guyette and deeter

November 16 & 7, 2002 Easton, Maryland

800+ lots. Featuring decoys from the collections of George Combs, Jr., and the collection of Ralph Selby, Jr. On November 6 & 7, 2002, Guyette and Schmidt, Inc. conducted it's annual fall decoy auction at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland. The auction was held immediately preceding the Easton Waterfowl Festival and was well attended. The sales for the 2 days totaled 1.2 million dollars with sixteen items selling for over $10,000. Shorebird decoys, fish plaques and fish decoys, and decoys by the Ward Brothers, brought strong prices. There were many new buyers in evidence, both in the audience and bidding by phone. Catalog sales have increased for the 7th consecutive auction which suggests that the decoy market is expanding and flourishing.

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Ruddy duck by Ned Burgess

Nantucket shorebird

Kinney & Harlow duck call

Golden plover by Joseph Lincoln

Canvasback hen by John R. Wells

Canada goose by the Ward Brothers

Pintail drake by the Ward Brothers

Curlew from Virginia

Wood duck drake by Hayden

Running sandpiper by Elmer Crowell

Trout plaque by Oscar Peterson

Yellowlegs by the Mason Decoy Factory

Old Town Canoe display model

Swan by Ben Schmidt

Running sandpiper by Elmer Crowell (minor restoration)

Sleeping bluebill by Albert Laing

Pintail drake by Leonard Pryor

Passenger pigeon by "Shang" Wheeler