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Lots related to rare merganser drake harry shourds for sale at auction

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PRINCE SIGNED RARE PHOTO

Lot 166: PRINCE SIGNED RARE PHOTO

by Simon Parr's Auctions Ltd

July 27, 2014

Wallsend, United Kingdom

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Description: A photo of Prince live in concert signed by Prince with a purple pen. After the mid 1990's Prince rarely signed autographs so this is quite rare.

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Hooded Merganser Drake by Wm Joeckel

Lot 433: Hooded Merganser Drake by Wm Joeckel

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: 433. Hooded merganser drake by William ("Bill") Joeckel of Islip Terrace, Long Island, NY. Head turned to the left with carved and textured crest and a nicely carved bill. Slightly pinched breast with carved and raised wings. Nicely carved secondary feather groups on back with fluted tail feathers. Excellent original paint with nicely combed vermiculation on sides. Faintly signed on bottom with the date "1970". Decoy retains the paper exhibition label from the 1970 U.S. National Decoy Show. 500-750 Provenance: Pryor collection

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Merganser Hen by Cameron McIntyre

Lot 440: Merganser Hen by Cameron McIntyre

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: 440. Early merganser by very accomplished contemporary artist Cameron McIntyre. Pinched breast with carved crest and "heart shaped" carved wings and wingtips. Original paint with beautifully aged surface. Mr. McIntyre was the subject of a featured retrospective display at the 2014 National Decoy Show in St. Charles, IL. 2000-3000

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Eider Drake by Reggie Birch

Lot 442: Eider Drake by Reggie Birch

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $500

Description: 442. Stylish eider drake by noted contemporary artist Reggie Birch of Chincoteaque, VA. Inspired by the classic Maine carvings with inlet head, two piece pegged body construction and carved plumage outlines. Typical eider styled bill carving with rasping to rear of head. Original paint has been nicely aged by the artist. Bottom has the carved "R. Birch". Great form by this well known carver. 400-500

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Pintail Drake by Reggie Birch

Lot 444: Pintail Drake by Reggie Birch

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $500

Description: 444. Pintail drake by Reg Birch of Chincoteaque, VA. Head turned to the left with carved wings and nicely elongated tail. Rasp work to rear of head. Excellent original paint and condition by this well respected artist. Bottom is rigged with the carved "R. Birch". 400-500

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Pair of Sleeping Mergansers by Hurley Conklin

Lot 455: Pair of Sleeping Mergansers by Hurley Conklin

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $800

Description: 455. Excellent pair of back preening red-breasted mergansers by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin, NJ. Pre 1970 models with the bills resting in a shallow carved groove on back. Five tined crest on both. Excellent original paint and condition. Strong "H. Conklin" hot brand on bottom. 400-800

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Pintail Drake by Charles Burkley

Lot 456: Pintail Drake by Charles Burkley

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: 456. Pintail drake by Charles Burkley (b1910) of Bordentown, NJ. Head turned slightly to the left. Applied raised wingtips with an elongated tail and fluted tail feathers. Painted and scratched vermiculation on back and sides. Excellent original paint and condition. Carved into bottom: C. Burkley - Bordentown - N.J. 400-600 Provenance: Huster collection

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Bluebill Drake by Charles Allen

Lot 458: Bluebill Drake by Charles Allen

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: 458. Bluebill drake by Charles Allen (b1893) of Bordentown, NJ. Fluted tail feathers and shallow shoulder separation. Fine original paint. Bottom has deep hot brand of "C.L. Allen". Rig mate is lot 452. 400-600 Provenance: Huster collection

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Gadwall Drake by Bob White

Lot 462: Gadwall Drake by Bob White

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $750 - $1,250

Description: 462. Tucked head gadwall drake by Robert ("Bob") White (b1939) of Trenton, NJ / Tullytown, PA. Early hunting model with the original rigging and Mr. White's brass rig identification tag. Excellent original paint with a few light line wrap marks on rear of back. This is the exact decoy pictured on page 114 of "Floating Sculpture" by Huster and Knight. In this reference, the authors state that this "is a rare species of the Delaware River decoy" and that "Bob White has made only one". 750-1250 Provenance: Huster collection

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Canvasback Drake by Charles Allen

Lot 470: Canvasback Drake by Charles Allen

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: 470. Excellent canvasback drake by Charles Allen (b1893) of Bordentown, NJ. Beautifully carved head and detailed bill. Raised wings with carved primaries and fluted tail feathers. Wonderful original paint. Ink notation on bottom indicates that the decoy was from Allen's own rig and made c1940. Bottom has deep hot brand of "C.L. Allen". 500-1000 Provenance: Huster collection

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Preening Merganser by Bob White

Lot 471: Preening Merganser by Bob White

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: 471. Early, hollow preening red-breasted merganser by Robert ("Bob") White of Tullytown, PA. Head resting on center of back with nicely carved, two tined crest. Original paint shows light gunning wear. Small area of minor paint separation on breast. Knot visible under the paint on left breast. Retains original rigging and Mr. White's early, oval hot brand. 800-1200 Provenance: Huster collection

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Miniature Monhegan Style Merganser Hen by Bob White

Lot 472: Miniature Monhegan Style Merganser Hen by Bob White

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: 472. Miniature Monhegan style merganser hen after Gus Wilson by Bob White, Tullytown, PA. Carved eyes, incised bill, carved crest, and raised wings. Signed "Bob White " in pen on the bottom. Original condition. 300-500 Provenance: Huster collection

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Miniature Hooded Merganser Drake by Bill Joeckel

Lot 473: Miniature Hooded Merganser Drake by Bill Joeckel

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: 473. Miniature hooded merganser by Bill Joeckel of Islip, LI, NY. Finely painted detail with raised primaries. Signed with his ink stamp on the bottom. Original condition. 300-500 Provenance: Huster collection

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Mallard Drake Branded J. Boyd

Lot 474: Mallard Drake Branded J. Boyd

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $350

Description: 474. Hollow mallard drake with slightly upswept tail. Head appears to be mortised into the body which is an unusual construction feature for the region. In repaint with little wear. Bottom branded "J. Boyd". 250-350 Provenance: Huster collection

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Goldeneye Drake by Hurley Conklin

Lot 476: Goldeneye Drake by Hurley Conklin

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: 476. Hollow whistler drake by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin, NJ. Carved wings and shallow ice groove. Excellent original paint and condition. Strong "H. Conklin" hot brand on bottom. 200-400

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Merganser Drake From New Jersey

Lot 478: Merganser Drake From New Jersey

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $450

Description: 478. Solid American merganser from the New Jersey area. Head thrust slightly forward with a nicely carved crest. Paint is original with some gunning repaint. White areas show moderate gunning wear. Front half of bill is a replacement. Deep hot brand of "WFO" on bottom. 250-450

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Shourds Goldeneye Hen

Lot 480: Shourds Goldeneye Hen

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: 480. Hollow goldeneye hen by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, NJ. In old gunning repaint which shows light overall wear. Thin, tight compound crack in neck. Retains the Mackey collection stamp. 200-300 Provenance: Mackey collection

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Miniature Merganser by the Verity Family

Lot 483: Miniature Merganser by the Verity Family

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 483. Miniature Verity Merganser c1800's. Tiny replica of a working decoy. Original bill with minor chip off underside of bill tip. In wonderful crusty old original paint indicates great age. If by John Henry circa early 1800's, if by Obediah mid to late 1800's. Miniatures from this area and of this age are rare, one of a kind treasures. 600-900 Provenance: Powell collection

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Mini Verity Merganser

Lot 484: Mini Verity Merganser

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 484. Miniature Merganser c1800'S by the Verity Family with bill restoration by Russ Allen. Tiny replica of a working decoy. Original bill with minor chip off underside of bill tip. In wonderful crusty old original paint indicates great age. Same maker as prior lot. If by John Henry Verity c1800-1850, if by Obediah, his son, later in the 1800's. 600-900 Provenance: Powell collection

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Long Island Merganser Hen Similar to Kellum

Lot 489: Long Island Merganser Hen Similar to Kellum

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: 489. Merganser hen clate 1800's similar to the works of Frank Kellum, (especially the crest) Babylon, LI, NY. Typical thin profile head, glass bead eyes, carved bill outline, ridged crest and a sleek wide body with pronounced tail. Paint appears to be original with nice mellow patina, light wear and minor flaking. A few shot marks with minor damage to the crest from one. 500-1000 Provenance: Private collection

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Swimming Merganser Hen from LI, NY

Lot 490: Swimming Merganser Hen from LI, NY

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: 490. Swimming merganser hen c1890-1910 from LI, NY. Thin graceful body with a raised neck seat. Racy head has remnants of an inserted leather crest. Original paint shows light overall gunning wear with a scattering of tiny flakes. Bill has had some professional restoration. 500-1000 Provenance: Private collection

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Merganser Drake by Joshua Verity

Lot 491: Merganser Drake by Joshua Verity

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: 491. Red-breasted merganser drake by Joshua Verity (1827-1911) of Seaford, LI. In very early gunning touchup with some of the one hundred year old plus paint visible beneath. Some small flakes or rubs to wood. Probable repair to old crack in neck. Thin tight check in bottom. 1000-1500 Provenance: Powell collection

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Long Island Merganser Hen by the Southard Family

Lot 494: Long Island Merganser Hen by the Southard Family

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 494. Merganser hen attributed to a member of the Southard family of Bellmore, Long Island, NY. Carved shoulders and wings with the wingtips delineated by a shallow carved "V" above the tail. In worn gunning paint with some glimpses of the original beneath. Old repair to neck. Bottom has a well carved "GP". 600-900 Provenance: Powell collection

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Red Breasted Merganser Drake by Baldwin

Lot 495: Red Breasted Merganser Drake by Baldwin

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 495. Red-breasted merganser hen by a member of the Baldwin Family. Collector tag indicates that the decoy is by Stephen Baldwin, Long Island, NY and carved c1930's-40s. Well carved head with pronounced cheeks. Elongated ail extends from top of the back. All original paint show light overall gunning wear with a few small rubs to wood. 600-900 Provenance: Powell collection

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Merganser by Joshua Verity

Lot 496: Merganser by Joshua Verity

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 496. Merganser by Joshua Verity (1827-1911) of Seaford, Long Island, NY. Painted eyes. In gunning repaint with some light to moderate overall wear. Old tight crack in neck and a tight grain check in bottom and left breast. Possible restoration to bill. 600-900 Provenance: Powell collection

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L.I. NY Merganser Hen ex Shelburne Museum

Lot 497: L.I. NY Merganser Hen ex Shelburne Museum

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $600

Description: 497. Primitive merganser hen from LI. Three-piece horizontally laminated body with a chip carved head and crest. Original paint with light to moderate in use wear. Minor separation at body seams and crack in neck. Has Shelburne stamp and their acquisition number on bottom. 500-600 Provenance: Shelburne Museum collection

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Pair of Mallards Richard and Marion Harris

Lot 532: Pair of Mallards Richard and Marion Harris

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: 532. Fine pair of mallards by Richard and Marion Harris of Connecticut. Both heads slightly turned. Delineated wing and wingtip carving with a shallow ice groove. Near mint original paint with minor age imperfections. Both signed on the bottom: "Richard and Marion Harris - Old Saybrook, Conn." Both dated in pencil "1969" with the original price of "$30.00 each". The Harris's worked at the Wildfowler Factory before opening their own factory under the name of Harris Decoys. These were salesman samples which helps explain why the paint is so well done. 200-400

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Evans Factory Large Canvasback Drake

Lot 536: Evans Factory Large Canvasback Drake

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $450

Description: 536. Large canvasback drake by the Evans decoy factory. Original paint with light gunning wear. Lightly hit by shot. 300-450

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Canvasback Drake by Bob Kerr

Lot 544E: Canvasback Drake by Bob Kerr

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: 544E. Wonderfully executed "bull neck" canvasback drake by Robert (Bob) Kerr of Smith Falls, Ontario. Carved wing separation with carved wingtips and fluted tail feathers. Beautifully executed vermiculation on back and sides. Excellent original condition. Signed and dated on base with the date "1974". Base also has Kerr's signature "duck" hot brand with the Smith Falls, Ontario address. 500-1000

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Widgeon Drake by Franco

Lot 544G: Widgeon Drake by Franco

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: 544G. Wonderful widgeon drake by Jack Franco of Assonet Village, Freetown, MA. Head turned to the right. Appears to be hollow carved. Carved wings and shoulder separation. Finely carved and crossed wingtips with individually delineated feather detail and fluted tail feathers. Excellent original paint and condition. Painted "signature" on base with the date "April, 1974". 300-500

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Wood Duck Drake by Leibensperger

Lot 544J: Wood Duck Drake by Leibensperger

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: 544J. Rare wood duck drake by Robert ('Turk") Leibensperger (b1932) of Trenton, N.J and Tullytown, PA. Delicate and graceful head with carved crest turned to the right. Carved wingtips with a delineated primary on each. Very fine original paint with very minimal wear. Some minor specks and faint evidence of line wrap marks. This is the exact decoy pictured on page 84 of "Floating Sculpture" by Huster and Knight. In this reference, the authors state that Mr. Leibensperger only made three wood ducks. Carved in original pad weight: "R.W. Leibensperger - Tullytown - PA." 500-750 Provenance: Huster collection

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Bluebill Drake by August Glass

Lot 544K: Bluebill Drake by August Glass

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $450

Description: 544K. Bluebill drake with Harrison Huster's notation that it was carved by August Glass (1905-1973) of Florence, NJ. Well-formed head on a raised neck seat. Perky tail with fluted tail feathers. Paint appears to be an old repaint. Original pad weight with replaced line tie. In Floating Sculpture, the authors state that Glass only made approximately 75 decoys. 300-450

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Canvasback Drake by Jack Reeves

Lot 544L: Canvasback Drake by Jack Reeves

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: 544L. Canvasbck drake by Jack Reeves (b 1904). Deeply cut bill on a well shaped head. Solid body. Original paint with very light gunning wear. Small, partial, tight check on left side. Branded with the hot brand of "WCH" for Long Point member W.C Harris. Jack Reeves was the chief decoy maker for the Long Point company for 45 years. 500-1000 Reference P. 82 and 83 in Crandell's "Decoying - St Clair to the St. Lawrence".

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Pintail Drake by Jack Reeves

Lot 544M: Pintail Drake by Jack Reeves

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: 544M. Fine pintail drake by Jack Reeves (b1904). Original paint shows light gunning wear with an attractive, dry surface and some specks on surface. Solid body in excellent structural condition. Branded with the hot brand of Long Point member "R. Winthrop". Jack Reeves was the chief decoy maker for the Long Point company for 45 years. 500-1000

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Toronto School Bluebill Drake

Lot 544N: Toronto School Bluebill Drake

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: 544N. Attractive solid bodied bluebill drake from the St. Claire flats area. Strong original paint shows light overall gunning wear with a few small rubs or shrinkage along grain lines to age darkened wood. Lightly hit by shot and thin crack in bottom. Stamped "F. Oben" three times under tail and bill. 200-400

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Mallard Drake by Ducharme Family

Lot 544O: Mallard Drake by Ducharme Family

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $350 - $550

Description: 544O. Rare mallard drake by Duncan Ducharme .Original paint with light gunning wear. Nice dry surface with some minor soiling. Few thin, tight, partial checks on back and left side. Knot visible in neck. The Ducharmes and their decoys are synonymous with Manitoba's Delta Marsh. Mallards are rare. 350-550

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Canvasback Drake by Isaac Dupre

Lot 547: Canvasback Drake by Isaac Dupre

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 547. Canvasback drake by Issac Dupre of Bourg, LA. Nicely carved head. Original paint with light gunning wear. Back and left side have a number of dents. Small drip on tail area and minor rubs to wood on head. 600-900

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Mallard Drake by Jules Frederick

Lot 548: Mallard Drake by Jules Frederick

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: 548. Mallard Drake c1900 by Jules Frederick, Sr. (1870-1954) of Phoenix, LA. Glass eyes, carved bill and wing detail. Original paint with wear and flaking, Scratched "LC" rig owner initials in the bottom with a strip lead weight. 1500-2500

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Pintail Drake

Lot 550: Pintail Drake "Denegre" Rig

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 550. Pintail drake c1920 by Victor Alfonso, Bertrandville, LA. Upswept ridged tail with raised wings. Original paint with a fair amount of gunning wear, shot marks, an old neck repair and the "Denegre" rig brand on the bottom. 600-900 Provenance: "Denegre collection

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Pintail Drake by Mitchell LaFrance

Lot 558: Pintail Drake by Mitchell LaFrance

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: 558. Pintail drake c1930, by Mitchell LaFrance of New Orleans, LA. Carved bill, raised wings, glass eyes. Old original gunning paint with wear and old in use over paint. 800-1200

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Mallard Drake by Nicole Vidacovitch

Lot 560: Mallard Drake by Nicole Vidacovitch

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: 560. Mallard drake c1910, attributed to Nicole Vidacovitch, Sr. or one of his three sons from Sunrise, LA. Nice old age darkened paint with even wear and some flaking to the white areas. Head is loose and a tail chip has been reset and glued. Faintly incised nostrils in a carved bill, boat shaped body with a pronounced rump, carved raised wings ending in a slender primary feather. 2000-3000

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Canvasback Drake by Frederick Dufresne

Lot 562: Canvasback Drake by Frederick Dufresne

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 562. Canvasback drake c1950, by Frederick Dufresne, Bayou Gauche, LA. Several exhibition labels on the bottom. Original paint with even wear to the wood and a few small age checks in the bottom. 600-900

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Mallard Drake by Clovis Vizier

Lot 563: Mallard Drake by Clovis Vizier

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 563. Mallard drake c1940, by Clovis Vizier, Galliano and Cut Off, LA. Slightly turned head with carved eyes and bill. Raised carved wings and a broad fluted tail. Original paint with wear to wing tips, edge of tail. Age check in lower side and tail. Square plugged knot on the underside done before painting. 600-900

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Canvasback Drake Swimmer

Lot 564: Canvasback Drake Swimmer

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: 564. Swimming canvasback drake c1990 by an unknown maker. Small glass eyes, carved bill, shield shaped carved wings, upswept tail and nicely feather swirled thick original paint. Minor wear to the surface. 200-400

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Red Breasted Merganser Drake

Lot 565: Red Breasted Merganser Drake

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $750 - $1,250

Description: 565. Red-breasted merganser drake by an unknown maker with a slightly turned head. Carved wingtip separation above the tail similar to Umbrella Watson. Possibly a Virginia decoy. In original worn paint with white touch-up to the neck area and possibly on the spots and below. Very interesting treatment to carved comb. 750-1250

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Merganser Hen, Coast of Maine

Lot 566: Merganser Hen, Coast of Maine

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,200

Description: 566. Exceptional red-breasted merganser hen. c1900. Likely of Northern New England origin and possibly Maine. It is said that two examples by this talented maker exist in a Museum in Augusta, Maine. Graceful, elongated form. Well executed crest. Original paint with light overall wear. Few small chips at tip of tail. 900-1200 Provenance: Kangas collection

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Merganser Hen- Doubleday Rig, Hough's Neck, Ma

Lot 567: Merganser Hen- Doubleday Rig, Hough's Neck, Ma

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 567. Early and wonderful merganser hen c1910 from the "Doubleday Publishing family" of Hough's Neck, MA. Original, inserted hardwood bill, tack eyes and carved crest on a nicely chip carved head. Body features a subtly textured body with shallow wing separation and elongated tail. Dry original paint with light gunning wear. Hough's Neck is a one square mile peninsula in Quincy, MA, surrounded by Quincy Bay, Hingham Bay and Rock Island cove. Old gunning decoys from this area are seldom found. 600-900 Provenance: Doubleday Rig

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Merganser Hen- Doubleday Rig, Hough's Neck, Ma

Lot 568: Merganser Hen- Doubleday Rig, Hough's Neck, Ma

by Decoys Unlimited, Inc

July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: 568. Early and wonderful merganser from Hough's Neck, MA. Original inserted hardwood bill, tack eyes and carved crest on a nicely chip carved head. Body form identical to above rig mate. Dry original paint with light gunning wear. 600-900 Provenance: Doubleday Rig

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Mayhew Family Merganser Drake

Lot 569: Mayhew Family Merganser Drake

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: 569. Merganser drake c1900 by a member of the Mayhew family of Martha's Vineyard, MA. Nicely carved head with tack eyes and a thin upward curved bill so typical of Vineyard decoys. Original paint shows moderate gunning with minor imperfections. Although not prolific, the Mayhews carved some of the more graceful mergansers on the Island. Hens are far more common than drakes by this and other Cape and Island makers. Many waterfowlers and decoy makers such as Luther Nickerson believed that a rig of hen mergansers would draw in the more colorful, desirable and wary drakes. 800-1200

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Merganser with Shelburne Museum Collection Stamp

Lot 571: Merganser with Shelburne Museum Collection Stamp

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July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

West Barnstable, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: 571. Old merganser hen. Nicely carved crest and wings. Smoky old paint appears original. Tight compound fracture on neck dates from many years ago. Small cip on upper tail edge. Ex Shelburne (Vt.) collection with their acquisition number on base. Originally sold at the 1987 Bourne auction. 800-1200

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