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July 17 & 18, 2012 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire - Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter's annual summer decoy auction was held July 17th & 18th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The sale shattered several key records and totaled more than $2 million dollars, making it our most successful summer sale in over seven years. Many who attended the sale enjoyed the complimentary harbor cruise, food and beverages during the auction.

Bidding during the two days was strong, caused by a renewed interest from seasoned collectors along with new participants entering the market. The auction’s top two lots include an Elmer Crowell standing wood duck at $115,000 and a James T. Beckhart duck call at $103,500, a new world record for a duck call. Additionally, forty three items sold for over $10,000. The fastest growing segment of participation at our auctions continues to be the online bidders, up 20% from the previous year.

This sale pushes Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter's all time sales over $136 million and strengthens their position as the leading decoy auction house for both decoys and waterfowl related art. Their next sale will be held in Easton, Maryland on November 7th & 8th Consignments for this sale will be accepted until September 15th.

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(Prices Listed Include Buyer's Premium)

Mallard drake by Chauncey Wheeler

Pair of 1/2 size canvasbacks by Chauncey Wheeler

Blackduck by Chauncey Wheeler

Merganser hen by Gus Wilson

Eider drake from Maine

Snipe by Elmer Crowell

Black bellied plover by Elmer Crowell

Black bellied plover by Elisha Burr

Pair of miniature pintails by Robert McGaw

Curlew by the Mason Decoy Factory

Pair of canvasbacks by Charles Bergman

Duck call by James Beckhart

Crow call by the Herters Factory

Duck call by E.A. Faifer

Goldeneye hen by Captain Samuel Fabens

Old squaw hen by Joseph Lincoln

Swan book ends by Shang Wheeler

Pair of redheads by Shang Wheeler

Blackduck by Lonny Ganung

Old squaw from Long Island, New York

Black bellied plover by Daniel Lake Leeds

Red knot by Harry V. Shourds

Widgeon drake by William Dettman

Pintail hen by the Stevens Brothers

Pintail drake by Nicole Vidacovich

Stick up Canada goose by Jerry Mastin

Canada goose by Charles Safford

Canvasback by Ferdinand Bach

Standing wood duck drake by Elmer Crowell

Robin by Elmer Crowell

Standing wood duck drake by Elisha Burr

Widgeon hen by the Ward Brothers

Bluebill drake by the Ward Brothers

Pintail hen by the Ward Brothers

Redhead drake by Elmer Crowell

Pair of mergansers by Elmer Crowell

Pair of mallards by Robert McGaw

Pintail hen by Robert McGaw

Blackduck by Robert McGaw

Pair of mergansers by Willie Ross

Sanderling by Obediah Verity

Red knot by Obediah Verity

Yellowlegs by William Southard

Hooded merganser by Samuel Hutchins

Pair of pintails by John R. Wells

Pintail drake by Bert Graves

Yellowlegs from the Mathews Rig

Yellowlegs by John Fulcher

American Indian Burl Bowl

Hooked picture mat from Grenfell Labrador Industries

Widgeon drake by Elmer Crowell

Merganser drake by George Huey

Merganser hen by George Huey

Black bellied plover by Charles Clark