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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Fall Decoy Auction Session Two | November 8, 2012
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Day Two of Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter's Annual Fall Decoy Auction from Easton, Maryland.

Fall Decoy Auction Session Two | November 8, 2012

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

343 lots with images

November 8, 2012

Live Auction

Talbot County Community Center

Easton, MD, 21601 USA

Phone: 410.745.0485

Fax: 410.745.0487

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Very rare full size common snipe mantle carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 392: Very rare full size common snipe mantle carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Very rare full size common snipe mantle carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside of the base three times. Dropped wings and good paint detail.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; several small pieces of jesso missing from one foot; crack through one jesso thigh.

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Preening greater yellowlegs with lifted wing, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 393: Preening greater yellowlegs with lifted wing, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Preening greater yellowlegs with lifted wing, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside. Approximately 12.5" tall. Bird's bill is opened slightly and is grasping a feather. Highly detailed and exceptional feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Several tiny flakes missing from jesso thighs, otherwise very good and original.

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Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 394: Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Extremely rare full size feeding Whimbrel mantel carving, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Approximately 16 1/2" long. Crowell's oval brand is in the underside. Carved primaries and fine paint detail.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina; paint shrinkage on area of back near wing tips as well as part of the breast and neck; minor wear on bill; small cracks in jesso thighs; several paint flakes missing under tail.

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Rare gadwall hen and drake, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Lot 395: Rare gadwall hen and drake, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

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Description: Rare gadwall hen and drake, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey. Both have raised, crossed wing tips and good paint detail. Inscription on underside of hen reads "1st Female Gadwall Made".

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Well carved 2/3 size flying pheasant, George W. Reinbold.

Lot 396: Well carved 2/3 size flying pheasant, George W. Reinbold.

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Description: Well carved 2/3 size flying pheasant, George W. Reinbold. Signed. Fine carving and feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint with good patina; small amount of filler missing where one wing joins body.

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Hollow carved pair of gadwall, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Lot 397: Hollow carved pair of gadwall, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow carved pair of gadwall, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In resting pose. "Frank S. Finney" carved in underside. Good paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of 1/2 size pintails, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 398: Pair of 1/2 size pintails, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of 1/2 size pintails, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Cedar construction with slightly turned heads and raised wing tips. Both are signed and dated 1964.

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Shoveler hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Lot 399: Shoveler hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

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Description: Shoveler hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey. Signed. Carved, crossed wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Exceptional preening blackduck, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 400: Exceptional preening blackduck, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Exceptional preening blackduck, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1965. One of Lawson's finer carvings with raised carved wings and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Full size flying merganser drake, Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 401: Full size flying merganser drake, Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Full size flying merganser drake, Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Turned head with open bill. Fine comb paint and carved crest.

Condition Report: Original paint with slight shrinkage and wear, mostly near tail; small crack in underside; wing has been tightened professionally where they join the body by Russ Allen; approximately 2/3 of the top bill and the minnow have been replaced by Allen; tiny ch

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Pair of life size Canada geese with 3 goslings, Bruce Burk, Alta Sierra, California.

Lot 402: Pair of life size Canada geese with 3 goslings, Bruce Burk, Alta Sierra, California.

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Description: Pair of life size Canada geese with 3 goslings, Bruce Burk, Alta Sierra, California. Mounted on oval hardwood base. Simulated ground, rock and grass. Highly detailed feather carving with crossed wing tips and fine detail. Plaque on side of base reads "A Family Affair, Canada geese by Bruce Burk 1982". Original sales receipt included.

Condition Report: Excellent and original; crack in one edge of base.

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Pair of bluewing teal on carved wooden base, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 403: Pair of bluewing teal on carved wooden base, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of bluewing teal on carved wooden base, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have raised wing tips and fluted tails.

Condition Report: Original paint that has faded in many areas; structurally good; a couple of the branches that were attached to the base are missing.

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Pair of old squaw, Rich Smoker, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 404: Pair of old squaw, Rich Smoker, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of old squaw, Rich Smoker, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1993. Both have slightly turned heads and detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two decorative decoys, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 405: Two decorative decoys, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Two decorative decoys, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. A ruddy duck and a greenwing teal hen. Both are branded, signed and dated 1973. The ruddy duck is marked "3rd place winner, CCC". Both have extra fine paint and detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow carved mallard hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Lot 406: Hollow carved mallard hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow carved mallard hen, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey. Signed. Slightly turned head with raised, crossed wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Exceptional redhead drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 407: Exceptional redhead drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Exceptional redhead drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1964. One of Lawson's finer carvings with turned head, relief wing carving with layered and extended primaries and secondaries, and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Several small drips of some sort of stain on the back, otherwise very good and original.

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Decorative Bob White quail, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 408: Decorative Bob White quail, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Decorative Bob White quail, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1965 on the burl base. Exhibits a raised wing with the bird in a preening pose.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Lot 408A: Large "jungle fowl" rooster, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

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Description: Large "jungle fowl" rooster, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Detailed paint and feather carving. Forged iron feet.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Exceptional pair of pintails, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 409: Exceptional pair of pintails, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Exceptional pair of pintails, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1965. Both have slightly turned heads and finely detailed feather carving with relief carved primaries and secondaries.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of standing widgeon, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 410: Pair of standing widgeon, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of standing widgeon, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Small chip missing from one edge of hen's bill; minor wear and paint shrinkage.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Robert Mittlesteadt, Rochester, New York.

Lot 411: Pair of canvasbacks, Robert Mittlesteadt, Rochester, New York.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Robert Mittlesteadt, Rochester, New York.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small cracks in underside of hen.

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Pair of bluebills, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

Lot 412: Pair of bluebills, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Both have slightly turned heads and relief wing tip carving with feather detail. Drake has combing on back. Both have Harris stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Cork body Canada goose from Alexandria Bay, New York.

Lot 413: Cork body Canada goose from Alexandria Bay, New York.

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Description: Cork body Canada goose from Alexandria Bay, New York. Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; crack in head; rough area on end of bill.

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Pair of mallards, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

Lot 414: Pair of mallards, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

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Description: Pair of mallards, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York. Both have slightly turned heads and relief wing tip carving. Both have felt on the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with a few small flakes missing; a few tiny dents.

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Hollow carved goldeneye hen, possibly by Sam Denny, Alexandria Bay, New York.

Lot 415: Hollow carved goldeneye hen, possibly by Sam Denny, Alexandria Bay, New York.

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Description: Hollow carved goldeneye hen, possibly by Sam Denny, Alexandria Bay, New York.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; minor flaking and wear; small crack under tail.

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Blackduck, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport New York, circa 1880's.

Lot 415A: Blackduck, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport New York, circa 1880's.

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Description: Blackduck, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport New York, circa 1880's. "H.A. Stevens" stencil on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents; professional touch up to a defect on the wood in the center of the underside and near one speculum; a few small dents.

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Mallard drake with paddle tail, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York.

Lot 415B: Mallard drake with paddle tail, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York.

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Description: Mallard drake with paddle tail, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York. "G.W. Stevens" ink stamp on underside. Good comb paint detail and paddle tail. Old tag on underside reads that this is the only known mallard drake by George Stevens.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; some roughness to one edge of bill; glue has been added where neck joins body.

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Very rare bufflehead, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

Lot 415C: Very rare bufflehead, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

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Description: Very rare bufflehead, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

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

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Bluebill drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

Lot 415D: Bluebill drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

Condition Report: Worn original paint; crack in back with repair to a chip at that crack that was touched up a long time ago; maybe some touch up on black areas of head.

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Goldeneye drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's.

Lot 415E: Goldeneye drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's.

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Description: Goldeneye drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's. "H.A. Stevens maker" stencil on underside. Also branded "Maycock".

Condition Report: Original paint with significant wear; a few small dents; minor roughness to edge of tail; small shot mark near one eye.

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Redhead drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

Lot 415F: Redhead drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

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Description: Redhead drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's. Branded "Harvey". Old tag on underside reads Mackey collection, lot 38, July '73, auction at Hyannis

Condition Report: Paint on head and breast was strengthened a long time ago; old in use repaint on tail, the rest is original paint with moderate wear; small dents and cracks. Old tag on underside reads Mackey collection, lot 38, July '73, auction at Hyannis.

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Goldeneye drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

Lot 415G: Goldeneye drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

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Description: Goldeneye drake, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870's.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; heavily hit by shot on one side; chip missing from one edge of tail, professional repair to approximately 1/2 of bill.

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Very rare goldeneye drake in eclipse plumage, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's.

Lot 416: Very rare goldeneye drake in eclipse plumage, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's.

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Description: Very rare goldeneye drake in eclipse plumage, Stevens Brothers, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's. Traces of Stevens ink stencil on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate flaking and wear on much of the decoy; old touch up to white areas; small cracks.

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Gull, James Stanley, Cape Vincent, New York, circa 1900.

Lot 417: Gull, James Stanley, Cape Vincent, New York, circa 1900.

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Description: Gull, James Stanley, Cape Vincent, New York, circa 1900. Glass eyes and detailed bill carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear and good patina; small cracks; specs of off white paint on back; several small cracks in body.

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Bufflehead, Stevens Decoy Factory, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's.

Lot 417A: Bufflehead, Stevens Decoy Factory, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's.

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Description: Bufflehead, Stevens Decoy Factory, Weedsport, New York, circa 1880's. Traces of Harvey Stevens stencil on underside

Condition Report: Worn old paint, some of which is original; eyes appear to have been replaced; small cracks and dents; slight roughness to one edge of tail.

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Rare and exceptional blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 418: Rare and exceptional blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rare and exceptional blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century. Fewer than 18 of this so called "dust jacket" style plover are known to exist. They represent the most recognized and coveted of Crowell's shorebirds by collectors. Over 11" long. The raised wings, raised carved primaries, dropped tail and wet on wet ble

Condition Report: There is a natural flaw in the wood running from one side of the neck down to the mid primary region and being characterized by an early thin crack which shows some early filler; small amount of touchup to the flaw and to a small paint flake next to it; o

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Exceptional pair of silhouette plovers, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900.

Lot 419: Exceptional pair of silhouette plovers, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900.

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Description: Exceptional pair of silhouette plovers, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1900. A golden plover and a black bellied plover. One is in spring plumage and one in transitional plumage. Both have tack eyes and carved tails. Both have high heads and split tail carving reminiscent of the Parker Whitmore rig. Extra fine feather paint detail

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

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Classic blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 420: Classic blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Classic blackbellied plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Tack eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and very minor wear, mostly on bill; fine feather paint detail.

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Golden plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 420A: Golden plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Golden plover, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century. Shoe button eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; small chip missing from wing tips; significant roughenss to tail; small flat area at stick hole.

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Curlew from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 421: Curlew from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Curlew from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Raised "V" wing carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; structurally good; crack in one side.

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Sandpiper from the eastern shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 422: Sandpiper from the eastern shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Sandpiper from the eastern shore of Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Most of the paint is worn off; hit by shot; crack in lower breast; roughness at stick hole; bill appears to be a professional replacement.

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Plump robin snipe from the eastern shore of Virginia.

Lot 423: Plump robin snipe from the eastern shore of Virginia.

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Description: Plump robin snipe from the eastern shore of Virginia.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; small cracks and shot marks.

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Unusual paper mache yellowlegs attributed to Joseph Lincoln.

Lot 424: Unusual paper mache yellowlegs attributed to Joseph Lincoln.

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Description: Unusual paper mache yellowlegs attributed to Joseph Lincoln. Made after the so called "Lincoln type" style shorebirds that have been attributed to Joseph Lincoln of Accord, massachusetts. Finely painted, well constructed and very light weight.

Condition Report: Excellent original condition with original tack eyes and hardwood bill.

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Yellowlegs from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 425: Yellowlegs from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Yellowlegs from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Found with a rig of eskimo curlews of similar form.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloraiton and wear; bill is an old replacement; several small dents in lower breast; lighty hit by shot; crack in neck.

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Two flat sided sandpipers from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, circa 1900.

Lot 426: Two flat sided sandpipers from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, circa 1900.

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Description: Two flat sided sandpipers from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, circa 1900.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; one has a burned area approximately 1/2" x 1 1/2" in underside with some charring up the sides; both bills are old replacements.

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Slightly flat side yellowlegs from the eastern shore of Virginia.

Lot 427: Slightly flat side yellowlegs from the eastern shore of Virginia.

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Description: Slightly flat side yellowlegs from the eastern shore of Virginia. Raised "V" wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; heavily hit by shot; most of the bill is missing.

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Exceptional hollow carved golden plover, Thomas Wilson, Ipswich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 428: Exceptional hollow carved golden plover, Thomas Wilson, Ipswich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Exceptional hollow carved golden plover, Thomas Wilson, Ipswich, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Exceptionally carving with very thin shell. Tack eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; several tiny chips missing from tail.

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Exceptional blackbellied plover in winter plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 429: Exceptional blackbellied plover in winter plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Exceptional blackbellied plover in winter plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire. Extra fine feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Near minor original paint; structurally excellent.

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Classic yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 430: Classic yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Classic yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century. Fine feather paint detail and good patina.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; wear to tip of the bill; structurally good.

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Very rare hollow carved golden plover, attributed to Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

Lot 431: Very rare hollow carved golden plover, attributed to Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

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Description: Very rare hollow carved golden plover, attributed to Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts. Shoe button eyes and fine paint detail,

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; small amount of roughness to tip of tail and wing tips; small crack partway through head.

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