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Category: Sporting Decoys, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    LURID LURES: Bonnie & Clyde’s Tackle Box May Hook Bidders at Heritage Auctions

    Hook, line and sinkers used by gangster duo while on the lam offered in Sept. 14-15 Americana sale DALLAS, Texas (September 4, 2020) – When evading authorities after committing a crime, the ability to find food is critically important. Such was the case for Clyde Barrow, half of the infamous “Bonnie…

    LURID LURES Bonnie & Clydes Tackle Box May Hook Bidders at Heritage Auctions1
  • Auction Preview

    Decoy and Sporting Art Sale | Session One

    In the first session of the upcoming Decoy and Sporting Art Sale, offered by Guyette and Deeter, the collection of Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith will be featured. This is the third of four auctions to present items from his collection. One of the key lots is a complete set of…

    Pair of ringbills, Willie Carmadell, Des Allemandes, Louisiana.
  • Auction Result

    A Record-Setting $108,000 Charles Coffin Nantucket Curlew Tops Copley Sale of Decoys and Sporting Art

    Copley's first live-streamed auction was a success. The sale, consisting of 296 lots, was 94% sold by lot and realized $957,000. The auction achieved several world record prices, thanks in part to the more than 150 new bidders registered to participate in the scaled-down one-day sale. A new record was set for Charles Coffin when the O'Brien-Nelson Hollow Nantucket…

    A Record-Setting $108,000 Charles Coffin Nantucket Curlew Tops Copley Sale of Decoys and Sporting Art
  • Auction Preview

    The Sporting Sale 2020

    Donal C. O’Brien, Jr., the former chairman of the National Audubon Society, had a special passion for hunting and fishing. Because of this love, he acquired an enormous collection of duck decoys, including those by Charles F. Coffin. Works from Coffin and Franklin Folger, Jr. are among the most notable…

    Richard LaBarre Goodwin (1840-1910) Hanging Snipe
  • Auction Industry

    Diverse Selection Of Fine Art In Eldred’s Spring Sale June 11-12

    East Dennis, Mass. – Eldred’s Spring Sale will include a “solid, electric group of fine and decorative arts,” according to the firm’s president, Joshua Eldred. The auction will be conducted June 11-12, 2020, at the company’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.  Anticipated top lots include “Divided Head”, a…

    Diverse Selection Of Fine Art In Eldred’s Spring Sale June 11-12
  • Exhibitions

    Five For Friday: Collecting Decoys With The Midwest Decoy Collectors Association

    Slot-necked goose. Photo courtesy of The Midwest Decoy Collectors Association. Waterfowl decoys are a rich and broad category at the intersection of art, sport, history, and craftsmanship. Premier examples can trade hands at five, six, and even seven figures. Auction Daily spoke with Jeff Seregny, Chair of Communications for The…

    Five For Friday Collecting Decoys With The Midwest Decoy Collectors Association6
  • Auction Preview

    Decoy & Sporting Art Sale | Session Two

    The Decoy & Sporting Art Sale, offered by Guyette and Deeter, is anchored by hand-carved bird and fish decoys. A hollow-carved swan made by Charles Birch is among the leading lots. A boatbuilder, waterman, and decoy carver from Willis Wharf, Virginia, Birch’s skill as a decoy artist is well known…

    Guyette and Deeter May 2020 Decoy & Sporting Art Sale Session Two
  • Auction Preview

    Decoy & Sporting Art Sale | Session One

    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…

    Incredibly executed working mallard drake in a tucked head resting pose, Ferdinand Homme, Stoughton, Wisconsin, circa 1930.
  • Auction Preview

    NHADA Dealers Relief Auction

    The blankets and rugs woven by the Navajo people of the Four Corners region of the United States are particularly known for their quality standards. Legend states that the ‘Spider-woman,’ a deity worshipped by the Navajo people, was the one who taught them how to weave. The Pueblo Indians, who…

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    Single Owner Collection

    Eldred's will present a single-owner collection with a focus on fine and decorative art in the upcoming auction. A Queen Anne bonnet-top highboy is one of the featured lots. Produced in 1760, this drawer chest is made of mahogany wood. Two fans carved into the top and bottom of the…

    PAIR OF PAINTED PANELS FEATURING WATERFOWL One depicts wood ducks and the other depicts mallards.
  • Auction Preview

    Spring Discovery Sale, Day 2

    Japanese binoculars represented the cutting-edge of optics during the early 20th century. Many Japanese naval binoculars could absorb more than 980 times more light than the human eye, allowing for visuals up to 20 miles away. A pair of mounted Japanese binoculars issued between 1939 and 1949 will be offered…

  • Auction Preview

    Online Only Decorative Arts

    The Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, features pieces ranging from armoires to ethnographic art. Among the key lots is a Pennsylvania hard pine schrank. Popular in the 18th century, schranks were a type of armoire that typically held clothing and bedroom linens. One of their…

    Large chalkware stag
  • Auction Preview

    Country Americana

    Canton porcelain has been exported to the West since the 1600s. Toward the end of the 18th century, Canton porcelain decorated the homes of many wealthy Americans. The blue and white pieces are known to have decorated the tables of Martha and George Washington. The upcoming Country Americana Auction, presented…

    Country Americana
  • Auction Preview

    Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron

    Morphy Auctions will present the upcoming Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron auction, offering over 1,200 lots over two days. A key piece on the first day is a Felix the Cat platform toy from 1926. The character, first created by Otto Messmer during the silent film era, made his…

    Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron
  • Auction Preview

    Winter Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

    Marc Chagall was best known for his use of color and dream-like imagery, which anticipated Surrealism. His works drew heavily on early 20th-century avant-garde movements such as Fauvism and Cubism. A gouache-on-paper piece by Chagall is among the highlighted lots in the upcoming Winter Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, presented…

    Nova 18k 2.38 CTW Diamond Bypass Ring
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    February 15th Exceptional Estates Auction

    Peter Max is known for his brightly colored Pop Art paintings, which are often described as psychedelic. Blackwell Auctions showcases paintings by Peter Max in the upcoming Exceptional Estates Auction. Highlighted among them is an acrylic painting titled Umbrella Man in Blue III from his Umbrella Man series. The auction…

    KOMAI Kyoto 19C Meiji Censer Inlaid Iron
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    The Winter Sale 2020

    Duck hunters use confidence decoys to lull their prey into a false sense of security. These decoys are not modeled after ducks, but instead other birds that a duck would encounter in an everyday environment, such as a goose or swan. A 1920 swan confidence decoy carved by Charles Birch…

    Percival Rosseau (1859-1937) New England
  • Auction Preview

    Inuit Art: Online-Only Timed Auction

    The 20th century saw the emergence of Inuit and Indigenous artists in the Western art scene. Representing diverse communities and cultures across the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, and parts of Alaska, these artists differ in style but maintain common themes in their work. The upcoming Inuit Art auction offered by Eldred’s…

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    Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art

    Jan Willem Pienemann created a portrait of Charles Cornwallis Dancey, a British colonel, showing Cornwallis in intricate detail. The subject was an educated aristocrat who served King George III and Britain as one of the leading generals of the Revolutionary War. He also served in the Royal Artillery during the…

    Henry Inman (American, 1801-1846) Portrait of a Young Girl in a White Dress, Oil on canvas
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    Americana and Other Related Wares

    Furniture and both fine and decorative art are available in the upcoming Americana and Other Related Wares auction, presented by Stair. Several furniture pieces from the collection of Gloria and Richard Manney are particularly highlighted. Highlighted in this sale is a Chippendale bookcase. It is made of several different kinds…

    Fine and Rare Small Federal Carved Mahogany Sofa