"Antique Decoys  and Contemporary Carvings"

                                                   UPDATED 12/13/2017





    [ Home ] [ Decoys] [ Shorebirds ] [ Oyster Items ] [ Folk Art ] [ Hunting/Fishing ] [ Antiques ] [ Contact ]


Pay me securely with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card through PayPal! Visa ,MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

     """"""""""""   Newer Sale prices just put on all areas """""""""""""

   " As part of our selling incentive you get a free copy of Loy Harrell's -60 Best Contemporary Carvers- with each purchase of a carver found in his book" which include Bill Cranmer, Bob Seabrook, Russ Allen, George Strunk,

Marty Hanson, among others, a chance to get a great book free with pieces made by "great carvers" of todays scene



  • Take a look many new items have been added and more to come and to help out in this economy we will be featuring some lesser dollar pieces throughout all catagories


   Port Republic Decoys will be featuring many new decoys, artifacts and paper displays at the shop Stop in and browse at our new lower prices     






$17,000.00 Runs great Looks great Factory A/C   New Top super car  $17,000.00

                       289 Engine,Auto.,                Great car and great price!


     New      pieces in the Oyster, Shorebird, Antique and Folk Art sections                                                                                                                                                                      



                                             5 Mackey Ashtrays as can be found in Decoy Mag   

                                  Look under Antiques in this website for these items pretty neat



                             Wayne Reaves Little Egg Harbor NJ Folk Art to the hilt  still available




                                              Wayne Reaves Shorebirds  check out his minis



                                                          A working Bill Cranmer Blackduck                                 




Great Display of Emphrain Hildreth Rio Grande New Jersey  1850 in Tuckerton seaport plus


                                                                  Not for Sale                        




                                                                                     in folk art section

Russ Allen Oceanville New Jersey Hollow Cedar Brant Weathervane which can be mounted on a roof



If you would like an appraisal of a decoy or an identification please send me an email and any description you would like to add. We are very discrete and will answer questions as speedily as possible


My name is Dick Gove and I am the owner of Port Republic Decoys, which is located in the heart of South Jersey decoy country, where I grew up appreciating the whole outdoor concept. I have been an admirer of New Jersey decoys going back to my time as a duck hunter with my dad on Barnegat Bay and a collector starting in the late 1960's, continuing up until present day. As is the case with most collectors, I accumulated too much for my shelves and I found that I had to sell or trade decoys to make room for more & hence Port Republic Decoys was formed. You will find examples of HV Shourds, Rollie Horner, Ward Brothers,Jack Updike,Hurley Conklin, Bill Cranmer,Ira Hudson, John English,John Blair,plus New England, Maryland,Long Island and New York and Canadian Decoys. I also have a large inventory of Oyster tins and memorabilia plus fishing goodies and pond boats and antiques and architectural pieces and painted furniture.My shop is within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and would be worth a ride to the Jersey shore to see the contents.

I am a member of the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association, The Tuckerton Seaport, Potomac Decoy Collectors, East Coast Decoy Association, and the Mid-West Decoy Association. I have set up decoy displays in the Noyes Museum (Oceanville, NJ), Burlington Historical Museum (Burlington, NJ) and the Baymens Museum (Tuckerton, NJ) not only to show off the decoys, but also to give some historical background on the carvers, hunters, and the geographical area which they used for their profession.

All my wares have a total satisfaction guarantee and are shipped professionally boxed and packed. I buy single decoys, whole collections, take trades and also consignments with complete discretion. I will appraise single ducks and whole collections and bid in any major auction with complete discretion. Please feel free to email me or catch up with me at any show or auction with any questions or just plain storytelling.I will be updating my website on a more regular basis now with new decoys and wares so please click in from time to time.

 Port Republic Decoys has acquired many new decoys,shorebirds,folk art and oyster and paper ephemera and during the winter months the shop will be readily available upon phone request. I guarantee you haven't seen anything like this around, its great. I have a very loose schedule so I can accomdate anyone who

wishes to stop around. I am about one hour from Philadelphia, 2 hours from Baltimore and 1 an1/2 hours from New York with easy acess from the GSP and AC Expressway.

 Many new signs will listed as well as new decoys,oyster tins and related gear in the next few weeks keep coming back.


"Go to Hunting and Fishing for a Full size George Strunk Striped Bass for sale, one of only two made"

. This really looks like my shop

Please feel free to e-mail me concerning anything at all and I wlll try to accomodate you.  Port Republic Decoys has just finished a 24` by 24' shop with over 400 quality decoys and shorebirds available. There are also weathervanes, folk art carvings, miniature decoys plus old signs and custom made signs and numerous nautical items for sale with   hours by appointment    609-652-1906     call anytime. Too much stuff

thanks dick gove





Best viewed at 1024x768 resolution with at least 256 colors.