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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Day 1 Summer Decoy Auction July 29, 2010
Auction Description:
Day 1 Summer Decoy Auction July 29, 2010

Day 1 Summer Decoy Auction July 29, 2010

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

259 lots with images

July 29, 2010

Live Auction

250 Market Street

Portsmouth, NH, 03801 USA

259 Lots
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Pair of hollow canvasbacks, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 1: Pair of hollow canvasbacks, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Signed and dated 2002.

Condition Report: Painted and stressed to show use, the condition is excellent.

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Ruddy duck, Mark McNair.

Lot 2: Ruddy duck, Mark McNair.

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Description: A plump little decoy with raised wing carving. signed by the maker.

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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Oversize hollow carved preening blackduck, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 3: Oversize hollow carved preening blackduck, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Carved primaries.

Condition Report: Original paint with slight wear; several small dents.

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Hollow contemporary widgeon drake, Ian McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 4: Hollow contemporary widgeon drake, Ian McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: "I McNAIR" carved into the underside.

Condition Report: Excellent condition in all respects.

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Willet, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 5: Willet, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: "McNair" carved into the underside. Made with two wire legs similar to work done in the Crisfield, Maryland area.

Condition Report: Painted and stressed to look old, the condition is excellent.

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Hollow oversized short billed dowitcher, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 6: Hollow oversized short billed dowitcher, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Painted in spring or breeding plumage, In a running pose. The eyes are carved in relief. "MCNAIR" is carved into the underside.

Condition Report: Painted and stressed to show age, the condition is excellent.

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Exceptional pair of Ontario style canvasbacks,  Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

Lot 7: Exceptional pair of Ontario style canvasbacks, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow carved with particularly fine form. "CTM" is carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; structurally very good.

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Hollow carved brant in the Cobb Island style, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

Lot 8: Hollow carved brant in the Cobb Island style, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Carved eyes and raised "V" wing tip carving. "CTM" is carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; structurally very good.

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Hollow carved Eskimo curlew, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

Lot 9: Hollow carved Eskimo curlew, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Fine paint detail and form. "CTM" is carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; structurally very good.

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Large hollow carved loon, Frank Finney, Cape Charles, Virginia.

Lot 10: Large hollow carved loon, Frank Finney, Cape Charles, Virginia.

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Description: Exhibits raised wings and primaries.

Condition Report: Original paint with some bleeding of the sap though the paint around the breast and tail; very good structurally.

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Two hollow greenwing teal, Ian McNair.

Lot 11: Two hollow greenwing teal, Ian McNair.

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Description: Both signed by the maker. Made in the manner of John Blair of Philadelphia.

Condition Report: One has a crack in the neck, otherwise excellent and original.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Ian McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 12: Pair of canvasbacks, Ian McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Carved wing tips and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; a few small dents.

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Pair of hollow mallards, Davison Hawthorne

Lot 13: Pair of hollow mallards, Davison Hawthorne

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Description: Both signed by the maker. Both show some wing and primary carving.

Condition Report: Both in excellent original condition.

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Curlew carved in the Cobb Island style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 14: Curlew carved in the Cobb Island style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: original paint with minor wear; hit by shot on one side; two small cracks in one side.

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Pair of working blackduck decoys, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

Lot 15: Pair of working blackduck decoys, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

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Description: Both have Hanson stamp and one has a slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Pair of working widgeon decoys, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

Lot 16: Pair of working widgeon decoys, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

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Description: Both are stamped "MARTIN HANSON MAKER". Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Oriignal paint with minor wear; structurally good.

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Pair of blackducks, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

Lot 17: Pair of blackducks, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

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Description: One is a feeder and one in sleeping pose. Both have Hanson stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; wear on keel on feeder.

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Hollow contemporary bluebill hen, Keith Mueller, Connecticut.

Lot 18: Hollow contemporary bluebill hen, Keith Mueller, Connecticut.

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Description: Hollow contemporary bluebill hen, Keith Mueller, Connecticut.

Condition Report: Original condition with some gunning wear;

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Working blackduck in swimming pose, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

Lot 19: Working blackduck in swimming pose, Marty Hanson, Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

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Description: Hanson stamp on underside. Open mouth.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Pintail drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenwood, Delaware.

Lot 20: Pintail drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenwood, Delaware.

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Description: Slightly turned head and detailed feather carving. Signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Dove, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

Lot 21: Dove, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

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Description: Glass eye model with loop feather painting on back.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; minor pitting on metal bill.

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Golden plover in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 22: Golden plover in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Glass eye model.

Condition Report: Minor touch up to breast areas running down to beyond the stick hole; a few light shot marks; overall good structurally.

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Dowitcher, glass eye model in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 23: Dowitcher, glass eye model in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Dowitcher, glass eye model in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear; some later filler and inpainting over a thin crack on one side; a few light shot marks; overall good structurally.

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Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 24: Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Glass eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint that has darkened with age; minor wear; numerous dents in underside; one eyes is missing; a few small dents; old drip of paint near the stick hole.

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Rare widgeon drake, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 25: Rare widgeon drake, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: From the rig of F.B. Rice, and is so branded.

Condition Report: Outstanding original paint shows minor wear and a wonderful mellow surface; a couple of thin tight stress cracks in the neck, and a thin crack on the underside; overall excellent condition.

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Rare merganser hen, Allen Stuart, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 26: Rare merganser hen, Allen Stuart, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Delineated bill carving and carved eyes.

Condition Report: Dry original paint with good patina and minor wear; reglued crack in neck; small surface crack around knot area on one side of back.

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Rigmate pair of mergansers, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Lot 27: Rigmate pair of mergansers, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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Description: Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Original paint with a few small scuffs and minor discoloration; crack in underside of hen.

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Oversize preening blackduck, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Lot 28: Oversize preening blackduck, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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Description: From the Foote rig.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear and some crazing on the tail and the breast; age split runs approximately 3/4 of the length of the back; several small dents.

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Blackduck, Charles Hart, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 29: Blackduck, Charles Hart, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Detailed feather carving. Finely detailed paint pattern.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; two "in the making" filled craxks in the body.

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Bluebill drake and hen, Keyes Chadwick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Lot 30: Bluebill drake and hen, Keyes Chadwick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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Description: Bluebill drake and hen, Keyes Chadwick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Condition Report: Both in good original paint with mino wear; the drake has some flaking to the paint on the body and head; both have drying cracks on the underside.

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Redhead drake, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Lot 31: Redhead drake, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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Description: Redhead drake, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Condition Report: Crack in back; tiny dent at tip of tail, otherwise very good and original.

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Bluebill drake, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Lot 32: Bluebill drake, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear, mostly on one side; small crack in breast; age split in underside.

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Blackduck, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Lot 33: Blackduck, Keyes Chadwick, Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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Description: Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint with a few small rubs; age split in underside.

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Oversized Canada goose slat decoy, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

Lot 34: Oversized Canada goose slat decoy, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

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Description: Measures 38 " long and 22 1/2" tall.

Condition Report: Original paint shows moderate wear; some damage and piece of wood missing to the neck where it attaches to the body; some damage to the wooden base; overall good structurally.

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Slat goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

Lot 35: Slat goose, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

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Description: Approximately 38" long.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small cracks.

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Oldsquaw drake, Stephen Badlam, Massachusetts.

Lot 36: Oldsquaw drake, Stephen Badlam, Massachusetts.

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Description: The initials "SB" are branded into the underside

Condition Report: Original paint with some working touchup to the black with the surface covered with an old coat of varnish; thin fracture at the base of the neck; couple of shot marks; rub at the tip of the bill.

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Oversize merganser drake silhouette, possibly by Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 37: Oversize merganser drake silhouette, possibly by Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Oversize merganser drake silhouette, possibly by Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot.

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Canvas over wooden frame old squaw, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 38: Canvas over wooden frame old squaw, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvas over wooden frame old squaw, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Repainted as a goose; a few small dents.

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Widgeon hen, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 39: Widgeon hen, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Branded "CN SMITH".

Condition Report: Paint has been restored in the Lincoln style; lightly hit by shot.

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Paddle tail merganser hen attributed to Foote.

Lot 40: Paddle tail merganser hen attributed to Foote.

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Description: Mother of Pear eyes. Branded "RWC".

Condition Report: Old overpaint has been taken downt o bare wood and original in many places; some overpaint still showing; small dents.

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Black bellied plover, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 41: Black bellied plover, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Black bellied plover, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear; the eyes are later additions; some minor chipping around the tail.

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Black bellied plover Samuel Shute, Cape May,  New Jersey, circa 1900.

Lot 42: Black bellied plover Samuel Shute, Cape May, New Jersey, circa 1900.

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Description: Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot; bill is a professional replacement.

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Black bellied plover, maker unknown from the Brigantine area of New Jersey, turn of the century.

Lot 43: Black bellied plover, maker unknown from the Brigantine area of New Jersey, turn of the century.

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Description: Referred to as "Brigantine Bullheads".

Condition Report: Original paint shows average to moderate wear; a few light shot marks; overall the structural condition is good.

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Very rare yellowlegs silhouette, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, circa 1900.

Lot 44: Very rare yellowlegs silhouette, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, circa 1900.

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Description: One of only 6 known.

Condition Report: Original paint with slight wear; lightly hit by shot.

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Peep from Jamaica Bay, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 45: Peep from Jamaica Bay, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Peep from Jamaica Bay, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with crazing and minor wear; shallow tail chip is missing.

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Fall plumage plover, attributed to John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 46: Fall plumage plover, attributed to John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Fall plumage plover, attributed to John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear; tip of the bill is missing.

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Exceptional dowitcher in fall plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 47: Exceptional dowitcher in fall plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Fine form with relief wing carving and "beetle" head style. Particularly fine feather paint detail. Marked "TMC" under the tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear, mostly on the bill.

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Exceptionally well painted dowitcher, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 48: Exceptionally well painted dowitcher, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Fine form with relief wing carving and "beetle" head. In fall plumage, but the pattern is quite different than the other Dilley dowitcher in the sale.

Condition Report: Most of the paint has flaked off the bill; the rest of the decoy has very slight discoloration and wear; there is a tiny shot mark on one edge of the tail; and a tiny dent in the back.

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Rare Hudsonian godwit, attributed to Capt. Jess Hepron, Townsend Inlet, Coast Guard Station, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 49: Rare Hudsonian godwit, attributed to Capt. Jess Hepron, Townsend Inlet, Coast Guard Station, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Of solid construction with wings laminated to each side.

Condition Report: Excellent original condition.

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Yellowlegs, William Baldwin, Babylon, New York, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 50: Yellowlegs, William Baldwin, Babylon, New York, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Slightly flat sided.

Condition Report: Minor discoloration on underside, otherwise very good and original.

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