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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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Hollow carved Canada goose, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia, circa 1920.

Lot 329: Hollow carved Canada goose, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia, circa 1920.

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Description: Hollow carved Canada goose, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia, circa 1920.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; a few small dents.

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Classic brant, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia.

Lot 330: Classic brant, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia.

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Description: Classic brant, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia.

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

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Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 331: Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia. Flat bottom style with fluted tail and ice groove behind neck. Painted benner on underside reads "By Ira Hudson, Chincotigue".

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; small amount of paint shrinkage at knot near tail; small drying crack in one side of head filled when decoy was made; a few tiny dents.

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Unused hooded merganser drake, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia

Lot 332: Unused hooded merganser drake, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia

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Description: Unused hooded merganser drake, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia

Condition Report: Near mint original paint with good patina; minor discoloration on one side; small, short crack at knot in on side.

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Pair of widgeon, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland.

Lot 333: Pair of widgeon, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of widgeon, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland. The hen is carved in a swimming pose. Both exhibit scratch painting of the feathers and the wing outlines.

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

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Canvasback hen and drake, Charles Bryan, Middle River, Maryland.

Lot 334: Canvasback hen and drake, Charles Bryan, Middle River, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback hen and drake, Charles Bryan, Middle River, Maryland. Drake signed and dated 1970. Hen signed and dated 1987.

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

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Pair of goldeneye, from Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 335: Pair of goldeneye, from Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of goldeneye, from Crisfield, Maryland. Both exhibit carved wings, incised tail carving and exaggerated cheek carving, which resembles the "fat jaw" appearance found in some of the early decoys carved by the Ward Brothers.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average to moderate wear with some minor flaking; the hen has a thin crack on one side and on the back; the wooden keels have been removed from both birds.

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Pair of balsa body pintails, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 336: Pair of balsa body pintails, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of balsa body pintails, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1984. Slightly turned cedar heads and inserted cedar tails.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; a few small dents; small chip missing from underside of hen's bill.

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Bufflehead drake, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 337: Bufflehead drake, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Bufflehead drake, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed and dated 1968.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight discoloration; structurally very good.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 338: Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Unsigned.

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

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Laughing gull with raised wing tips, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 339: Laughing gull with raised wing tips, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Laughing gull with raised wing tips, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland. Inscription on underside states the decoy is from the estate of Brodie Henson.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloraiton and wear; bill has been broken off and reattached; small chips missing form bill; tiny chip missing from each wing tip.

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Pair of flat bottom style greenwing teal, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 340: Pair of flat bottom style greenwing teal, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of flat bottom style greenwing teal, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Both are signed and dated 1970. Both have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two bluebill drakes, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 341: Two bluebill drakes, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Two bluebill drakes, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; one has a professional bill repair; small dents.

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Well made greenwing teal hen, carved in the style of the Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

Lot 342: Well made greenwing teal hen, carved in the style of the Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Well made greenwing teal hen, carved in the style of the Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Signed Lem Ward and dated 1952.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; reglued crack in underside with wire staples keeping it from spreading further apart.

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Matched pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 343: Matched pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Matched pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1962. Charlie's gunning style decoys.

Condition Report: Excellent and original in all respects.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 344: Pair of canvasbacks, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; lightly hit by shot; small cracks.

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Bluebill drake, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 345: Bluebill drake, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Paul Gibson, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Proceeds from the sale of this decoy will go to the Minnesota decoy foundation. Included is a 1951 Maryland state hunting license.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Bluebill drake, Dye Family, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Lot 346: Bluebill drake, Dye Family, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Dye Family, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Old repaint; numerous dents.

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Canvasback drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 347: Canvasback drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Bluebill hen, Captain Ben Dye, Perryville, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Lot 348: Bluebill hen, Captain Ben Dye, Perryville, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century.

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Description: Bluebill hen, Captain Ben Dye, Perryville, Maryland, 3rd quarter 19th century. Branded "P.K. Barnes".

Condition Report: Repainted a long time ago as a canvasback hen; lightly hit by shot; head was moved forward at one point.

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Canvasback hen, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 349: Canvasback hen, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback hen, Jim Currier, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Hairline crack in underside, otherwise excellent and original, unused

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Canvasback drake, Joseph Coudon, Aiken, Maryland.

Lot 350: Canvasback drake, Joseph Coudon, Aiken, Maryland.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Joseph Coudon, Aiken, Maryland. Branded "J. Coudon".

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small dents.

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Canvasback drake, Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 351: Canvasback drake, Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Bob Litzenberg, Elkton, Maryland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small dents.

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Canvasback drake, Taylor Boyd, Perryville, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 352: Canvasback drake, Taylor Boyd, Perryville, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Taylor Boyd, Perryville, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents.

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Bluebill drake, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 353: Bluebill drake, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Sam Barnes, Havre de Grace, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old repaint and traces of original showing; small dents.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Wally Algard, Charlestown, Maryland.

Lot 354: Pair of canvasbacks, Wally Algard, Charlestown, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Wally Algard, Charlestown, Maryland.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; small cracks and defects in wood.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

Lot 355: Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1984. Paint eye models.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of wood ducks, Bill Collins, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Lot 356: Pair of wood ducks, Bill Collins, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of wood ducks, Bill Collins, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Both have very slightly turned heads and are signed with electro pen.

Condition Report: A few small paint rubs, otherwise very good and original.

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Early canvasback drake attributed to John

Lot 357: Early canvasback drake attributed to John "Daddy" Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early canvasback drake attributed to John "Daddy" Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: The paint is a late restoration showing minimal wear; overall structurally sound.

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Small ruddy duck, maker unknown, from the upper Chesapeake Bay region.

Lot 358: Small ruddy duck, maker unknown, from the upper Chesapeake Bay region.

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Description: Small ruddy duck, maker unknown, from the upper Chesapeake Bay region.

Condition Report: The head is a late professional replacement, which has been painted and stressed to match that on the body; the body is in old repaint showing moderate wear.

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Pair of canvasbacks, Will Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 359: Pair of canvasbacks, Will Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of canvasbacks, Will Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; a few small dents.

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Two very early canvasback drakes, from Maryland.

Lot 360: Two very early canvasback drakes, from Maryland.

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Description: Two very early canvasback drakes, from Maryland.

Condition Report: One has old repaint shows average wear, some dings and shot scars; the other has old working repaint; shows avearge wear and crazing; multiple fractures in the neck which has been reglued; chunk out of the back of the head.

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Goldeneye drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

Lot 361: Goldeneye drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

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Description: Goldeneye drake, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, first quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small cracks and dents.

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Wood duck drake, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

Lot 362: Wood duck drake, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

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Description: Wood duck drake, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Original paint by Lloyd Johnson, Bayhead, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Hollow carved Canada goose from New Jersey.

Lot 363: Hollow carved Canada goose from New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow carved Canada goose from New Jersey. Appears to be around 40 years old.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor shrinkage and wear; small crack in back; small chip missing from one side of tail.

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Two decoys.

Lot 364: Two decoys.

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Description: Two decoys. An oversize cork bodied blackduck, Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, Maryland and a bluebill drake, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Condition Report: Blackduck has minor roughness to cork, otherwise very good and original; bluebill has old in use repaint and numerous cracks and dents.

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Early bluebill drake from Maryland.

Lot 365: Early bluebill drake from Maryland.

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Description: Early bluebill drake from Maryland.

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

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Swimming bufflehead drake, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland.

Lot 366: Swimming bufflehead drake, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland.

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Description: Swimming bufflehead drake, Horace Graham, Charlestown, Maryland. Signed and dated 1969.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Flat sided yellowlegs on wire stand from New Jersey.

Lot 367: Flat sided yellowlegs on wire stand from New Jersey.

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Description: Flat sided yellowlegs on wire stand from New Jersey.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; head has been off and reattached.

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Blackduck, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Lot 368: Blackduck, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia.

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Description: Blackduck, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia.

Condition Report: Worn old paint; crack through neck; surface roughness to head; small cracks and dents in body.

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Pair of watercolors of flying waterfowl, Carl Baker.

Lot 369: Pair of watercolors of flying waterfowl, Carl Baker.

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Description: Pair of watercolors of flying waterfowl, Carl Baker. Signed. Image size approximately 9" x 11 1/2".

Condition Report: Minor discoloration, but generally good

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European shorebird attractor, circa 1900.

Lot 370: European shorebird attractor, circa 1900.

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Description: European shorebird attractor, circa 1900. Mechanical winding base.

Condition Report: Average wear; structurally fine; mechanical wind does work.

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Lesser scaup from North Carolina.

Lot 371: Lesser scaup from North Carolina.

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Description: Lesser scaup from North Carolina. "T. Jones" is carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Old paint that appears to be the second coat; defects in wood in underside.

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Mallard drake from Louisiana, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 372: Mallard drake from Louisiana, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mallard drake from Louisiana, 2nd quarter 20th century. Large "J" branded in underside.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; small dents.

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Hollow carved bufflehead drake, Joseph West, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Lot 373: Hollow carved bufflehead drake, Joseph West, Bordentown, New Jersey.

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Description: Hollow carved bufflehead drake, Joseph West, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; a few small dents and shot marks.

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Early canvasback drake attributed to Carroll

Lot 374: Early canvasback drake attributed to Carroll "Wally" Algard, Charlestown, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Early canvasback drake attributed to Carroll "Wally" Algard, Charlestown, Maryland, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old repaint with significant flaking and wear; thin crack runs through the neck; natural flaw in the wood on one side.

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Bluebill drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 375: Bluebill drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Bluebill drake, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; crack through neck; minor roughness to one side of tail.

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Shorebird with relief wing carving and square nail bill.

Lot 376: Shorebird with relief wing carving and square nail bill.

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Description: Shorebird with relief wing carving and square nail bill. Made to look old.

Condition Report: Original paint with wear; some paint shrinkage; a few small dents.

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Mallard hen, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Lot 377: Mallard hen, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Description: Mallard hen, Hays Decoy Factory, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; crack through neck filler; small dents.

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Canvasback drake, Wall Algard, Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900's.

Lot 378: Canvasback drake, Wall Algard, Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900's.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Wall Algard, Charlestown, Maryland, circa 1900's.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; numerous cracks.

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