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Antiques, Collectables

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

385 lots

July 27, 2001

24718 Beverly Road

P.O. Box 1170

St. Michaels, MD, 21663 USA

Phone: 410 745 0485

Fax: 410 745 0487

Email: decoys@guyetteanddeeter.com

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Lot 517: [ Decoys ] Rare merganser hen, Christie Brothers, Detroit and Au Gres, Michigan, first quarter 20th century. Original paint with moderate wear; some deterioration to the wood on the top of the bill and crest, otherwise the structural condition is

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Description: [ Decoys ] Rare merganser hen, Christie Brothers, Detroit and Au Gres, Michigan, first quarter 20th century. Original paint with moderate wear; some deterioration to the wood on the top of the bill and crest, otherwise the structural condition is good. Provenance.. Crandell Collection Literature "Decoying St. Clair to the St. Lawrence", Bernard Crandell, pg. 26, exact decoy color plate, pg. 170

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Lot 518: [ Decoys ] Exceptional early black duck, Ben Schmidt, Centerline ( Detroit), Michigan, second quarter 20th century. Excellent original paint with a nice mellow surface,. one or two shot marks, otherwise excellent structurally. Provenance.. Crandell

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Description: [ Decoys ] Exceptional early black duck, Ben Schmidt, Centerline ( Detroit), Michigan, second quarter 20th century. Excellent original paint with a nice mellow surface,. one or two shot marks, otherwise excellent structurally. Provenance.. Crandell Collection Literature "Decoying St. Clair to the St. Lawrence", Bernard Crandell, exact decoy pg. 50

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Lot 519: [ Decoys ] Early hollow black duck, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Michigan,mid to late 19th century. Branded, "H.N.T." for Dr. Harry N. Torrey, Pt. Mouille Shooting Club, and later St. Clair Flats Shooting Company Old working repaint with average wear;

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Description: [ Decoys ] Early hollow black duck, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Michigan,mid to late 19th century. Branded, "H.N.T." for Dr. Harry N. Torrey, Pt. Mouille Shooting Club, and later St. Clair Flats Shooting Company Old working repaint with average wear; crack running through the neck; some serious gouges to one side of the face and bill. Provenance.. Crandell Collection Literature "Decoying St. Clair to the St. Lawrence", Bernard Crandell, pgs 15-16; 56-57, exact decoy pictured pg. 178

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Lot 520: [ Decoys ] Exceptional pair of buffleheads, Ben Schmidt, Centerline, Michigan, early second quarter 20th century. Original paint with average wear; with the exception of a few light shot marks, they are both structurally excellent. Provenance..

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Description: [ Decoys ] Exceptional pair of buffleheads, Ben Schmidt, Centerline, Michigan, early second quarter 20th century. Original paint with average wear; with the exception of a few light shot marks, they are both structurally excellent. Provenance.. Crandell Collection Literature "Decoying St. Clair to the St. Lawrence", Bernard Crandell exact decoys, pg. 58

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Lot 521: [ Decoys ] Extremely rare hollow carved "boat bottom style canvas back drake, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Illinois, fourth quarter 19th century. One of only two known in original paint. Exceptionally fine form with inlet head and shoulder carving.

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Description: [ Decoys ] Extremely rare hollow carved "boat bottom style canvas back drake, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Illinois, fourth quarter 19th century. One of only two known in original paint. Exceptionally fine form with inlet head and shoulder carving. Original paint with good patina and very minor wear,' hairline crack in the neck; several small dents; most of the bill is a professional replacement. Provenance.. Branded " C.J.S." for Charles Schiffield, a banker from Chicago who was a member at both the Point Mouillie and Winous Point clubs near Sandusky, Ohio, from 1885-1892 Literature Waterfowl Decoysof Michigan and the Lake St. Clair Regio, Clune Walsh & Lowell Jackson, pg. 14

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