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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. Fall Decoy Auction Day 2
Auction Description:
Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. Fall Decoy Auction Day 2
Viewing Notes:
Auction 11:00 AM on Wednesday, and 10:00 AM on Thursday Preview Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM on Wednesday & Thursday

Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. Fall Decoy Auction Day 2

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

330 lots | 327 with images

November 11, 2010

Live Auction

Talbot County Community Center

Easton, MD, 21601 USA

Phone: 410.745.0485

Fax: 410.745.0487

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Half size pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 457: Half size pair of mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Raised carved wing tips. Slightly turned heads. Signed and dated 1964.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of greenwing teal, Jim Foote, Pointe Mouillee, Michigan.

Lot 458: Pair of greenwing teal, Jim Foote, Pointe Mouillee, Michigan.

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Description: Both have feather carving detail. Drake has slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original and very good.

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Balsa body wood duck drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 459: Balsa body wood duck drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Signed and dated 1965. Turned head.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; several small dents.

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Lot 460: "Gunning model" bluebill hen, John Zachmann.

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Description: Signed and dated 1974. Detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow carved canvasback drake, John Zachmann.

Lot 461: Hollow carved canvasback drake, John Zachmann.

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Description: Signed and dated 1968. Detailed wing tip and tail feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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3/4 size canvasback drake, John Zachmann.

Lot 462: 3/4 size canvasback drake, John Zachmann.

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Description: Signed and dated 1981. Relief wing carving and detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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One of a kind preening bluewing teal drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 463: One of a kind preening bluewing teal drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Small painted plaque in base reads "SUNBATHING LEM WARD WILDFOWLER COUNTERFEITER IN WOOD 1967". Fine feather paint detail with lifted wings and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Very slight roughness to edge of one foot, otherwise excellent and original.

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Four songbirds, 3 by Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Lot 464: Four songbirds, 3 by Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Description: One attributed to Finney.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Half size redhead, John Zachmann.

Lot 465: Half size redhead, John Zachmann.

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Description: Branded "JZ" and singed "TO EVA BRAUER FROM JOHN ZACHMANN 9-68". Detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Flying bluebill drake, George Reinbold, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, circa 1940.

Lot 466: Flying bluebill drake, George Reinbold, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, circa 1940.

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Description: 9 1/4" wing span. Signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Flying redhead drake, George Reinbold, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, circa 1940.

Lot 467: Flying redhead drake, George Reinbold, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, circa 1940.

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Description: 9" wing span. Signed.

Condition Report: Small chip missing from one wing tip, otherwise very good and original.

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Roughly 3/4 size flying pheasant, George Reinbold.

Lot 468: Roughly 3/4 size flying pheasant, George Reinbold.

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Description: Signed under one wing, "Geo. W. Reinbold".

Condition Report: Excellent original paint; one wing has been off and reattached with some paint missing at the joint.

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Full size flying wood duck drake, George Strunk.

Lot 469: Full size flying wood duck drake, George Strunk.

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Description: Full size flying wood duck drake, George Strunk.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Very rare pair of 2/3 size mallards, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

Lot 470: Very rare pair of 2/3 size mallards, Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts.

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Description: Lincoln's ink stamp is on the underside of each one. Shoe button eyes and good feather paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of 1/4 size mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Lot 471: Pair of 1/4 size mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

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Description: Mounted on a piece of burl. Carving stands approximately 8" tall. Both have raised wing tips and slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Early decorative standing black duck with spread wings and turned back head, Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 472: Early decorative standing black duck with spread wings and turned back head, Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Measures 11" wing tip to wing tip. Body measures 14" from breast to tail.

Condition Report: Strong original scratch paint shows minor wear and a nice patinated surface.

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Outstanding full size standing ruddy turnstone, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1920.

Lot 473: Outstanding full size standing ruddy turnstone, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1920.

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Description: Crowell's oval brand is in the underside. Exceptional wet on wet feather painting. Fine carving detail with the bird in a slightly forward position. Identified by Crowell in cursive handwriting as a "chicken plover", also the initials "LH" are on the u

Condition Report: Near mint original paint on most of the decoy; jesso on thighs may have old touch up; slight wear to toes; touch up to part of the underside of the base; 1/4" professional restoration to tip of bill.

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Pair of decorative cinnamon teal, Paul Nock, Salisbury, Maryland.

Lot 474: Pair of decorative cinnamon teal, Paul Nock, Salisbury, Maryland.

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Description: Signed and dated 1965.

Condition Report: Both in mint condition.

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Wonderfully carved and painted contemporary brant decoy, Wayne Watson, Ocean City, Maryland.

Lot 475: Wonderfully carved and painted contemporary brant decoy, Wayne Watson, Ocean City, Maryland.

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Description: Inscribed on the underside "By A. Wayne Watson, 2nd place Brant, Ward World, 2001".

Condition Report: Mint condition.

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Decorative canvasback drake, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

Lot 476: Decorative canvasback drake, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

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Description: "HARRIS" stamp in underside. Original paint by Leo McIntosh.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pied billed grebe, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 477: Pied billed grebe, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Signed and dated 1969. 2nd Annual Atlantic Flyway Exhibition sticker on underside. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hooded merganser, William Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 478: Hooded merganser, William Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Dated 1966. Won 3rd prize at the 1966 National Decoy Show.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of decorative ruddy ducks, Paul Nock, Salisbury, Maryland.

Lot 479: Pair of decorative ruddy ducks, Paul Nock, Salisbury, Maryland.

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Description: Signed and dated 1965.

Condition Report: Mint condition.

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Bufflehead drake, signed L.T. Ward & Bros., Crisfield, Maryland, 1963.

Lot 480: Bufflehead drake, signed L.T. Ward & Bros., Crisfield, Maryland, 1963.

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Description: Decoy appears to have been made by Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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*Redheaded woodpecker, Paul Casson.

Lot 481: *Redheaded woodpecker, Paul Casson.

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Description: Signed and dated 1966. Good carving detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Bluewing teal drake, Brody Henson, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Lot 482: Bluewing teal drake, Brody Henson, West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Description: Detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Standing bluewing teal drake, Steve Ward, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 483: Standing bluewing teal drake, Steve Ward, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Signed. Carved extended wing tips and fluted tail. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow carved pintail drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

Lot 484: Hollow carved pintail drake, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

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Description: Signed and dated 1969. Relief feather carving. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of decorative mallards, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 485: Pair of decorative mallards, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Signed, "Made by Oliver Lawson for The Duck House Rumbley, Md......" date is illegible.

Condition Report: Some flaking to the paint around the filler at the top of the head; hen has a minor scratch on the face, otherwise they are in good original condition.

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Redhead drake, Jim Foote, Pointe Mouillee, Michigan.

Lot 486: Redhead drake, Jim Foote, Pointe Mouillee, Michigan.

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Description: Slightly turned head. Detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Mourning dove, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

Lot 487: Mourning dove, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois.

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Description: Stamped "HH" in underside.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Early hollow bluebill drake, John Blair, Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 488: Early hollow bluebill drake, John Blair, Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Early hollow bluebill drake, John Blair, Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Dry original paint shows some flaking on the back and around the top of the tail; retains nice feathering on the back; the surface has darkened somewhat; structurally excellent.

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Rare mallard drake, William Welker, Edgely, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 489: Rare mallard drake, William Welker, Edgely, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: "WELKER" stamp in weight. Raised "V" wing carving and fluted tail.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; slight roughness to one edge of bill; very lightly hit by shot.

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Hollow canvasback drake, John Dawson, Trenton, New Jersey.

Lot 490: Hollow canvasback drake, John Dawson, Trenton, New Jersey.

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Description: Stamped "JD" on the underside.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint shows minor wear and a fine patinated surface; in unused superb condition.

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Important hollow carved Blair School pintail drake, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 491: Important hollow carved Blair School pintail drake, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Very delicately hollowed out with relief wing carving. Inserted wooden tail sprig and shoulder carving. Body halves are joined with two small dowels. The head is removable, attached with a key and key hold devise. Shoe button eyes.

Condition Report: Outstanding dry original paint by John Blair, Sr. protected by what appears to be its original coat of varnish; small amount of flaking on underside; small crack in neck.

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Exceptional swimming bluebill drake, John Blair, Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 492: Exceptional swimming bluebill drake, John Blair, Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Hollow carved with tack eyes. Original pad weight.

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

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Early hollow black duck, John English, Florence, New Jersey.

Lot 492A: Early hollow black duck, John English, Florence, New Jersey.

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Description: Early hollow black duck, John English, Florence, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Old working repaint shows average wear; structurally excellent.

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Hollow pintail drake, Jess Heisler, Burlington, New Jersey.

Lot 493: Hollow pintail drake, Jess Heisler, Burlington, New Jersey.

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Description: Written on the underside "Made by Jess Heisler, Burlington, New Jersey for Paul Halloway".

Condition Report: Old repaint shows average wear; very good structurally.

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Blair School blackduck, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 494: Blair School blackduck, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow carved with tack eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; small dents.

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Hollow carved blackduck, attributed to R.W. Davids, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 495: Hollow carved blackduck, attributed to R.W. Davids, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Relief wing carving. Carved eyes.

Condition Report: Paint appears to be original; crack in back.

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Fine pair of hollow

Lot 496: Fine pair of hollow "Blair School" mallards from the Philadelphia area.

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Description: Each bird branded "CHANDLER ROACH", who was a 19th century river pilot on the Delaware River. Hollow and pegged body construction, tack eyes and excellent delineated bill carving.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint in the same manner as the paint on the classic John Blair decoys; the surface on the drake shows some flaking to the primer coat; some very minor flaking to the hen; the hen has a chip on one side of the tail; overall excellent s

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Very rare hollow Blair School wood duck hen, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 497: Very rare hollow Blair School wood duck hen, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Unusual hollow three piece construction with small dowels joining the body sections. Inlet head with carved crest.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor flaking and wear primarily on one lower side; thin tight crack in the bill, otherwise very good structurally.

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Pair of 1/4 size balsa body mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 498: Pair of 1/4 size balsa body mallards, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Both have slightly turned heads and good paint detail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Miniature pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 499: Miniature pintail drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Signed on the underside.

Condition Report: Small chip missing from end of tail, otherwise excellent original condition.

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Pair of miniature canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 500: Pair of miniature canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Signed and dated 2004.

Condition Report: Mint condition.

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Pair of miniature widgeon, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 501: Pair of miniature widgeon, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Signed and dated 2010.

Condition Report: Mint condition.

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Pair of 1/2 size mallards, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 502: Pair of 1/2 size mallards, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Both are signed by the maker. Raised wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Pair of 1/2 size shovelers, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 503: Pair of 1/2 size shovelers, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Signed and dated 1967. Delineated wing carving.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Group of four miniatures, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 504: Group of four miniatures, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Includes a Canada goose, blackduck, bluewing teal, and pintail hen. Teal and pintail hen have carved raised wingtips. All are roughly 1/2 size.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Two 1/4 size decoys by Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

Lot 505: Two 1/4 size decoys by Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

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Description: Both are signed and dated 1957. Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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