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Nate Quillen

Lot 152: Extremely rare widgeon hen, Nate Quillen, Rockwood, Michigan, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Guyette & Deeter

April 23, 2009
St. Charles, IL, US

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Description

Hollow carved with inlet head. Branded "JBF" and "Flint" in the underside.

Condition Report

Original paint with moderate wear; moderately hit by shot; professional repair to a chip on the underside of the bill; crack in neck.

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You will be notified immediately after the auction regarding your bill. PAYMENT IS DUE UPON RECEIPT. A late charge will be accessed on all balances not paid at the rate of 12% A.P.R. commencing thirty days after the bill is sent. If any accounts become more than 60 days overdue, the consignor will be given the name of the buyer who is responsible for holding up their funds.

Shipping

After payment is received we automatically send purchases via United Parcel Service C.O.D. There is a charge for the shipping costs, insurance, as well as UPS C.O.D. All purchases will be shipped Signature Required unless otherwise requested by you. We can not ship via UPS or FedEx to a post office box, please include your street address. If you wish to have the purchases shipped by another method, you must contact our office to make those arrangements. Shipping is done on a first come, first served basis and can take up to four weeks.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer’s premium, assessed on each selling lot, is 15% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000, plus 10% on any amount in excess of $100,000.

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A 5% sales tax must be charged to anyone who cannot present a valid sales tax number. Bring a copy of your certificate to the auction. (Note: If you are an absentee bidder and your purchases are paid for by mail and shipped to you, outside of Maine, no sales tax is applicable).

Condition Statement

We have attempted to make a consistent effort in cataloging and correctly describing the property to be sold. The catalog descriptions are guaranteed for authenticity, and condition. Should the need arise; the auctioneers reserve the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block at the time of the sale.