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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 hat rack, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey

Lot 655: Bluebill drake hat rack, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey

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Description: Bluebill drake hat rack, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pintail hen, David and Kathryn Biddle.

Lot 656: Pintail hen, David and Kathryn Biddle.

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Description: Pintail hen, David and Kathryn Biddle. Signed and dated 1990. Detailed feather craving and crossed wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of decorative purple finches, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lot 657: Pair of decorative purple finches, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Description: Pair of decorative purple finches, William H. Browne III, Lincoln, Nebraska. Signed and dated December, 1987. Mounted on a carved pine branch with carved pine cone.

Condition Report: Some damage to the tips of the male's wings; overall excellent structurally.

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Pair of goldeneye, Jim West.

Lot 658: Pair of goldeneye, Jim West.

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Description: Pair of goldeneye, Jim West. Signed with inscription indicating they are 3rd place winner in a decoy contest.

Condition Report: Fine carving detail and slightly turned heads; near mint original paint; several tiny dents in drake's bill.

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Reproduction of a Cobb Island curlew.

Lot 659: Reproduction of a Cobb Island curlew.

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Description: Reproduction of a Cobb Island curlew.

Condition Report: Old paint that has been aged; lightly hit by shot.

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Pair of shooting stool pintails, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisianna.

Lot 660: Pair of shooting stool pintails, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisianna.

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Description: Pair of shooting stool pintails, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisianna. Both have slightly turned heads and carved crossed wing tips. Both are signed. The drake won honorable mention at the Ward World Championships in 1992, ribbon is included.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Mallard drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisianna.

Lot 661: Mallard drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisianna.

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Description: Mallard drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galliano, Louisianna. Signed and dated 1987. Slightly turned head. Carved, crossed wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hooded merganser drake, Keith Mueller.

Lot 662: Hooded merganser drake, Keith Mueller.

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Description: Hooded merganser drake, Keith Mueller. The maker's name is branded into the underside.

Condition Report: Strong original paint with some gunning rubs to the high spots; overall very good structurally.

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Pair of gadwall, Russell Ward, St. Ambroise, Manitoba.

Lot 663: Pair of gadwall, Russell Ward, St. Ambroise, Manitoba.

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Description: Pair of gadwall, Russell Ward, St. Ambroise, Manitoba. Signed. Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Lot of seven reproduction ruddy ducks.

Lot 664: Lot of seven reproduction ruddy ducks.

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Description: Lot of seven reproduction ruddy ducks.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; some have cracks; one is quite weathered and worn.

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Lot of seven reproduction ruddy ducks.

Lot 665: Lot of seven reproduction ruddy ducks.

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Description: Lot of seven reproduction ruddy ducks. Two are signed "R. Birch '94".

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; small dents and cracks.

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Lot of seven shorebirds, David Ward, Essex Connecticut.

Lot 666: Lot of seven shorebirds, David Ward, Essex Connecticut.

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Description: Lot of seven shorebirds, David Ward, Essex Connecticut. All are stamped "D.B.W." with various dates. Relief wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Large standing gadwall, Bob Moreland.

Lot 667: Large standing gadwall, Bob Moreland.

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Description: Large standing gadwall, Bob Moreland. Signed and dated 1999.

Condition Report: Original and very good.

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Full size greater horned owl, Russ Allen, Galloway, New Jersey.

Lot 668: Full size greater horned owl, Russ Allen, Galloway, New Jersey.

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Description: Full size greater horned owl, Russ Allen, Galloway, New Jersey. Glass eyes. Relief wing carving with some feather detail.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; small cracks.

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Two Cobb Island style shorebirds, Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, Virginia.

Lot 669: Two Cobb Island style shorebirds, Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, Virginia.

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Description: Two Cobb Island style shorebirds, Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, Virginia. Each has a large "C" carved in the underside.

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

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Gadwall hen, Jason Lagaux.

Lot 670: Gadwall hen, Jason Lagaux.

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Description: Gadwall hen, Jason Lagaux. Slightly turned head and raised wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Running curlew, Ian McNair.

Lot 671: Running curlew, Ian McNair.

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Description: Running curlew, Ian McNair. Tack eyes and iron bill. Approximately 23" long.

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

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Ring neck plover, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut.

Lot 672: Ring neck plover, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut.

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Description: Ring neck plover, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut. Stamped "D.B.W.".

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Reproduction of a Robert Gelston curlew, Jamie Reason.

Lot 673: Reproduction of a Robert Gelston curlew, Jamie Reason.

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Description: Reproduction of a Robert Gelston curlew, Jamie Reason. Signed.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; lightly hit by shot; crack in one side.

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Ruddy turnstone, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut.

Lot 674: Ruddy turnstone, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut.

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Description: Ruddy turnstone, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut. Stamped "D.B.W.". Carved primaries

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of ruddy ducks, David Ward, Essex Connecticut.

Lot 675: Pair of ruddy ducks, David Ward, Essex Connecticut.

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Description: Pair of ruddy ducks, David Ward, Essex Connecticut. Both are branded "D.B.W.".

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Plover, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut.

Lot 676: Plover, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut.

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Description: Plover, David Ward, Essex, Connecticut. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of bluewing teal, Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland.

Lot 679: Pair of bluewing teal, Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of bluewing teal, Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland. Signed and dated 1989 in the weights.

Condition Report: A few small paint rubs, otherwise very good and original.

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Pair of pintails, Art Kilmon, Pocomoke, Maryland.

Lot 680: Pair of pintails, Art Kilmon, Pocomoke, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of pintails, Art Kilmon, Pocomoke, Maryland.

Condition Report: Minor flaking and wear on hen; drake is very good and original.

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Large eider drake carved in the Downeast tradition, Marty Collins.

Lot 681: Large eider drake carved in the Downeast tradition, Marty Collins.

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Description: Large eider drake carved in the Downeast tradition, Marty Collins. Inlet head.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; crack in end of bill with a small piece missing.

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Bluebill drake, John Glenn, Rockhall, Maryland.

Lot 682: Bluebill drake, John Glenn, Rockhall, Maryland.

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Description: Bluebill drake, John Glenn, Rockhall, Maryland. Branded G.I.P.T.".

Condition Report: Old touch up on black areas of head and breast; small crack; minor roughness at end of tail and back of head.

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Large pintail drake, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 683: Large pintail drake, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Large pintail drake, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century. Approximately 21" long. Signed at a later date by Tyler.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; numerous cracks; reglued cracks in underside; small amount of roughness to one edge of bill.

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Whimsical two headed coot, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 684: Whimsical two headed coot, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Whimsical two headed coot, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Signed and dated 1974.

Condition Report: Mint condition.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Leonard Pryor, Elkton, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 685: Pair of canvasbacks, Leonard Pryor, Elkton, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Leonard Pryor, Elkton, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint by Severn Hall; minor shrinkage and wear; a few small dents.

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Canvasback drake from Charlestown, Maryland.

Lot 686: Canvasback drake from Charlestown, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback drake from Charlestown, Maryland.

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

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Three decoys from the Upper Chesapeake Bay, circa 1900.

Lot 687: Three decoys from the Upper Chesapeake Bay, circa 1900.

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Description: Three decoys from the Upper Chesapeake Bay, circa 1900.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents; one head may not be original.

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Life size swan, R. Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland, mid 1940's.

Lot 688: Life size swan, R. Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland, mid 1940's.

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Description: Life size swan, R. Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland, mid 1940's. This swan is one of six made purportedly made for the Dupont family and used as mooring markers.

Condition Report: The surface has been repainted over the years; the head may not be original to the body.

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Canvasback drake, Henry Lockhard, Elk Neck, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 689: Canvasback drake, Henry Lockhard, Elk Neck, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Henry Lockhard, Elk Neck, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint by Severin Hall; small crack in underside; a few tiny dents.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 690: Pair of canvasbacks, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Singed and dated 1975.

Condition Report: Unused and original; small crack in underside of drake.

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Canada goose, attributed to the Elliot Brothers, Easton, Maryland.

Lot 691: Canada goose, attributed to the Elliot Brothers, Easton, Maryland.

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Description: Canada goose, attributed to the Elliot Brothers, Easton, Maryland.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; old filler on one side appears to be from when the decoy was made.

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Canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900.

Lot 692: Canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900.

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Description: Canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1900.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; a few small surface cracks and dents.

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Early canvasback drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 693: Early canvasback drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Early canvasback drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: The white on the sides and bottom is a very early working repaint, the remainder of the decoy appears to be in the original surface; couple of very thin drying cracks in the body.

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Pair of gunning greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland.

Lot 694: Pair of gunning greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of gunning greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. Signed and identified as being from his personal hunting rig. Upper bodies are made from cork. Both have slightly turned heads.

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

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Pair of bluebills, Charles Bryon, Middle River Maryland.

Lot 695: Pair of bluebills, Charles Bryon, Middle River Maryland.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Charles Bryon, Middle River Maryland.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Two canvasback drakes from Maryland.

Lot 696: Two canvasback drakes from Maryland.

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Description: Two canvasback drakes from Maryland. One by Madison Mitchell and the other by Jim Pierce.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Mallard hen, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 697: Mallard hen, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Mallard hen, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Very good and original; unused.

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Canvasback drake, Ed Pearson, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 698: Canvasback drake, Ed Pearson, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Ed Pearson, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century. Branded "E. Pearson".

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; cracks and dents; piece added to large defect in wood when the decoy was made.

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Hand chopped canvasback drake, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland.

Lot 699: Hand chopped canvasback drake, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland.

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Description: Hand chopped canvasback drake, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1972.

Condition Report: Very good and original

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