49th Annual Antique Decoy, Fishing & Sporting Collectibles Show

As always, more than 80 vendor tables on display by dealers from 6 states and three auction houses represented.



Craig Kessler



Steve Sanford



Vendors should contact Ben Sohm at 516-776-4721


For Travelers: Hotel Information

Radisson Hotel 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Hauppague, NY Website Info: 

Brandt shooting on the Atlantic (1962)


 We appreciate everyone’s efforts and contributions.

Club members Jim Hunt and Mary Meyer handled the mail-in birds.  Bill McKinley & Mary helped register the entries and handle lots of other tasks throughout the day – thanks to all!

Finally, we want to express our appreciation for our panels of Judges:

Al McCormick Gunning Class Judges ~ Dick Richardson, Ben Sohm and George Combs III

Shang Wheeler Heritage Class Judges ~ Tom Stewart, Peter Palumbo and Andy Kazanecki.

Al McCormick Gunning Class Black Duck by Mike Braden, Tom’s River, NJ

Al McCormick Gunning Class Broadbill

Al McCormick Gunning Class Whistler by Joe Daly of Franklin Square, NY

Al McCormick Gunning Class Shelldrake

Al McCormick Gunning Class Brant

Shang Wheeler Heritage Class Puddlers

Shang Wheeler Heritage Class Divers

Shang Wheeler Heritage Class Oldsquaw by Robin Oliver of Manahawkin, NJ

Shang Wheeler Class Black Scoter by Heck Rice of Hanover, VA

Shang Wheeler Heritage Class Canada Goose by Robin Oliver of Manahawkin, NJ

We look forward to seeing even more carvers and their work next winter.  The 2019 Annual Show will feature Atlantic Brant – the history, biology and gunning of this graceful Arctic goose.  In addition to many antique decoys, we will also feature contemporary Brant stool.  So, if you carve Brant, please plan to join us.

All the best,

Steve Sanford


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