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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

343 Lots
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Bluebill drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 605: Bluebill drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Standard grade with tack eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; neck filler has been replaced; crack in lower side has been professionally filled.

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Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 606: Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade.

Condition Report: original paint with moderate discoloration and wear, old touch up on black area of breast; small neck crack repair.

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Goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 607: Goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Standard grade with glass eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate discoloration and wear; small cracks and dents; much of the neck filler has been replaced.

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Pintail drake, Downeast Wood Products Company, S. Freeport, Maine.

Lot 608: Pintail drake, Downeast Wood Products Company, S. Freeport, Maine.

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Description: Pintail drake, Downeast Wood Products Company, S. Freeport, Maine. Made in a preening pose.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average wear and fading.

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Rare hollow carved bluebill hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 609: Rare hollow carved bluebill hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Rare hollow carved bluebill hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; a few tiny dents and shot marks.

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Mallard hen and drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 610: Mallard hen and drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Mallard hen and drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. Both are hollow.

Condition Report: Original paint minor to moderate wear; small cracks and dents; filler was added a long time ago to two chips missing from neck filler on hen; both have tail chips missing.

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Pintail hen and drake.

Lot 611: Pintail hen and drake.

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Description: Pintail hen and drake. Drake is from the Hays Decoy Factory. Hen is from the Mason Decoy Factory.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; small dents; crack in underside of drake; much of the neck filler is missing with touch up in that area.

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Mallard drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 612: Mallard drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Mallard drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate discoloration and wear; small cracks; shallow chip missing from across end of tail.

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Blackduck, Harry Fennimore, Bordentown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 613: Blackduck, Harry Fennimore, Bordentown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Blackduck, Harry Fennimore, Bordentown, New Jersey, 2nd quarter 20th century. Good carving detail.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; separation at body seam.

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Red breasted merganser drake, Jesse Birdsall, Barnegat, New Jersey, circa 1890's.

Lot 614: Red breasted merganser drake, Jesse Birdsall, Barnegat, New Jersey, circa 1890's.

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Description: Red breasted merganser drake, Jesse Birdsall, Barnegat, New Jersey, circa 1890's.

Condition Report: Mixture of original and old in use repaint; professional bill repair.

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Merganser hen, Chis Sprague, Beach Haven New Jersey.

Lot 615: Merganser hen, Chis Sprague, Beach Haven New Jersey.

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Description: Merganser hen, Chis Sprague, Beach Haven New Jersey.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint on the white areas and the bill; the rest appears to be original; moderate wear; small crack in tail; bill has been broken off and reattached.

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Hollow gull with extended wing tips, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 616: Hollow gull with extended wing tips, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow gull with extended wing tips, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Signed "To J.K.S. from C.T.S., 1945".

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow carved canvasback drake, Paul Green, Florence, New Jersey.

Lot 617: Hollow carved canvasback drake, Paul Green, Florence, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow carved canvasback drake, Paul Green, Florence, New Jersey. Exhibits raised wings with unusual carved detail.

Condition Report: The white may be an early working second coat; overall excellent structurally.

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Canada goose, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 618: Canada goose, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Canada goose, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Unbranded. Slightly turned head.

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

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Bluebill drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton New Jersey.

Lot 619: Bluebill drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton New Jersey.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton New Jersey.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small cracks and shot marks.

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Bufflehead drake similar to the work of Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

Lot 620: Bufflehead drake similar to the work of Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

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Description: Bufflehead drake similar to the work of Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

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

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Pair of hooded mergansers Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 621: Pair of hooded mergansers Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of hooded mergansers Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Both are branded "H. Conklin" and have slightly turned heads with double crests.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Swimming brant, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 622: Swimming brant, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Swimming brant, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Signed.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; numerous spots of stain on lower half of decoy.

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Wood duck hen, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin New Jersey

Lot 623: Wood duck hen, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin New Jersey

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Description: Wood duck hen, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin New Jersey Slightly turned head. Branded "H. Conklin".

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Swimming brant, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 624: Swimming brant, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Swimming brant, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Branded H.C.".

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration; structurally good.

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Black backed gull, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 625: Black backed gull, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Black backed gull, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Unbranded. Relief wing carving.

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

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Blackduck, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 626: Blackduck, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Blackduck, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint appears to have been done by Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia; moderate wear; crack through neck.

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Brant, Charles Birdsall, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant New Jersey.

Lot 627: Brant, Charles Birdsall, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant New Jersey.

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Description: Brant, Charles Birdsall, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant New Jersey. Branded "C.R.B.". Good paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Rigmate pair of gunning widgeon, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 628: Rigmate pair of gunning widgeon, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Rigmate pair of gunning widgeon, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1958. Both have slightly turned heads and good feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of hollow redbreasted mergansers, Jay Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey.

Lot 629: Pair of hollow redbreasted mergansers, Jay Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of hollow redbreasted mergansers, Jay Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey. The heads on these mergansers resemble the work of Lloyd Parker, whose pair of mergansers set an auction record for Lloyd Parker.

Condition Report: Both are in early working second coats of paint; the structural condition is very good.

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Hollow carved brant attributed to Lou Barkalow, Forked River, New Jersey.

Lot 630: Hollow carved brant attributed to Lou Barkalow, Forked River, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow carved brant attributed to Lou Barkalow, Forked River, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; professional bill chip repair; small crack through neck.

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Rare working wood duck drake, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 631: Rare working wood duck drake, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Rare working wood duck drake, Hurley Conklin, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Very wide body. Signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Swimming Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 632: Swimming Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Swimming Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Professional repair to a hole in the underside and to a neck crack; paint restoration by Ken DeLong.

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Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 633: Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint with some original showing; bill has been broken off and reattached; crack through neck with filler added to a small chip at one side of that break; small dents.

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Goldeneye drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 634: Goldeneye drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Goldeneye drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Condition Report: The paint has been restored by Frank Finney; overall structurally excellent.

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Hollow carved brant, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 635: Hollow carved brant, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow carved brant, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, first quarter 20th century. Raised neck seat.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; cracks in neck; crack in underside; small chip missing from neck base.

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Early style merganser hen, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 636: Early style merganser hen, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Early style merganser hen, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia. Made of cottonwood with brass eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint showing minor wear; crack through neck and rub at top of head and crest.

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Large pintail drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 637: Large pintail drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Large pintail drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded, signed and dated 1966. Cork body with wooden bottom board, head, keel & tail sprig.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small chip missing from tip of tail.

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Rare brant, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 638: Rare brant, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Rare brant, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded signed and dated 1969. Slightly turned head. Carved crossed wing tips and carved secondaries.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 639: Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Condition Report: Paint has been restored in the Hudson style; age split in one side.

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Two root head native American decoys from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Lot 640: Two root head native American decoys from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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Description: Two root head native American decoys from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Brant from Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 641: Brant from Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Brant from Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century. Raised "V" wing carving.

Condition Report: The head has been completely replaced; old repaint; crack in back; small dents; two farily large chips missing from back.

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Red breasted merganser drake, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st to 2nd quarters, 20th century.

Lot 642: Red breasted merganser drake, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st to 2nd quarters, 20th century.

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Description: Red breasted merganser drake, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st to 2nd quarters, 20th century.

Condition Report: Some working repaint primarily to the white; some damage to the ends of the carved crest; professional repair to the bill; some nics and dings.

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Rigmate pair of red breasted mergansers, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 643: Rigmate pair of red breasted mergansers, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Rigmate pair of red breasted mergansers, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia. "M.H." embossed in both weights.

Condition Report: Second coat of paint by Hancock with minor wear; small crack in drake's neck and in hen's crest.

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Merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 644: Merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Merganser hen, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; crack in underside; small cracks and minor roughness to tail.

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Canada goose from Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 645: Canada goose from Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Canada goose from Chincoteague, Virginia. Hollowed out from the underside.

Condition Report: Worn old paint appears to be a working repaint by Miles Hancock.

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Hooded merganser drake, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 646: Hooded merganser drake, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Hooded merganser drake, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia. Signed and dated 1966.

Condition Report: Very good and original; never used; small crack under tail.

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Brant, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 647: Brant, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Brant, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; very minor roughness to tip of tail.

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Blackduck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 648: Blackduck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Blackduck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Condition Report: Worn original paint; old touch up on part of head and breast; crack in underside; tail chips.

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Small balsa body goldeneye hen from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Lot 649: Small balsa body goldeneye hen from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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Description: Small balsa body goldeneye hen from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Slightly turned cedar head.

Condition Report: Original paint protected by an old coat of varnish; small chip missing from center of back; numerous small dents; minor roughness to edge of tail.

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Hollow Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 650: Hollow Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow Canada goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Condition Report: Several coats of working repaint, some of which appears to have been taken down; significant separation at the body seam; multiple fractures in the neck; a good deal of wear to the wood from exposure to the elements.

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Decorative avocet, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lot 651: Decorative avocet, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Description: Decorative avocet, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska. Signed and dated May 1988 on the bottom of the base. Mounted on carved base made to simulate rocks along with a carved feather lying on the base.

Condition Report: Tiny chip at the very tip of one primary; thin tight stress fracture at the base of the neck.

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Exceptionally carved and painted decorative Stellar's Jay, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lot 652: Exceptionally carved and painted decorative Stellar's Jay, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Description: Exceptionally carved and painted decorative Stellar's Jay, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska. Signed and dated 1991 under the base.

Condition Report: Superb and original in all respects.

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Two life size ornamental decoys, James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts.

Lot 653: Two life size ornamental decoys, James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts.

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Description: Two life size ornamental decoys, James Lapham, Dennisport, Massachusetts. Included are a yellowlegs and a horned lark. Both are signed on the bottom of the base, and the lark is dated 1959.

Condition Report: The yellowlegs has a small crack in the upper tail, otherwise both are in excellent original condition.

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Ringbill drake, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 654: Ringbill drake, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Ringbill drake, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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