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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: April 2013 - Session Two

April 2013 - Session Two

(367 Lots)

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

367 lots | 366 with images

April 26, 2013

Live Auction

Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL, 60174 USA

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Black bellied plover, maker unknown from Townsend's Inlet, New Jersey.

Lot 658: Black bellied plover, maker unknown from Townsend's Inlet, New Jersey.

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Description: Black bellied plover, maker unknown from Townsend's Inlet, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint shows minor wear and nice patina; thin chip on the underside of the bill, otherwise excellent structurally.

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Early yellowlegs, Taylor Johnson, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 659: Early yellowlegs, Taylor Johnson, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early yellowlegs, Taylor Johnson, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Written in pencil on the lower breast is, "Little Yellowleg".

Condition Report: Original paint shows moderate wear; the bill appears to be a later replacement.

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Early curlew attributed to the Swain family Cape May, New Jersey.

Lot 660: Early curlew attributed to the Swain family Cape May, New Jersey.

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Description: Early curlew attributed to the Swain family Cape May, New Jersey. Three piece laminated body construction.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows moderate wear; overall good structurally.

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Knot in spring or breeding plumage, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 661: Knot in spring or breeding plumage, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Knot in spring or breeding plumage, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: It appears that the head has been replaced and painted to match the rest of the body, which is in dry original paint.

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Sanderling, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 662: Sanderling, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Sanderling, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Very early working second coat of paint possibly by Shourds shows average wear; sound structural condition.

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Early black bellied plover, Neely Leeds.

Lot 663: Early black bellied plover, Neely Leeds.

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Description: Early black bellied plover, Neely Leeds.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average wear; the surface is covered with a coat of varnish; a couple of shot marks; overall very good structurally.

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Two curlews, Daniel Lake Leeds, Pleasantville, New Jersey.

Lot 664: Two curlews, Daniel Lake Leeds, Pleasantville, New Jersey.

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Description: Two curlews, Daniel Lake Leeds, Pleasantville, New Jersey. Large decoys with inserted hardwood bills both of which are original.

Condition Report: Early paint which may well be the original surface shows moderate wear and some flaking; both exhibit some drying cracks and natural flaws in the wood, but overall the structural condition is good.

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Black bellied plover in winter plumage, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 665: Black bellied plover in winter plumage, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Black bellied plover in winter plumage, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average wear and great patina; the tip of the bill is missing; a few shot marks over the body.

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Black bellied plover, Levi Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 666: Black bellied plover, Levi Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Black bellied plover, Levi Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Excellent dry original paint shows minor wear and nice patina; superb structurally.

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Early curlew, maker unknown from New Jersey.

Lot 667: Early curlew, maker unknown from New Jersey.

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Description: Early curlew, maker unknown from New Jersey.

Condition Report: Some touch up to the paint on the head over what appears to be some filler repair at the top of head; some shot marks over the body.

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Rare black bellied plover in spring or breeding plumage, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 668: Rare black bellied plover in spring or breeding plumage, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Rare black bellied plover in spring or breeding plumage, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1915; the style is very similar to the work of Harry V. Shourds.

Condition Report: Excellent original condition in all respects.

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Black bellied plover from New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 669: Black bellied plover from New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Black bellied plover from New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Two piece construction.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and very slight wear; several tiny dents.

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Early robin snipe, attributed to John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey.

Lot 670: Early robin snipe, attributed to John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey.

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Description: Early robin snipe, attributed to John McAnney, New Gretna, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Old working repaint shows moderate wear and some flaking; the bill appears to be a later replacement.

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Early lesser yellowleg, maker unknown from New Jersey.

Lot 671: Early lesser yellowleg, maker unknown from New Jersey.

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Description: Early lesser yellowleg, maker unknown from New Jersey.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear and a nice mellow finish; the bill appears to be a late replacement; thin crack on one side.

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Black bellied plover attributed to Harry Gale, New Jersey, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 672: Black bellied plover attributed to Harry Gale, New Jersey, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Black bellied plover attributed to Harry Gale, New Jersey, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th century. Very similar in conformation and paint style to the work of H.V. Shourds.

Condition Report: Excellent dry original paint shows minor wear; superb structural condition.

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Early curlew,  H arry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 673: Early curlew, H arry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early curlew, H arry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Original paint shows moderate wear; there is a patch on one side of the body to improve a natural flaw in the wood, which appears to have been done by Shourds when the bird was made.

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Pair of miniature mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Lot 674: Pair of miniature mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

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Description: Pair of miniature mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Approximately 4 1/2" long. Both have relief wing carving. Hen has slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate shrinkage and wear; structurally good.

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Pair of balsa body mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 675: Pair of balsa body mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of balsa body mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have raised wing tips and slightly turned cedar heads.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Five miniatures, Perry Wilcoxen, Liverpool, Illinois.

Lot 676: Five miniatures, Perry Wilcoxen, Liverpool, Illinois.

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Description: Five miniatures, Perry Wilcoxen, Liverpool, Illinois. A teal, canvasback, two mallards, and a pintail.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Lot of 5 carvings by James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts.

Lot 677: Lot of 5 carvings by James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts.

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Description: Lot of 5 carvings by James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts. Included are two miniature brant, and a hen woodduck; full size sandpiper and 1/4 size grouse. All are signed on the bottom of the base.

Condition Report: All in excellent original paint; chip missing from wood duck's bill, otherwise very good.

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Rare standing 1/4 size merganser drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Lot 678: Rare standing 1/4 size merganser drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

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Description: Rare standing 1/4 size merganser drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Approximately 5" tall with extended wing tips and slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; hairline crack in neck; felt is missing from underside of base.

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Pair of miniature mallards standing on burl , Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois

Lot 679: Pair of miniature mallards standing on burl , Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois

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Description: Pair of miniature mallards standing on burl , Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.Both have raised carved wing tips.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear; drake's legs have been cracked and reglued.

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Pair of miniature mallards on burl base, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Lot 680: Pair of miniature mallards on burl base, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

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Description: Pair of miniature mallards on burl base, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Perdew paper label on underside. Metal tag dated March 1947 on top.

Condition Report: Original and very good.

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Three flying mallard pins, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Lot 681: Three flying mallard pins, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

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Description: Three flying mallard pins, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Approximately 3" long.

Condition Report: One wing tip has been broken off and glued back on; one foot missing.

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Six miniature decoys, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1950.

Lot 682: Six miniature decoys, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1950.

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Description: Six miniature decoys, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1950. Pair of mallards; drake is 11" and has glass eyes. Hen is 10" and has tack eyes. Both have raised and split wing tips with lots of feather stamping and well carved bills. Pair of miniature blackducks; both measure 9", have tack eyes and lots of feather stamping. A redhead drake and canvasback drake. Redhead is 8" and canvasback is 6".

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Six miniatures which includes a bufflehead drake and white heron.

Lot 683: Six miniatures which includes a bufflehead drake and white heron.

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Description: Six miniatures which includes a bufflehead drake and white heron. Included are a bufflehead drake with the initials, 'RCJ" branded into the bottom, an oyster catcher by Joan Seibrit, and a 1/4 size bufflehead stamped RCJ.

Condition Report: Mostly original and good; bufflehead has some neck filler missing; tip of heron's bill is missing.

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Lot 684: Lot of 5 miniatures.

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Description: Lot of 5 miniatures. Includes, grouse and sandpiper by James Lapham, an oyster catcher and night heron, Joan Seibert, and a plover, unknown artist.

Condition Report: The night heron has a chip under the bill, otherwise all are in good original condition.

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Two pairs of miniatures, Fred Coleman, Hennepin, Illinois.

Lot 685: Two pairs of miniatures, Fred Coleman, Hennepin, Illinois.

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Description: Two pairs of miniatures, Fred Coleman, Hennepin, Illinois. All have Coleman stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; structurally very good.

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Two pair of miniatures, P. Sabatini.

Lot 686: Two pair of miniatures, P. Sabatini.

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Description: Two pair of miniatures, P. Sabatini. Includes pair of wood ducks and a pair of shovelers each signed by the maker, dated 2010 and 2009 respectively.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Three miniatures

Lot 687: Three miniatures

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Description: Three miniatures.Miniature wood duck drake, James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts, Signed on the base by the maker. Two half size shorebirds, Ralph Lapham, Dennis Port, Massachusetts, Lapham stamp on underside. Raised wing tips.

Condition Report: Excellent and original condition.

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Pair of merganser carved in style of Lloyd Parker, by Bob Seabrook.

Lot 688: Pair of merganser carved in style of Lloyd Parker, by Bob Seabrook.

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Description: Pair of merganser carved in style of Lloyd Parker, by Bob Seabrook. Both have a "S" carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of grouse on piece of driftwood, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts.

Lot 689: Pair of grouse on piece of driftwood, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts.

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Description: Pair of grouse on piece of driftwood, Russ Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts. "Hingham" stamp in underside.

Condition Report: Small chip missing from underside of one bill, otherwise original and good.

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Eight miniatures.

Lot 690: Eight miniatures.

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Description: Eight miniatures. Miniature ruddy turnstone possibly made by Thomas Wilson, Miniature woodcock by H. Gibbs, miniature woodcock by unknown, pair of miniatures by Lloyd Johnson, miniature black bellied plover by Russ Allen, Miniature Canada goose by Al Nunan, and a miniature grouse.

Condition Report: Excellent dry original condition; Johnson mallards show areas of separation.

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Pair of miniature pintails, Anthony Hillman.

Lot 691: Pair of miniature pintails, Anthony Hillman.

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Description: Pair of miniature pintails, Anthony Hillman. Signded and dated 1999.

Condition Report: Both in excellent original condition.

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Miniature Canada goose, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 692: Miniature Canada goose, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Miniature Canada goose, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Original paint with significant shrinkage and flaking on one side; structurally good.

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Miniature swan, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

Lot 693: Miniature swan, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

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Description: Miniature swan, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Signed and dated 1980.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Hollow bluebill hen, Harry M. Shourds, Ocean City, New Jersey.

Lot 694: Hollow bluebill hen, Harry M. Shourds, Ocean City, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow bluebill hen, Harry M. Shourds, Ocean City, New Jersey. Branded "SEDGE ISLAND".

Condition Report: Old repaint shows average wear; there has been a repair to the bill.

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Hollow black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 695: Hollow black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Condition Report: The paint on the head appears to be an early second coat; the structural condition is excellent.

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Pair of mergansers, Jay Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 696: Pair of mergansers, Jay Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of mergansers, Jay Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear; drake has some minor touch up over the chips in the tail; overall both are in good structural condition.

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Rare stick up mallard drake, Ellis Parker, Beach Haven, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 697: Rare stick up mallard drake, Ellis Parker, Beach Haven, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rare stick up mallard drake, Ellis Parker, Beach Haven, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Hollow carved working decoy.

Condition Report: Working repaint shows average wear and some minor flaking; slight separation at the body seam.

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Hollow black duck attributed to Lumson.

Lot 698: Hollow black duck attributed to Lumson.

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Description: Hollow black duck attributed to Lumson.

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

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Hollow red breasted merganser drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter, 19th century.

Lot 699: Hollow red breasted merganser drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter, 19th century.

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Description: Hollow red breasted merganser drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter, 19th century.

Condition Report: Old working repaint shows average wear; a couple of light shot marks; some chipping around the edges of the tail.

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Drake and hen merganser, Ben Hance, Bay Head, New Jersey.

Lot 700: Drake and hen merganser, Ben Hance, Bay Head, New Jersey.

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Description: Drake and hen merganser, Ben Hance, Bay Head, New Jersey.

Condition Report: The paint on the drake is a late restoration; the hen is in an old working repaint; hen shows multiple shot marks; overall both are good structurally.

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Hollow bluebill drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

Lot 701: Hollow bluebill drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow bluebill drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

Condition Report: The paint has been restored; structurally sound.

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Pair of red breasted mergansers attributed to Roy Maxwell, Wading River, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 702: Pair of red breasted mergansers attributed to Roy Maxwell, Wading River, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of red breasted mergansers attributed to Roy Maxwell, Wading River, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Both birds have been restored; hen has had a bill repair; drake has a narrow crack on the back.

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Hollow brant, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 703: Hollow brant, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow brant, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average wear; very thin split on the top of the tail; overall excellent structurally.

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Hollow Canada goose attributed to John Cornelius.

Lot 704: Hollow Canada goose attributed to John Cornelius.

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Description: Hollow Canada goose attributed to John Cornelius. Hollow pegged construction.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows average wear; crack running through the neck; overall structurally sound.

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Early hollow brant attributed to Jack Inman, Bay Head, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 705: Early hollow brant attributed to Jack Inman, Bay Head, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early hollow brant attributed to Jack Inman, Bay Head, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. "MORRIS" is branded into the bottom.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows moderate wear; couple of thin cracks in the neck; overall good structurally.

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Pair of hollow bluebills, Samuel E. Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 706: Pair of hollow bluebills, Samuel E. Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of hollow bluebills, Samuel E. Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Exhibits recessed rectangular weights similar to those of H.V. Shourds.

Condition Report: Most of the drake's surface is an early working repaint showing moderate wear; the hen has touch up to the white areas and over the eyes, both are in good structural condition.

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Hollow brant, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey.

Lot 707: Hollow brant, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow brant, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Repainted but in good structural condition.

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