H&F Collectibles Magazine Store - Books

To Order Books Featured in the Store: Call: (336) 593-9477 Email: SVanEtten@HFCollectibles.com Write: H&FC Magazine, PO Box 40, Lawsonville, NC 27022


Saginaw Bay: Waterfowl Hunting and Decoy Carvers

by William A. Stout

A new 373-page, hardcover book that records the history of duck hunting and decoy carving from the late 1800s to end of 1900s in Saginaw Bay region of Lake Huron (Great Lakes). Features many Michigan decoy makers, hunt clubs/outfitters, and hunters and their tales. Also describes changes in Bay Area's hunting over last 150 years. Super abundant color photos of region's decoys make this a valuable reference work. 450 color & vintage B&W photos; many maps.

$59.95 + $4.95 S&H.
"Wildfowler Decoys" book cover

Wildfowler Decoys

by Richard Cowan and Richard LaFountain

"Foreword" by Timothy Sieger. New book tells complete Wildfowler story, providing both new and experienced collectors with detailed knowledge about the history of the factory. Over 700 illustrations/photos help collectors identify products produced over a period of 50 years. Hardcover, full-color, 240 pages.

Price: $59.95 + $4.95 S&H. NY residents add $5.25 sales tax.
"North American Factory Decoys" book cover

North American Factory Decoys

by Kenneth L. Trayer

Comprehensive and authoritative "Pictorial Identification and Reference Guide" to U.S. and Canadian Factory Decoys. Nearly 1,100 photos; almost 900 in color. 400 hardbound pages filled with new historical research. Covers factory made decoys from mid-1800s to 1970.

Price: $69.95 + $5.00 S&H
"Duck Calls of Illinois: 1863-1963" book cover

Duck Calls of Illinois: 1863-1963

by Robert D. Christensen

This is the authoritative illustrated history and guide for Illinois duck calls. It charts the "Golden Age" of handcrafted duck calls, covering more than 100 Illinois call makers. Over 500 black & white photos with 4 full-color illustrations. 200 pages. Available in hardcover clothbound and leather editions.

Clothbound: $65.00 + $5.00 S&HLeather: $150.00 + $5.00 S&H
"Ira D. Hudson and Family: Chincoteague Carvers" book cover

Ira D. Hudson and Family: Chincoteague Carvers

by Henry H. Stansbury

Great history of Ira Hudson and his family and the decoys they created. Countless color photos of the very best (and rarest) examples of Hudson's decoys. Many vintage photos of the Hudson family and the Chincoteague locale where they worked and lived. 160 pages on glossy stock; hardcover.

Price: $50.00 + $4.00 S&H

Perdew: An Illinois River Tradition

by Ann Tandy Lacy

This is the story of Charles and Edna Perdew told and illustrated against the backdrop of the halcyon days of duck hunting in the Illinois River country. The book is a magnificent and comprehensive history of this era in both word and picture. The decoys and calls made by the Perdews are beautifully documented with countless color photos. Many historic, vintage photos add flavor to the book. The 89-year life of Charles Perdew (1874-1963) spanned the market hunting era, the golden years of waterfowling over wooden decoys, and the early years of the decoy collecting era. This is a must-have book for anyone who is a serious decoy collector and/or a lover of the history of that period when the shooting of wildfowl was for many, not only sport, but necessity.

Price: $60.00 + $5.00 S&H.
Limited Edition (200), numbered with leatherette binding: $120.00 + $5.00 S&H.

Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Encyclopedia of the Early Years - 1840 to 1940

by Dudley Murphy and Rick Edmisten

This 416-page book is truly an encyclopedia of information, both textual and photographic, of vintage, collectible fishing lures. Thousands of full color photos and a wealth of historical information are provided for serious collectors of antique lures. This book has become the bestselling title on collectible fishing lures published by Collector Books.

Price: $29.95 + $5.00 S&H.

Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Era - 1940 to Present

by Dudley and Deanie Murphy

This 413-page, hardcover book is considered by many lure collectors to be the most useful reference available on post-1940 vintage antique fishing lures. More than 3,500 lures are shown in full color. In addition to the major "Big Six" companies and miscellaneous lure makes, this book provides insight to spinning lures, folk art lures, and contemporary collectibles. This volume combines the presentation of significant historical information, realistic values, and crisp photography.

Price: $29.95 + $5.00 S&H.

The Art of the Creel

by Hugh Chatham and Dan McLain

Beautiful, 196-page, hardcover, coffee table book is filled with full-color photos and text for more than 200 vintage and collectible creels. It provides readers with "a photographic perspective on a wide variety of creels, their makers, their materials, and their artistic appeal." Pertinent information is also provided "about the history and makers of the creels." Bibliographical references and index are provided. A "must have" for all serious tackle collectors and historians.

Price: $40.00 + $9.00 S&H.

Gunnin' Birds: Decoys of Back Bay,Virginia, Currituck Sound, Dare County... in North Carolina

by Kroghie Andresen

The author of this new book has been a collector of North Carolina and Back Bay, Virginia decoys since 1979. Over the years his collection has grown to more than 1,100 birds. This new book of nearly 400 pages documents many decoy carvers of the region about whom very little (or nothing at all) was known. Detailed historical information and photos are presented for the mid-Atlantic coastal area running from Back Bay, Virginia and Knotts Island south to Currituck Sound and Dare County, North Carolina. This is a must-have book for any serious decoy collector.

Price: $70.00 plus $7.00 S&H. (North Carolina residents add $5.00 state tax.)

Decoys: North America's 100 Greatest

by Loy S. Harrell, Jr.

This 208-page, hardbound, coffee table book is an important reference volume for every serious decoy collector. Full-page color photos of the vintage decoys that the author and "a panel of renowned North American decoy collectors" selected as "North America's One Hundred Greatest" are the heart of this book. Each decoy photo is accompanied (on a facing page) by a textual narrative that describes the decoy's history and importance. The "100 Greatest" are indexed by both species and carver/ maker. The author spent 18 months traveling across North America assembling and photographing the decoys in this volume.

Price: $35.00 + $4.00 S&H

Decoys of Lake Champlain

by Loy S. Harrell

This hardcover 136-page book is the authoritative and comprehensive source for information about the historic decoys from Lake Champlain which centers in the region of upstate Vermont and New York and southern Quebec. The author's research and photography capture the history and beauty of the Champlain Valley and its lake where the first recorded sightings of decoys in North America were made. Many color and black & white photos of historic decoys. This 1986 book has long been out of print, and only a few copies remain.

Price: $50.00 + $3.00 S&H.

Waterfowl of the World in Miniature Carvings

by Robert G. Kerr & Text by Tom Davis

This 1100-copy, limited edition, 148-page hardcover book (with dustjacket), is an art collector quality work. Renowned carver, Robert Kerr, over a period of years, carved one-fifth size, decorative, miniature pairs of every duck, goose, and swan in the world. The book contains 211 full-color photos. 192 pairs of waterfowl are pictured as well as some of Kerr's early working decoys and full-size decoratives. Tom Davis' text gives insights into the life of Bob Kerr and his incredible carving project.

Price: $50.00 + $10.00 S&H.

The McCleery Auction

Produced and edited by Ronald J. Gard and Robert Shaw

Only a small number of copies of this Limited Edition book are still available. The historic, landmark auction of the Dr. James M. McCleery premiere decoy collection took place in Jan., 2000. This book records the story not only of the auction, but of the collector, the historic decoys and their makers, and, indeed, something of the "history" of decoy collecting in America. Wonderful color photos and invaluable text.

Price: $150.00 + $10.00 S&H.
"Pascagoula Decoys" book cover

Pascagoula Decoys

by Joe Bosco

The author of this 2003 hardcover, 159-page book hopes that it will "become the definitive history of the decoy companies that were located in this small South Mississippi community." The book charts the history of such important operations as Animal Trap and Pascagoula Decoy companies. Extensive historical text and many excellent color plates and vintage photos.

Price: $35.00 + $4.00 S&H.

Decoys: Sixty Living and Outstanding North American Carvers

by Loy S. Harrell, Jr.

A much needed new book for the decoy community. The author has selected 60 contemporary carvers who"epitomize the best in form and paint" and "are recognized by their peers as being at the top of their craft." Each carver is covered with a biography and 3 full-page color photos that include a wood duck and 2 other species. A very helpful guide to collectible, living carvers. Hardcover with 256 pages and 180 full-page, color, decoy photos.

Price: $45.00 + $4.00 S&H.

Classic Hunting Collectibiles

by Hal Boggess

Special Ltd. Edition of 100 This is a special, goldembossed, hardcover edition of 100 copies, a good number of which have already been sold. The book has 100s of color photos of hunting-related collectibles. Vintage calendars, posters, die-cuts, catalogs, firearms company advertising covers, fobs, medals, pinbacks, shellbox crates, etc., are pictured and priced in this must-hve books for serious collectors.

Price: $125.00 plus $5.00 S&H.

One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes: 1856-1956

by Ray T. Giles & Daniel L. Shuey

This 312-page, hardcover book is a virtual encyclopedia of Winchester cartridge boxes from 1856-1956. Over 1400 full-color photos of boxes, many of which are extremely rare. Pictures supported by significant text recording the history of boxes. Book has "Pricing Guide" and "Rarity Guide." More than 100 different caliber boxes are shown. (Focus not on shotshell or .22 boxes.) A "must have" book for all cartridge box collectors.

Price: $69.95 plus $5.00 S&H.

To Order Books Featured in the Store: Call: (336) 593-9477 Email: SVanEtten@HFCollectibles.com Write: H&FC Magazine, PO Box 40, Lawsonville, NC 27022