Lot 418: Rare and exceptional blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century.

Guyette & Deeter

November 8, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
Easton, MD, US
0 saved

More About this Item


Description: Rare and exceptional blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century. Fewer than 18 of this so called "dust jacket" style plover are known to exist. They represent the most recognized and coveted of Crowell's shorebirds by collectors. Over 11" long. The raised wings, raised carved primaries, dropped tail and wet on wet ble
Condition Report: There is a natural flaw in the wood running from one side of the neck down to the mid primary region and being characterized by an early thin crack which shows some early filler; small amount of touchup to the flaw and to a small paint flake next to it; o
Literature: "Call to the Sky The Decoy Collection of James M. McCleery, M.D.", Exhibition catalog by Robert Shaw, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, October 1992-January 1993, p. 15, exact decoy; "The McCleery Auction", hardbound book chronicling the sale of the McC
Provenance: Collection of James M. McCleery, M.D.
Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa
Shipping: After payment is received we automatically send purchases via United Parcel Service COD with a signature required, unless otherwise specified. There is a charge for the shipping costs, insurance, as well as a UPS COD and Signature Required fee. We can not ship via UPS or FedEx to a PO box, so please be sure to include your street address. If you wish to have the purchases shipped by any other method, you must contact our office to make those arrangements. Shipping is done on a first come, first served basis, and can take up to four weeks.
Buyer's Premium
$0 - 100,000: 18.0%
$100,001+: 13.0%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $999 $100
$1,000 $9,999 $250
$10,000 $19,999 $500
$20,000 $99,999 $2,500
$100,000+ $5,000
Payment Information: You will be notified of your succesful bids with a bill, the day after the auction has ended. PAYMENT IS DUE UPON RECEIPT. A late charge will be assessed on all balances not paid, at the rate of 12% APR commencing thirty days after the bill is sent. If any accounts become more than 60 days overdue, the consignor will be given the name of the buyer who is responsible for holding up their funds.
Shipping: After payment is received we automatically send purchases via United Parcel Service COD with a signature required, unless otherwise specified. There is a charge for the shipping costs, insurance, as well as a UPS COD and Signature Required fee. We can not ship via UPS or FedEx to a PO box, so please be sure to include your street address. If you wish to have the purchases shipped by any other method, you must contact our office to make those arrangements. Shipping is done on a first come, first served basis, and can take up to four weeks.
Buyer's Premium: The buyer's premium assessed on each selling lot, is 15% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000, and 10% on any amount in excess of $100,000. If using a credit card, the buyer's premium assessed on each selling lot, is 18% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000, and 13% on any amount in excess of $100,000.
Taxes on your purchase: There is a 6% Sales Tax in Maryland
Condition Statement: We have attempted to make a consistent effort in cataloging and correctly describing the property being auctioned. The catalog descriptions are guaranteed for authenticity and condition. Should the need arise, the auctioneer reserves the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block, at the time of the sale.
View full terms and conditions