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August 8 & 9, 2023 Decoy & Sporting Art Auction

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Click here to view the Lay collection catalog

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We are excited to announce we will be offering the Russ and Karen Goldberger collection this summer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire! As collectors and dealers of quality decoys and folk art for nearly 50 years, Russ and Karen assembled an excellent collection of rare and important examples from around the country. This outstanding collection of over 70 pieces will kick off our summer sale, being sold in its entirety, at the beginning of day one of the auction.

The sale will also feature the collection of Kenneth and Betty Lay. This outstanding collection features important works by Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, Childe Hassam, John Frederick Peto, John George Brown, and more!

We will be adding many more important pieces over the coming weeks, including the second offering from the collection of George and Miriam Van Walleghem, the American art collection of Kenneth Lay, Sr., and the collection of George Quay.

We are still accepting quality consignments for this sale until June 2. Contact our office, Jon Deeter, or Zac Cote to discuss consigning.

Sept. 11 & 12, 2023 Firearm Auction Preview

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Our next fine sporting arms sale will be held September 11 & 12 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. Keep checking back, as we will be adding the the online preview leading up to the sale.

We are seeking high quality consignments of fine sporting arms for this and future auctions. The consignment deadline for the September sale is July 1. To discuss consigning, please email us at

April 2023 Auction Highlights

Thank you for helping maker our April sale another huge success!

The two-day sale totaled $3.5 million with 10 new world records for makers being set. Two items sold for over $100,000, including a rare and well documented black duck by the Caines Brothers at $102,000, and a fish spearing decoy by Hans Janner that set the new auction record for any fish decoy selling for $168,000. Click here to view many more auction highlights!

Established in 1984, Guyette & Deeter, Inc. has held over 125 live auctions, realizing over $221 million in sales of decoys, paintings, and related sporting items. Our firm has handled the most important decoys and collections in North America and we have set nearly all of the world records in these categories: duck and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls and crow calls, decorative carvings, shotgun shell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items.

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