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Easton, Maryland – Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted their fall decoy and sporting art auction on November 9 & 10 at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland.   
The sale featured decoys and sporting art from the collections of Ralph Bergstrom, Lynwood Herrington, Charlie Hunter III, Charles Long, Preston Lowe, Doug & Ellen Miller, Kirby Roberts, Herb Wetanson, and others.  Fish spearing decoys from the collections of Norman & Alicia Volk and Dave Fannon, as well as, duck calls from the collection of Jimmy Thompson.  The sale also featured some interesting creels, rustic furniture, and folk art from the collections of Rafe Lapham & Martha Andrea, and Tom Neelen.

After two days of auctions, gross sales totaled just over $2.3 million, with 43 lots selling for over $10,000, 15 of which brought over $25,000, and 6 over $50,000.  The top lot in the sale was a rare rigmate pair of curlew by Charles Coffin of Nantucket, Massachusetts, that sold for $81,000.  The top painting in the auction was an Edmund Osthaus oil depicting a group of hounds at $57,000.  Quality folk art continues to sell well at Guyette & Deeter with two early cigar store trade figures from the Mark Goldman collection bringing $60,000 and $54,000 respectively.

Guyette & Deeter’s next sale will be the inaugural Fine Sporting Arms auction held February 4 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. Quality consignments are being accepted for the April Decoy and Sporting Art Auction until February 15.

Call Jon Deeter at 440-610-1768 or Zac Cote at 207-321-8091 to consign to this sale. 


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Pair of curlew, Charles F. Coffin

Cast zinc cigar store trade sign, William Demuth Company

Cigar store trade sign, Thomas Brooks

Full size eagle carving, Ward Brothers

Pike plaque, Oscar Peterson

Golden plover, Folger family

Bluewing teal hen, Robert Elliston

Pair of mallards, Jim Schmiedlin

Cigar store trade figure, Thomas Brooks

Decorative golden plover, Elmer Crowell

Canada goose, Ward Brothers

Canada goose, Clark Madera

54" x 54" oil on canvas, Theodore Waddell

Dowitcher, William Bowman

Golden plover, Elmer Crowell

Pair of mallards, Ward Brothers

Pair of widgeon, Mason Decoy Factory

Canada goose, George Warin

Canvasback, Nate Quillin

Robin snipe, Obediah Verity

Swan, Currituck Gun Club

30" x 32" oil on canvas, Theodore Waddell

Full size eagle, Eddie Wozny

Canvasback, Owen Gromme

Pair of mallard wall flyers, Ward Brothers

Mallard, Charles Bergman

Duck call, Charles Perdew

Two swan carvings, Frank Finney

Canvasback, Ward Brothers

Widgeon, Joseph Lincoln

Mallard, Bud Tulley

Eider, Charles Jacobs

Brant, Cameron McIntyre

35.5" x 29.5" oil on canvas, Brett Smith

14.5" x 10.75" gauche, Lynn Bogue Hunt

Leather creel, John Clarke

Pair of oversize canvasbacks from Wisconsin

Preening curlew, William Gibian

Frog carving, Steve Weaver

Pair of red breasted mergansers, Pat Godin

17.25" x 23.25" oil on board, Jim Foote

Pair of mallards, Ward Brothers

19" x 26" oil on canvas, Edmund Osthaus

Pintail, Charles Walker

Pair of curlew, Charles F. Coffin

19" x 29" watercolor, Aiden Lassell Ripley

Bird tree carving, Frank Finney

Santa carving with gifts, Frank Finney

Cigar store trade figure, unknown carver

Pair of bluebills, Ferdinand Bach

Pair of mergansers, Henry Osbourne

Full size flying swan, Frank Finney

Preening mallard, Fred Allen

Gadwall, Jim Schmiedlin

Duck call, James Beckhart

Bronze sculpture, Vic Payne

Duck call, Abe Kinningham

Sleeping bluebill, Albert Laing

Pair of decorative black ducks, Oliver Lawson

Pair of bluebills, Ward Brothers

Full size swan carving, Frank Finney

Canada goose, Ira Hudson

Golden plover, Elmer Crowell

Swan, attributed to Alvirah Wright

Pair of canvasbacks, Jim Foote

Canvasback, Abe Nelson

Fat jaw bluebill, Ward Brothers

Pintail, Robert Elliston

Black duck, Ward Brothers

Canvasback, George Warin

Pair of standing wood ducks, William Gibian

Redhead hen, Ward Brothers

Canada goose, Cameron McIntyre

29.5" x 41.5" oil on canvas, Peter Corbin

17.25" x 23.25" oil on canvas, Brett Smith

Goose call, Sean Mann

Early Maliseet or Mi'qmak birch bark canoe

Early gunning light

Mallard, Charles Perdew

Pair of pintails, Grayson Chesser

Bronze, David Turner