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North American Decoys at Auction: Day 2

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

334 lots with images

November 8, 2007

Talbot County Community Center

Easton, MD, 21601 USA

Phone: 410.745.0485

Fax: 410.745.0487

Half size mallard drake with open mouth

Lot 453: Half size mallard drake with open mouth

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Description: Half size mallard drake with open mouth and raised wing tips. Stamped "WARD BROTHERS BEST GRADE MINIATURE".

Condition Report: Strong original paint that has darkened with age; minor paint shrinkage on back of head; structurally excellent.

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Exceptional mallard drake Charlie Joiner

Lot 454: Exceptional mallard drake Charlie Joiner

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Description: Exceptional mallard drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century. Slightly turned head. Inscribed under bill: "To Lem and Steve from Charlie Joiner". Inscribed on underside of body "To my personal friends Len & Steve Ward From Charlie Joiner Chestertown, MD. Aug. 1966.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and virtually no wear; several tiny dents.

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Important full size standing bufflehead drake

Lot 455: Important full size standing bufflehead drake

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Description: Important full size standing bufflehead drake, Lem Ward. Mounted on hardwood base and inscribed "To Ida Evelyn from Dad 1967". Slightly turned head. Highly detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint darkened with age; structurally excellent.

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Important set of Canada goose bookends Steve

Lot 456: Important set of Canada goose bookends Steve

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Description: Important set of Canada goose bookends, Steve Ward. Inscription on back reads "1940 STEVE WARD 1940 FIRST SET".

Condition Report: Original surface with good patina; eye missing from one; small chip missing from shoulder; small cracks behind neck; discoloration on pen holder.

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Exceptional decorative snow goose Ward

Lot 456A: Exceptional decorative snow goose Ward

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Description: Exceptional decorative snow goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed on the underside "Made for Tom George, Lem Ward 1975", and there is also a poem written on the underside by Lem Ward. Decoy has carved crossed primaries and crossed secondaries. Head is turned approximately 45 degrees.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; very small crack on back of head.

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