Decoy and Sporting Art Auction
November 7 & 8, 2018 - Easton, Maryland
Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted annual Fall decoy and sporting art auction on November 7 & 8 at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland. The sale is held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival. One lot sold for over $100,000 and 34 lots sold for over $10,000. The top lot of the sale an important pair of canvasbacks by James Holly that sold over estimate at $153,400. The sale featured decoys from the collections of Arnold & Lillian Colodny, Jim Deevy, Otis Dozier, Dr. Lloyd Griffith, the Charlie Joiner estate, Paul Tudor Jones II, Harry Megargee, David & Lynn Meyer, Bill Staplin, Richard Stephenson, and Doug & Carol Whittington.
Gary and Jon attributed the solid prices to Guyette & Deeter's guaranteed condition reports and a Buyer's Premium of 18%. Guyette & Deeter's next sale will be held in April in conjunction with the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association Show in St. Charles, Illinois. Quality Consignments accepted until March 1.
Pair of canvasbacks, James Holly
Flying decorative wood duck, Elmer Crowell
Crook neck brant, Ira Hudson
Canada goose, Phineas Reeves
Decorative Canada goose, Ward Brothers
Goldeneye drake, Ward Brothers
Canada goose, Ira Hudson
Pair of shovelers, Ward Brothers
"Annual Migration," watercolor, Frank Benson
15" x 19"
Pintail, Lloyd Sterling
Curlew, Mason Decoy Factory
Mallard drake, Ward Brothers
Canvasback hen, Ward Brothers
49" long Old Town Canoe sample
Pair of redheads from the Toronto area
Dowitcher, John Dilley
Pair of decorative mallards, Ward Brothers
Black duck, Nathan Cobb, Jr.
2/3 size mallards, Ward Brothers
Pintail, Mark Whipple
Peep, Obediah Verity
Pair of bluebills, Eli Doughty
"Canada Goose Portrait," oil on canvas
George Browne, 30" x 36"
Running yellowlegs, William Southard
Sanderling, Harry V. Shourds
Bluewing teal, Charles Perdew
Curlew, Frank Kellum
Curlew, Charles Clark
Canada goose, Clark Madera
Pair of pintails, Ward Brothers
Brant, Nathan Cobb, Jr.
Black bellied plover, John Dilley
Robin snipe, Harry V. Shourds
Dowitcher, Ira Hudson
Canada goose from Dorchester County, Maryland
Three willets from Massachusetts
Widgeon, Lloyd Sterling
Ruddy duck, Ben Dye
Lesser yellowlegs, Daniel Lake Leeds
Canvasback, Ward Brothers
Turnstone, John McAnney
Canvasback, Lee Dudley
"October Stream," oil on canvas, Eric Sloane,
23" x 47"
Canvasback, Elmer Crowell
Sunfish plaque, Oscar Peterson
Cork surf scoter, Shang Wheeler
"Osprey," oil on canvas, Guy Coheleach, 72" x 48"
Canvasback, Ward Brothers
"Mallards on the Mudflats," watercolor,
Archibald Thorburn, 15" x 21.5"
Mallard drake, Elmer Crowell
Bufflehead, Harry V. Shourds
Sandpiper, Elmer Crowell
Bluebill, Ward Brothers
DuPont Ballistite poster