guyette and deeter

Sale Featuring Decoys and Sporting Art

April 27 & 28, 2017 - St. Charles, Illinois

Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted their 32nd annual spring decoy auction on April 27 & 28 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. It was held in conjunction with the National Antique Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. The auction grossed over $2 million, with 41 lots selling for over $10,000 and one lot selling for over $200,000. This year's auction featured one installment of the largest assembly of Canadian Decoys ever to be offered at auction. The collection, built by Peter Brown, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is now in the possession of Ducks Unlimited Canada, who will be the beneficiary of the net proceeds from the sale. Mr. Brown's collection consists primarily of Canadian decoys, with fine examples from coast to coast. The top lot in the auction was a pair of pintails by Ivar Fernlund, from the Brown collection, selling for $201,250. Other top lots include a pair of Mason Factory mallards selling for $46,000, a mallard by Enoch Reindahl selling for $46,000, and a black duck by Ivar Fernlund selling for $47,725.

Gary and Jon attributed the solid prices to Guyette & Deeter's guaranteed condition reports and a Buyer's Premium that has remained at 15%.

Guyette & Deeter's next sale will be held July 25 & 26 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Quality consignments are being accepted until June 5 or until full.


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(Prices Listed Include Buyer's Premium)

Pair of pintails, Ivar Fernlund
World Auction Record for Maker

Pair of shovelers, John R. Wells
World Auction Record for Maker

Pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory

Black duck, Ivar Fernlund

Canada goose, Tom Chambers

Black bellied plover, Elmer Crowell

Oversize pintail, Elmer Crowell

Black duck, Angus Lake
World Auction Record for Maker

Pair of woodducks, Otto Garren
World Auction Record for Maker

Bluebill, Robert Elliston

Bluewing teal hen, Charles Schoenheider, Sr.

Canvasback hen, John R. Wells

Bluewing teal, Harvey Stevens

"Downward Flight," 17.5" x 14", watercolor,
A. Lassell Ripley

10" x 20", watercolor, Edmund Osthaus

Pair of redheads, George Warin

Pair of mallards, John R. Wells

Pintail hen, Ward Brothers

Pintail, Charles Walker

Black bellied plover, Mason Decoy Factory

Willet, Mason Decoy Factory

Pair of canvasbacks, Bert Graves

Bluewing teal, Mason Decoy Factory

Loon from Nova Scotia

Swan, John Cannon Waterfield

Brant, Jim Schmiedlin

Pair of shovelers, Ben Schmidt

Pair of redheads, Alvin Harris

Black duck, Ivar Fernlund

Mallard, Enoch Reindahl

Hooded merganser, Sam Hutchins

Canada goose, John Reeves
World Auction Record for Maker

Pair of canvasbacks, Ivar Fernlund

Pair of mallards, Charles Perdew

Red knot, Obediah Verity

Pair of bluebills, Charles Perdew

Canada goose, Harry V. Shourds

Canvasback, Ferdinand Bach

Pair of greenwing teal, Horace Crandall

Goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers

"Canvasbacks at Currituck," 20" x 28.5", watercolor,
A. Lassell Ripley

"Settings and Pheasants," 11.5" x 8", oil on board,
Lynn Bogue Hunt

Mallard hen, Charles Perdew

Redhead, Markham Rig

Bluewing teal hen, Robert Elliston

Toronto Harbor shorebird

Ruddy turnstone, Mason Decoy Factory

Robin snipe, Mason Decoy Factory

Black duck, Bert Graves

Canada goose, George Warin

Pair of red breasted mergansers, Ken Anger

Self bailing brant, Joseph Lincoln

Fish decoy, Ted Vandenbosche

Fish decoy, Harry Seymour

Goldeneye, Orel LeBoeuf

Pair of pintails, Cigar Daisey