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Decoys Unlimited, Inc

Post Office Box 206

2320 Main Street

West Barnstable , Massachusetts

USA   02668-0206

Telephone : 508-362-2766

Fax : 508-375-6367

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  • History & Reputation

    Situated in Cape Cod, Decoys Unlimited, Inc., was established in Massachusetts in 1970, and entered the realm of auctions in 1986. Nationally recognized for their dealings in American bird decoys, folk art, and related items, they cater to a superlative audience of collectors, and have partnered with for 15 auctions, to date.

    Decoys Unlimited has set myriad world record sales, which include a rare Massachusetts peep decoy, attributed to the Chipman family, for $31,050; a black-bellied plover by Elmer Crowell, which sold for $40,250; a red-breasted merganser drake by Anthony Crowell, for $50,600; a pintail drake by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, VA, which fetched $69,000; a hollow black-bellied plover decoy, attributed to Tom Wilson, for $74,750; a hollow two-piece peep decoy, attributed to the Chipman family, which sold for $92,000; a Joseph Lincoln widgeon drake, for $97,750; a Canada goose by George Boyd, which garnered $109,250; a black-bellied plover, attributed to Tom Wilson, which sold for $120,750; a Massachusetts yellowlegs decoy, attributed to the Chipman family, which brought in $143,750; an early Elmer Crowell bufflehead drake, which sold for $207,000; and a feeding willet by Thomas Wilson, for $220,000.

    Services & Staff

    With owners Ted and Judy Harmon at the helm, Decoys Unlimited offers its extensive knowledge base in the appraisal of your items, at no cost or obligation. Email submissions are accepted, and detailed descriptions and photographs are requested for each item.

    Submissions may also be mailed directly to their office in Massachusetts.

    Decoys Unlimited publishes full-color catalogs for each auction, which are available for online perusal, here.

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    Decoys Unlimited maintains a wonderfully exhaustive website, with information regarding recent sales and upcoming auctions, in addition to a comprehensive list of record sales. One may also sign up for their mailing list, to stay informed.

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