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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Collectables
Auction Description:
Collectables
Viewing Notes:
27th April 6pm to 8pm. Morning of sale 8am.
Sale Notes:
www.guyetteandschmidt.com

Collectables (471 Lots)

by Guyette & Deeter


471 lots

April 28, 2005

St. Michaels, MD, USA

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Description: [ Decoy ] Rare lesser yellowlegs with glass eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Highly detailed original paint with very slight wear; numerous specks of off white paint on back; age split in one side; small area near stick hole was planed at one time so decoy would sit flat on a shelf, this has since restored to its original form and color.

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Description: [ Decoy ] Rare and early black bellied plover, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century. So called "thin body, glasseye" model. Fine dry original paint shows average wear; structurally excellent. PROVENANCE: Collection of Joe French; Ex- collection Tom Winstel. LITERATURE: "Mason Decoys A Complete Pictorial Guide", Expanded Edition, Goldberger & Haid, pg. 100.

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Description: [ Decoy ] Black bellied plover, Mason Decoy Factory. Tack eye model. Original paint with minor wear on most of the decoy; there is a thin wash of old overpaint on the back; several tiny dents.

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Description: [ Decoy ] Early yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th centuries. Glass eye model in fall plumage. Excellent dry original paint shows minor wear; some small indentations on the back, as though the bird was used as a hammer to drive a small nail.

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Description: [ Decoy ] Early yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th to 1st quarter 20th centuries. Glass eye model in spring plumage. Strong original paint shows minor wear; many small indentations on the lower breast as though the bird was used as a hammer to drive a small nail; overall the structural condition is very good.

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