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Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter February 2013 Decoy Auction

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

210 lots with images

February 15, 2013

Live Auction

170 Lockwood Blvd

Charleston, SC, 29403 USA

210 Lots
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Pair of gunning mergansers, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1960's.

Lot 1: Pair of gunning mergansers, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1960's.

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Description: Pair of gunning mergansers, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia, circa 1960's. Both are branded "Cigar". Both have carved crests and glass eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; a few small dents and shot marks.

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Three yellowlegs, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 2: Three yellowlegs, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Three yellowlegs, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. All are branded "Cigar".Two are the rare "Minnow in throat" pose. All have relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Original and very good.

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Pair of ruddy ducks, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 3: Pair of ruddy ducks, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Pair of ruddy ducks, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded "Cigar".

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Very rare hollow carved gadwall hen, Cigar Daisy, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 4: Very rare hollow carved gadwall hen, Cigar Daisy, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Very rare hollow carved gadwall hen, Cigar Daisy, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed. Relief wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of brant with cork bodies, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 5: Pair of brant with cork bodies, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Pair of brant with cork bodies, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded signed and dated 1972. Keels have been removed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two whimbrels with turned heads, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 6: Two whimbrels with turned heads, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Two whimbrels with turned heads, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Both have carved crossed wing tips and carved secondaries. Unsigned.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Coot, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 7: Coot, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Coot, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Very rare magnum mallard drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 8: Very rare magnum mallard drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Very rare magnum mallard drake, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded "Cigar". Hollow carved with relief wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Small cracks in tail, otherwise very good and original.

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Large plover carved in the Virginia style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 9: Large plover carved in the Virginia style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Large plover carved in the Virginia style, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Relief wing carving and slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; small "in the making" crack in back and underside.

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Oversize hollow merganser carved in the Maine tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 10: Oversize hollow merganser carved in the Maine tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Oversize hollow merganser carved in the Maine tradition, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Inlet head. Signed and dated 1996.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Running yellowlegs carved in the Massachusetts tradition, Mark McNair Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 11: Running yellowlegs carved in the Massachusetts tradition, Mark McNair Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Running yellowlegs carved in the Massachusetts tradition, Mark McNair Craddockville, Virginia. Hollow carved with ivory escutchen at stick hole.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow carved eskimo curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

Lot 12: Hollow carved eskimo curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow carved eskimo curlew, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Carved in the Massachusetts tradition with ivory escutcheon at stick hole.

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Set of four root head egrets in various poses, Grayson Chesser Jenkins Bridge, Virginia.

Lot 13: Set of four root head egrets in various poses, Grayson Chesser Jenkins Bridge, Virginia.

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Description: Set of four root head egrets in various poses, Grayson Chesser Jenkins Bridge, Virginia. On driftwood base. Large "C" carved in the underside of each.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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

Lot 14: Classic 1936 model canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Classic 1936 model canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed at a later date.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; crack partway through neck; small rough area on one edge of bill; chip missing from one edge of tail; old repair to several chips at neck base.

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Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1940.

Lot 15: Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1940.

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Description: Rigmate pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1940. Both have slightly turned heads and are signed.

Condition Report: Paint has been restored by the Ward Brothers at a later date; a few small dents; small chip missing from one side of drake's bill.

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Shooting stool model Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 16: Shooting stool model Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Shooting stool model Canada goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Extra fine paint detail. Signed "To Knute Bartrug" and dated 1972 with a poem on the underside. Fine feather paint detail. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Gull, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 17: Gull, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Gull, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly turned head and good paint detail. Shooting stool model, circa 1960's.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two decoys, Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 18: Two decoys, Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Two decoys, Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, Maryland. A widgeon and canvasback drake. Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; very slight roughness to the end of the widgeon's bill; weights are missing..

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Canvasback drake, John Daddy Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Lot 19: Canvasback drake, John Daddy Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, John Daddy Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century. From the Carroll's Island Club. Club brand in underside.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; neck crack repair; small cracks and dents.

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Canvasback drake, Scott Jackson, Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900.

Lot 20: Canvasback drake, Scott Jackson, Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Scott Jackson, Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small crack through neck.

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Canada goose, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 21: Canada goose, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Canada goose, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small crack through neck; a few small dents.

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Pair of bluewing teal, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 22: Pair of bluewing teal, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of bluewing teal, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Canvasback drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 23: Canvasback drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; small dents and shot marks.

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Canvasback drake, Will Heverin, Charlestowm, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 24: Canvasback drake, Will Heverin, Charlestowm, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Will Heverin, Charlestowm, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century. Branded "WITUWE".

Condition Report: Old repaint; small dents.

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Balsa body canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 25: Balsa body canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Balsa body canvasback drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small dents.

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Pintail drake from Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 26: Pintail drake from Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pintail drake from Crisfield, Maryland. Slightly tuned head.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; hit by shot; cracks in neck.

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Bluebill drake, William Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 27: Bluebill drake, William Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Bluebill drake, William Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland.

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

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Bluebill drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 28: Bluebill drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Fine paint detail and original McGaw "dogbone" weight.

Condition Report: Never used; near mint original paint; very minor discoloration on the white areas; small cracks and dents in underside.

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Lot 29: Pair of "high head" canvasbacks, Milton Watson, Chesapeake City, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of "high head" canvasbacks, Milton Watson, Chesapeake City, Maryland.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and very slight wear; weights have been removed.

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Pintail hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930's.

Lot 30: Pintail hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930's.

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Description: Pintail hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930's.

Condition Report: Mixture of worn original paint with some overpaint; repair to a small chip at top of bill; small cracks.

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Two canvasbacks,

Lot 31: Two canvasbacks, "Wash" Barnes, Carpenter's Point, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Two canvasbacks, "Wash" Barnes, Carpenter's Point, Maryland, last quarter 19th century. Both are branded "J.H." under tail.

Condition Report: Apealing old in use repaint; minor roughness to edges of tails and heads; hen has crack in neck.

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Pair of redheads, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1920's.

Lot 32: Pair of redheads, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1920's.

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Description: Pair of redheads, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland, circa 1920's. Both retain McGaw dog bone weights.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small crack in drake's neck; minor roughness to edges of drake's bill; lightly hit by shot.

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Pair of greenwing teal, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 33: Pair of greenwing teal, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of greenwing teal, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Both have slightly turned heads. Both are signed and dated 1966.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 34: Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Standard grade with tack eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; some of the neck filler is missing; small dents.

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Pair of bluebills, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1920.

Lot 35: Pair of bluebills, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1920.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1920. Standard grade with painted eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; crack in the underside of hen; some neck filler missing; lightly hit by shot.

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Robin snipe in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 36: Robin snipe in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Robin snipe in fall plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Tack eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; separation at knot in back.

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Robin snipe in spring plumage, Dodge Decoy factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1800's.

Lot 37: Robin snipe in spring plumage, Dodge Decoy factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1800's.

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Description: Robin snipe in spring plumage, Dodge Decoy factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1800's.

Condition Report: Worn original paint; bill is an old replacement; small dents and shot marks.

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Classic mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 38: Classic mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Classic mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail and minor wear; small crack in tail; slight fading to paint to part of tail; a few tiny dents and shot marks.

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Two decoys, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan

Lot 39: Two decoys, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan

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Description: Two decoys, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan A premier grade canvasback drake and a standard grade merganser drake.

Condition Report: Both have restored paint; neck filler is replaced on merganser; small dents.

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Bluebill hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915.

Lot 40: Bluebill hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915.

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Description: Bluebill hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915. Premier grade with wide bill carving. Retains original Mason Factory weight.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and minor wear; very lightly hit by shot.

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Blackduck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

Lot 41: Blackduck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

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Description: Blackduck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. Premier grade with rare early snakey head style.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail and minor wear; a few small dents; small amount of old touch up on each side of head.

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Willet, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

Lot 42: Willet, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.

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Description: Willet, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. Glass eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail and minor wear; minor roughness to edges of tail; chip missing from one side of tail; lightly hit by shot; separation at knot in underside.

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Three brant, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

Lot 43: Three brant, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

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Description: Three brant, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Point Pleasant stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; one eye missing.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 44: Pair of canvasbacks, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Premier grade. Seneca lake model.

Condition Report: Paint that has been resorted in the Mason style; a few small dents.

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Rare pintail hen, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 45: Rare pintail hen, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Rare pintail hen, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; minor roughness to one edge of tail; small cracks; some of the neck filler is missing.

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Two battery decoys from North Carolina.

Lot 46: Two battery decoys from North Carolina.

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Description: Two battery decoys from North Carolina.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; chip missing from one bill; small cracks and dents.

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Two decoys, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

Lot 47: Two decoys, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

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Description: Two decoys, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; each has a crack through the neck; numerous cracks in bodies; rough area on underside of one.

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Swimming brant from North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 48: Swimming brant from North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Swimming brant from North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; cracks through neck; end of bill is missing.

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Two decoys from the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Lot 49: Two decoys from the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

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Description: Two decoys from the Outer Banks, North Carolina. A bluebill drake and a redhead drake.

Condition Report: Both appear to have replaced heads; old in use repaint; numerous cracks.

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Canvas over wire frame blackduck from North Carolina.

Lot 50: Canvas over wire frame blackduck from North Carolina.

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Description: Canvas over wire frame blackduck from North Carolina.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; bill has been spliced in, but appears to be original.

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