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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: North American Decoys at Auction

North American Decoys at Auction

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

829 lots

November 6, 1996

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Lot 1: EXCEPTIONAL CURLEW by the Mason Decoy Factory. Approximately 17 3/4" long. Exceptional paint pattern and tone. Recently found in a house in

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Description: Hallifax, Nova Scotia. CONDITION: Near mint original paint with excellant patina; traces of original newsprint wrapping on lower sides; numerous tiny specks of off white paint on back; never used.

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Lot 2: RARE HOLLOW MALLARD DRAKE, CIRCA 1910 by the Mason Decoy Factory. Challenge grade with premier grade paint pattern. See page 24 of "Mason

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Description: Decoys", Goldberger & Haid. CONDITION: Original paint with good patina and very slight wear; professional repair to tiny chip at tip of tail; small amount of touch up at white ring around neck.

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Lot 3: EXCEPTIONAL BLACK DUCK by the Mason Decoy Factory. Circa 1910. Premier grade. Has the "Mason Premier" stamp on underside. Stamped "L.C.W."

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Description: also. CONDITION: Near mint original paint; professional restoration to a few minor neck filler flakes and tiny flake at tip of tail; several small dents.

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Lot 3A: FINE HOLLOW MALLARD HEN WITH SNAKY HEAD by the Mason Decoy Factory. Branded "D.B. DAY". CONDITION: Very strong original paint with

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Description: minor wear; fine factory age line on one side; couple of thin chips in the tail; one or two shot marks; some minor roughness at the neck seam; original factory weight is missing.

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Lot 4: OUTSTANDING BRANT by the Mason Decoy Factory. Challenge grade. Bears the "Barron" brand on top and side. CONDITION: Original paint with

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Description: excellent patina with very slight wear; crack in neck; small shot scar over one eye.

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