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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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Yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 432: Yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Yellowlegs, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. 1 of a rig of 6 yellowlegs purchased at the Iver Johnson Sporting Goods store in Boston in 1912.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear and good patina; small crack through head; approximately 1/2 of bill has been replaced; small hole in lower breast.

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Hollow mallard drake, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon, 1st to 2nd quarters 20th century.

Lot 432A: Hollow mallard drake, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon, 1st to 2nd quarters 20th century.

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Description: Hollow mallard drake, Charles Bergman, Astoria, Oregon, 1st to 2nd quarters 20th century.

Condition Report: Some overpaint to the breast color and to repair the bill; other than the bill repair, structurally good.

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Pintail drake, Horace

Lot 433: Pintail drake, Horace "Hie" Crandell, Northern California.

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Description: Pintail drake, Horace "Hie" Crandell, Northern California.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average wear; structurally excellent.

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Pintail drake made for the rig of Walter Staub, San Francisco, California, early 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 434: Pintail drake made for the rig of Walter Staub, San Francisco, California, early 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pintail drake made for the rig of Walter Staub, San Francisco, California, early 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Working second coat of paint shows moderate wear with some chipping to reveal the original surface; very good structurally.

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Pintail drake, Amiel Garibaldi, Sacramento, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 435: Pintail drake, Amiel Garibaldi, Sacramento, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pintail drake, Amiel Garibaldi, Sacramento, California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Working repaint shows average wear; overall good structurally.

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Pair of pintails, Seth Barry, Broderick (Sacramento), California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 436: Pair of pintails, Seth Barry, Broderick (Sacramento), California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of pintails, Seth Barry, Broderick (Sacramento), California, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: The white areas on the drake have a second coat of working repaint; two chips to the paint at the tail and on one side; the remainder of the drake's surface, and the entire surface on the hen is in the original paint; the hen has multiple shot marks on on

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Rare hollow carved pintail drake, Nate Quillen, Rockville, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 438: Rare hollow carved pintail drake, Nate Quillen, Rockville, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Rare hollow carved pintail drake, Nate Quillen, Rockville, Michigan, circa 1880's. Inlet head. Branded "F.B." for Fayette Brown, Cleveland, Ohio. Nate Quillen was one of the most well known punters for the famous Pointe Mouillee Shooting Club.

Condition Report: Original paint with average wear ; hit by shot on one side; thin chip missing from one side of tail.

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Hollow carved bluebill hen, John Schweikart, Strawberry Island, Michigan.

Lot 439: Hollow carved bluebill hen, John Schweikart, Strawberry Island, Michigan.

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Description: Hollow carved bluebill hen, John Schweikart, Strawberry Island, Michigan.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; a few small dents; several tiny chips missing from tip of bill.

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Hollow carved

Lot 440: Hollow carved "lowhead" redhead drake from Harson's Island, Michigan.

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Description: Hollow carved "lowhead" redhead drake from Harson's Island, Michigan. "D.W. Brust" brand in underside, rig found on Harsens Island, Michigan.

Condition Report: Worn original paint; crack in one side and underside; small dents; much of the neck filler is missing.

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Hollow carved bluebill hen, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 441: Hollow carved bluebill hen, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Hollow carved bluebill hen, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; structurally very good.

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Rigmate pair of canvasbacks from Wisconsin.

Lot 442: Rigmate pair of canvasbacks from Wisconsin.

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Description: Rigmate pair of canvasbacks from Wisconsin. Signed "Kemfinger, 1939, Oshkosh, Wisconsin".

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; both have bills replaced.

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Canvasback drake, maker and origin unknown.

Lot 442A: Canvasback drake, maker and origin unknown.

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Description: Canvasback drake, maker and origin unknown. Three piece laminated body construction.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows moderate wear; a few shot marks present; the head is loose.

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Bluebill hen, Miles Pirnie, East Lansing, Michigan.

Lot 443: Bluebill hen, Miles Pirnie, East Lansing, Michigan.

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Description: Bluebill hen, Miles Pirnie, East Lansing, Michigan. "Pirnie" stamp in underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small cracks in back.

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Canvasback hen, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 444: Canvasback hen, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Canvasback hen, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan. Slightly turned head.

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

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Oversize mallard hen, Frank Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 445: Oversize mallard hen, Frank Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Oversize mallard hen, Frank Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan. Exhibits incised feather carving.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear; some old touchup to the white at the specula and at the edges of the tail.

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Rare bluewing teal hen, Otto Weinert, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, circa 1920.

Lot 446: Rare bluewing teal hen, Otto Weinert, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, circa 1920.

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Description: Rare bluewing teal hen, Otto Weinert, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, circa 1920. Slightly turned and cocked head. Good feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint on most of the decoy; minor wear on the underside; minor bill repair on underside.

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Rare bluewing teal drake with slightly turned head from Wisconsin, first quarter 20th century

Lot 447: Rare bluewing teal drake with slightly turned head from Wisconsin, first quarter 20th century

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Description: Rare bluewing teal drake with slightly turned head from Wisconsin, first quarter 20th century Raised neck seat and glass eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; old touch up on bill; a few small dents.

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Rare

Lot 448: Rare "Lead" canvasback from Wisconsin, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rare "Lead" canvasback from Wisconsin, 1st quarter 20th century. Approximately 28" long.

Condition Report: Original paint with old strengthening to white areas; numerous cracks; old defects in wood, two of which were filled a long time ago.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 449: Pair of canvasbacks, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; small "in the making" crack in the back of the hen.

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Wimbrel carved in the Cobb Island tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 450: Wimbrel carved in the Cobb Island tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Wimbrel carved in the Cobb Island tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; small crack in underside.

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Dowitcher, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 451: Dowitcher, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Dowitcher, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. "McNair" carved into the underside.

Condition Report: Excellent; painted and stressed to look old.

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Blackbellied plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 452: Blackbellied plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Blackbellied plover, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Ruddy turnstone carved in the Eastern Shore tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 453: Ruddy turnstone carved in the Eastern Shore tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Ruddy turnstone carved in the Eastern Shore tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; a few small dents.

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Small sandpiper carved in the Verity style, Mark McNair.

Lot 454: Small sandpiper carved in the Verity style, Mark McNair.

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Description: Small sandpiper carved in the Verity style, Mark McNair. Only 5" long.

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

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Willet carved in the tradition of the Eastern Shore, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 455: Willet carved in the tradition of the Eastern Shore, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Willet carved in the tradition of the Eastern Shore, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; small crack in one side.

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Ruddy duck hen and drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 456: Ruddy duck hen and drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Ruddy duck hen and drake, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads. Both are signed and dated by the maker.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Swimming brant, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

Lot 457: Swimming brant, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

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Description: Swimming brant, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware. Head is cocked to one side. Hollow carved.

Condition Report: Minor paint shrinkage under tail; a few small spots where the paint has "bubbled" on back.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 458: Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 2005. Flat bottom style with slightly turned heads and glass eyes.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of hollow carved bluebills carved in the style of George Warin, Marty Hanson, Prior Lake, Minnesota

Lot 459: Pair of hollow carved bluebills carved in the style of George Warin, Marty Hanson, Prior Lake, Minnesota

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Description: Pair of hollow carved bluebills carved in the style of George Warin, Marty Hanson, Prior Lake, Minnesota Signed and dated 1990.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Oversize blackduck, George Strunk.

Lot 459A: Oversize blackduck, George Strunk.

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Description: Oversize blackduck, George Strunk. Signed and dated 2008. In preening pose with bill buried in feathers. Raised carved wing tips and fluted tail.

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Greenwing teal drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

Lot 459B: Greenwing teal drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

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Description: Greenwing teal drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; very lightly hit by shot; hairline crack at neck base.

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Coot, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland.

Lot 459C: Coot, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland.

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Description: Coot, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland. Slightly turned head. Detailed feather carving with raised wing tips. Signed and dated 2005.

Condition Report: Excellent and original

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Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 459D: Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1941.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear on most of the decoy; restoration to the white area on the head and under the tail; a few small dents; crack in the underside.

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Pair of hollow cedar canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 460: Pair of hollow cedar canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of hollow cedar canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Hollow. Both are signed and dated 1969. Each has a classic Lem Ward poem handwritten on the underside.

Condition Report: Both in superb, unused and original condition.

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Canvasback hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 461: Canvasback hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; cracks in underside of breast in one; each has a separation at the neck seam.

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Pair of bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 462: Pair of bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed "1 of 50, 1972". Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor shrinkage near drake's wing tips, otherwise original and good.

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Classic 1936 model bluebill drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 463: Classic 1936 model bluebill drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Classic 1936 model bluebill drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed by the makers. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Strong original paint with heavy stippling on back and excellent feather paint detail on wing patches and tail; wood filler at top of head has cracked with small pieces missing; small chip at left edge of tail; slight discoloraiton to areas of white on si

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Shooting stool model surf scoter, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 465: Shooting stool model surf scoter, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Shooting stool model surf scoter, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1970. Slightly turned head. "H.J." painted under the tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration near shoulders; very slight roughness where neck filler at back of neck joins body.

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Mallard hen from the Crisfield area, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 466: Mallard hen from the Crisfield area, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mallard hen from the Crisfield area, 1st quarter 20th century. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail; a few tiny dents; minor wear.

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Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 467: Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1933. Included is a photograph of Lem Ward holding this decoy.

Condition Report: Paint has been restored in the Ward style; crack through neck.

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Canvasback hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 468: Canvasback hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. 1948 balsa body model with slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; numerous small dents in balsa; fairly small crack, approximately 4" long, in shoulder; tiny chip missing from edge of bill.

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Canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 469: Canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. 1948 balsa body model with slightly turned cedar head and inserted cedar tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; some cracking at neck filler, with a chip of neck filler missing behind head; a few small dents.

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Rare rigmate pair of widgeon, John Glenn Rock Hall, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 469A: Rare rigmate pair of widgeon, John Glenn Rock Hall, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rare rigmate pair of widgeon, John Glenn Rock Hall, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; paint missing behind head of hen where anchor string was wrapped.

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1936 model pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 470: 1936 model pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: 1936 model pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. From the White Mallard Club, near Calusa, California.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; some touchup to the black over a tail chip repair; some touchup to the white around the neck and to the backside of the head where there has been a repair; a piece is missing from one of the glass eyes.

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Redhead drake, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Lot 471: Redhead drake, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

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Description: Redhead drake, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; crack through neck; small chip missing from one edge of tail.

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Lot 472: "High head" canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, late 19th century.

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Description: "High head" canvasback drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, late 19th century.

Condition Report: Old working repaint shows average wear; a few shot marks, otherwise very good structurally.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Nelson Ball, Bozman, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 473: Pair of canvasbacks, Nelson Ball, Bozman, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Nelson Ball, Bozman, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: The hen has some early working touchup to the head, otherwise the pair is in good original paint which shows average to moderate wear; the hen has a thin crack through the neck; each has a thin crack in the underside, otherwise they are both in good condi

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Canada goose attributed to James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 474: Canada goose attributed to James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canada goose attributed to James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Decoy was mounted as a lamp; filled hole in back; old in use repaint; numerous cracks.

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Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 475: Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1940.

Condition Report: Paint has been restored in the Ward style; small cracks and dents.

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Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 476: Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Blackduck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Repainted; a few small dents; signed "Repainted by Lem, 1972".

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