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Guyette & Deeter, Inc. established in 1984 is the world's largest and most successful decoy auction company with over $153,000,000 in sales. Our firm holds nearly all of the world records in these categories; duck decoys and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls and crow calls, decorative carvings, shotshell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items.

Our company conducts four auctions each year at different locations throughout the United States. See details for each location below.



Click here to view the February auction preview
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Website last updated December 16, 2014.



February 14, 2015
Charleston, South Carolina
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      Auction Catalog

The November 12 & 13, 2014 decoy auction catalog is available. Click here for ordering information.
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                  WHERE WE ARE

      We pick up decoys

Click here to see where our trucks will be next if you would like us to pick up your decoys. This link will take you to our calendar of upcoming events.

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Details on Guyette & Deeter's four decoy auctions.

SEWEFEBRUARY 14, 2015 Decoy Auction- The Marriott, Charleston, South Carolina. Held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Cataloged, unreserved, decoy auction with approximately 225 decoys & related items. Guaranteed catalog descriptions. Decoy show will be held in the same facility as the auction. Use the code "WIL" to get the $169/night rate (Wed-Sun) at the Charleston Marriott, (843) 723-3000. Use the code code "SEW" for for a discounted hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express 843-722-4000 ($79 Wed & Sun, $99 Thur, and $189 Fri & Sat), 1/2 mile away; free trolley pick up every 30 minutes to the Marriott and downtown Charleston. Absentee, phone and online bidding will be available. Full color auction catalog - $20.



Great Lakes Decoy Association

MARCH AUCTION CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT Guyette & Deeter will not be holding a company auction at the GLDA show this year. There will be a GLDA club sponsored auction. The auction will be unreserved and will contain approximately 80 lots. To preview items in the sale click here for the GLDA club link and search auction preview. For questions related to the auction, please contact Cap Vinal at





Pheasant Run Resort
APRIL 23 & 24, 2015 Decoy Auction- Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois. Held in conjunction with the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association Show. Approximately 700 investment quality decoys & related items. Contact our office at 410-745-0485 to reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate. Consignments for this auction will be accepted until March 5 or until full. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country



Sheraton Harborside HotelJuly 2015 Decoy Auction- Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sheraton Harborside Hotel (603-431-2300). Approximately 600 investment quality decoys & related items. Indoor buy, sell and swap with 50 table decoy show. NO SALES TAX! Free cocktails and lunch for auction attendees. Boston Logan Airport is approximately 1 hour from the hotel. Manchester and Portland airports are also approximately 1 hour away. Consignments being accepted.

Talbot County Community CenterNOVEMBER 2015 Decoy Auction- Talbot County Community Center, Easton, Maryland. Held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival (Click for more details on festival). Approximately 600 investment quality decoys & related items. Consignments for this auction will be accepted until September 10 or until full. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country



Online BiddingOnline Bidding- is available with all Guyette & Deeter decoy auctions through (Formerly Artfact).

LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE– Gary, Frank and Jon offer combined professional experience dating back to the early 1970's and late 1960's. Having personally handled the most important decoys and collections in North America, their depth of expertise is unsurpassed in the field of antique waterfowl decoys.

COLLECTING AS AN INVESTMENT– It is this long and intimate involvement in the decoy market, its participants, and its development over time, which has provided Guyette & Deeter with exclusive opportunities to attain knowledge of private collector wishes and needs crucial to assessing future market trends.

SAFE HAVEN FOR BUYERS– With their history of integrity and guaranteed catalog descriptions, new buyers entering the market can be assured that their investment is virtually risk free. Not all auction houses provide a guarantee.

PROVIDING INVESTMENT STRATEGIES– Over their professional careers, Gary, Frank and Jon have provided sound advice on collecting to new, as well as seasoned, collectors. Supported by an unmatched level of experience, this advice has a proven and solid history.

BROADENING THE MARKET– To further advance decoy collecting to an even broader-based clientele, Guyette & Deeter has developed professional working relationships with groups like the Greater Memphis Arts Council and Ducks Unlimited to present exhibitions of major private decoy collections to the general public.

MARKETING ADVANTAGES– For those who are considering selling, Guyette & Deeter possesses the most extensive mailing list of over 11,000 interested and active buyers. Combined with the most technologically-advanced marketing strategies including live internet bidding a solid connection between buyers and sellers is assured.


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