minnesota Leech Lake Indian Bluebill Duck Hunting Decoy - Decoys - Folk Art. Condition: Very minimal wear, original. $1751.00. Found your item at a better price with one of our competitors? Balsa body matched pair, snakey head design, cedar head & tail, slightly turned heads. Identified, signed, and dated 1958 on the underside. Carriage Bolts . Balsa bodies with cedar heads. Paint is very strong, clean and dry. 6. Both of the Ward Brothers were waterfowl hunters and guides. Jon Deeter discussed that subject with Antiques and The Arts Weekly and used decoys by the Ward Brothers to illustrate the subject. Measures 9 1/2 long. Ward Brothers were a couple of barbers from Maryland who, during the early 1900’s, supplemented their incomes by carving decoys to sell to the waterfowl hunters in the Northeast. Jun 8, 2017 - Explore Fred Guse's board "Ward Bros." on Pinterest. Retains original rigging. Reel Co. edition, in English The early period, from 1916 to about 1932, includes a wide range of styles that seem to defy the chronology of the dates that are often written on the decoy bottoms, if one tried to assemble them in order of the degree of refinement in their carving and painting. Harold Haetel - Cork Woods. Similar to Ward Bros Decoys on eBay. Premium Delivery. Soon the Brothers were known throughout the area for their fine hunting decoys. Ward Brothers Duck Decoys From ducks and geese to trout and frogs, vintage decoys have become valuable relics of early American fishing and hunting. The hen still has an early $25 sticker though it has fallen off of the drake. Many private hunting clubs had came into existence on the Chesapeake Bay , some within 15 miles of Crisfield. The weight was … Bluewing teal hen by John Graham. 1pc Siemens Siemens 6fc5548-0ac13-0aa0 Driver Tested. Next week we'll start focusing on the Ward bros' remarkable and innovative decorative work. One is this coot decoy, which is a very rare species by makers in this area. See more ideas about Decoy carving, Bird carving, Duck decoys. DOWNLOAD HERE Hot Shots and Heavy Hits Tales of an Undercover Drug Agent, Paul E. Doyle, Jun 1, 2005, Biography & Autobiography, 220 pages. Darner' written on underside. Many Ward Brothers decoys, included Wigeon, were attributed to the “White Mallard rig.” As reported in Gard and McGrath and confirmed by the Holmes family, all the Ward decoys given to them had a lead balance weight shaped like a horseshoe. The Great Depression in the 1930’s brought even more interest to the decoys. They made and painted their own decoys in their spare time as they worked in their barbering trade. In 2011, an early Ward brothers canvasback sold for $63,250. Price Promise. Ward Brothers Shooting Stools Decoys . C $33.69 6 bids + C $12.96 shipping . Redhead Decoy 1984-1985. As the painter, it was Lem who made the Wards famous, also perhaps because he lived longer, and because of Ida’s lovely-to-read biography, The Story of Lem Ward. . By 1940 the market for decoys would change for several reasons. Tell us, we'll match it! Ward Brothers Canvasback Decoy Head mounted on an oak base. Nice patina and cool paint patterns on this one. Until the 1950s their carvings were cedar body hunting decoys. 1936 mallard hen by the Ward Brothers. ($800 - $1200) CONDITION: Excellent restored paint possibly by the Ward Brothers;a few small dents. The museum has three decoys by him. long A famous and exceptional sculpture, the Kramer canvasback drake received national acclaim along with the hen (lot 94) as it was chosen for the 1978 Paul Shertz print that depicted "the 11 favorite working decoys of Lem and Steve Ward." The sale included about two dozen examples by these prolific carvers … You can see many of the Ward’s decoys there, as well as a replica of their shop at the museum. 7. The Ward brothers' decoys: A collector's guide Lem Ward died in 1984 at 87 years old. long The Ward brothers were among very few carvers who derived commercial success from both hunters and collectors during their lifetimes. Lesser yellowlegs by Daniel Lake Leeds. Cline McAlpine - Mallards. To recognize the Ward brothers’ work, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland opened in 1992 as part of Salisbury University and is the largest collection of Wildfowl art in the World. Decoys were used not only in the commercial supply of fish and game to restaurants, but also for the personal need of feeding one's family. Excellent pair of miniature Canvasbacks by the Ward Brothers c.1950's. The Ward Brothers Lemuel T. (1896-1984) and Stephen (1895-1976) Crisfield, MD, 1936 16 in. Signed by Lem and dated 1948. $1752.94. Lem and Steve Ward were known through out the area for their "counterfeiters in wood". The Ward brothers' decoys: A collector's guide [Ronald J. Gard, Brian J. McGrath] on Amazon.com. The Ward Brothers, The McCleery-O’Brien Canvasback Pair, SOLD FOR $156,000 Mason Decoy Factory, G. K. Schmidt Mallard Pair, SOLD FOR $48,875 Mason Decoy Factory, The Mackey-Muller Long-Tailed Drake, SOLD FOR $42,000 Both have 'Dr. Condition: Very good and entirely original, light wear all … Provenance: Fisher collection ($500 - $800) Ward Brothers is a family furniture store in Doncaster with over 100 years of expertise. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hunting clubs would often send their wooden decoys back to the Ward brothers each year to be rejuvenated with a new coat of paint and repair of any damaged parts, ensuring they remained as realistic as possible. 1pc Siemens . The Ward Brothers' Decoys: A Collector's Guide, Ronald J. Gard, Brian J. McGrath, Thomas B. Reel Company, 1989, 0962015512, 9780962015519, . It has been estimated that between 27,000 and 50,000 decoys -- working, decorative and ornamental -- with the actual number falling somewhere in between -- were made by the Wards. Carriage Bolts Hot Dipped Galvanized Grade 2 W/ Nuts 1/2-13 X 5-1/2'' Qty 2500. Rest assured, your furniture is in safe hands with our expert two man delivery service. Stephen W. and Lemuel T. Ward, Jr.—the Ward Brothers—are legendary in the decoy world as self-proclaimed “Wildfowl Counterfeiters in Wood.” Acclaimed decoy carver Rich Smoker has long admired their work, and in his new workbench project he explains how you can carve and paint three decoys in the Ward Brothers’ style. Exact decoy pictured on page 104 of "Classic New Jersey Decoys," James R. Doherty. Nike Air . R. Doherty a collection of twelve L.T and guides few carvers who derived commercial success from hunters. 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