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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

431 Lots
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Brown trout, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930.

Lot 396: Brown trout, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930.

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

Condition Report: Original paint that is worn to bare wood on head and areas on left side of body; old age split has been secured with small nail on left side of body; some paint is missing from painted metal fins.

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Rare spearing frog from Coldwater, Michigan, circa 1900.

Lot 397: Rare spearing frog from Coldwater, Michigan, circa 1900.

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Description: Rare spearing frog from Coldwater, Michigan, circa 1900. 7 1/4" black body paint with crescent moons and compass arrow painted on top side. Exaggerated relief carved eyes with bowed split legs. Weighted on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint that is worn from use. Structurally excellent.

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Two wonderful spearing frogs from Coldwater, Michigan, circa 1900.

Lot 398: Two wonderful spearing frogs from Coldwater, Michigan, circa 1900.

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Description: Two wonderful spearing frogs from Coldwater, Michigan, circa 1900. Yellow and black is 5 3/4", yellow and black is 2 1/4". Both exhibit exaggerated relief carved eyes with bowed split legs. Weighted on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with slight wear. Structurally excellent.

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Fish spearing decoy from Lake Chautauqua, New York.

Lot 399: Fish spearing decoy from Lake Chautauqua, New York.

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Description: Fish spearing decoy from Lake Chautauqua, New York. Approximately 7 3/4" long. Tack eyes and metal fins.

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Sturgeon fish decoy from Wisconsin, circa 1940's.

Lot 400: Sturgeon fish decoy from Wisconsin, circa 1940's.

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Description: Sturgeon fish decoy from Wisconsin, circa 1940's. Approximately 16" long.

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

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Large working sturgeon spearing decoy from Wisconsin, circa 1940.

Lot 401: Large working sturgeon spearing decoy from Wisconsin, circa 1940.

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Description: Large working sturgeon spearing decoy from Wisconsin, circa 1940. Nearly 43" long and 6" round, with seven rubber fins, tack eyes and numerous lead weights on both top and underside of decoy.

Condition Report: Structurally sound with several old coats of silver and gray paint.

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Musky fish decoy, Jim Foote, Gibralter, Michigan.

Lot 402: Musky fish decoy, Jim Foote, Gibralter, Michigan.

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Description: Musky fish decoy, Jim Foote, Gibralter, Michigan. 17" long with detailed carving and realistic paint pattern. Weighted into the underside.

Condition Report: Excellent in all respects.

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Pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930.

Lot 403: Pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930.

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Description: Pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson, Cadillac, Michigan, circa 1930. Tack eye model.

Condition Report: Original paint has been strengthened on top of head and along top of body; it appears as if some paint has been removed from underside; small repair to area near right gill; paint is flaking and worn on fins.

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Flower fish decoy with metal tail, Leroy Howell, Hinckley, Minnesota.

Lot 404: Flower fish decoy with metal tail, Leroy Howell, Hinckley, Minnesota.

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Description: Flower fish decoy with metal tail, Leroy Howell, Hinckley, Minnesota. Approximately 6 1/2" long.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Three brook trout spearing decoys.

Lot 405: Three brook trout spearing decoys.

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Description: Three brook trout spearing decoys. Two by Jim Wregglesworth, Onaway, Michigan, circa 1980 and one signed "R.Y.". All have metal fins and carved eyes. Wregglesworth 11" x 4 1/2", R.Y. is 6 1/2".

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Large fish decoy from Michigan, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Lot 406: Large fish decoy from Michigan, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Large fish decoy from Michigan, 2nd quarter 20th century. Approximately 12" long tack eyes, curved wooden tail and metal fins.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; two fins are replacements; small chips in tail.

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Large spearing decoy from Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

Lot 407: Large spearing decoy from Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900.

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Description: Large spearing decoy from Lake Chautauqua, New York, circa 1900. Classic leather tail with tack eyes and carved mouth and gills. Leaded weight in two areas on underside.

Condition Report: Original paint on body, fins and tail; some flaking on parts of fin and tail.

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Red and white fish decoy, Leroy Howell, Hinckley, Minnesota.

Lot 408: Red and white fish decoy, Leroy Howell, Hinckley, Minnesota.

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Description: Red and white fish decoy, Leroy Howell, Hinckley, Minnesota. Approximately 7" long.

Condition Report: Tiny chip missing from tip of tail; original paint protected by a coat of varnish.

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Five Native American Fish Decoys from both Michigan and Minnesota, circa 1930.

Lot 409: Five Native American Fish Decoys from both Michigan and Minnesota, circa 1930.

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Description: Five Native American Fish Decoys from both Michigan and Minnesota, circa 1930. From 9" to 5.5", three have wood burned texturing.

Condition Report: All are in original paint and appear to have their original fins.

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20 contemporary items.

Lot 409A: 20 contemporary items.

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Description: 20 contemporary items. 17 fish decoys, two lures and a sign.

Condition Report: Fair to good.

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Thirteen fish decoys from Minnesota and Michigan.

Lot 409B: Thirteen fish decoys from Minnesota and Michigan.

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Description: Thirteen fish decoys from Minnesota and Michigan. Three are contemporary including a 12" Miko and a Miko frog, others are working fish including a Bethel and a Cadillac trout.

Condition Report: All are in original paint and show in use wear.

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Two large prints signed by Lem and Steve Ward, 1972 and 1973.

Lot 409C: Two large prints signed by Lem and Steve Ward, 1972 and 1973.

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Description: Two large prints signed by Lem and Steve Ward, 1972 and 1973. Print by Tom Cotney titled "Pintail Drake", signed and dated by Lem and Steve with a pastel remark of a pintail drake, frame size 27" x 31". Second print shows multiple images of Ward decoys with photo of both in their carving shop, signed and dated by Lem and Steve, 8/9/72, 29" x 22".

Condition Report: Small rubs to a few areas to both frames.

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Federal Duck Stamp print, (1959-1960), Maynard Reese

Lot 409D: Federal Duck Stamp print, (1959-1960), Maynard Reese

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Description: Federal Duck Stamp print, (1959-1960), Maynard Reese.Hand signed in pencil, 6 5/8 x 9 1/8, Maynard Reese's third federal stamp. Image is a champion field trial dog named King Buck. Matted and professionally framed.

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Set of early prints entitled

Lot 409E: Set of early prints entitled "The Right Shell" and "Trying for a Double".

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Description: Set of early prints entitled "The Right Shell" and "Trying for a Double". Professionaly matted and framed.

Condition Report: Prints good; matting fair.

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Nine federal limited edition stamp prints and stamps.

Lot 410: Nine federal limited edition stamp prints and stamps.

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Description: Nine federal limited edition stamp prints and stamps. 1936, 1950, 1944, 1943, 1964, 1965, 1961. Professionally matted and framed.

Condition Report: Water stain on one, otherwise original and good.

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Six limited addition federal duck stamp prints with stamps.

Lot 411: Six limited addition federal duck stamp prints with stamps.

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Description: Six limited addition federal duck stamp prints with stamps. 1955, 1954, 1947, 1959, 1956, and 1951. All are signed in the margin. Professionally matted and framed.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Two small stools, circa 1900.

Lot 412: Two small stools, circa 1900.

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Description: Two small stools, circa 1900. Approximately 1' tall.

Condition Report: Old surface that is worn; small cracks.

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Lot 413: Photographs of Grover Cleveland hunting at Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

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Description: Photographs of Grover Cleveland hunting at Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.Originals and numerous copies.

Condition Report: Originals are in fair condition.

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Lot of around 90 issues of Decoy Magazine.

Lot 414: Lot of around 90 issues of Decoy Magazine.

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Description: Lot of around 90 issues of Decoy Magazine. 12 years are in binders.

Condition Report: Good.

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Lot of approximately 70 decoy auction catalogs.

Lot 415: Lot of approximately 70 decoy auction catalogs.

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Description: Lot of approximately 70 decoy auction catalogs. Including Guyette & Schmidt, Inc., Frank and Frank, Decoys Unlimited, Richard Bourne, Richard Oliver, and Copley.

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Lot of approximately 25 decoy books.

Lot 416: Lot of approximately 25 decoy books.

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Description: Lot of approximately 25 decoy books. Including two copies of "American Bird Decoys", Mackey, "Classic Shorebird Decoys", Wyler, and "American Decoys", Colio.

Condition Report: Most are very good; a couple are fair to good.

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Mason duck decoy catalog, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 417: Mason duck decoy catalog, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Mason duck decoy catalog, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Small piece missing from cover, otherwise good.

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Contemporary bufflehead drake, Tom Rider.

Lot 418: Contemporary bufflehead drake, Tom Rider.

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Description: Contemporary bufflehead drake, Tom Rider. Carved in the manner of John English.

Condition Report: Painted to simulate an old bird, the condition is excellent in all respects.

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Crow, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

Lot 419: Crow, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware.

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Description: Crow, Davison Hawthorne, Greenville, Delaware. Carved wing tips.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Hollow black duck Al Reitz, Croyden, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

Lot 420: Hollow black duck Al Reitz, Croyden, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Hollow black duck Al Reitz, Croyden, Pennsylvania, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Old working repaint shows average wear; structurally excellent.

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Brant, body by Joe King, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Lot 421: Brant, body by Joe King, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

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Description: Brant, body by Joe King, Manahawkin, New Jersey. The head appears to be by another maker.

Condition Report: Old repaint shows average wear; as noted, the head is likely an old gunning replacement; some separation at the body seam.

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