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Easton, Maryland – Guyette and Deeter, Inc. held its annual fall auction on November 10 & 11 in Easton, Maryland. The sale was held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival, which celebrated its 50th year. This was the first auction with a live audience since Guyette and Deeter’s 2019 fall auction and prices through the sale were strong, with the sale grossing near the high estimate at $4.6 million. Three lots sold for over $100,000 and 82 sold for over $10,000.

The decoy offerings were highlighted by a pair of geese by midwestern carver, Mandt Homme. One of Homme’s geese sold at a world record auction price for the maker of $156,000, and the other for $144,000. The highest selling lot of the auction was the cigar store “Indian Princess”; which was sold for an outstanding $570,000.

The sale featured many important collections, highlighted by the Charlie Hunter, III collection. Other collections included were: Virginia & Jonathan Chua, Dr. John Dinan, John & Vickie Forbes, Norma & John Gass, Dick & Lynn Gove, Dale & Gary Guyette, Lynwood Herrington, Gene & Linda Kangas, Don Kirson, Dr. Preston Lowe, General Warren Magruder, Robert & Sylvia Mangold, Steven Michaan, D.C. North, Kirby Roberts, Henry Stansbury, and Bruce Williams.

Guyette and Deeter, Inc. continues to lead the industry, setting new world auction records for carvers at almost every sale. Records set in their fall auction were for carvers such as, Miles Hancock, Captain Frank Newnam, Mandt Homme, George Skerry, Harry Ellison, Eli Doughty, Ron Tepley, Ned Burgess, Otto Weinert, Doug Jester, Carl Wagner, and Lee Lester.

The company’s next sale will be held April 28 & 29, at the Westin Chicago-Lombard. This sale is held in conjunction with the North American Decoy Collectors Association Show. Quality consignments are being accepted through February 25 or until full.

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Outstanding cigar store Indian princess

Canada goose, Mandt Homme
World auction record for carver

Canada goose, Mandt Homme

Canada goose, Eli Doughty
World auction record for carver

Ruddy turnstone, William Bowman

Trout plaque, Oscar Peterson

Canada goose, Lee Dudley

Oil on canvas, Edmund Osthaus, 28" x 46"

Trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson

Lake trout trade sign, Oscar Peterson

Blair school greenwing teal

Eskimo curlew, Folger family

Canada goose, Jim Schmiedlin

Canada goose, George Skerry
World auction record for carver

Mallard drake, Ned Burgess
World auction record for carver

Crook neck brant, Ira Hudson

Yellowlegs, Lothrop Holmes

Bufflehead, Nathan Cobb, Jr.

Turtle carving, Oscar Peterson

Pair of gadwalls, Ward Brothers

Fish plaque, Oscar Peterson

Oil painting, Percival Rousseau, 23.5" x 32.5"

Pair of mergansers, Keyes Chadwick

Rainbow trout fish decoy, Oscar Peterson

Canada goose, John R. Wells

Ruddy duck, Alvirah Wright

Perch fish plaque, Oscar Peterson

Pickeral plaque, Elmer Crowell

Watercolor, Frank Benson, 13" x 18.5"

Mallard hen, Mandt Homme

Sleeping Canada goose from the T. Gray rig

Brant, Eli Doughty

Heron, Harry Ellison
World auction record for carver

44" long salmon trophy fish, Thomas Brayshaw

Pintail drake, Ward Brothers

Pair of mergansers, Doug Jester
World auction record for carver

Redhead, Lee Dudley

Full size decorative yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell

Seven barrel percussion battery gun

Brant, Captain Robert Andrews

Oil painting, Robert Abbett, 20" x 30"

Black duck, John Graham

Canada goose, Dodge Decoy Factory

Pair of pintails, Doug Jester

Merganser drake from Wachapreague, Virginia

Greenwing teal, Jim Schmiedlin

Winchester "Bear Dogs" advertisement

Preening Canada goose, Miles Hancock
World auction record for carver

Canada goose Audubon engraving

Running yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell

Decorative red tail hawk, Ron Tepley
World auction record for carver

Pair of mallards, Charles Perdew

Swan, Miles Hancock

Golden eagle, Ron Tepley
World auction record for carver

Swan from the Swan Island Club

Gouache, Lynn Bogue Hunt, 21.5" x 17.5"

Watercolor, Aiden Lassel Ripley, 14.5" x 23.5"

Canada goose, John Reeves

Pair of bluewing teal, Otto Weinert
World auction record for carver

Brant, Elmer Crowell

Pair of wood duck, Miles Hancock

47" wingspan copper weathervane

Wood duck, Mason Decoy Factory

Oil on board, Francis Lee Jaques, 15.5" x 11.5"

Chickadee, Elmer Crowell

Eskimo curlew attributed to Gordon Fox

Canvasback, Mandt Homme

Black duck, Leonard Pryor

Redhead hen, Stevens Brothers

Cork bluebill, Shang Wheeler

Flying redhead hen, Chauncey Wheeler

Old squaw, Ben Dye

Peep, Daniel lake Leeds

Pair of flying greenwing teal, Ward Brothers

Canvasback drake, Ward Brothers

Black duck, Elkanah Cobb

Tern, Daniel Demott

Marbled godwit, William Gibian

Cork black duck, Shang Wheeler

Canvasback drake, Bert Graves

Black duck head gun rack, Shang Wheeler

Redhead, Alvirah Wright

Canada goose, Mason Decoy Factory

Greenwing teal, Mason Decoy Factory

Gouache, Lynn Bogue Hunt, 23" x 19"

Brant, Harry V. Shourds

Cork Canada goose, Shang Wheeler

Brant, Walter Brady

Pike fish decoy, Oscar Peterson

Root head goose, Captain Frank Newnam
World auction record for carver

Musky fish decoy, Oscar Peterson

Loon, Joseph Wooster
World auction record for carver

Bluebill hen, Arthur Cobb

Brook trout, Jim Foote

Pair of mallards, Bert Graves

Watercolor, Ogden Minton Pleissner, 6.75" x 9.75"

Pair of goldeneyes, Ira Hudson

Sockeye salmon, Thomas Brayshaw

Canada goose, Cassius Smith

Redhead, Rufus Robert