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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Ohio Decoy Auction - Westlake, Ohio
Auction Description:
Ohio Decoy Auction - Westlake, Ohio
Viewing Notes:
Preview at auction from 9:30 am to 11 am.
Sale Notes:
This is a small unreserved decoy auction. No phone bidding, but absentee and online bidding is available.

Ohio Decoy Auction - Westlake, Ohio

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

119 lots with images

March 19, 2010

Live Auction

Holiday Inn

Westlake, OH, 44145 USA

119 Lots
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Canvasback drake, Evans Decoy Factory, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 1: Canvasback drake, Evans Decoy Factory, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mammoth grade. Branded 'J.W. Menhall' three times on the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; thin coat of varnish on underside; factory filled crack in back.

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Pair of mallards, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 2: Pair of mallards, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: A decorative pair with felt bottoms.

Condition Report: Outstanding original paint with very little discoloration and wear; thin coat of varnish on both decoy.

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Pair of bluewing teal, made for L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine.

Lot 3: Pair of bluewing teal, made for L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine.

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Description: A hard to find species.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Gadwall, Herter's Decoy Factory, Weseca, Minnesota.

Lot 4: Gadwall, Herter's Decoy Factory, Weseca, Minnesota.

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Description: From Herters's '1893 Series'.

Condition Report: Outstanding original paint with very minor wear.

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Canada goose, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 5: Canada goose, Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Balsa body with wood head and keel.

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

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Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 6: Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Early standard grade, glasseye models.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; minor paint shrinkage on both decoys; both have losses to the neck filler; drake has a crack in the underside and a tail chip with old touchup to that area; position of drake's eyes were moved in factory.

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Mallard drake, probably by the Sperry Decoy Factory, Connecticut, circa 1930's.

Lot 7: Mallard drake, probably by the Sperry Decoy Factory, Connecticut, circa 1930's.

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Description: Mallard drake, probably by the Sperry Decoy Factory, Connecticut, circa 1930's.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear, mostly under the tail; few small specs of off white paint.

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Mallard drake, Mason Decoy Factory, 1st quarter 20th century

Lot 8: Mallard drake, Mason Decoy Factory, 1st quarter 20th century

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Description: Standard grade with tack eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; losses to neck filler; small chip in tail; hit by shot.

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Rare pair of shovelers, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940's.

Lot 9: Rare pair of shovelers, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940's.

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Description: Excellent detailed bill carving. Drake has slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint with very minor wear; hen's keel has been removed.

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Rigmate pair of redheads, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1950.

Lot 10: Rigmate pair of redheads, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1950.

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Description: Slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Canada goose, Frank Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940.

Lot 11: Canada goose, Frank Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940.

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Description: Hollow carved. Feather carving on body.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; three hairline cracks in neck that were secured long ago with touch up in that area; tight surface cracks in back.

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Hollow carved wood duck, Jim Foote, Rockwood, Michigan, circa 1970.

Lot 12: Hollow carved wood duck, Jim Foote, Rockwood, Michigan, circa 1970.

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Description: Signed by the maker. A wonderful decorative with tucked head, raised wing tips, and detailed feather carving.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint with very minor discoloration; excellent structurally.

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1/2 size redhead, John Zachman, Detroit, Michigan.

Lot 13: 1/2 size redhead, John Zachman, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Zachman brand on underside. Detailed wing tip and tail feather carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor discoloration; small chip in underside of bill; hairline crack on one side of bill.

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Ringbill hen, Miles Pirnie, East Landing, Michigan, circa 1950.

Lot 14: Ringbill hen, Miles Pirnie, East Landing, Michigan, circa 1950.

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Description: Bobtail body style. Branded 'H.C.K.' on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small amount of touchup on top of head and one side of neck seat; thin cracks in underside; underside has old overpaint.

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Redhead, Tom Schroeder, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1960.

Lot 15: Redhead, Tom Schroeder, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1960.

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Description: Wooden bottom board and head with synthetic body. Stamped 'Tom Schroeder 1960'.

Condition Report: Original paint with a coat of varnish on wood parts; slight seperation at bottom board; small amount of filler added to one side of body; appears to be some touch up to grey on sides.

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Canvasback hen, attributed to George Gulau, Marblehead, Ohio, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 16: Canvasback hen, attributed to George Gulau, Marblehead, Ohio, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Bobtail body style with detailed bill carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor crazing and flaking; crack in back with old filler added; crack in neck; some glue visible at neck seam.

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Pair of ruddy ducks, Leonard Carnaghi.

Lot 17: Pair of ruddy ducks, Leonard Carnaghi.

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Description: Working ruddy ducks branded 'LC'. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Miniature canada goose, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1950's.

Lot 18: Miniature canada goose, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1950's.

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Description: A good example of Rider's work.

Condition Report: Two hairline cracks in neck; otherwise excellent and original.

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Pair of miniature wood ducks, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1940's.

Lot 19: Pair of miniature wood ducks, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1940's.

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Description: Pair of miniature wood ducks, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1940's.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Two miniatures, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1940's.

Lot 20: Two miniatures, Jack Rider, Port Clinton, Ohio, circa 1940's.

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Description: Includes a mallard drake and a bluebill drake.

Condition Report: Both are in original paint; mallard's bill has been cracked and reset; small chip in tail; minor wear on bottom edge; tip of bluebills bill is missing; paint is worn to bare wood on top of head; minor wear on tail and at bottom edges.

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Heron, unkown maker, Ohio, circa 1930.

Lot 21: Heron, unkown maker, Ohio, circa 1930.

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Description: Heron, unkown maker, Ohio, circa 1930.

Condition Report: Mostly original paint with scattered touch up at the neck seams and part of neck; significant paint shrinkage; flaking to bare wood on neck and back; body seam has seperated slighly; old glue is visible at neck seam and where bill meets face; missing one

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Early redhead from Ohio, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 22: Early redhead from Ohio, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Tack eyes. Branded 'John Madden' and 'R. White' on underside.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint with very minor discoloration and wear; lightly hit by shot; very good structurally.

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Canvasback, Sonny Bashore, Paulding, Ohio.

Lot 23: Canvasback, Sonny Bashore, Paulding, Ohio.

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Description: Sonny Bashore is a World Champion fish decoy carver. Duck decoys by Bashore are very hard to come by. Hollow carved.

Condition Report: Near mint.

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Group of 5 shorebirds.

Lot 24: Group of 5 shorebirds.

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Description: Including a yellowlegs by the Wildfowler Decoy Factory (painted by Harry Ross), an unpainted shorebird and a chickadee by John Sharon (Toledo, Ohio), and two others by unknown makers.

Condition Report: Yellowlegs by unknown maker has most of the bill missing; otherwise all are excellent and original.

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Full sized puffin, Emily Parkman, 1979.

Lot 24A: Full sized puffin, Emily Parkman, 1979.

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Description: Full sized puffin, Emily Parkman, 1979.

Condition Report: Original paint with flaking at the neck seam; very minor wear at bill tip.

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Blackduck, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 25: Blackduck, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Slightly turned head. Retains Crowell's oval brand on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration wear; touch up to breast; crack in underside; tight crack in back; roughly 1/2 of the bill has been chewed off; thin coat of varnish under tail and down one side; underside has been repainted.

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Yellowlegs in alert pose, from the Kingston, Massachusetts area, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 26: Yellowlegs in alert pose, from the Kingston, Massachusetts area, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Very similar to the work of Lothrop Holmes. Relief wing and split tail carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; end of bill has been broken off and reattached; lightly hit by shot.

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Red breasted merganser hen, unknown maker, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 27: Red breasted merganser hen, unknown maker, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Red breasted merganser hen, unknown maker, Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate flaking and wear; chips in both sides of neck; minor roughness on tail; slight seperation at knot in back.

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Swimming canada goose, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 28: Swimming canada goose, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow carved.

Condition Report: Very old in use repaint with minor discoloration and wear; crack in neck; tip of bill is missing;

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Red-breasted merganser, J. Eugene Hendrickson, Lower Bank, New Jersy, circa 1950.

Lot 28A: Red-breasted merganser, J. Eugene Hendrickson, Lower Bank, New Jersy, circa 1950.

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Description: Hollow carved. 'JEH' carved into inletted weight on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor discoloration and wear; slight seperation at body seam; very minor paint shrinkage on breast.

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Preening mallard, Down East Sportscraft Factory, circa 1950.

Lot 29: Preening mallard, Down East Sportscraft Factory, circa 1950.

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Description: Hollow carved.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; small amount of flaking and paint shrinkage; age split on one side of body.

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Mallard, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York, 3rd quarter 20th century.

Lot 30: Mallard, Ken Harris, Woodville, New York, 3rd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Snuggle head that is turned about 45 degrees. Harris stamp on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint that has mellowed nicely; a few minor rubs; excellent structurally.

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Pair of bluebills, Alexandria Bay, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 31: Pair of bluebills, Alexandria Bay, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Alexandria Bay, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; tiny chip missing from edge of tail.

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Bluebill hen, Seymour Smith, Upstate, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 32: Bluebill hen, Seymour Smith, Upstate, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Bluebill hen, Seymour Smith, Upstate, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; crack in body; a few small dents; white paint at bill may be a 2nd coat.

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Pair of bluebills, Roland Jarvis, Hamilton, Ontario, circa 1940's.

Lot 33: Pair of bluebills, Roland Jarvis, Hamilton, Ontario, circa 1940's.

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Description: Possibly the best known pair of bluebills by Jarvis. Hollow carved. Heads are turned approximately 45 degrees.

Condition Report: Both are in original paint with minor wear; drake has a slight seperation at bottom board; hen has small dent at tail.

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Goldeneye drake, Robert Burke, Wolfe Island, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 34: Goldeneye drake, Robert Burke, Wolfe Island, New York, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Relief wing carving.

Condition Report: Appears to have two coats of paint; very minor discoloration and wear; small cracks in body.

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Canvasback drake, Frank Deroeven, Wallisburg, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 35: Canvasback drake, Frank Deroeven, Wallisburg, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Frank Deroeven, Wallisburg, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate discoloration and minor wear; small crack in one eye.

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Mallard, Davey Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 36: Mallard, Davey Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Carved raised wing tips. 'R.R' painted on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; a few small dents; otherwise excellent structurally.

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Pair of ruddy ducks, Al Wragg and George Burrell, London, Ontario.

Lot 37: Pair of ruddy ducks, Al Wragg and George Burrell, London, Ontario.

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Description: Branded 'WB'. Drakes head is slightly turned.

Condition Report: Near mint original condition.

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Two decoys.

Lot 38: Two decoys.

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Description: Includes a canvasback by Jim Kelson and a hollow carved bluebill from Lake St. Clair.

Condition Report: Both are in old working repaint with moderate wear; canvasback has a crack in bill; bluebill is structurally good.

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Eider found in New Foundland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 39: Eider found in New Foundland, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Folky tail carving.

Condition Report: Old overpaint with minor wear; crack in neck; chip in tip of bill; some filler added to seperation at neck seam; crack in underside.

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Mallard, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 40: Mallard, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Early hollow carved three piece model.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint with moderate discoloration; minor flaking and wear; very slight seperation at body seam; weight has been removed.

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Pair of mallards, Thomas Chiado, Spring Valley, Illinois, circa 1950.

Lot 41: Pair of mallards, Thomas Chiado, Spring Valley, Illinois, circa 1950.

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Description: Hollow carved. Both have the makers name carved in the underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor and wear discoloration; hairline crack in hens neck.

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Pair of miniature mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, circa 1950.

Lot 42: Pair of miniature mallards, Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois, circa 1950.

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Description: Made of cast metal. Both have brass tags that read 'C.H. Perdew' on underside.

Condition Report: Drake is in excellent original condition; hen has scattered paint flaking; bill and breast have been blunted with bare metal exposed.

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Mallard hen, Robert Weeks, Bureau, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 43: Mallard hen, Robert Weeks, Bureau, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow carved. Stamped 'WEEKS' in underside

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; crack through neck.

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Mallard, Aurthur Behmetuik, Lockport, Illinois, circa 1950.

Lot 44: Mallard, Aurthur Behmetuik, Lockport, Illinois, circa 1950.

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Description: Thick comb painting. Carved raised wing tips.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; two small chips from one side of raised wing tip.

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Three pairs of Mason style miniatures, TJ Hooker.

Lot 45: Three pairs of Mason style miniatures, TJ Hooker.

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Description: Includes a pair of pintails, mallards, and bluewing teal. All are numbered 186 out of a series of 500.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Three pairs of Mason style miniatures in boxes, TJ Hooker.

Lot 46: Three pairs of Mason style miniatures in boxes, TJ Hooker.

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Description: Includes a pair of goldeneye, redheads, and canvasbacks. All are numbered 186 out of a series of 500.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Miniature preening mallard hen, K. Weeks, Bureau, Illinois.

Lot 47: Miniature preening mallard hen, K. Weeks, Bureau, Illinois.

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Description: 'KAW' painted on underside.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Mallard hen, Stephen Lane, Lacon, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 48: Mallard hen, Stephen Lane, Lacon, Illinois, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow carved.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint with minor flaking and wear; bill from another Lane decoy has replaced the original; small hole drilled in back.

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