guyette and deeter

Decoys and Sporting Art Auction

at the Midwest Decoy Collector's Show

April 26 & 27, 2018 - St. Charles, Illinois

33rd Annual Spring Decoy Auction Grosses $2.2 Million

St. Charles, Illinois - Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted their 33rd annual spring decoy auction on April 26 & 27 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 $2.2 million, with 31 lots selling for over $10,000 and four lots selling for over $100,000. The auction featured decoys from the collections of longtime decoy collectors Peter Brown, Dixon Merkt, Robert Personius, Doug and Ellen Miller, and Doug and Carol Whittington. All geographic areas were well represented, but the strongest included Illinois River, Ontario, and Mason Decoy Factory. The top lot in the auction was sleeping mallard hen by Robert Elliston that sold over estimate for $212,400. Highlights include a goldeneye drake by the Ward Brothers selling for $159,300, a sleeping black duck by Shang Wheeler selling for $153,400, and a preening mallard hen by Charles Perdew selling for $135,700.

Guyette & Deeter's next sale will be held July 23 & 24 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Quality consignments are being accepted until June 5 or until full.

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Sleeping mallard hen, Robert Elliston
World Auction Record for Maker

Sleeping black duck, Shang Wheeler

Canada goose field decoy, John Tax

Bishops head Canada goose, Ward Brothers

Pintail hen, Mason Decoy Factory

Pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory

Canada goose, attributed to John Reeves

Swan, Dodge Decoy Factory

Pair of canvasbacks, John R. Wells

Canvasback, Joseph Sieger

Pair of mallards, Hiram Hotze

Ringneck, Mason Decoy Factory

Redhead, George Warin

Canada goose, George Warin

Redhead, Markham rig

Decorative black duck, Marty Hanson
World Auction Record for Maker

Pintail, George Warin

Pair of miniature mallards, Charles Perdew

Ruddy turnstone, John Horn

Bluebill, John R. Wells

"Greenland Fjord King Eiders," oil on canvas,
Harry Curieux Adamson, 24" x 36"

Pair of wood ducks, Al Ries

Black bellied plover, Obediah Verity

Goldeneye, Sam Hutchings

Full size rooster carving

Pintail, William Bowman

1908 Peters calendar

Fish decoy, Harry Seymour

Duck call, William Clifford

Pair of canvasbacks, Jim Foote

Goldeneye drake, Ward Brothers

Preening mallard hen, Charles Perdew

Greenwing teal, Adam Ansardi
World Auction Record for Maker

Brook trout plaque, Oscar Peterson

Canvasback drake, Ferdinand Bach

Oil on canvas board, William Mckendree
Snyder 19" x 29.5"

Black duck, Ward Brothers

Mallard hen, Ned Burgess

Mallard drake, Bert Graves

Merganser hen, John Dawson

Rocking head black duck, Gus Wilson

Greenwing teal, Robert Elliston

Pair of canvasbacks, Thomas Chambers

Ruddy turnstone from Toronto Harbor

Greenwing teal hen, William Chrysler

Mallard, Jacob Scholer

Goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers

Mallard, Harold McGillivray

Robin snipe from Toronto Harbor

Bluewing teal hen, John R. Wells

Sandpiper, Obediah Verity

Curlew, Taylor Johnson

Yellowlegs, Harry V. Shourds

Black duck, Charles Perdew

"Cock of the Woods" Winchester poster

Canada goose, Elmer Crowell

Pair of full size pintails, Oliver Lawson

Bronze elk sculpture, Gerald Belciar

Duck call, William Clifford

5" tall night heron, Elmer Crowell

Yellowlegs, George Boyd