guyette and deeter

July 25 & 26, 2002 - Ogunquit, Maine

800+ lots. Featuring decoys from the collections of Gordon and Ginny Hayes, William Hickey, and George Combs, Jr. The Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. July 25 & 26, 2002 decoy auction grossed $1,370,000 which was around 23% over estimate. We feel that the main reason the prices were so high is that a huge percentage of the items in the sale were from old collections and were unreserved. (8 decoys did not meet reserves. Only 1 on the first day.) Also the sale offered a large quantity of shorebird decoys, which have become hard to find. Leroy Howell fish decoys brought high prices.

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Canada goose from the Delaware River (Hayes Collection)

Widgeon drake by Ken Anger (Hayes Collection)

Shoveler hen by Ken Anger (Hayes Collection)

Canada goose from Delaware River (Hayes Collection)

Full size chickadee by Elmer Crowell

Full size sandpipers by Elmer Crowell

Special order mallard hen by the Mason Decoy Factory

Peacock plaque by Oscar Peterson

Rare goldeneye hen by Peter Pringle (Hayes Collection)

Pair of gadwall by the Ward Brothers

Rare Stevens bufflehead

Preening yellowlegs by Lloyd Johnson (Hayes Collection)

Canada goose by John Reeves (Hayes Collection)

Part of a large selection of Bob White decoys

Hook nose curlew and Roger's rig shorebirds

Large selection of shorebird decoys

Pen & Ink drawing by "Shang" Wheeler

Mallard hen by Charles Joefraue

Fish plaque by Lawrence Irvine World auction record for maker

Early heron from Freeport, Long Island, New York

"Classic" redhead drake by H. V. Shourds

Rare fish plaque by Robert Tully

Pair of pintails by the Ward Brothers (Hayes Collection)

Kennebec canoe display model

Rare willet by the Mason Decoy Factory (Hayes Collection)

Early heron from New Jersey (Hayes Collection)

Peep by Lou Barkelow (Hayes Collection)

Black bellied plover by H. V. Shourds (Hayes Collection)

Redhead drake by Ken Anger (Hayes Collection)

Pintail drake by Ken Anger (Hayes Collection)