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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Fall Decoy Auction Session One | November 7, 2012
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Day One of Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter's annual Fall Decoy Auction from Easton, Maryland.

Fall Decoy Auction Session One | November 7, 2012

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

419 lots with images

November 7, 2012

Live Auction

Talbot County Community Center

Easton, MD, 21601 USA

Phone: 410.745.0485

Fax: 410.745.0487

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Group of four color lithographs, American Field Sports and American Hunting Scene.

Lot 245: Group of four color lithographs, American Field Sports and American Hunting Scene.

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Description: Group of four color lithographs, American Field Sports and American Hunting Scene. All professionally framed.

Condition Report: The glass on one is broken; the conditions run from fair to good with each exhibiting some discoloration and fading.

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Lot of 16 Maryland duck stamp prints.

Lot 246: Lot of 16 Maryland duck stamp prints.

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Description: Lot of 16 Maryland duck stamp prints. Framed and matted. Inclusive of the years 1996 through 2011. All are numbered #591 of 1400 printed. All very nicely framed and matted.

Condition Report: All in excellent condition.

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Color lithograph,

Lot 247: Color lithograph, "NOVEMBER MORN", Edwin Megargee, 1939, Derrydale Press, #2 of 250.

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Description: Color lithograph, "NOVEMBER MORN", Edwin Megargee, 1939, Derrydale Press, #2 of 250. Professionally framed and matted. Image size 9" x 12".

Condition Report: Very good.

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Lot 248: "Incoming Geese", Frank Benson.

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Description: "Incoming Geese", Frank Benson. Image size approximately 4" x 6". Signed in the margin.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Lot 249: "Little Bluebills", an etching by Roland Clark.

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Description: "Little Bluebills", an etching by Roland Clark. Signed in margin. Image size approximately 8" x 10".

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Lot 250: "Mallards, No. 2", Frank Benson.

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Description: "Mallards, No. 2", Frank Benson. Signed in the margin. Approximately 9" x 11".

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Lot 251: "Blackducks at Dusk", an etching by Frank Benson.

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Description: "Blackducks at Dusk", an etching by Frank Benson. Professionally matted and framed. Signed in the margin. Image size approximately 7 1/2" x 6".

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Dry point on zinc

Lot 252: Dry point on zinc "In Dropping Flight", Frank Benson.

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Description: Dry point on zinc "In Dropping Flight", Frank Benson. Signed in the margin. Image size approximately 10 3/4" x 3 5/8".

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Yellowlegs, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 253: Yellowlegs, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Yellowlegs, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's. Tack eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; approximately 1/3 of bill is missing.

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Rare ruddy turnstone in winter plumage, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 254: Rare ruddy turnstone in winter plumage, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Rare ruddy turnstone in winter plumage, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; small crack in back.

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Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 254A: Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Tack eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint with slight wear; small dents.

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Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 254B: Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Yellowlegs, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Glass eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average wear; thin crack along one side of the body; overall very good structurally.

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Black bellied plover with tack eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 255: Black bellied plover with tack eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Black bellied plover with tack eyes, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloraiton and wear; a few tiny dents.

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Black bellied plover, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Lot 256: Black bellied plover, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

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Description: Black bellied plover, Dodge Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1880's.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint on most of the decoy; moderate discoloraiton and wear on one side.

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

Lot 257: Robin snipe in spring plumage, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; 10 small dents in one side of neck; several other small dents in body.

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

Lot 258: 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 minor discoloraiton and wear; a few tiny dents.

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Pair of pintails, Reme Roussell, Raceland, Louisiana.

Lot 259: Pair of pintails, Reme Roussell, Raceland, Louisiana.

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Description: Pair of pintails, Reme Roussell, Raceland, Louisiana. Relief wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Large pintail drake, Mark

Lot 260: Large pintail drake, Mark "McCool" Whipple or Whipple Family, Bourg, Louisiana.

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Description: Large pintail drake, Mark "McCool" Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana. Branded "W.P.C." in underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; repair to part of bill; repair to part of bill with touchup; touchup to white on breast and neck; a few small dents.

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Greenwing teal drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana.

Lot 261: Greenwing teal drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana.

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Description: Greenwing teal drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana. Slightly turned head. Relief wing tip carving.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Ring neckdrake, Reme Rousell, Raceland, Louisiana, circa 1935.

Lot 262: Ring neckdrake, Reme Rousell, Raceland, Louisiana, circa 1935.

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Description: Ring neckdrake, Reme Rousell, Raceland, Louisiana, circa 1935. Split tail carving. Thin neck and showing subtle crest carved at top of head.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint; slight wear.

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Rare and early round bottom style mallard drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana.

Lot 263: Rare and early round bottom style mallard drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana.

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Description: Rare and early round bottom style mallard drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana. Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear; several tiny dents on edge of tail; tiny chip missing from underside of tip of bill with old touch up in that area.

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Mallard drake, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

Lot 264: Mallard drake, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

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Description: Mallard drake, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; structurally good.

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Mallard hen, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

Lot 265: Mallard hen, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

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Description: Mallard hen, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; small dents.

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Large canvasback drake, Mark Whipple or Whipple Family, Bourg, Louisiana.

Lot 266: Large canvasback drake, Mark Whipple or Whipple Family, Bourg, Louisiana.

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Description: Large canvasback drake, Mark Whipple, Bourg, Louisiana.

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

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Preening mallard drake, Willie BaDeaux, Des Allemands, Louisiana.

Lot 267: Preening mallard drake, Willie BaDeaux, Des Allemands, Louisiana.

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Description: Preening mallard drake, Willie BaDeaux, Des Allemands, Louisiana. Relief wing tip carving. Several exhibition stickers on underside.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pintail drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana.

Lot 268: Pintail drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana.

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Description: Pintail drake, Mitchell LaFrance, St. Sophie, Louisiana. Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; chip missing from end of tail; small dents.

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Bluewing teal drake from Louisiana.

Lot 269: Bluewing teal drake from Louisiana.

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Description: Bluewing teal drake from Louisiana. Very similar to the work of Mark Whipple.

Condition Report: Areas of repaint partially removed to reveal some of the original paint; a few shot marks but overall structurally good.

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Mallard, Nicole Vidocovich, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 270: Mallard, Nicole Vidocovich, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mallard, Nicole Vidocovich, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1st quarter 20th century. Relief wing carving and slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint with traces of original scratch paint showing through; old neck crack repair with roughness and several nails added to that area.

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Mallard drake, Chico Gonzales.

Lot 271: Mallard drake, Chico Gonzales.

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Description: Mallard drake, Chico Gonzales.

Condition Report: Small crack in underside, otherwise original and good.

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Pair of mallards, Dewey Pertuit, Raceland, Louisiana.

Lot 272: Pair of mallards, Dewey Pertuit, Raceland, Louisiana.

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Description: Pair of mallards, Dewey Pertuit, Raceland, Louisiana.

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

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Pair of cast iron sinkbox canvasbacks, cast in the style of John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, mid to late 19th century.

Lot 273: Pair of cast iron sinkbox canvasbacks, cast in the style of John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, mid to late 19th century.

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Description: Pair of cast iron sinkbox canvasbacks, cast in the style of John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, mid to late 19th century.

Condition Report: Expected rusting with the surface devoid of paint.

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Pair of cast iron sinkbox decoys, Robert Litzenburg, Elkton, Maryland.

Lot 274: Pair of cast iron sinkbox decoys, Robert Litzenburg, Elkton, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of cast iron sinkbox decoys, Robert Litzenburg, Elkton, Maryland. Made in the Upper Bay tradition of a classic market hunter's sink box rig. The hen is signed by the maker.

Condition Report: Wonderfully painted , both are very good and original.

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Cast iron brant sinkbox decoy, from North Carolina.

Lot 275: Cast iron brant sinkbox decoy, from North Carolina.

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Description: Cast iron brant sinkbox decoy, from North Carolina.

Condition Report: Overall very good.

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Early cast iron sinkbox decoy, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 276: Early cast iron sinkbox decoy, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early cast iron sinkbox decoy, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century. A really good and early working sink box decoy used on the flats around Havre de Grace as part of a large battery rig.

Condition Report: Overall very good with some expected rusting.

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Cast iron mold used to produce sinkbox decoys.

Lot 277: Cast iron mold used to produce sinkbox decoys.

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Description: Cast iron mold used to produce sinkbox decoys. Made in two halves with a vertical seam. It is mounted on a wooden base as a display prop. A very rare and collectable piece.

Condition Report: Some minor rusting, but overall excellent.

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Extremely early cast iron sinkbox canvasback, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, mid to late 19th century.

Lot 278: Extremely early cast iron sinkbox canvasback, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, mid to late 19th century.

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Description: Extremely early cast iron sinkbox canvasback, John Graham, Charlestown, Maryland, mid to late 19th century.

Condition Report: Roughly one half of the bill is missing; traces of old repaint with some expected rusting.

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Breast preening bufflehead drake, Lem Ward, Crisfield, Maryland

Lot 279: Breast preening bufflehead drake, Lem Ward, Crisfield, Maryland

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Description: Breast preening bufflehead drake, Lem Ward, Crisfield, Maryland Signed and dated 1970. Slightly turned head. Relief wing carving with extended wing tips.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail and virtually no wear; paint shrinkage at wing tips; structurally very good.

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Pair of bluewing teal, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 280: Pair of bluewing teal, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of bluewing teal, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Balsa bodies with slightly turned cedar heads and raised wing tips. Both are signed and dated 1957.

Condition Report: Original paint with good detail and minor wear; minor roughness at drake's wing tips; tiny dent in back of hen.

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Brant with

Lot 281: Brant with "sleepy" eyes and slightly turned head, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Brant with "sleepy" eyes and slightly turned head, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Hollow carved with relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Several tiny dents, otherwise very good and original.

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Very rare mallard hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 282: Very rare mallard hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Very rare mallard hen and drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Hen is signed and dated 1967, Drake 1965. Hen has slightly turned head, carved primaries and secondaries. Relief wing carving with fine paint detail. Drake is in preening pose with lifted wings and tail sprig.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; small crack through hen's bill; slight paint shrinkage on drake's wings; several tiny puppy chew marks on tip of drakes wing.

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Two decorative carvings.

Lot 283: Two decorative carvings.

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Description: Two decorative carvings. A half size pintail drake by Dan Brown and a bufflehead drake by Oliver Lawson. Both are signed and have slightly turned heads. Pintail has carved primaries and secondaries.

Condition Report: Moderate paint shrinkage on pintail's head, otherwise original and good.

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Pair of  flying red breasted mergansers, Judson Budd, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 284: Pair of flying red breasted mergansers, Judson Budd, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Pair of flying red breasted mergansers, Judson Budd, Chincoteague, Virginia. Signed and dated 1960.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of pintails, Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 285: Pair of pintails, Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of pintails, Bill Cranmer, Beach Haven, New Jersey. Both have slightly turned heads and are signed.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; drake's tail sprig has been broken off, but is included.

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Pair of greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland.

Lot 286: Pair of greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of greenwing teal, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland. signed "Collector Series Decoy" and dated 1994. Good feather carving detail and slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of Ross's geese, Armand Carney, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

Lot 287: Pair of Ross's geese, Armand Carney, Tuckerton, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of Ross's geese, Armand Carney, Tuckerton, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1974. Each is approximately 16" long and has a slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland

Lot 288: Pair of canvasbacks, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Dan Brown, Salisbury, Maryland Signed and dated 2003. Each has a slightly turned head and fine feather carving detail with carved, crossed wing tips.

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Full size woodcock on burl base, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

Lot 288A: Full size woodcock on burl base, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

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Description: Full size woodcock on burl base, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1959. Relief wing carving with feather carving detail.

Condition Report: Original paint with a few very small rubs.

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Full size lesser yellowlegs,  Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

Lot 288B: Full size lesser yellowlegs, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

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Description: Full size lesser yellowlegs, Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey. Signed and dated 1950. Good feather paint detail. Relief wing carving with carved extended wing tips.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Whimbrel on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

Lot 288C: Whimbrel on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

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Description: Whimbrel on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Relief wing carving. Flat finish. Approximately 15" long.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Feeding greater yellowlegs on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

Lot 288D: Feeding greater yellowlegs on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

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Description: Feeding greater yellowlegs on carved wooden base, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Flat finish. Signed. Relief wing carving with very slightly turned head. Approximately 13 1/2" long.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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