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Decoys and Sporting Art Auction at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo

February 17, 2018 - Charleston, South Carolina

Crowell decorative and North Carolina decoys push Guyette & Deeter sale to $625,000

Charleston, South Carolina - Guyette & Deeter, Inc. held its sixth annual decoy auction in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, South Carolina on February 17, 2018. The auction was held at the Charleston Marriott in the same ballroom as the SEWE vintage decoy show. The sale was within estimate, grossing $625,000, with nine lots selling for over $10,000. Gary Guyette and Jon Deeter attribute the success to extensive promotion and guaranteed condition reports. The catalog for this sale is still available for $20.

The sale featured decoys from the collections of Delores & Richard Bergeron, Loy Harrell, Larry Hughes, Bill & Lorraine Hurd, the Charlie Joiner estate, Jim Lewis, Sr., Anthony Marro, Ethel Potter, the Townsend Family, and Wayne & Faye Watson.

Guyette & Deeter's next sale will be held on April 26 & 27 in St. Charles, Illinois. The sale will feature decoys from the collection of Peter Brown, the most extensive known collection of Canadian decoys. The consignment deadline for this sale is March 3, or until full.


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(Prices Listed Include Buyer's Premium)

Full size standing wood duck, Elmer Crowell

Canvasback drake, Lee Dudley

Widgeon, Lee Dudley

Decorative Canada goose, Ward Brothers

Pintail, Mitchell Fulcher

Bluebill, Ward Brothers

Ruddyduck, Doug Jester

Pair of widgeon, Dennis Schroeder

Decorative wood duck, Lionel Dwyer

Brant, Ward Brothers

Bluebill, Lee Dudley

Canada goose from North Carolina

Bluewing teal hen, James Holly

Mallard drake, Jett Brunet

Dowitcher, Thomas Gelston

Three yellowlegs, Ira Hudson (bill repairs)

"The Hunter," a bronze by, Robert Elwell

1/4 size merganser, attributed to Lloyd Parker

Pair of cinnamon teal, Dennis Schroeder

Pintail, Mike Frady

Flying mallard, Gus Wilson