Decoys and Sporting Art Auction
November 6 & 7, 2019 - Easton, Maryland
Easton, Maryland - Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted their annual Fall decoy and sporting art auction November 6 & 7 at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland. The sale was held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival and was accompanied by a 50 table dealer show. The sale grossed over $1.5 million with 27 lots selling for over $10,000. An Elmer Crowell oil on canvas sold for a world record $30,000. Rare examples from the Ward Brothers, as well as decoys from New England, did well in the sale. Highlights include a humpback style pintail drake by the Ward Brothers for $72,000, a pair of mergansers by Elmer Crowell for $34,800, and a very early goldeneye hen, circa 1920s, by the Ward Brothers for $24,000. Paintings and folk art were also popular on the block with a 68” long swordfish weathervane selling for $42,000, a large landscape painting with two grouse by Edmond Osthaus at $18,000 and a large painting of canvasbacks on the Chesapeake by George Browne for $22,200.
Guyette & Deeter’s next sale is held in conjunction with the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. An auction preview for this sale will be posted soon. Quality consignments for this sale accepted until March 15.
Humback style pintail, Ward Brothers
Black bellied plover, Obediah Verity
Oil on canvas, Elmer Crowell. 12" x 16"
Oil on canvas, George Browne. 24" x 36"
Golden plover, John Dilley
Oil on canvas, Edmund Osthaus. 59.5" x 44"
Canvasback, Lloyd Sterling
Old squaw, Ward Brothers
Decorative yellowlegs, Elmer Crowell
Mallard, Ward Brothers
Canada goose from North Carolina
Bufflehead, John Blair, Sr.
Two yellowlegs, Shang Wheeler
Pair of gadwall, Ward Brothers
Goldeneye hen, Rowley Horner
Scoter, Gus Wilson
Snow goose, Ward Brothers
Pair of pintails, Ward Brothers
English/Dawson mallard drake
Canvasback, Tom Chambers
Penguin, Charles Hart
Watercolor, Aiden Lassell Ripley. 16" x 22"
Gadwall, Jim Schmiedlin
Canada goose, Charles Birch
Preening swan, Madison Mitchell
Bluegill plaque, Oscar Peterson
Canada goose weathervane, Cameron McIntyre
Full body swordfish weathervane
Pair of mergansers, Elmer Crowell
Goldeneye hen, Ward Brothers
Yellowlegs, William Bowman
English/Dawson mallard hen
Swan, Al Bell
Canvasback hen, John Graham
Yellowlegs, John Dilley
Watercolor, Arthur Burdett Frost. 14" x 19"
Pair of widgeon, Ward Brothers
Watercolor, Arthur Burdett Frost. 13" x 15"
Black duck, Albert Laing
Pair of greenwing teal, Ward Brothers
Flying mallard, Captain John Glenn
Decorative quail, Elmer Crowell
Hardy fish plaque
Preening pintail, Jim Schmiedlin
Black bellied plover, Daniel Demott
Bluebill, Robert Elliston
Black duck, Verity Family
Group of six Federal duck stamp prints
Pair of redheads, Jim Foote
Pair of hooded mergansers, Ward Brothers
Pintail, John Blair, Sr.
Canvasback, Ward Brothers
Plover from Cobb Island, Virginia
Pair of greenwing teal, Charles McCoy