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Cornwall Standard-Freeholder- July 9, 2014
If it Looks Like a Duck? Top-Dollar Decoy carved in St. Anicet Goes to Auction - Lois Ann Baker

Seneca Daily News - June 28, 2014
Free Decoy Appraisals at Clayton, NY, Decoy Show

Carteret County News-Times - December 7, 2013
Dare County decoy nets $183,750 during auction Carteret County News-Times

Antiques and Auction News
James "Spann" Jeffers Collection To Be Sold By Guyette, Schmidt And Deeter In Their November 2013 And February 2014 Auctions

Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 8, 2013
'Indian princess' cigar store carving smashes world record by Paul Fraser

Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 7, 2013
Harry V. Shourds merganser drake realises $85,000 by Paul Fraser

Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 26, 2013
Cigar store Indian valued at $250,000 ahead of Maryland auction by Paul Fraser


Attraction - September 2013
Decoy Auction Attraction


Maine Antique Digest - August 1, 2013
Duck Dynasty by Clayton Pennington

James "Spann" Jeffers
Jeffers collection to be sold at Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter November 2013 sale

The Virginian Pilot - September 9, 2013
Late Decoy Aficionado's Collection to be Auctioned by Louis Hanson

Antiques and the Arts Weekly
Prices Soar at Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter Summer Decoy Auction

DelmarvaNow - March 5, 2013
CHINCOTEAGUE: Decoy carved by "Cigar" Daisey brings $4,600 at auction - DelmarvaNow

DelmarvaNow - May 3, 2013
CHINCOTEAGUE: Contents of Waterfowl Museum, 3,500 decoys, to be auctioned - DelmarvaNow

Crisfield News - April 20, 2013
Museum contents to be sold a major auction - Crisfield News

Colorado Springs Gazette - May 4, 2013
Va Eastern Shore waterfowl museum holding auction - Colorado Springs Gazette

Antique Trader - January 28, 2013
Crowell shorebirds highlight Feb. 15 decoy sale - Antique Trader

Maine Antique Digest - November, 2012
New York Auction Houses Must Reveal Consignor's Name to Buyer by David Hewett


Watertown Daily Times - August 16, 2012
New Record for a Wheeler Work Johnson Newspaper Corporation

Chicago Sun-Times - July 24, 2012
Record Sale of Duck Call Signals Interest Might Be on Rise by Dale Bowman

Chicago Sun-Times - May 1, 2012
Is This Call Worth $100,000 by Dale Bowman

Saltscapes Jan/Feb 2012
Decoys on Display by Gail MacMillan

New York Spaces - Vol 4 / No 4
For the Birds by Keith Flamer

The Cape Cod Chronicle - November 24, 2011
Elmer Crowell Bird Carvings Continue to Bring Top Dollar by William F. Galvin

Antiques and the Arts - November 15, 2011
Teaser for upcoming auction report. - May 5, 2011
Decoy Market on the Rebound by Guyette & Schmidt, Inc.

Martha's Vineyard Times - May 12, 2011
Ben Pease Decoy Sets New Auction Record by Nelson Sigelman

Rappahannock Record - May 26, 2011
Antique Swan Decoy From Virginia Brings Record Price by Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. submitted press release

Wall Street Journal - April 23, 2011
Decoy Market, After Decline, Tests Its Wings by Meg Cox

Northwest Harold - May 11, 2010
Ex-Gov. Thompson buys rare Ill.-carved duck decoy by Craig Sterrett and Jeff Dankert - The Associated Press

The Daily Advance - November 29, 2009
Knott's Island decoy sold at $60,000 From Sports Reports

The Daily Astorian - November 27, 2009
Astoria couple can't duck out of this good deal by Elleda Wilson

Worth Point - November 23, 2009
Delaware River Decoys Differ from Their Coastal Brethren by Laura Collum

Skagit County News and Information Source - May 16, 2009
Recreation: Decoy expert to come to Mount Vernon by Vince Richardson

Iowa Department of Natural Resources - January 6, 2009
Contemporary Collectors Pay Big Bucks for Wooden Ducks

Outdoor Life - September 2007
Big Bucks for Fake Ducks - Auctions have turned decoys into six-figure investments. by Ruben Perez

Chicago Sun Times - May 2, 2007
Decoys the Real Thing by Dale Bowman

San Diego Union Tribune - February 24, 2007
Bids for the Birds Antique decoys are drawing record prices at auction by Ed Zieralski

Kingston Reporter - January 27, 2007
A Duck by Any Other Name by Andrea Doty

Pioneer Press (MN) - January 26, 2007
Antique Decoys Worth Their Weight in Gold - Investors are Stalking the Nation's Top Auction Houses in Hopes of Making a Killing by Chris Niskanen

The Baltimore Sun - December 27, 2006
Rare, Costly Birds of Wood - Working Sculptures Bring Fancy Sums by Candus Thomson

Antiques and the Arts - December 5, 2006
Record Price For Decoy Of $830,000 Established At Guyette And Schmidt's Auction by David S. Smith

Antique Week - September 11, 2006
Values for antique carved decoys continue to soar higher and higher by Judy Penz Sheluk

Washingtonian - February 2006
If it Looks Like a Duck and Floats Like a Duck, It May Be a Million-Dollar Decoy by William Thompson

The Baltimore Sun - January 12, 2005
Auctioneers Lured to the Bay - The top auction house for waterfowl decoys is migrating from Maine to St. Michaels by Andrea K. Walker

Worth - January 2005
Fowl is Fair - Antique hunting decoys are enjoying rousing success in the high-end collectibles market. By Kasey Wehrum

Robb Report - October 2004
Duck, Duck, Goose - Antique waterfowl decoys lure collectors to record auction bids. by Sheila Gibson Stoodley

Art & Antiques - Summer 2002
Fair Fowl - Made to lure birds, decoys now entice collectors. by Dick Kagan

Portland Press Herald - July 9, 2001
Ducking Fame No More - He was a modest lighthouse keeper who sold his hand-carved decoys for a pittance. Now his birds are coveted and every self-respecting collector knows his name. It's Gus Wilson. by Amy Southerland

New York Times - February, 24, 2001
Old Cedar Hunting Decoys Are Gold to Collectors by Michael Cooper

American Way - American Airlines Magazine - July 15, 2000
From Swamp to Swank - Increased awareness, record prices, and a bonanza of buyers are making antique waterfowl decoys a hot new collectible. by Kathleen M. Mangan

Houston Chronicle - January 20, 2000
The Real Decoy - Pasadena pathologist's wildfowl treasures find a place on Sotheby's auction block. by Shannon Tompkins

Maine Antiques Digest - January 2000
McCleery Decoys the Best of the Best by Jackson Parker

New York Times - January 9, 2000
Carved Birds Captured by a Connoisseur's Eye - A private collection of simple decoys reflecting the highest values of American folk art is expected to sell for over $5 million. by Rita Reif

Antiques and The Arts Weekly - August 8, 1997
Ten Times Ten Makes A Record - A Little Curlew Attracts Some Big Buyers at the Latest Guyette and Schmidt Sale by Liza Montgomery

Journal Star (IL) - May 2, 1991
Wanna' Buy a Duck? - Too Late. Mallard Decoy Carved in Lacon Fetches World Record $93,500 at Auction. by Lori Timm

Virginia Pilot - September 23, 1987
Carolina Duck Decoy Sells for $25,850 by Jon Glass

New York-Pennsylvania Collector - October 1986
High Flyers at a Maine Decoy Sale by Nancy Bolger

The Daily Gazette (IL) - March 8, 1986
Valuable Collectables by Bud Stigall

Portland Press Herald - July 7, 1984
Collectors Find Quality at 'Shocking' Auction by Ted Cohen

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