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

North American Decoys at Auction

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

255 lots with images

April 25, 2008

Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL, 60174 USA

Exceptional preening bufflehead hen, Joe Wooster.

Lot 330: Exceptional preening bufflehead hen, Joe Wooster.

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Description: Hollow carved with fine detail. Inscribed in underside is "1ST PLACE 1975 GREATER SNOW GOOSE DECOY CONTEST. 1ST PLACE US NATIONAL DECOY CONTEST. 1ST PLACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WILDFOWL COMPITITION. JOSEF WOOSTER '75".

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Very rare decorative gull, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

Lot 331: Very rare decorative gull, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York.

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Description: Felt on underside with Harris ink stamp applied. Slightly turned head. Relief wing carving and fluted tail.

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

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Unusual wood carving of a hunter and retriever, G.R. Huey, Friendship, Maine.

Lot 332: Unusual wood carving of a hunter and retriever, G.R. Huey, Friendship, Maine.

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Description: The following is carved into the underside of the base. "HAND CARVED, DESIGNER AND ARTIST, G.R. HUEY, Price $15.00". The base measures 13" long by 4 1/4" wide; the height is roughly 14".

Condition Report: Dry original condition.

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Exceptionally well carved pair of bluewing teal, John Garton, Smith Falls, Ontario.

Lot 333: Exceptionally well carved pair of bluewing teal, John Garton, Smith Falls, Ontario.

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Description: Signed on the underside. Highly detailed feather carving at wing tips and tail. Slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Pair of hollow carved canvasbacks, Jim Foote.

Lot 334: Pair of hollow carved canvasbacks, Jim Foote.

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Description: Signed and dated 1974. Both have slightly turned heads and highly detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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