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January 18, 2003 - The Collection of Russell B. Aitken

New York, NY - Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. teamed up with Christie's, New York to sell the Waterfowl Decoy Collection of Russell B. Aitken. A preening pintail drake circa 1915 by Elmer Crowell established a new record price of $801,500 at the January 18, 2003 sale. The auction gross was in excess of $2.8 million, and featured just less than 400 lots of decoys consisting of other early working decoys and later decorative carvings

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Pintail by Elmer Crowell WORLD AUCTION RECORD

Pair of mergansers by Lothrop Holmes

Widgeon drake by Mark McNair

Hooded merganser drake by Ken Harris

"Shang" Wheeler preening black duck

Decorative shorebirds by "Shang" Wheeler

"Shang" Wheeler ruddy duck

Snow goose by "Shang" Wheeler

Joel Barber mallard hen World Auction Record

Preening yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell

Yellowlegs by Lothrop Holmes

Feeding knot by Obediah Verity

Mallard by Charles Allen

Black bellied plover by John Dilley

Willet by Elmer Crowell

Yellowlegs by George Boyd

Pair of hooded mergansers by Bob White

Wood duck by Bob White

Ward Brothers black duck

Augustus Wilson merganser

Lothrop Holmes plover

Tulley salmon

William Bowman plover

Thomas Gelston curlew

Ruddy turnstone by Elmer Crowell

Gadwall hen by John Blair