guyette and deeter

Summer Decoy and Sporting Art Auction
July 26 & 27, 2024

Featuring Session Two of the
Alan and Elaine Haid collection

The Country School
Easton, Maryland


- Guaranteed Condition Reports
- Approximately 550 Investment quality decoys & related items.
- Quality consignments accepted until June 1 or until full.

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The Alan and Elaine Haid collection

Guyette and Deeter is proud to be offering the legendary waterfowl decoy collection of Alan and Elaine Haid in 2024.

Starting their collecting journey together in 1967, Alan and Elaine Haid, acquired the rarest and finest examples of waterfowl decoys they could find, ever endeavoring to improve and refine their collection over the decades. As Alan's knowledge and influence grew, he would become a successful dealer and appraiser of decoys and would author 'Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway' in 1981 and co-author 'Mason Decoys – A Complete Pictorial Guide' in 1993. The Haids were staples at most of the decoy shows and auctions across the country for a half century. The result of that amount of focus and time spent in one collecting field is a grouping of some of the rarest examples by many of the top artists from America. From the one-of-a-kind, oversize preening black duck by Robert Elliston, to the only known, working shoveler hen by the Ward Brothers, many of the decoys in the Haid collection would be difficult to improve upon or find anywhere else in the world.


Extremely rare feeding black duck by Elmer Crowell

Very rare and outstanding greenwing teal by Elmer Crowell

Dust jacket style black bellied plover by Elmer Crowell

Standing pintail "ice duck" by Charles Schoenheider, Sr.

Rare and outstanding working swan by Charles Birch

Early, very rare rigmate pair of mallards by Charles Perdew

Exceedingly rare reeding yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell

Outstanding rigmate pair of red breasted mergansers by George Boyd

Exceedingly rare working loon by Willie Eastman

Rare turned head mallard hen by Robert Elliston

Very rare red breasted merganser by Harry V. Shourds

Outstanding sleeping black duck by Charles "Shang" Wheeler

Swimming, hollow carved brant by Nathan Cobb, Jr.

Rare long-tailed duck hen by Joseph Lincoln

48" long pike trade sign by Oscar Peterson

Excellent pair of mallards by Charles Walker

Excellent Canada goose by Joseph Lincoln

Carved wing golden plover by Elmer Crowell

Canvas over wood slat Canada goose by George Boyd

Tucked head dowitcher by William Bowman

Exceedingly rare special order curlew by the Mason Decoy Factory

Extremely rare wooden billed snipe by the Mason Decoy Factory

Very rare premier grade bufflehead drake by the Mason Decoy Factory

Large curlew by Obediah Verity

G.K. Schmidt rig greenwing teal by Charles Perdew

Extremely rare merganser hen by George Stevens

Excellent Hudsonian curlew by Harry V. Shourds

Hollow carved Blair School black duck

Yellowlegs by William Bowman

Hollow carved redhead by William Bowman

1936 style canvasback hen by the Ward Brothers

Excellent round body canvasback by Robert Elliston

Early and very rare pre-brand widgeon hen by Elmer Crowell

Oil on canvas by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905)

Preening black duck by Augustus Aaron Wilson

Mallard drake by Charles Walker

Excellent yellowlegs by George Boyd

Decorative sora rail by Charles "Shang" Wheeler

Oil on canvas by Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen. 17.5" x 29"

Rare striped bass weathervane

"Don't Give Up The Ship" eagle plaque by John Haley Bellamy

Whale carving by Mark McNair


The David Fannon Collection


Dave Fannon's collection of Oscar Peterson objects is the result of a three-decade pursuit to seek the finest plaques, vases, and fish decoys. Many of the pieces being offered from his collection represent the finest of their category and have never been offered at public auction.


9.5" x 36" trout plaque by Oscar Peterson.

Watercolor by Ogden Pleissner. 17.5" x 27.25"

9.5" tall fish vase by Oscar Peterson

8" tall fish vase by Oscar Peterson

White rabbin plaque by Oscar Peterson. 8.5" x 13.25"

Small size fish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 3.5" x 5.75"

Small size fish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 3.5" x 5.75"

Small size fish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 2.75" x 6.75"

Small size fish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 2.75" x 6.75"

Small size fish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 2.75" x 6.75"

Small size fish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 2.75" x 6.75"

Curlew by the Mason Decoy Factory

Bluewing teal by the Mason Decoy Factory

Black duck by James T. Holly


Select Items from the Gene and Linda Kangas collection

Gene and Linda Kangas began researching and writing about decoys in 1969, authoring over 200 essays and 5 reference books on the subject.  With a career in academia and as an artist himself, Gene brought a unique perspective and valuable insights to the world of decoys and folk art.  Guyette and Deeter will be offering select items from the Kangas collection in many upcoming auctions.


Goldeneye by Elmer Crowell

Back preening scoter by Gus Wilson

Heron decoy by Gus Wilson. Stands 29.25" tall on stand

Goldeneye by the Ward Brothers

Mother owl with field mouse for young owl by Joel Peffley (1829-1917)

Eider by Eben Weed Eaton

Pair of knothead canvasbacks by the Ward Brothers

Early sleeping mallard from the Illinois River

19th century butcher shop trade sign. 35" wide

Wings up mallard by Gus Wilson

Brant by Captain Thorvald Kristian August Olsen

Harlequin duck by George May

Long-tailed duck by Gus Wilson

Pair of wood ducks by Chief Eugene Cuffee

Gull by John Ramsay

Large original pen and ink. 29" x 39"


Decoys from the James and Lyda Madden collection

Starting their annual migration from Minden, Louisiana to the Richard Bourne decoy auctions in the 1970’s with their three young sons, the Madden family assembled a wonderful collection of decoys from around the country.  With an eye for form the Madden’s decorated their home with the treasures brought back from New England over the decades.  Select items from the Madden collection will be offered in the July and November, Guyette and Deeter auctions in Easton, Maryland.


Pintail hen by the Ward Brothers

Canada goose by Daniel Voorhees

Bluewing teal hen by James T. Holly

Lesser yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell

Curlew by Nathan Cobb, Jr.

Eider decoy from Maine

Merganser hen by Harry M. Shourds

Merganser hen by Elmer Crowell

Merganser by Roger Williams




Red-breasted merganser by Captain Edwin Bachman

Canvasback by Lee Dudley

Black duck by the Caines Brothers

Preening brant by John Ramsay

Outstanding frog and turtle memory box carving by Frank Finney

Full size bobcat with quail by Frank Finney

Outstanding group of full size woodcock by Frank Finney

Redhead by Nathan Cobb, Jr.

Unique mallard flyer by Chauncey Wheeler. One side painted as a hen, other as a drake

Rare wooden Canada goose by George Boyd

The only known 'Page' cigar store tobacconist trade figure in zinc by William DeMuth. Ex Merrit Museum collection. Mark Goldman collection.

Rare 19th century, cross-legged cigar store tobacconist trade figure princess by the shop of Samuel Robb. Mark Goldman collection.

19th century full body copper steer weathervane with ball and cap horns. 30" long.

19th century full body copper rooster weathervane in original condition. 30" tall.

Early one piece jacksnipe by the Mason Decoy Factory

Preening bluebill by William Chrysler

Widgeon by the Mason Decoy Factory

Merganser by the Mason Decoy Factory

Mallard by Robert Elliston

Mallard hen by Charles Walker

Pair of mallards by Charles Perdew

Oil on canvas by Percival Leonard Rosseau. 15" x 21"

Swimming Canada goose by Ira Hudson

Pair of pintails by Ira Hudson

Oversize black duck by Ira Hudson

Full size woodpecker attributed to Elmer Crowell

Full size piping plover by Elmer Crowell

Full size chickadee on pinecone base by Elmer Crowell

Folky black bellied plover from Nantucket

Black bellied plover by Elmer Crowell

Hollow carved black duck by Shang Wheeler

Red breasted merganser by Willie Ross

Long tail duck hen by Orlando "Os" Bibber

Cork body mallard hen by Elmer Crowell

Greenwing teal by Elmer Crowell

One of only two known full size bluewing teal by George Boyd

Very rare bluebill by Joseph Lincoln

Rigmate pair of mallards by Mitchell Lafrance

Full full size swan by Jimmie Vizier

Oversize scoter hen by Jim Schmiedlin

Excellent brant by Jim Schmiedlin

Dachsund by Frank Finney

19th century sheet iron weathervane. 39" long

Carved wooden and gilded eagle. 32" tall, with a 49" wingspan

Callin rooster by Eddie Wozny

Excellent full size crab by Eddie Wozny

Sleeping brant by Cameron McIntyre

Swimming brant in the Cobb Island style by Cameron McIntyre

Decorative pintail by the Ward Brothers

Decorative greenwing teal hen by the Ward Brothers

Decorative pintail by the Ward Brothers

Pair of canvasbacks by the Ward Brothers

Rigmate pair of pintails by the Ward Brothers

Canada goose by the Ward Brothers

1936 model canvasback by the Ward Brothers

1930 model broadbill by the Ward Brothers

Black duck by Ira Hudson

Yellowlegs by Ira Hudson

Running curlew by Alma Fitchett

Hooded merganser by Harold Nolan

Pair of mallards by Marshall Aubrey Kent

Tilted head black duck by Gus Wilson

Full size standing wood duck by William Gibian

Pair of pintails by William Gibian

Preening mallard by Mark McNair

Canada goose by Mark McNair

Merganser by Mark McNair

Swordfish weathervane by Mark McNair

Black duck from Long Island

Split tail ruddy turnstone by the Mason Decoy Factory

Premier grade Canada goose by the Mason Decoy Factory

Pintail hen by Ben Schmidt

Full size painted bunting by Steve Weaver

A variety of Northwest Native American carvings

Pair of full size flying ruby throated hummingbirds by Steve Weaver

Mallard by William Hart

Premier grade black duck by the Mason Decoy Factory

Canvasback from Ohio

Pair of bluebills by Ira Hudson

Bluebill by Albert Cobb

Pintail by Ira Hudson

Black duck by Elmer Crowell

Mallard by Charles Walker

Decorative full size Canada goose by the Ward Brothers

Pair of wigeon by the Ward Brothers

Curlew by Eli Doughty

Canvasback by John Schweikart

Pair of full size decorative widgeon by Oliver Lawson

Pair of full size decorative pintails by Oliver Lawson

Oil on canvas by Alfred Thompson Bricher. 10" x 18"

Oil on canvas by James Edward Buttersworth. 8" x 12"

Watercolor by Aiden Lassell Ripley. 16.5" x 22.5"

Watercolor by John Whorf. 21" x 29"

Oil on canvas by Jim Foote. 23.5" x 35.5"

Watercolor by Chet Reneson. 17" x 27.5"

Oil on canvas of a farm scene. 10.5" x 11.5"

Mother and calf whale carving by Frank Finney

Loon by Josh Brewer

Fresh to the market selection of fish carvings by Don Dubin

Dog weathervane by L.W. Cushing

Kennebec canoe salesman sample. 68" long

Part of an excellent selection of Elmer Crowell miniatures

Part of a large selection of miniatures

Part of a good selection of Frank Finney miniatures

Part of a large selection of miniatures

Part of a large selection of miniatures

Canvasback by Charles Nelson Barnard

Brant by Harry V. Shourds

Full size mechanical owl by Frank Finney

Walking heron by Chief Eugene Cuffee

Pair of mallards by Bert Graves

Pair of pintails by the Mason Decoy Factory

Pair of miniature flying greenwing teal by Elmer Crowell

Canvasback by Gus Moak

Full size quail diorama by Oliver Lawson

Snipe by the Mason Decoy Factory

Preening lesser yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell

Redhead by Harry V. Shourds

Sleeping black duck by Richard Webster Davis

Black duck by Ira Hudson

Pair of wood ducks by William Gibian