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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Day 2 Summer Decoy Auction July 30, 2010
Auction Description:
Day 2 Summer Decoy Auction July 30, 2010

Day 2 Summer Decoy Auction July 30, 2010

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

222 lots with images

July 30, 2010

Live Auction

250 Market Street

Portsmouth, NH, 03801 USA

222 Lots
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Important pair of hollow carved redheads, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Lot 265: Important pair of hollow carved redheads, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

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Description: Signed. Also inscribed in underside of drake is "3RD PLACE REDHEAD 1968 INTERNATIONAL CONTEST DAVENPORT, IOWA". Hen has contest info as well plus "2ND ANNUAL ATLANTIC FLYWAY WILDFOWL CARVING AND ARTS EXHIBITION" stamp and the Davenport stamp. Both have

Condition Report: Small scrap on lower side of drake, otherwise very good and original.

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Pair of hollow carved canvasbacks, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Lot 266: Pair of hollow carved canvasbacks, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

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Description: Signed. Both have slightly turned heads, carved crossed wing tips and fluted tails.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Artic loon, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 267: Artic loon, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed "FOR EK SHAW COLLECTION HAROLD HAERTEL 1976". Detailed wing tip and tail carving. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Slight wear at tip of bill, otherwise very good and original.

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Very rare pair of flying mallards, Heck Whittington, Oglesby, Illinois.

Lot 268: Very rare pair of flying mallards, Heck Whittington, Oglesby, Illinois.

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Description: Detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear on underside of drake; hairline crack in one of drake's wings; paint shrinkage on hen.

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Canvasback drake, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 269: Canvasback drake, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed and dated 1970. Slightly turned head. Detailed wing tip and tail carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with slight wear.

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Large flying curlew, William Gibian, Onancock, Virignia.

Lot 270: Large flying curlew, William Gibian, Onancock, Virignia.

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Description: Finely detailed paint and feather carving. Attached to wooden wall mount.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Important pair of hooded mergansers, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 271: Important pair of hooded mergansers, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed "TO BILL MACKEY FROM HAROLD HAERTEL 1963" on undersides. Drake has slightly turned head. Hen is in breast preening pose. Raised wing tips.

Condition Report: Several tiny paint flakes missing, otherwise excellent and original.

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Finely carved pair of canvasbacks, Jim Foote.

Lot 272: Finely carved pair of canvasbacks, Jim Foote.

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Description: Signed and dated 1977. Hen is hollow carved. Both have slightly turned heads and finely carved feather detail with crossed wing tips.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Pair of buffleheads, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 273: Pair of buffleheads, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed 'FOR THE EK SHAW COLLECTION HAROLD HAERTEL 1975". Hen has slightly turned head. Both have raised carved wing tips and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Several small paint rubs missing from extremities, otherwise very good and original.

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Pair of bluewing teal, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 274: Pair of bluewing teal, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Both are signed "TO MR & MRS EK SHAW BY HAROLD HAERTEL 1974". Both have slightly turned heads and raised wing tips. Fine paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two shorebirds, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 275: Two shorebirds, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: A Mongolian plover and a buff breasted sandpiper. Both are signed and dated. Detailed wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Full size standing puffin with fish in mouth, William Gibian, Onancock, Virignia.

Lot 276: Full size standing puffin with fish in mouth, William Gibian, Onancock, Virignia.

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Description: Slightly turned head. Finely detailed carving with lifted wing tips. Wooden base is carved to look like a rock.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Breast preening ruddy duck, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 277: Breast preening ruddy duck, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed "MADE FOR CHARLES KLOPP. HAROLD HAERTEL APRIL 1969". Cork body with wooden head and tail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of 1/2 size blackduck paperweights, Dr. Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1920's.

Lot 278: Pair of 1/2 size blackduck paperweights, Dr. Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1920's.

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Description: Fine carving detail with crossed wing tips and relief wing carving. Fine feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Set of three pair of flying 1/2 size ducks, William Veasey.

Lot 279: Set of three pair of flying 1/2 size ducks, William Veasey.

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Description: Made for DU 1988. A pair of mallards, pair of pintails and pair of wood ducks.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Full size standing great gray heron, Keith Mueller, Essex, Connecticut.

Lot 280: Full size standing great gray heron, Keith Mueller, Essex, Connecticut.

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Description: "MUELLER" is carved under the tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail and minor wear; body seams have separated slightly; tip of bill has been broken off and reattached with touch up in that area; small area on one side that has some brown paint smeared on it; a few small dents.

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Horned grebe, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 281: Horned grebe, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed and dated 1968. Slightly turned head and relief wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Carved song bird, Jacques Bernier, Saco, Maine.

Lot 282: Carved song bird, Jacques Bernier, Saco, Maine.

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Description: Carved song bird, Jacques Bernier, Saco, Maine.

Condition Report: Small paint flake missing from one side, otherwise very good and original.

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Two greenwing teal drakes, Robert Kerr, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Lot 283: Two greenwing teal drakes, Robert Kerr, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

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Description: One is signed and dated 1969, the other has the "KERR" brand on the underside. Both have good carving and paint detail.

Condition Report: A few very minor paint rubs, otherwise both are excellent and original.

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Extremely rare full size landing lesser yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 284: Extremely rare full size landing lesser yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Crowell's rectangular brand is on the underside of the base. Fine paint detail, particularly under the wings. Fluted tail.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint on most of the decoy; jesso thighs may be an old replacement; old touch up in that area.

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One of a kind full size carving of a hanging yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 285: One of a kind full size carving of a hanging yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Approximately 15" long. Applied wings with fine detail. Exceptional feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint with good patina; structurally excellent.

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Fine full size black bellied plover mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 286: Fine full size black bellied plover mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Signed and dated 1942. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the base. Fine feather paint detail and very good patina.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Full size golden plover mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 287: Full size golden plover mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: An early example with Crowell's oval brand in the underside. Good paint detail.

Condition Report: Original paint with a few tiny flakes missing from feet; very slight paint shrinkage under one side of tail.

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Stylish eider drake from Monhegan Island, Maine, circa 1930's.

Lot 288: Stylish eider drake from Monhegan Island, Maine, circa 1930's.

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Description: Inlet head and tack eyes.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; minor roughness on edge of tail; small cracks.

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Small old squaw hen from Maine.

Lot 289: Small old squaw hen from Maine.

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Description: Inlet head is turned approximately 45 degrees. Detailed bill carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear and good patina; tiny tail chip; crack through neck.

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Large eider drake from the upper Maine coast, early 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 290: Large eider drake from the upper Maine coast, early 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Bill carving detail and glass eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; lightly hit by shot; small cracks; professional repair to approximately 1/4 of the bill.

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Pair of hollow carved blackducks, Gerald Robertson, Blue Hill, Maine.

Lot 291: Pair of hollow carved blackducks, Gerald Robertson, Blue Hill, Maine.

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Description: Both have inlet heads and raised extended wing tips.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; professional repair to one wing tip; several small dents.

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Old squaw drake, attributed to Oscar Bibber, South Harpswell, Maine.

Lot 292: Old squaw drake, attributed to Oscar Bibber, South Harpswell, Maine.

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Description: Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina; small chip missing from tip of tail; two pieces of wood are neatly mortised into the underside to correct defects in the wood when the decoy was made; head is made with two pieces of wood, it is NOT cracked.

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Oversize eider drake from Orr's Island, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 293: Oversize eider drake from Orr's Island, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Approximately 30" long. Inlet head.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small chips missing from tail; several nails added a long time ago to crack in neck.

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Rare flying bufflehead drake, Augustus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 294: Rare flying bufflehead drake, Augustus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Wing span measures 21 1/4".

Condition Report: Original paint with a waxed surface shows average wear; piece on one wing was broken off and reattached; couple of thin cracks in the wings; some small chips to the feel; overall good structurally.

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Eider drake from the central Maine coast, possibly by George Huey.

Lot 295: Eider drake from the central Maine coast, possibly by George Huey.

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Description: Inlet head. Detailed carving on head.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; several small dents; hairline crack through neck.

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Early scoter from the upper Maine coast.

Lot 296: Early scoter from the upper Maine coast.

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Description: Inlet head is attached with small dowels. Carved wings.

Condition Report: Orignial paint with minor wear; age split in one side; lightly hit by shot; surface crack on one side of neck.

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Old squaw drake from the central Maine coast, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 297: Old squaw drake from the central Maine coast, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Inlet head and feather tail sprigs.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint on the white areas; the black appears to be the first coat; small dents.

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Large eider drake from Port Clyde, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 298: Large eider drake from Port Clyde, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Large eider drake from Port Clyde, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old repaint to the black areas; the remainder is in original paint showing considerable wear; several cracks in the body.

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Pair of mergansers attributed to D.D. Dark, Friendship, Maine.

Lot 299: Pair of mergansers attributed to D.D. Dark, Friendship, Maine.

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Description: Both exhibit inlet heads.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; each has a age split on the underside.

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Goldeneye drake, James Whitney, Falmouth, Maine, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 300: Goldeneye drake, James Whitney, Falmouth, Maine, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Branded, "J.H. WHITNEY".

Condition Report: Excellent original condition.

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Goldeneye hen, maker unknown from Vinalhaven, Maine, 1st to 2nd quarters, 20th century.

Lot 301: Goldeneye hen, maker unknown from Vinalhaven, Maine, 1st to 2nd quarters, 20th century.

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Description: Goldeneye hen, maker unknown from Vinalhaven, Maine, 1st to 2nd quarters, 20th century.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows average wear; good structurally.

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Merganser hen with relief wing carving, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 302: Merganser hen with relief wing carving, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Merganser hen with relief wing carving, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint with moderate wear; neck crack repair.

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Large merganser hen, Sam Toothacher, Brunswick, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 302A: Large merganser hen, Sam Toothacher, Brunswick, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Inlet head.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; two small cracks in tail; crack in underside; bill has been broken off and reattached with a small nail added to the underside, touch up in that area; neck seat is raised slightly; lightly hit by shot.

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Red breasted merganser drake, Augustus A. Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 303: Red breasted merganser drake, Augustus A. Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Traces of Wilson's rubber stamp is partially visible which reads, "Made by Augustus A. Wilson, S. Portland, Me."

Condition Report: Good dry original paint with a nicely mellowed surface; a couple of small surface cracks in the neck; filled crack and defect in the wood on one side of the head.

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Pair of mergansers, George Huey, Friendship, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 304: Pair of mergansers, George Huey, Friendship, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Both have inlet heads and carved eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate flaking and wear; crack in drake's back; small chip missing from one edge of drake's tail; crack in lower side of drake has been strengthened with a few small nails; small crack and dent in hen's back.

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Scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine.

Lot 305: Scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine.

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Description: Inlet head, relief wing carving and carved eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small cracks and separations on one side, mostly near knot.

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Unusual high head model black duck, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, second quarter 20th century.

Lot 306: Unusual high head model black duck, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, second quarter 20th century.

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Description: Head is turned and cantered slightly. Exhibits classic raised wings, detailed bill carving, carved eyes and inlet head.

Condition Report: Dry nearly unused original condition.

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Rocking head blackduck with open mouth, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 307: Rocking head blackduck with open mouth, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Relief wing carving and carved eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; most of the bottom portion of the open bill was missing and was restored by Paul Fortin; a few small dents and cracks.

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Monhegan Island style scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine.

Lot 308: Monhegan Island style scoter, Gus Wilson, South Portland, Maine.

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Description: Inlet head, relief wing carving and carved eyes.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; several cracks; lightly hit by shot; a piece was added to one wing when the decoy was made to correct a defect in the wood.

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Outstanding mallard drake, Enoch Reindahl, Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Lot 309: Outstanding mallard drake, Enoch Reindahl, Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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Description: Hollow carved with turned head, carved crossed primaries and fluted tail. Outstanding paint detail on entire decoy. "R. HAVEN" is carved into the underside in approximately 1/4" tall letters.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Outstanding mallard hen, Enoch Reindahl, Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Lot 310: Outstanding mallard hen, Enoch Reindahl, Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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Description: His finest grade. Hollow carved with relief carved and extended primaries and carved secondaries. Fluted tail. Outstanding feather paint detail that covers the entire underside of the decoy as well. "R. HAVEN" is carved into the underside in approxim

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Redhead drake, Ferd Homme, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lot 310A: Redhead drake, Ferd Homme, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Description: Slightly turned head, carved crossed wing tips and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear and moderate shrinkage; small chip missing from neck filler; structurally good.

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Hollow carved oversize redhead drake, Milwaukee Museum School.

Lot 311: Hollow carved oversize redhead drake, Milwaukee Museum School.

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Description: Detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; slight separation at some of the body seams.

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Rare hollow Canada goose, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Michigan mid to late 19th century.

Lot 312: Rare hollow Canada goose, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Michigan mid to late 19th century.

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Description: Hollowed from the underside with a bottom board attached.

Condition Report: Dry old paint much of which appears to be the original surface; professional repair to the bill; some thin cracks in the body.

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