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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: April 2013 - Session One

April 2013 - Session One

(431 Lots)

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

431 lots | 429 with images

April 25, 2013

Live Auction

Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL, 60174 USA

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Very rare high head pintail drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 1: Very rare high head pintail drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Very rare high head pintail drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century. Raised wings, flat bottom style with a slight turn to the head. Originally made for the Princeton Fish and Game Club member Henry Gross, club share #22, his shares were purchased by George Skinner and historically, the #22 share number has been referred to as the Skinner rig.

Condition Report: As is the case with most of Walker's pintails, the surface is covered with a coat of varnish; the paint is original exhibiting Walker's fine combed feathering; tight crack at the back of the head, and a very small chip on one side of the head; overall excellent structurally.

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Mallard Drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 2: Mallard Drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mallard Drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century. Retains Perdew weight with very fine painting by Charles Perdew.

Condition Report: One shot mark on right side; small white paint spatter marks on top of back; structurally excellent.

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Pair of pintails from the Peoria area.

Lot 3: Pair of pintails from the Peoria area.

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Description: Pair of pintails from the Peoria area. Painted by Mille Graves. Probably made in Grave's shop.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear on hen; moderate wear on drake; a few small dents.

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Mallard drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1880.

Lot 4: Mallard drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1880.

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Description: Mallard drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1880. Elliston weight on underside. Elliston's rarer round body style.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear on much of the decoy; moderate wear on underside, a few small dents.

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Rigmate pair of mallards, Charles Sheldon, Tiskilwia, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 5: Rigmate pair of mallards, Charles Sheldon, Tiskilwia, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Rigmate pair of mallards, Charles Sheldon, Tiskilwia, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century. Both are stamped "C.H. Sheldon" in weights.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; crack through neck of hen.

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Exceptional hollow mallard drake, raised wing model, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 6: Exceptional hollow mallard drake, raised wing model, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Exceptional hollow mallard drake, raised wing model, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century. The #22 rig identifying this decoy as from Princeton Fish and Game Club member George Skinner, circa 1935.

Condition Report: Original paint covered with an old coat of varnish shows minor wear; thin crack in the neck, otherwise the condition is excellent.

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Mallard drake, Michael Vallero, Spring Valley, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 7: Mallard drake, Michael Vallero, Spring Valley, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mallard drake, Michael Vallero, Spring Valley, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate shrinkage and minor wear; small crack through neck.

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Very rare greenwing teal drake,Steven Lane, Chillicothe, Illinois.

Lot 8: Very rare greenwing teal drake,Steven Lane, Chillicothe, Illinois.

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Description: Very rare greenwing teal drake,Steven Lane, Chillicothe, Illinois.

Condition Report: Original paint that has darkened with age; minor roughness to edge of tail and edge of bill.

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Hollow carved bluebill drake, Fred Allen, Monmouth, Illinois, circa 1890's.

Lot 9: Hollow carved bluebill drake, Fred Allen, Monmouth, Illinois, circa 1890's.

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Description: Hollow carved bluebill drake, Fred Allen, Monmouth, Illinois, circa 1890's. Original paint with moderate wear; a few small dents.

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Pair of mallards, Henry Holmes, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1900.

Lot 10: Pair of mallards, Henry Holmes, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1900.

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Description: Pair of mallards, Henry Holmes, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1900. Both are stamped "Hotchkin" and have the number "5" in the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small dents.

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Lot 11: Early "white sided" mallard hen, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois, circa 1920.

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Description: Early "white sided" mallard hen, Bert Graves, Peoria, Illinois, circa 1920. Early large eyes. Branded "CJC", from the hunting rig of Chester J. Cashwell. Retains Perdew weight

Condition Report: Original paint by Catherine Elliston with minor to moderate wear; crack through neck with some touch up in that area.

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Mallard drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

Lot 12: Mallard drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois.

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Description: Mallard drake, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois. Branded "J.B.P." in underside. Perdew weight appears to be an old replacement.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents and short marks.

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Very rare canvasback drake, Charles Ruggles, Henry, Illinois, circa 1880's.

Lot 13: Very rare canvasback drake, Charles Ruggles, Henry, Illinois, circa 1880's.

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Description: Very rare canvasback drake, Charles Ruggles, Henry, Illinois, circa 1880's. Branded "Club" twice on the underside. Both brands have been partially cut out. Exceptionally fine form.

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

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Pair of miniature goldeneye, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 14: Pair of miniature goldeneye, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Pair of miniature goldeneye, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Both are in excellent original condition.

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Two miniature shorebirds, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 15: Two miniature shorebirds, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Two miniature shorebirds, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1st quarter 20th century. A plover and a knot in fall plumage.

Condition Report: Two minor flaws in knot, otherwise very good and original.

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Miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 16: Miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Miniature swan, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 17: Miniature swan, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Miniature swan, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Fine miniature godwit, George Boyd,  Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 18: Fine miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Fine miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Rare miniature robin snipe in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 19: Rare miniature robin snipe in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Rare miniature robin snipe in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Rare miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 20: Rare miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Rare miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Miniature knot in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 21: Miniature knot in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Miniature knot in fall plumage, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Lot 22: Miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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Description: Miniature godwit, George Boyd, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Condition Report: Original paint showing considerable alligatoring to the surface; excellent structurally.

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Superb pair of miniature quail, A.J. King, North Situate, Rhode Island.

Lot 23: Superb pair of miniature quail, A.J. King, North Situate, Rhode Island.

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Description: Superb pair of miniature quail, A.J. King, North Situate, Rhode Island. Signed on one edge of the base.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Rare rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri, circa 1920's.

Lot 24: Rare rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri, circa 1920's.

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Description: Rare rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri, circa 1920's.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; small cracks in neck filler; hen has a small crack in the underside; drake has a small crack in lower side.

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Very rare greenwing teal hen, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 25: Very rare greenwing teal hen, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Very rare greenwing teal hen, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and minor wear; much of the neck filler is missing; a few small dents.

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Rare greenwing teal, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Lot 26: Rare greenwing teal, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Description: Rare greenwing teal, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; restoration to a crack in one side and to neck filler.

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Rare bluewing teal drake, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 27: Rare bluewing teal drake, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Rare bluewing teal drake, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; small dents; crack in one side of head.

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Rare bluewing teal drake, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1890's.

Lot 28: Rare bluewing teal drake, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1890's.

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Description: Rare bluewing teal drake, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1890's.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small crack in tail; professional bill repair and touch up to a part of head by Ken DeLong; minor roughness to underside.

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Bluewing teal hen, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Lot 29: Bluewing teal hen, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Description: Bluewing teal hen, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri. Their earlier style.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; fairly large crack in lower side; small crack in neck filler.

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Important rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Evans Decoy Factory, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, circa 1930.

Lot 30: Important rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Evans Decoy Factory, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, circa 1930.

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Description: Important rigmate pair of bluewing teal, Evans Decoy Factory, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, circa 1930. Both are branded "D. Swift" with Evans ink stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; structurally very good.

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Three Teal, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 31: Three Teal, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Three Teal, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 19th century. Tack eyes with high chine line and bold shoulders.

Condition Report: All three are in old working repaint and have bill repairs.

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Bluewing teal drake, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1930.

Lot 32: Bluewing teal drake, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1930.

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Description: Bluewing teal drake, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1930. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; small crack at neck base.

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Canvasback drake, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 20th century.

Lot 33: Canvasback drake, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Peterson Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, last quarter 20th century. Branded "F.O.W." and "M" on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with sliver of wood missing that runs the length of the bill; black on breast may have been darkened in some areas.

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Two widgeon drakes, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Lot 34: Two widgeon drakes, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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Description: Two widgeon drakes, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. One is hollow.

Condition Report: A few small dents, otherwise original and good.

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Rare bluewing teal drake, Sperry Decoy Factory, New Haven, Connecticut.

Lot 35: Rare bluewing teal drake, Sperry Decoy Factory, New Haven, Connecticut.

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Description: Rare bluewing teal drake, Sperry Decoy Factory, New Haven, Connecticut.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; age split in underside.

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Bluewing teal drake, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1930.

Lot 36: Bluewing teal drake, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1930.

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Description: Bluewing teal drake, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1930.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small crack in breast; small chip missing from top of bill.

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Bluewing teal hen, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1920.

Lot 37: Bluewing teal hen, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1920.

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Description: Bluewing teal hen, Pratt Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, circa 1920.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; crack in underside; two defects in wood on one side.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

Lot 38: Pair of canvasbacks, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Unstamped.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; a few small dents.

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Pair of pintails with balsa bodies, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Lot 39: Pair of pintails with balsa bodies, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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Description: Pair of pintails with balsa bodies, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Old Saybrook stamp in underside.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Rigmate pair of mallards, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana.

Lot 40: Rigmate pair of mallards, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana.

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Description: Rigmate pair of mallards, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana. Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear and good patina; both have small bill chips; underside of tip of hen's bill is missing.

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Rare

Lot 41: Rare "Minnow Chaser" mallard hen, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana. 1953.

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Description: Rare "Minnow Chaser" mallard hen, Mitchell LaFrance, Saint Sophie, Louisiana. 1953. Relief wing carving and scratch feather painting. Head position is know as "minnow chaser". Bought from LaFrance in a rig of mallards that never hit the water.

Condition Report: Mint original paint; tip of underside of bill is missing a sliver of wood.

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Owl, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Lot 42: Owl, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Description: Owl, Frank Finney, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Measures 25 1/2" inches in length.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Pair of ruddy ducks, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

Lot 43: Pair of ruddy ducks, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

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Description: Pair of ruddy ducks, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Retains Bob White's triangular ballast weight stamped with his name.

Condition Report: Both are excellent and original in all respects.

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Hollow carved blackduck, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 44: Hollow carved blackduck, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow carved blackduck, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed. Finely detailed carved primaries and secondaries.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow gull, Bob White, Tullytown, New Jersey.

Lot 45: Hollow gull, Bob White, Tullytown, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow gull, Bob White, Tullytown, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1987.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Pair of cork body widgeon, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 46: Pair of cork body widgeon, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Pair of cork body widgeon, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of hollow wood ducks, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

Lot 47: Pair of hollow wood ducks, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

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Description: Pair of hollow wood ducks, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Both retain Bob's triangular weight embossed with his name and town; both exhibit raised and crossed primaries.

Condition Report: Both in excellent and original in all respects.

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Rare brant with slightly turned head, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 48: Rare brant with slightly turned head, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Rare brant with slightly turned head, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed. Carved primaries and secondaries. Fluted tail.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Rare pair of ringbills, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 49: Rare pair of ringbills, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Rare pair of ringbills, Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia. Branded and signed.

Condition Report: Both have carved wing tips and fluted tails; very good and original.

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Pair of pintails, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

Lot 50: Pair of pintails, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

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Description: Pair of pintails, Bob White, Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Both are signed and dated, but the date is nearly illegible.

Condition Report: Both are excellent and original.

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