This 203 page hard cover book is a very nice representation of the outstanding display at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in 2019. The exhibit showcased more than 200 world class decoys. ...
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"Perdew an Illinois River Tradition" book by Ann Tandy Lace. This hard cover 272 page book is brand new, unopened in the plastic wrapping as shown in first two pictures. ...
P.S. Olt Timberhole duck call, Model TH-96 Duck Call, near mint condition. Pekin, Illinois.
Decoys and Decoy Carvers of Illinois by Parmalee & Loomis. This is THE Illinois River Decoy Carvers "bible" for reference books. This 505 page hardcover book is in very good...
Very nice pair of Ken Weeks Pintails, Bureau Illinois. Decoys are third size, comb painting, slightly turned heads, and "K.Weeks" brand on botom. Very nicely done example of Weeks decoys. ...
Shorebird with driftwood stand by Charlie Moore, Dekalb Illinois. Shorebird is signed on the bottom. Stands 12" tall and is 16" from end of bill to tip of tail.
Pair of Wooddduck Mini decoys by Eddie Moore, LaSalle Illinois. Decoys measure 3-3/4" long, 1/2 to 2" wide, and 1-3/4" tall. Each have his traditional nickel traced stamp on the...
Decoys and Decoy Carvers of Illinois by Parmalee & Loomis. This is THE Illinois River Decoy Carvers "bible" for reference books. This 506 page softcover book is a MUST for...
Hadden Perdew Duck Call. "CHAS. H. PERDEW, HENRY, ILL." stamped on barrel. Brass reed, call is in good shape.
Pair of working woodducks by long time Illinois River carver Jim Slack, Pekin Illinois. These full size decoys each have rigging hook and lead strip weights on bottom with "J.H.S....
Dudley Style Canvasback by Charles Moore, Dekalb Illinois. Very nicely done, glass eyes, comb painting. Measures 13" long, 5-1/2" wide, and 7" tall.
Bert Graves, Peoria Illinois. Pintail Drake with old hunter overpaint. Circa 1930's, decoy has glass eyes, comb painting, original Graves weight. Very nice old working decoy, measures 18" long, 5"...
Unusual Mallard Drake made by Charles Moore, Dekalb Illinois. Decoy has raised wings, is dated and signed on bottom along with his sticker. Decoy stands 7-1/2" tall, 6-1/2" wide, and...
"The Workshop" by Wendall Sherman, Streator Illinois. This wooden workshop scene is all hand carved pieces which include the carver, his tools, decoys in different stages, dog, mice, as well...
Bert Graves Mallard Drake, lead weight on bottom, Peoria Illinois. Circa 1920's, this hollow decoy has some original paint, one glass eye, one tack-eye. This hollow decoys measures 17" long,...
Pair of Pintails by Jim Slack, Pekin Illinois. Decoys have glass eyes, comb and scratch painting, nice example of Mr. Slack's work. Bottoms each have lead weight with "J H...
Very nice pair of Mini Mallards by Bill Ellena, Monticello Illinois. Detailed paint, nicely carved, decoys each measure 5" long, 1-3/4" wide, and 2" tall.
Mini Mallard Hen by Bud Hinck, Washburn Illinois. Glass eyes, slightly raised wings, measuring 5-1/2" long, 2" wide, and 3" tall.
T.J. Hooker Woodduck, nicely done, comb painting, and "T.J.'s RIG" brand on bottom. Measures 14" long, 5" wide, 5" tall.
Mini Mallard Drake by Artie Bennett (Arthur Behmetuik). Decoy has comb painting, detailed raised wing feathers. Old hairline crack on neck. Artie is the last surviving carver in the Illinois...
Louie Bicochi Greenhead adjustable duck call, metal stopper, Pat. No. 2556388 on barrel. This working call is in good condition, LaSalle Illinois
Wood Duck, half size, slightly turned head by long time Illinois River carver Charles Moore, Dekalb Illinois. Decoy has comb painting, glass eyes, signed and dated on bottom "1976". Measures...
Joe Jaroski duck call, very nicely carved. Has water label that is in very good condition, stopper is signed/dated. DuQuoin, Illinois
All original, Fred Destri Yellow Legs Shorebird. Spring Valley, Illinois, Circa 1970. Metal bill, glass eye, on wooden stand. Slightly separated neck seam as shown in pictures. Measures 13" tall,...
Untouched, P.S. Olt Keyhole duck call. Pekin Illinois
Dave Frier Blue Wing Teal Drake. Decoy is signed on bottom, has glass eyes, comb painting. Nice example of Mr. Frier's work. Circa 1980's. Decoy measures 12" long, 4" wide,...
Pair of Miniature Mallards by Huck Brown. These Illinois River minis each have "HCB" carved on the bottom. Both measure 3" long, 1-1/2" wide, and 1-1/2" tall.
Otto Garren Bufflehead, Canton Illinois. Extremely rare Illinois River species, this hollow decoy is all original, glass eyes, lead weight and rigging hook on bottom, Circa 1920's. Decoy measures 12"...
Quarter size Illinois River Pintail. Unknown carver, glass eyes, all original. Decoy measures 9-1/2" long, 2-1/2" wide, and 3-1/4" tall.
Morning Dove made by long time carvers Jim Slack and Charlie Moore. Signed on bottom, measures 11" from beak to tail, 3" wide, and about 5" tall.
Rigmate pair of Wilford Bush Mallards, Pekin Illinois Circa 1930's. All original, decoys have lead weights on the bottom, and measure 16-1/2" long, 5" wide, and 6-1/2" tall.
Perdew Style Preening Mallard Hen by long time Illinois River Carver, Charles Moore, Dekalb Illinois. Decoy has Charlie's traditional comb painting, and Perdew style lead weight on the bottom. Decoy...
P.S. Olt Keyhole Duck Call. Pekin Illinois. Call is all original and untouched.
Perdew Style Mallard Hen by Charles Moore, Dekalb Illinois. Decoy has Charlie's traditional comb painting and lead weight on the bottom. Decoy measures 17" long, 5" wide, and 7" tall....
Charles Perdew Crow Call. "Chas. H. Perdew, Henry, ILL" on barrel.
Charles Perdew Mallard Drake, Henry Illinois Circa 1930's. Decoy has been very nicely restored, comb painting and detailed feathers. Measures 16" long, 5" long, and 7" tall.
Very early Wood Duck by Charles Moore. Slightly turned head, glass eyes, signed and dated on bottom. Decoy measures 13-1/2" long, 4" wide, and 5-1/2" tall.
Charles Perdew Cedar Duck Call. Wedge block and reed have been replaced. "CHAS. H, PERDEW, HENRY, ILL" on barrel.
Classic Red Cedar Hadden Perdew Duck Call, very good condition. "CHAS H. PERDEW, HENRY, ILL" stamped on barrel
Charlie Moore, Red Head Drake. Charlies traditional comb painting, glass eyes, comb painting, signed/dated on bottom.
P.S. Olt Keyhole duck call, Pekin Illinois.
Perdew Mallard Drake repainted by Helen Hageman. Circa 1920's, neck reinforcement, "HJC", lead weight and rigging hook on bottom, . Measures 17" long, 6" wide, and 8" tall.
Perry Wilcoxen Mallard. Originally a drake, painted as a hen. Circa 1920's, lead weight and rigging hook on bottom. Measures 13" long, 4-1/2" wide, and 6" tall.
All original miniature Mallard Drake. Herman Fouts, 1880-1957, Liverpool Illinois. Decoy measures 4" long, 1-1/2" wide, and 1-3/4" tall.
Hector "Heck" Whittington Blue Wing Teal, Oglesby Illinois. Slightly turned head, branded on bottom "Heck Whittington Oglesby ILL 1969". Also has a sticker on the bottom from the International Decoy...
Detroit grade Mason Pintail repainted as a Mallard Drake by Henry Holmes. Rigging hook with string and lead weight still attached, as well as lead weight on bottom. Comb painting,...
Fred Allen duck call, Monmouth, Illinois. Measures 5" long.
Perry Wilcoxen Ring Neck Drake. Circa 1930's, mostly original paint, Liverpool, Illinois. Most likely from Perry's rig, "PWW" on bottom. Measures 11-1/2" long, 5-1/2" wide, and 5-/2" tall.