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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Rare Waterfowl Decoy Auction - Day 1
Auction Description:
Rare Waterfowl Decoy Auction - Day 1

Rare Waterfowl Decoy Auction - Day 1

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

268 lots with images

July 29, 2006

Boston, MA, 02108 USA

Rare hollow

Lot 1: Rare hollow "Premier" grade greenwing teal hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, early 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Branded, "WESCOTT" on the underside. Purchased in 1975 out of a boat house near St. Louis along with drake teal and oversized Graves mallards.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint shows minor wear; the head is slightly loose; some minor chipping to the paint around the neck seam; shallow chip along one side of the bill; overall excellent structurally.

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Immature goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st

Lot 2: Immature goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st

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Description: Very rare Challenge grade, special order, copied from a George Bacon decoy, Burlington, Vermont.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear on much of the decoy; minor wear on the back; some old in use repaint on speculums and upper breast; lightly hit by shot; hairline cracks in underside.

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Canvasback hen, Mason Decoy Factory.

Lot 3: Canvasback hen, Mason Decoy Factory.

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Description: Rare hollow challenge grade model. Original Mason weight, never rigged.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; one eye is missing; small defect in wood on lower side.

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Fine hollow

Lot 4: Fine hollow "Premier" grade pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

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Description: Fine hollow "Premier" grade pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

Condition Report: Outstanding original paint shows minor wear with some rubs to the bare wood at the end of the tail; the surface exhibits a fine patinated finish; structurally excellent.

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Excellent early hollow

Lot 5: Excellent early hollow "Premier" grade pintail hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

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Description: Excellent early hollow "Premier" grade pintail hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

Condition Report: Outstanding original swirl paint shows minor wear and fine patina; structurally excellent.

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