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North American Decoys At Auction Day One

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

341 lots with images

November 11, 2009

Live Auction

24718 Beverly Road

P.O. Box 1170

St. Michaels, MD, 21663 USA

Phone: 410 745 0485

Fax: 410 745 0487

Email: decoys@guyetteanddeeter.com

341 Lots
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Rare high neck model pintail drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 1: Rare high neck model pintail drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rare high neck model pintail drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century. Slightly turned head and detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; moderate discoloration, mostly on underside; small shot mark in neck; small crack partway through neck.

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Bluebill drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, circa 1925.

Lot 2: Bluebill drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, circa 1925.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, circa 1925. Rare three wing model with wooden skeg.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; a few small dents, mostly on the underside.

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Pintail drake, Horace Crandall, San Francisco, California, circa 1930's.

Lot 3: Pintail drake, Horace Crandall, San Francisco, California, circa 1930's.

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Description: Pintail drake, Horace Crandall, San Francisco, California, circa 1930's.  Slightly turned head and raised carved wing tips.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small crack in neck; approximately 20 shot marks in one side; short hairline cracks in breast.

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Very rare greenwing teal drake, Chace Littlejon, Redwood City, California, circa 1880.

Lot 4: Very rare greenwing teal drake, Chace Littlejon, Redwood City, California, circa 1880.

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Description: Very rare greenwing teal drake, Chace Littlejon, Redwood City, California, circa 1880.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents.

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Important pair of greenwing teal, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon, circa late 1920's.

Lot 5: Important pair of greenwing teal, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon, circa late 1920's.

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Description: Important pair of greenwing teal, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon, circa late 1920's.  Hollow carved with fine paint detail. Included is the wooden base that they are pictured on in one of the North American Decoys articles. From Bergman's personal hunting rig.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and several small rubs; a few small dents.

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Pintail drake, Howard Davis, Berkley, California, circa 1920's.

Lot 6: Pintail drake, Howard Davis, Berkley, California, circa 1920's.

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Description: Pintail drake, Howard Davis, Berkley, California, circa 1920's.

Condition Report: The surface appears to be in a later repaint done over the original pattern; very good structurally.

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Pair of greenwing teal, Harry Cook, Vallejo, California.

Lot 7: Pair of greenwing teal, Harry Cook, Vallejo, California.

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Description: Pair of greenwing teal, Harry Cook, Vallejo, California.  Branded "COOK" in the underside. Raised wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pintail hen, Seth Barry, Broderick, California, circa 1930's.

Lot 8: Pintail hen, Seth Barry, Broderick, California, circa 1930's.

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Description: Pintail hen, Seth Barry, Broderick, California, circa 1930's.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; bill is a professional replacement.

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Canvasback drake, Mr. Brown, Alameda, California, circa 1940's.

Lot 9: Canvasback drake, Mr. Brown, Alameda, California, circa 1940's.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Mr. Brown, Alameda, California, circa 1940's.  Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small dents.

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Pacific brant, Larry Kirack, Eureka, California, circa late 1940's.

Lot 10: Pacific brant, Larry Kirack, Eureka, California, circa late 1940's.

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Description: Pacific brant, Larry Kirack, Eureka, California, circa late 1940's.  A large brant with a good long neck style. Used Humbold Bay. Three piece redwood construction.

Condition Report: Old working repaint; a few small dents; original lead weight.

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Canvasback drake, Richard Janson, Sonoma Creek, California.

Lot 11: Canvasback drake, Richard Janson, Sonoma Creek, California.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Richard Janson, Sonoma Creek, California.

Condition Report: Some working repaint has been partially removed a good deal of repaint to the black areas; structurally sound.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 12: Pair of canvasbacks, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Rare modified skeg model with no wing feather carving. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: A few tiny dents on drake, otherwise excellent and original.

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Rare canvasback drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 14: Rare canvasback drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rare canvasback drake, Richard Janson, Napa, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Three wing cuts and large skeg.

Condition Report: Original paint with a few small rubs, mostly on the skeg; one shot mark in one side.

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Pacific black brant, William McLellan, Eureka, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 15: Pacific black brant, William McLellan, Eureka, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pacific black brant, William McLellan, Eureka, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; several small dents.

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26 items, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 16: 26 items, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: 26 items, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.  Two molds, 9 body blanks, 14 head blanks, and a body template all for miniatures.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Fairly large miniature Canada goose, George Strunk.

Lot 17: Fairly large miniature Canada goose, George Strunk.

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Description: Fairly large miniature Canada goose, George Strunk.  Signed and stamped. Approximately 7 1/2" long. Carved in the style of the Ward Brothers with carved crossed wing tips and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Fairly large miniature blackduck, George Strunk.

Lot 18: Fairly large miniature blackduck, George Strunk.

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Description: Fairly large miniature blackduck, George Strunk.  "G STRUNK" stamped in the underside. Approximately 8 1/2" long with raised crossed wing tips, fluted tail and slightly turned head. Fine paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of flying 1/4 sized mallards, Ken Anger, Dunnville, Ontario.

Lot 19: Pair of flying 1/4 sized mallards, Ken Anger, Dunnville, Ontario.

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Description: Pair of flying 1/4 sized mallards, Ken Anger, Dunnville, Ontario.  Made to go against the wall.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Miniature merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 20: Miniature merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Miniature merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Approximately 5" long.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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*Pair of flying Canada geese, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts.

Lot 21: *Pair of flying Canada geese, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts.

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Description: *Pair of flying Canada geese, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts.  Burr's ink stamp is on the underside of the base. Total width of carving is just over 12".

Condition Report: One wing tip has been broken off and professionally reattached, otherwise very good and original.

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Pair of miniature mallards on burl base, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 22: Pair of miniature mallards on burl base, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of miniature mallards on burl base, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Both have raised wing carving 2 1/2 " tall.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear, protected by a thin coat of varnish.

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Miniature wood duck drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 23: Miniature wood duck drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Miniature wood duck drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.  Traces of Elmer Crowell ink stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of 1/4 size mergansers, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 24: Pair of 1/4 size mergansers, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of 1/4 size mergansers, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.  Both are dated 1945 and have balsa bodies.

Condition Report: Small hole in underside of hen; slight wear, mostly on tails.

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Pair of miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 25: Pair of miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 2nd quarter 20th century.  Crowell's rectangular stamp is on the underside. Also signed by the maker in pencil.

Condition Report: Both are outstanding and original with slight discoloration and good patina; hen has very minor roughness at the tip of tail.

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Half size merganser drake from the New Jersey shore.

Lot 26: Half size merganser drake from the New Jersey shore.

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Description: Half size merganser drake from the New Jersey shore.

Condition Report: Paint appears to be original; minor wear; slight roughness on edge of tail.

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Cast iron miniature canvasback drake on a cast iron base.

Lot 27: Cast iron miniature canvasback drake on a cast iron base.

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Description: Cast iron miniature canvasback drake on a cast iron base.  "S. R. PROBASCO" is painted on the base in gold leaf; the bird measures 4 1/2" long.

Condition Report: Excellent original condition.

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Pair of 1/2 size mallards, Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 27A: Pair of 1/2 size mallards, Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of 1/2 size mallards, Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.  Both have slightly turned heads. Signed and dated 1978.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two oversize curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 28: Two oversize curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Two oversize curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  "McNair" is carved into the underside of each decoy. One has a turned head. The larger of the two decoys measures 18" bill to tail. Wooden stand is included.

Condition Report: Both painted and stressed to look old in excellent original condition.

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Stylish dove, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 29: Stylish dove, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Stylish dove, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  "McNair" is carved into the underside. Exhibits deeply carved raised wings. Wooden stand is included. From Mark's personal hunting stand.

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

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Royal tern, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 30: Royal tern, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Royal tern, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Approximately 18 1/2" long. "McNair" carved into the underside. Wooden stand is included.

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

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Fine curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 31: Fine curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Fine curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  "McNair" is carved into the body. Made in a running pose and exhibiting raised wings. Wooden stand is included.

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

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Ruddy turnstone, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia

Lot 32: Ruddy turnstone, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia

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Description: Ruddy turnstone, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia  "McNair" is carved into the underside. Exhibits raised wings and split tail carving. Wooden stand is included.

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

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Yellowlegs, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 33: Yellowlegs, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Yellowlegs, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  "McNair" carved into the underside. Carved in the manner of an Ira Hudson yellowlegs. Wooden stand is included.

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

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Fine yellowlegs, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 34: Fine yellowlegs, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Fine yellowlegs, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Made with a bone bill. Raised wings and split tail. "McNair" is carved into the underside. Wooden stand is included.

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

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Ring neck plover, Mark McNair.

Lot 35: Ring neck plover, Mark McNair.

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Description: Ring neck plover, Mark McNair.  "McNair" is carved into the underside. Wooden stand is included.

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

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Pintail drake, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 36: Pintail drake, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Pintail drake, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  McNair's name and the date 1990 are carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Fine original paint that has been aged; structurally excellent.

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Ruddy duck, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 37: Ruddy duck, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Ruddy duck, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; small crack behind weight.

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Ruddy turnstone,  Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 38: Ruddy turnstone, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Ruddy turnstone, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Relief wing carving with raised extended wing tips.

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

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

Lot 39: Preening curlew carved in the Cobb Island style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Preening curlew carved in the Cobb Island style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Carved eyes and relief wings with raised "V" wing tip carving.

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

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Hollow carved Nantucket style golden plover,  Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 40: Hollow carved Nantucket style golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow carved Nantucket style golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Condition Report: Very good original paint that has been aged; crack in breast; small crack behind stick hole; small defect in wood in top of tail.

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Large curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 41: Large curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Large curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Relief wing carving. Wooden stand is included.

Condition Report: Minor wear on bill, otherwise very good and original.

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Fine rig of 6 golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville,, Virginia.

Lot 42: Fine rig of 6 golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville,, Virginia.

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Description: Fine rig of 6 golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville,, Virginia.  All painted in eclipse plumage. "McNair" carved into the underside. One has the head turned to a 90 degree angle. Wooden stands are included.

Condition Report: All painted and stressed look old, they are all in excellent condition.

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Pair of hollow carved Nantucket style golden plover,  Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 43: Pair of hollow carved Nantucket style golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Pair of hollow carved Nantucket style golden plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.  Relief wing carving. Exceptional paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Early hollow mallard drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 44: Early hollow mallard drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early hollow mallard drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, last quarter 19th century.  Retains the original Elliston weight.

Condition Report: Original paint with some touchup over an area of flaking on one side of the head; some wear to the primer coat on the bottom; some shot marks, primarily on one side; small dent on the top of the head..

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Lot 45: "Carriage House" rig pintail hen, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: "Carriage House" rig pintail hen, last quarter 19th century.  Relief wing carving and slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; crack in neck; repair to a chip on the neck; thin chip missing from underside of bill.

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Bluebill hen, John Walton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, circ 1930's.

Lot 46: Bluebill hen, John Walton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, circ 1930's.

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Description: Bluebill hen, John Walton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, circ 1930's.  Detailed feather carving and slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; touch up on bill; shot scar on wing.

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Hollow carved mallard drake from the Illinois River, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 47: Hollow carved mallard drake from the Illinois River, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow carved mallard drake from the Illinois River, 1st quarter 20th century.  Unusual paddle tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents.

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Mallard drake, Frank Peterman, Henry, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 48: Mallard drake, Frank Peterman, Henry, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mallard drake, Frank Peterman, Henry, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.  Hollow carved with raised carved wing tips. Branded "HIGH".

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; neck crack repair; small dents.

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Oversized coot from Wisconsin.

Lot 49: Oversized coot from Wisconsin.

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Description: Oversized coot from Wisconsin.  Branded, "HALL".

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear; very good structurally.

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Unusual mallard drake, attributed to Gus Moak, Tustin, Wisconsin.

Lot 50: Unusual mallard drake, attributed to Gus Moak, Tustin, Wisconsin.

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Description: Unusual mallard drake, attributed to Gus Moak, Tustin, Wisconsin.

Condition Report: Original paint protected with a coat of varnish is worn to the bare wood in several places; crack in the neck.

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