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Category: Sporting Decoys, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Annual Decoy & Sporting Art Auction by Guyette & Deeter Highlights Works From William Bowman and Shang Wheeler

    The upcoming 2021 Annual Decoy & Sporting Art Sale, presented by Guyette & Deeter, will feature vintage collectibles associated with waterfowl hunting. More than 500 lots of hunting and fishing decoys, fine art, and furniture will be available in the two-day sale. Bidding starts at 11:00 AM EDT on August…

    Annual Decoy & Sporting Art Auction by Guyette & Deeter Highlights Works From William Bowman and Shang Wheeler2
  • Auction Result, Press Release

    1884 Winchester Cartridge Display Board Rings Up $100,300 In Miller & Miller’s Online-only Canadiana & Sporting Auction Held On June 5th

    The auction was headlined by the lifetime collections of Don and Joyce Blyth – an astounding assemblage of stoneware, sporting advertising, decoys, powder tins, bottles, Canadiana & more Winchester 1884 cartridge board, certainly the rarest of all of the cartridge boards issued by Winchester, measuring 28 inches by 38 inches…

    1884 Winchester Cartridge Display Board Rings Up $100,300 In Miller & Millers Online-only Canadiana & Sporting Auction Held On June 5th
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Miller & Miller’s June 5th Online-only Canadiana & Sporting Auction Will Feature The Outstanding Collections Of Don And Joyce Blyth

    It’s an astounding assemblage of stoneware, sporting advertising, decoys, powder tins, bottles in several categories, Canadiana and more, 289 lots in all, starting promptly at 9 am Eastern time. First quarter 20th century Burlington Bay canvasback decoy by Ivar Gustav Fernlund (Hamilton, Ont., 1881-1933), hollow, structurally excellent (est. CA$4,500-$5,500). NEW…

    Miller & Millers June 5th Online-only Canadiana & Sporting Auction Will Feature The Outstanding Collections Of Don And Joyce Blyth1
  • Auction Preview

    Attic Decoys by Robert Elliston Return to Guyette and Deeter

    In July of 2009, a young couple found several decoys in the attic of an Indiana house they were remodeling. The factory markings on the decoys led them to collector Joe Tonelli, who was able to identify the works and provide information. Some of the attic decoys bore markings from…

    Rare and important back preening mallard hen, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, circa 1900.
  • Auction Preview

    Dudley, Cobb, and Other American Bird Decoys in Copley’s Winter Sale

    Made to distract, decoy ducks are placed in hunting areas to attract real birds. Carved wooden decoys are more difficult to find as plastic versions have become more popular. The upcoming Winter Sale 2021, presented by Copley, will offer a selection of carved Dudley decoys. Dudley decoys have compact bodies…

    Bluebill Decoy, Lee Dudley (1860-1942)
  • Auction Preview

    Several Works from A. Elmer Crowell Lead Copley’s Upcoming Auction

    A. Elmer Crowell’s decoy depicting a preening curlew is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Winter Sale 2021, presented by Copley Fine Art Auctions. The 1941 sculpture depicts a curlew bird with its head arched back to groom its feathers. A 20th-century decoy carver, A. Elmer Crowell was…

    The du Pont Preening Curlew, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
  • Auction Preview

    Sporting Decoys From Jim and Pat Doherty’s Collection Featured at Guyette and Deeter

    Before their respective deaths in 2013 and 2020, Jim and Pat Doherty built one of the finest collections of decoys in the United States. Much of the collection was devoted to regional specimens out of New Jersey. In the upcoming November Decoy & Sporting Art Auction, offered by Guyette and…

    Excellent merganser hen, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia, 1st quarter 20th century.
  • Auction Result

    A French Atmos perpetual time clock and a Wettlaufer child's wagon lead the way in Miller & Miller's Oct. 24th auction

    The auction was highlighted by the outstanding lifetime collections of Dick Withington (rare clocks) and Brian Stead (Canadian furniture and pottery). French Atmos perpetual time clock from the 1940s, 9 ½ inches tall, with metal chrome plated and glass case and painted metal dial with Arabic numerals (CA$6,490). NEW HAMBURG,…

    A French Atmos perpetual time clock and a Wettlaufer childs wagon lead the way in Miller & Millers Oct. 24th auction
  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Auction Preview

    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…

    EDISON HOME PHONOGRAPH WITH HORN, CABINET & 80 CYLINDERS
  • 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