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Decoy Magazine - May/June 2015 issue -- Vol. 39, No. 3:

Collectors
Corner

Ward broadbills:
Reassembling a rig


Profiles of
Distinction

Catching the eye
of today’s collectors


Charles Ellis
McCoy

A Barnegat decoy
maker of
many talents

(ON THE COVER): Whether Charles Sumner Bunn or Bill Bowman made some of the finest shorebirds ever crafted on Long Island has continued to be a controversial topic for decoy collectors, with some accepting the latest documented research and others sticking with legend and lore. But what if they were made in the 20th century
long after Bowman reportedly died? See our cover story on page 8

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 IN THIS ISSUE

DATING THE CHARLES SUMNER BUNN SHOREBIRDS • 8
COLLECTORS CORNER • 14
Ward broadbills: Reassembling a rig
WATERFOWLING HERITAGE • 18
Memories of the North Shore Gun Club
PROFILES OF DISTINCTION • 24
Catching the eye of today’s collectors
CHARLES ELLIS MCCOY • 30
A Barnegat decoy maker of many talents
BILL VEASEY • 34
Winner of Ward Museum’s “Living Legend Award”
A TALE OF AN
AMERICAN ROBIN HOOD • 38

  

DEPARTMENTS

BOOK REVIEW • 20
Celebrating the Pte. Mouillee Shooting Club
AUCTION NEWS • 21
Hudson flyers top Barfield’s“Sportsman’s Auction”
CALENDAR • 22
Upcoming shows, auctions and vintage competitions
CLASSIFIEDS • 44
Buy, sell and swap your favorites

  
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