Guyette and Deeter present over 300 decoys and sporting-themed works of art in their upcoming auction. Among the featured lots is a mallard drake decoy produced by Ferdinand Homme in the 1930s. Along with his younger brother, Homme carved decoys and was a regular waterfowl hunter in Stoughton, Wisconsin. This mallard drake rests its head in a tucked pose. Details of the lot include scalloped wings and tail. Decoy collectors can also consider another mallard, in this case, a hen and drake set, crafted by Harvey Stevens. In 1876, Stevens, already a respected cabinetmaker and taxidermist, began his career as a decoy maker with this magazine ad: “Decoy Ducks — Send For Price List — Best In The World.” Distinctive features of this mallard set include a tail feather curl on the drake.
Beyond decoys, bidders will also find a model Kennebec “open gunwale” canoe. The Kennebec Boat and Canoe Company was founded in 1909 by former railroad station agent and ice cutter George F. Terry. The firm produced canoes until 1941. Those interested in this or any other lot can register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:323
Price Range:$300 - $120,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Mallard drake in a tucked head resting pose, Ferdinand Homme, Stoughton, Wisconsin, circa 1930|| Estimate: |
|Running robin snipe, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia, 3rd quarter 19th century|| Estimate: |
|Rigmate pair of mallards, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York|| Estimate: |
|Pintail drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois|| Estimate: |
|Incentive model of a Kennebec open gunwale canoe, Waterville, Maine, circa 1910|| Estimate: |