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Decoys and Sporting Art Auction

November 6 & 7, 2019 - Easton, Maryland

Easton, Maryland - Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted their annual Fall decoy and sporting art auction November 6 & 7 at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland. The sale was held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival and was accompanied by a 50 table dealer show. The sale grossed over $1.5 million with 27 lots selling for over $10,000. An Elmer Crowell oil on canvas sold for a world record $30,000. Rare examples from the Ward Brothers, as well as decoys from New England, did well in the sale. Highlights include a humpback style pintail drake by the Ward Brothers for $72,000, a pair of mergansers by Elmer Crowell for $34,800, and a very early goldeneye hen, circa 1920s, by the Ward Brothers for $24,000. Paintings and folk art were also popular on the block with a 68” long swordfish weathervane selling for $42,000, a large landscape painting with two grouse by Edmond Osthaus at $18,000 and a large painting of canvasbacks on the Chesapeake by George Browne for $22,200.

Guyette & Deeter’s next sale is held in conjunction with the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. An auction preview for this sale will be posted soon. Quality consignments for this sale accepted until March 15.

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(Prices Listed Include Buyer's Premium)

Humback style pintail, Ward Brothers

Black bellied plover, Obediah Verity

Oil on canvas, Elmer Crowell. 12" x 16"

Oil on canvas, George Browne. 24" x 36"

Golden plover, John Dilley

Oil on canvas, Edmund Osthaus. 59.5" x 44"

Canvasback, Lloyd Sterling

Old squaw, Ward Brothers

Decorative yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell

Mallard, Ward Brothers

Canada goose from North Carolina

Bufflehead, John Blair, Sr.

Two yellowlegs, Shang Wheeler

Pair of gadwall, Ward Brothers

Goldeneye hen, Rowley Horner

Scoter, Gus Wilson

Snow goose, Ward Brothers

Pair of pintails, Ward Brothers

English/Dawson mallard drake

Canvasback, Tom Chambers

Penguin, Charles Hart

Watercolor, Aiden Lassell Ripley. 16" x 22"

Gadwall, Jim Schmiedlin

Canada goose, Charles Birch

Preening swan, Madison Mitchell

Bluegill plaque, Oscar Peterson

Canada goose weathervane, Cameron McIntyre

Full body swordfish weathervane

Pair of mergansers, Elmer Crowell

Goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers

Yellowlegs, William Bowman

English/Dawson mallard hen

Swan, Al Bell

Canvasback hen, John Graham

Yellowlegs, John Dilley

Watercolor, Arthur Burdett Frost. 14" x 19"

Pair of widgeon, Ward Brothers

Watercolor, Arthur Burdett Frost. 13" x 15"

Black duck, Albert Laing

Pair of greenwing teal, Ward Brothers

Flying mallard, Captain John Glenn

Decorative quail, Elmer Crowell

Hardy fish plaque

Preening pintail, Jim Schmiedlin

Black bellied plover, Daniel Demott

Bluebill, Robert Elliston

Black duck, Verity Family

Group of six Federal duck stamp prints

Pair of redheads, Jim Foote

Pair of hooded mergansers, Ward Brothers

Pintail, John Blair, Sr.

Canvasback, Ward Brothers

Plover from Cobb Island, Virginia

Pair of greenwing teal, Charles McCoy