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

April 2013 - Session One

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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Robin snipe attributed to John Henry Birch, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Lot 252: Robin snipe attributed to John Henry Birch, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century.

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Description: Robin snipe attributed to John Henry Birch, Long Island, New York, 3rd quarter 19th century. Shoe button eyes and carved wings.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; lightly hit by shot; small area near stick hole that was planed slightly so decoy would sit flat.

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Rare yellowlegs, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870.

Lot 253: Rare yellowlegs, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870.

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Description: Rare yellowlegs, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870. Carved eyes, shoulders and wing tips with fine paint feathering.

Condition Report: Two coats of paint that appear to be by Verity; bill appears to be original; paint has been strengthened around right side of head.

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Small body style black bellied plover, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870.

Lot 254: Small body style black bellied plover, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870.

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Description: Small body style black bellied plover, Obediah Verity, Seaford, Long Island, New York, circa 1870. Heavily detailed paint feathering, carved eyes, shoulders and wing.

Condition Report: Original paint on back of body and head; white wash has been removed on underside and black on belly is second coat; bill is an old replacement; seam split runs through length of body and has been secured by three nails.

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Exceptional golden plover in fall plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 255: Exceptional golden plover in fall plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Exceptional golden plover in fall plumage, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Plump shorebird in Dilley's smooth wing model.

Condition Report: Outstanding dry original paint shows minor wear and a great mellow surface; structurally superb.

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Outstanding dowitcher, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 256: Outstanding dowitcher, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Outstanding dowitcher, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Dilley's raised wing model painted in a plumage pattern emerging from spring into fall.

Condition Report: Superb dry original paint shows average wear; small spot on one side, and the bill flaked to the bare surface; excellent structural condition.

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Exceptional black bellied plover, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 257: Exceptional black bellied plover, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Exceptional black bellied plover, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. Particularly well sculpted relief wing carving and shoe button eyes. Intricate loop feather paint detail.

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

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Extremely rare eskimo curlew with turned head attributed to Alonzo Foster, Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 257A: Extremely rare eskimo curlew with turned head attributed to Alonzo Foster, Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Extremely rare eskimo curlew with turned head attributed to Alonzo Foster, Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York, last quarter 19th century. In very rare "green phase".

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

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Rare running yellowlegs, William Southard, Seaford, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 258: Rare running yellowlegs, William Southard, Seaford, New York, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Rare running yellowlegs, William Southard, Seaford, New York, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving and carved eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; bill appears to be an old replacement.

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Shiner, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930.

Lot 259: Shiner, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930.

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Description: Shiner, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930. 8" with painted tack eyes, wood tail and metal fins. Two belly weights on underside.

Condition Report: Good original paint with light wear. Some paint is missing from painted metal fins. Good structurally.

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Bass fish decoy, Abraham De Hate, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

Lot 260: Bass fish decoy, Abraham De Hate, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

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Description: Bass fish decoy, Abraham De Hate, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940. 11" with metal fins and wood tail. Carved gills, nostrils and mouth.

Condition Report: Near mint.

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Rainbow trout fish decoy, Ken Bruning, Rogers City, Michigan.

Lot 261: Rainbow trout fish decoy, Ken Bruning, Rogers City, Michigan.

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Description: Rainbow trout fish decoy, Ken Bruning, Rogers City, Michigan. Classic meticulous dotted paint pattern. Painted metal fins. 7 1/2" long.

Condition Report: Strong original paint showing very little wear; tail, fin and underside of front fin have small areas of flaking to expose metal.

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Tack eye Pike, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 262: Tack eye Pike, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Tack eye Pike, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. 9" long with bold tack eyes and spotted yellow marks indicating the species as Pike.

Condition Report: Original paint with an old coat of varnish; crazing on body with areas of paint flaking on fins.

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Rare perch fish decoy, Tom Schroeder, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940.

Lot 263: Rare perch fish decoy, Tom Schroeder, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940.

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Description: Rare perch fish decoy, Tom Schroeder, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1940. 5" long with belly weight, line, tie, metal fins, wood tail and carved eye.

Condition Report: Original paint with some flaking around belly weight on underside; excellent structurally.

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Cisco fish decoy, Abraham De Hate, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

Lot 264: Cisco fish decoy, Abraham De Hate, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

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Description: Cisco fish decoy, Abraham De Hate, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940. 9" with metal fins and wood tail. Carved eyes, gills, nostrils and mouth.

Condition Report: Near mint.

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Fat trout fish decoy, Harry Seymour, Chautauqua Lake, New York, circa 1900.

Lot 265: Fat trout fish decoy, Harry Seymour, Chautauqua Lake, New York, circa 1900.

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Description: Fat trout fish decoy, Harry Seymour, Chautauqua Lake, New York, circa 1900. Classic tack eyes, carved gills and mouth.

Condition Report: Original paint protected by an old coat of varnish.

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Fat perch, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan circa 1930.

Lot 266: Fat perch, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan circa 1930.

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Description: Fat perch, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan circa 1930. 9" with painted tack eyes, wood tail and metal fins. Two belly weights on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with an old coat of light varnish; a few small dents and scratches where wood is exposed around underside and tail.

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Rare and important trout spearing decoy, Charles Irwin, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

Lot 267: Rare and important trout spearing decoy, Charles Irwin, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

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Description: Rare and important trout spearing decoy, Charles Irwin, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900. With original jigging stick. Just over 8" long with classic leather tail, brass tack eyes, copper fins, carved mouth, gills and line tie hole drilled through body. Paint decoration is a combination of wet on wet blending of green and white from dark on top graduating to light green on underside. Right and left sides of body are decorated with a faultless application of yellow over red dots. Lead weight in underside.

Condition Report: Original paint showing very slight in use wear; paint has rubbed off of small areas of tack eyes.

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Unique Albino trout spearing decoy, Ken Bruning, Rogers City, Michigan.

Lot 268: Unique Albino trout spearing decoy, Ken Bruning, Rogers City, Michigan.

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Description: Unique Albino trout spearing decoy, Ken Bruning, Rogers City, Michigan. 7" long. white with gold spots on top side, gold fins and yellow painted underside, mouth and gills.

Condition Report: Original paint with very small areas of missing paint where rear tail connects to body.

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Bass spearing decoy, Hans Janner, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

Lot 269: Bass spearing decoy, Hans Janner, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

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Description: Bass spearing decoy, Hans Janner, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940. Walnut with natural, stain and paint finish. Copper fins, mother of pearl eyes, carved and painted mouth and gills.

Condition Report: Original paint and structurally sound; line tie missing from top of back.

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Perch fish decoy, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

Lot 270: Perch fish decoy, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

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Description: Perch fish decoy, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900. 7" long with delicate split tail, brass eyes, carved gill and mouth. Wet on wet blended green and yellow paint with red accent on underside of gill and around eye. Retains original jigging stick. Similar to lot 148 from April 2012 auction.

Condition Report: Original paint with in use wear and areas of flaking to expose bare wood.

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Perch fish decoy, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

Lot 271: Perch fish decoy, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

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Description: Perch fish decoy, Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900. 7" long with delicate split tail, brass eyes, carved gill and mouth. Wet on wet blended green and yellow paint with red accent on underside of gill and around eye. Similar to lot 148 from April 2012 auction.

Condition Report: Original paint with in use wear and areas of flaking to expose bare wood, including an area about 1.5"x 3/4" near top of left side; small portion of top and bottom of tail have worn off.

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Salmon Trophy Fish Carving, John and Dhuie Tully, Great Britain, 1901

Lot 272: Salmon Trophy Fish Carving, John and Dhuie Tully, Great Britain, 1901

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Description: Salmon Trophy Fish Carving, John and Dhuie Tully, Great Britain, 1901.Caught in Harang, Surendal, Norway, weighing 31 lbs. with the fisherman's initials AEW. This fish measures 44" with a oak backboard measuring 49".

Condition Report: Original paint has been strengthened where it was flaking from the jaw along the underside and in areas of the scales; tail fin has had both tips broken off and reattached as well as small areas of damage to two other fins including adipose which is a replacement.

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Brown trout with fly, Nathan Meyer, Bath, New York, circa 1930.

Lot 273: Brown trout with fly, Nathan Meyer, Bath, New York, circa 1930.

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Description: Brown trout with fly, Nathan Meyer, Bath, New York, circa 1930. Fish is 17.5". Slightly twisted and curved away from the board, carved fins and tail with glass eyes. Oak backboard measures 22".

Condition Report: Excellent in all respects.

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Large carved Atlantic salmon model, Hellum Brothers, Norway.

Lot 274: Large carved Atlantic salmon model, Hellum Brothers, Norway.

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Description: Large carved Atlantic salmon model, Hellum Brothers, Norway. Brass tag on the front of the plaque reads, "Atlantic Salmon, Peter Kreindler, Slinger Pool, Alta River, Norway, July 19, 1967, weight 28 pounds, rod 12' Abu Garcia, fly, Green Highlander". Measuring 42 1/2" in length.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Scarce floating bass spearing decoy, Pecore Fox, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

Lot 275: Scarce floating bass spearing decoy, Pecore Fox, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940.

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Description: Scarce floating bass spearing decoy, Pecore Fox, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, circa 1940. Unweighted and made to float using a line tie attached to the underside. A bold carving at 14", with metal fins, tack eyes and carved wood tail, gills and mouth. Signed by maker on underside at a later date.

Condition Report: A coat of working gray paint covers an original coat of olive green; even wear with gray worn to expose both wood and original color; small break at top of tail fin has been reattached.

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Sucker spearing decoy, Bud Stewart, Fenton, Michigan, circa 1930.

Lot 276: Sucker spearing decoy, Bud Stewart, Fenton, Michigan, circa 1930.

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Description: Sucker spearing decoy, Bud Stewart, Fenton, Michigan, circa 1930. From his folk art period. Carved mouth, gills and metal fins. Iconic circle on circle pattern along top side and fins.

Condition Report: Original paint shows crazing and wear; some area on fins have flaked to metal.

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Outstanding early brant, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 277: Outstanding early brant, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Outstanding early brant, Rowley Horner, West Creek, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Superb dry original paint in excellent structural condition.

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Very rare and exceptional brant, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 278: Very rare and exceptional brant, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Very rare and exceptional brant, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Displayed in the Philadelphia Exposition retaining the Exposition stamp; one of very few known in original paint.

Condition Report: Excellent original paint shows average wear and a beautiful patina; fine structural condition.

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Fine early Canada goose, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, last quarter, 19th century.

Lot 279: Fine early Canada goose, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, last quarter, 19th century.

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Description: Fine early Canada goose, Lloyd Parker, Parkertown, New Jersey, last quarter, 19th century.

Condition Report: Early second coat of working repaint, possibly by Parker shows minor wear and flaking; and a wonderful patina; the lead ballast weight has been removed; overall excellent structurally.

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Outstanding brant, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 280: Outstanding brant, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Outstanding brant, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Wonderful deep bodied decoy exhibiting the classic Shourds "tiger stripe" paint; from the Mackey collection and so stamped.

Condition Report: Superb original paint with a fine patinated surface; very thin tight crack in the neck, otherwise excellent structurally.

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Black duck, Sam Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 281: Black duck, Sam Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Black duck, Sam Smith, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Strong original scratch paint shows moderate wear; the bill was cracked and glued back into place; overall very good structurally.

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Oldsquaw hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 282: Oldsquaw hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Oldsquaw hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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

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Stylized red breasted merganser drake, maker unknown, New Jersey.

Lot 283: Stylized red breasted merganser drake, maker unknown, New Jersey.

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Description: Stylized red breasted merganser drake, maker unknown, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Old repaint covered with a coat of varnish; the structural condition is very good.

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Early Canada goose, Henry Grant, Barnegat, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 284: Early Canada goose, Henry Grant, Barnegat, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early Canada goose, Henry Grant, Barnegat, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows average wear; there appears to be a repair to the bill, otherwise the structural condition is good.

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Black duck, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 285: Black duck, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Black duck, Rhodes Truex, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Fine original scratch paint shows minor wear and a superb patina; thin tight split at the end of the tail, otherwise excellent structurally.

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Black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Lot 286: Black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

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Description: Black duck, Chris Sprague, Beach Haven, New Jersey.

Condition Report: Original paint shows average to moderate wear; some blotches of what appears to be in-use touch up over the back; structurally very good.

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Wonderful black  duck, Bradford Salmons, Staffordville, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 287: Wonderful black duck, Bradford Salmons, Staffordville, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Wonderful black duck, Bradford Salmons, Staffordville, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century. Exhibits unusual raised and split primaries.

Condition Report: Strong original paint shows moderate wear; a couple of age lines in the body; a few shot marks; one glass eye is cracked.

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Early merganser hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 288: Early merganser hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Early merganser hen, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: The head and upper breast appear to be in the original surface; the remainder of the decoy is in an early working second coat; structurally very good.

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Pair of bluebills, Bill Brown, Parkertown, New Jersey.

Lot 289: Pair of bluebills, Bill Brown, Parkertown, New Jersey.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Bill Brown, Parkertown, New Jersey. Both from the rig of John Furlow, and so branded; drake is from the collection of John and Isabelle Hillman and retains Johnny's tag.

Condition Report: The drake is in original paint showing minor wear and nice patina; the hen appears to be in an early coat of working repaint.

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Red breasted merganser drake, Rhodes Truex, Absecon, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 290: Red breasted merganser drake, Rhodes Truex, Absecon, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Red breasted merganser drake, Rhodes Truex, Absecon, New Jersey, 1st quarter 20th century. Flat bottom style for use on the ice.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; small cracks in the underside; dent in one side of bill.

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So called

Lot 291: So called "banana bird" lesser yellowlegs, maker unknown from New England.

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Description: So called "banana bird" lesser yellowlegs, maker unknown from New England. The term "banana bird" refer to the odd curved shape which resembles a banana.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear and a fine patinaed surface; the bill is a late replacement.

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Large hollow yellowlegs or possibly a curlew, attributed to Joe Lincoln, Accord, MA.

Lot 292: Large hollow yellowlegs or possibly a curlew, attributed to Joe Lincoln, Accord, MA.

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Description: Large hollow yellowlegs or possibly a curlew, attributed to Joe Lincoln, Accord, MA. Hollowed with a horizontal seam.

Condition Report: Original paint shows minor wear and a fine patinaed surface; the bill is a late replacement.

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Hollow carved golden plover from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 293: Hollow carved golden plover from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Hollow carved golden plover from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Shoe button eyes.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and very minor wear; bill is a professional replacement by Russ Allen.

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Exceptional yellowlegs in running pose, A.E. Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

Lot 294: Exceptional yellowlegs in running pose, A.E. Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Exceptional yellowlegs in running pose, A.E. Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. From the collection of Dr. James McCleery, it bears the auction sale stamp.

Condition Report: Excellent dry original paint shows minor wear and a pleasing alligatored surface; structurally superb.

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Yellowlegs from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

Lot 295: Yellowlegs from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Yellowlegs from Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century. Relief wing carving and carved thigh.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; lightly hit by shot.

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Golden plover by  member of the Harris Family, Nantucket, Massachusetts,  circa 1870's.

Lot 296: Golden plover by member of the Harris Family, Nantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1870's.

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Description: Golden plover by member of the Harris Family, Nantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1870's.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; bill appears to be old replacement; lightly hit by shot.

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Black bellied plover in a feeding pose, maker unknown from Long Island.

Lot 297: Black bellied plover in a feeding pose, maker unknown from Long Island.

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Description: Black bellied plover in a feeding pose, maker unknown from Long Island. From the noted RogersRig and so branded; exhibits raised wings.

Condition Report: The paint is worn and weathered with only traces remaining; very good structurally.

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Pair of sandpipers, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York.

Lot 298: Pair of sandpipers, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York.

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Description: Pair of sandpipers, Chief Eugene Cuffee, East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Drop wing carving.

Condition Report: Worn old paint appears to be original; a few small dents.

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Golden Plover, Massachusetts, unknown maker, last quarter 20th century.

Lot 299: Golden Plover, Massachusetts, unknown maker, last quarter 20th century.

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Description: Golden Plover, Massachusetts, unknown maker, last quarter 20th century. Split tail with painted eyes. Branded on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint; light even wear to body and head that exposes bare wood; flaking on bill.

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Lot 300: "Lincoln type" yellowlegs, Accord, Massachusetts, last quarter 20th century.

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Description: "Lincoln type" yellowlegs, Accord, Massachusetts, last quarter 20th century. Tack eyes and split tail with visible draw marks on body.

Condition Report: Over coat has been partially removed to expose original paint; two small holes have been drilled near original stick hole one shot mark and one shot scar.

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