July 26 & 27, 2001- Cliff House Resort, Ogunquit, Maine
900+ lots. Featuring decoys from the collections of Bernard Crandell, Sr., Herman Votens, and Herbert Hancock. The July 2001 Auction grossed $1,750,00, which was about 20% more than was anticipated. The crowd was not large (approximately 350), but very enthusiastic, and there were many more phone and absentee bidders than normal. As in our April auction, decoratives and miniatures by Elmer Crowell brought very high prices. Also, Ontario decoys from the collection of Barney Crandall continually sold over estimate. 31 lots sold for over $10,000 each, but only 2 sold for over $50,000 each.
Early redhead by Keyes Chadwick
Full size mantle carving by Elmer Crowell
Rare Canada goose by Phinneas Reeves
(Barney Crandell collection)
Important brant by Nathan Cobb Jr.
Classic brant by Joseph Lincoln
Miniatures by Elmer Crowell
Redhead drake by Nathan Cobb Jr.
"Monhegan" style eider drake circa 1900
Fine pair of mergansers by Keyes Chadwick
(Herb Hancock collection) (Herb Hancock collection)
Mantle carvings by Elmer Crowell
Canada goose Premier model, Mason Factory
Very rare black duck by Ben Pease
Early pintail drake (Tisdale rig)
Pair of redheads by Thomas Dalton
Pair of bluebills by Peter Pringle
Canada goose by the Ward Brothers