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Auction Description for Horst Auctioneers: Catalgoued Antique Auction - Session One

Catalgoued Antique Auction - Session One

by Horst Auctioneers

Platinum House

351 lots with images

June 7, 2013

Live Auction

50 Durlach Rd.

Ephrata, PA, 17522 USA

Phone: (717) 738-3080

Fax: (717) 738-2132

Email: sale@horstauction.com

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5 paper mache factory decoys

Lot 1: 5 paper mache factory decoys

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Description: ca. 1950s; one Carry Lite coot decoy; three Carry Lite dove decoys; one Atco (Victor, Lititz, PA) dove decoy, 9-12";

Condition Report: Very good; original paint & condition

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2 coot decoys

Lot 2: 2 coot decoys

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Description: ca. 1980s; one stamped "Stoney Point Decoys, Glen Burnie, MD" & one stamped "AJ Birdsall" both with glass eyes and turned heads, 8"-9";

Condition Report: Very good

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5 miniature canvasback decoys

Lot 3: 5 miniature canvasback decoys

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Description: ca. 1990; one stamped "JBL" (JB Lee); two signed "RLW" (Romie Waterfield); matched pair signed "Clarence Bauer, Cocoa, Florida 1990" with turned heads, 6-8";

Condition Report: Very good; original paint & condition

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2 Shourds shorebirds

Lot 4: 2 Shourds shorebirds

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Description: ca. 1980-90s; one preening style and one feeding style both signed Harry V. Shourds (NJ) with glass eyes and paint detail on driftwood and cedar bases, 9" & 11";

Condition Report: Very good

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Shourds killdeer shorebird

Lot 5: Shourds killdeer shorebird

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Description: ca. 1990s; signed Harry V. Shourds with glass eyes and slightly turned head on a cedar wood base, 9"x 10";

Condition Report: Very good; nice paint detail

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Shourds ruddy turnstone

Lot 6: Shourds ruddy turnstone

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Description: ca. 1980-90s; signed Harry V. Shourds with glass eyes on a cedar wood base, 9"x 9 ½";

Condition Report: Very good; nice paint detail

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Shourds dowitcher shorebird

Lot 7: Shourds dowitcher shorebird

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Description: ca. 1980-90s; stamped "HV Shourds" with glass eyes on a cedar wood base, 10"x 11";

Condition Report: Very good; nice paint detail

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Pair of Pierce cinnamon teal decoys

Lot 8: Pair of Pierce cinnamon teal decoys

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Description: ca. 1970-80s; both signed Jim Pierce (Havre de Grace, MD) and stamped "JP" with "P" and "P" stamped on either side of the attached lead weight and the hen in preener style, 11-12";

Condition Report: Very good

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Strater & Sohier tin shorebird decoy

Lot 9: Strater & Sohier tin shorebird decoy

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Description: ca. 1874; factory made decoy with patent date stamped Oct. 27, 1874 on inside, original wire closures and wood turned base, 10";

Condition Report: Appears all original; minor paint chips

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Moseley canvas covered goose decoy

Lot 10: Moseley canvas covered goose decoy

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Description: ca. 1990s; signed "WM" (William Moseley, Knotts Island, NC) with wood base and head, canvas covered wire frame, glass eyes and forward head position, 15";

Condition Report: Very good; nice paint detail

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Pair of Britton red breasted merganser decoys

Lot 11: Pair of Britton red breasted merganser decoys

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Description: ca. 1990s; hollow carved decoys signed "Britton" (Jim Britton) with inserted lead weights, leather line ties, red glass eyes, unusual head positions, carved and crossed wing tips and the drake with "stipple-style" paint, 16-17";

Condition Report: Very good; beautiful paint detail

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Jobes two-headed coot decoy

Lot 12: Jobes two-headed coot decoy

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Description: ca. 1993; solid wood carved signed "Made by Capt. Harry Jobes 1993" with lead weight attached, two rings, two staples and turned heads;

Condition Report: Very good

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Bauer & Pierce coot decoys

Lot 13: Bauer & Pierce coot decoys

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Description: ca. 1970-80s; one solid wood swimming style coot stamped "JP", "P", "P" (Jimmy Pierce); one solid wood coot signed Clarence Bauer (Havre de Grace, MD), 13";

Condition Report: Very good

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Daisey dove & plover decoys

Lot 14: Daisey dove & plover decoys

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Description: ca. 2002; solid wood folk art style dove signed "Mark A. Daisey Chincoteague, VA Dove 2002, Antique Style" with black glass eyes on a wood base, 12"x 9 ½"; solid wood plover signed "Mark A. Daisey Chincoteague, VA 2002 Golden Plover" with black glass eyes on a wood base, 10"x 12";

Condition Report: Very good; nice paint detail

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Shourds red breasted merganser decoy

Lot 15: Shourds red breasted merganser decoy

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Description: ca. 1979; hollow carved decoy signed by Harry V. Shourds and dated 1979 with poured lead weight, glass eyes and unusual head position, 18";

Condition Report: Some paint shrinkage at neck joint, otherwise very good

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Herters curlew shorebird

Lot 16: Herters curlew shorebird

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Description: ca. 1970s; solid wood carved on original walnut base from Herter's Decoy Company with glass eyes, 12"x 14";

Condition Report: Excellent; great original condition; Rare factory decoy!

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Pierce brant decoy

Lot 17: Pierce brant decoy

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Description: ca. 1970-80s; signed by Pierce and stamped "JP" with "P" and "P" stamped on either side of the attached lead weight, 18 ½";

Condition Report: Very good

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Bastian Schimmel style eagle

Lot 18: Bastian Schimmel style eagle

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Description: ca. 1990; signed by John Bastian with "JB 1990 Texter Mt." carved into wings and black, red, green and orange paint decoration, 9" wingspan, 8"h;

Condition Report: Very good

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Sheet metal turkey

Lot 19: Sheet metal turkey

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Description: ca. 1990s; unsigned with nice paint decoration, 36"x 38";

Condition Report: Very good

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Carved plaque with owls & birds

Lot 20: Carved plaque with owls & birds

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Description: ca. 1990s; 1" thick panel with walnut interior trim carving, 34"x 12";

Condition Report: Rough around edges; possible architectural ornamentation

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Strawser swan & goose carvings

Lot 21: Strawser swan & goose carvings

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Description: ca. 1980-85; smaller carving signed "D&BS 80", 5"x 8"; larger carving with raised wings signed "DS 85", 8"x 9";

Condition Report: Larger- damaged & repaired

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Strawser critter tree

Lot 22: Strawser critter tree

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Description: ca. 2006; signed "Dan Strawser Feb. 2004 PA" with an eagle on top of the tree having an owl, possum, rooster, chicken, snake, guinea hen, eaglet and dragonfly on branches, 14"x 13";

Condition Report: Very good

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Gottshall cat carved pull toy

Lot 23: Gottshall cat carved pull toy

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Description: ca. 2004; signed "Walter and June Gottshall 2004 Pray for Peace" with a cat and ball on a wooden base with wheels, 10"x 7";

Condition Report: Very good

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Dierwechter Schimmel style dog carving

Lot 24: Dierwechter Schimmel style dog carving

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Description: ca. 1980s; stamped "D" (Dierwechter Sisters, Schaefferstown, PA) on bottom, 12"x 8";

Condition Report: Very good

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Strawser birdcage with birds

Lot 25: Strawser birdcage with birds

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Description: ca. 1971; signed "DBS 71" (Dan & Barbara Strawser) with one red bird and one yellow bird inside a sliding door cage, 6"x 5"x 4";

Condition Report: Minor paint flakes

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Strawser rocking horse

Lot 26: Strawser rocking horse

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Description: ca. 2006; signed "D&D Strawser June 2006 PA" (Dan & Donna Strawser) wood carving with painted rope tail, 11"x 9";

Condition Report: Very good

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Gottshall alligator carving

Lot 27: Gottshall alligator carving

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Description: ca. 1983; signed "June & Walter Gottshall 1983", 22";

Condition Report: 3 toes chipped, otherwise very good

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Strawser dog carving

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Description: ca. 1977; signed "D&BS 77 PA" (Dan & Barbara Strawser), 9"x 6";

Condition Report: Very good

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2 Bastian songbird carvings

Lot 29: 2 Bastian songbird carvings

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Description: ca. 2003; both signed "Jonathan Bastian Blubird/Baltimore Oriole 2003" mounted on natural wood bases and painted in bright colors, 4-5"x 4-5";

Condition Report: Very good

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Strawser goose carving

Lot 30: Strawser goose carving

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Description: ca. 1979; signed "D&BS 79 PA", 7 ½";

Condition Report: Very good

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Dierwechter rooster carving

Lot 31: Dierwechter rooster carving

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Description: ca. 1990s; stamped "D" carving from one piece of wood, 5";

Condition Report: Very good

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4 wood carved fish decoys

Lot 32: 4 wood carved fish decoys

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Description: ca. 1940s; with metal tails and fins having paint decoration and weights; one tagged "Kenneth Boucette Deerwood, MN" and one tagged "Bru-ell", 7"-10";

Condition Report: All have obvious use; minor paint chips

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2 wood carved fish decoys

Lot 33: 2 wood carved fish decoys

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Description: ca. 1970-80s; with metal fins, paint decoration and weights with the large fish signed "TY" (Ty Washell), 8"- 9";

Condition Report: Minor rust & paint chips

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2 wood carved fish decoys

Lot 34: 2 wood carved fish decoys

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Description: ca. 1940s; unsigned with metal tail and fins, paint decoration and one with tack eyes, 6"- 7";

Condition Report: Minor rust & paint chips

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Carved mink fish decoy

Lot 35: Carved mink fish decoy

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Description: ca. 1960s; solid wood with metal "feet", tiny black glass eyes and two small round weight inserts, 11";

Condition Report: Minor rust & wear

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Carved frog fish decoy

Lot 36: Carved frog fish decoy

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Description: ca. 1980s; split-leg solid wood carved with glass eyes and "DFD" stamped into weight on bottom, 9";

Condition Report: Good

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Britton cormorant decoy

Lot 37: Britton cormorant decoy

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Description: ca. 1990s; signed "Britton" (Jim Britton VA) solid wood full-size decoy with green glass eyes and turned head, 21";

Condition Report: Very good

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Pierce Canadian goose decoy

Lot 38: Pierce Canadian goose decoy

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Description: ca. 1970-80s; signed by Jim Pierce and stamped "JP" with "P" and "P" stamped on either side of the attached lead weight, 24";

Condition Report: Very good

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Full-size Canadian goose decoy

Lot 39: Full-size Canadian goose decoy

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Description: ca. 1980s; unsigned solid wood carved decoy with glass eyes, 23"x 15 ½";

Condition Report: Very good; Bottom weight was removed

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Large flying heron decoy

Lot 40: Large flying heron decoy

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Description: ca. 1990s; with attached wings and legs, glass eyes and a paper about the artist (Lance Lichtensteiger, NJ), 52" wingspan, 36"long;

Condition Report: Good

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Bufflehead duck fish decoy

Lot 41: Bufflehead duck fish decoy

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Description: ca. 1980s; stamped "DFD" solid wood carved with glass eyes and weighted, 9";

Condition Report: Good

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2 fish decoys

Lot 42: 2 fish decoys

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Description: ca. 1940s; with metal inserts and weights; fish signed and tagged "Bob daz Ojibwa";

Condition Report: Good

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2 fish decoys

Lot 43: 2 fish decoys

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Description: ca. 1980s; both solid wood carved with open mouths, curved tails, glass eyes and stamped "DFD" into weight on bottom, 7 ½"- 8";

Condition Report: Good

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Hocker fish decoy

Lot 44: Hocker fish decoy

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Description: ca. 1980s; signed solid wood decoy tagged as Ralph Hocker with open mouth, curved tail, fin inserts weighted and includes a signed photograph of the carver, 7";

Condition Report: Very good

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Turtle fish decoy

Lot 45: Turtle fish decoy

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Description: ca. 1950s; unsigned with tiny black glass eyes, upholstery tacks applied to back for decoration and weighted, 6";

Condition Report: Good

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Mallard duck fish decoy

Lot 46: Mallard duck fish decoy

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Description: ca. 1980s; unsigned solid wood carved with glass eyes and weighted with metal wing inserts and feet, 8";

Condition Report: Good with some rust

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2 fish decoys

Lot 47: 2 fish decoys

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Description: ca. 1950s; both weighted and wood carved with fin inserts; one fish includes old line with jigging stick having an attached copper tag signed and marked "Winfield, NY"; one fish signed "FP" and tagged as Frank Pronck, 6"-7", stick 18";

Condition Report: Some paint flaking; otherwise good

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3 NONA snake carvings

Lot 48: 3 NONA snake carvings

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Description: ca. 1990-2000; signed "NONA" (Harrisburg, PA) and numbered with realistic paint patterns, 16"- 26";

Condition Report: Very good; Made by an older woman in Harrisburg, PA - she went into wooded areas digging up tree roots to make the folk art carvings. Now deceased, she sold her folk art from her front porch

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2 NONA snake carvings

Lot 49: 2 NONA snake carvings

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Description: ca. 1990-2000; signed "NONA" (Harrisburg, PA) with realistic paint patterns, 7"- 12";

Condition Report: Very good

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Rank cat theorem painting

Lot 50: Rank cat theorem painting

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Description: ca. 1921-2000; oil on velvet folk art green-eyed cat with a ball of yarn on a blue rug in red sponge painted frame and signed Bill Rank, 13"x 15" image, 16 ½"x 18 ½" overall;

Condition Report: Good; not examined out of frame

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