guyette and deeter

29th Annual Summer Decoy and Sporting Art Auction
August 21 & 22, 2020


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Summer Auction Update

With the health and well-being of the broader community we have decided to hold our summer sale live streamed without an audience.

The auction will be held in Maryland with new dates of August 21 and 22. The sale will include nearly 600 lots of decoys and sporting art. Interested parties can bid live by phone, internet, or absentee. The auction will be called by Jim Julia. A catalog for the auction will be available the third week of July both online at or by ordering a hard copy from the office at 410-745-0485. In addition to a scaled down preview prior to the auction, we will be hosting a few small regional previews prior to the sale at different geographic locations. If you are interested in more details about specific lots, please contact Gary Guyette at 410-745-0485 or Jon Deeter at 440-610-1768.

There will be a regional preview in Metarie, Louisiana on August 6. Call or email Gary Guyette if you are interested in arranging an appointment there. He will also be traveling in Southern Louisiana August 7-8 picking up consignments for our November auction.

Other regional previews include Chicago, Detroit, and New England, or at our Maryland office by appointment only.

Call our office with any other questions or to place your bids for the sale.



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Important running curlew by Nathan Cobb, Jr. Ex William J. Mackey, Jr. collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Outstanding swimming Canada goose by Nathan Cobb, Jr. Ex William J. Mackey, Jr. collection. Pictured in "American Decoys," Quintina Colio, p. 36 and 37. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Exceedingly rare, hollow carved long billed curlew by William Bowman. 17.5" long. Ex Herrick collection. Pictured in winter 1973 issue of North American Decoys. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Important oil on canvas, Frank Stick. 34" x 24.5"

Important, and one of the very few known to exist, full sets of Elmer Crowell miniatures

Outstanding full size carved in the round northern pike trade sign by Oscar Peterson. 36" long.

Flying greenwing teal by Elmer Crowell

Widgeon by Elmer Crowell

Outstanding preening mallard hen by Bert Graves

Important pair of mallards by Charles Walker. To be sold separately

Extremely rare hollow carved merganser by Captain Samuel Augustus Fabens, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Swimming brant by Nathan Cobb, Jr. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Feeding plover by Obediah Verity. Ex McCleery collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Exceptional curlew by Luther Lee Nottingham. Ex Mackey collection. Ex McCleery collection. Exact decoy pictured on page 39 of, "American Bird Decoys," William J. Mackey, Jr. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Important merganser drake by George Boyd. From the estate of Edward Vilray Papin of Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Consigned by the family.

Important oversize eider drake from Deer Isle, Maine. Dr Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Important yellowlegs by William Bowman. Ex McCleery collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Very rare black bellied plover by Albert or Arthur Cobb. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Very rare whimbrel, Thomas Gelston. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Slot neck black bellied plover from Massachusetts. Ex Joe French collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

High head canvasbacks by Charles Barnard. Ex McCleery collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Rare red breasted merganser by the Mason Decoy Factory. Ex McCleery collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Rare dowitcher by Elmer Crowell. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Rare rigmate pair of black ducks byLou Rathmell. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Rigmate pair of bluebills by the Ward Brothers

Redhead drake by Elkanah Cobb. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Duck call by Albert Glodo

Early duck call found in southern Illinois. Glodo characteristics

Lincoln type yellowlegs

Black bellied plover by Elmer Crowell

Mallard by Elmer Crowell

Mallard hen by Elmer Crowell

Redhead by Elmer Crowell

Early pair of mallards by Charles Perdew

Hanging game carving by Alexander Pope, Jr.

Hanging game carving by Alexander Pope, Jr.

Pair of miniature emperor penguins by Charles Hart

Black duck by Ivar Fernlund

Yellowlegs by Captain Al Ketchem

Early and very well made birch bark pack basket, likely Eastern Woodlands Indian.

Golden plover by Elmer Crowell

Sleeping black duck by Richard Wistar Davids

24" tall penguin carving

Watercolor, Edmund Osthaus. 21.5" x 28.5"

Decorative pair of pintails by the Ward Brothers

Oil on canvas, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. 11.5" x 15.5"

Oil on canvas, Harry Curieux Adamson. 22" x 30"

Oil on canvas, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen. 21.5" x 35"

Etching, Carl Rungius.
10.5" x 14"

Sunfish plaque by Oscar Peterson. 7.5" x 11.25"

Goldeneye hen by Tom Chambers

20" long Tulley brown trout fish carving

Wood duck hen by the Mason Decoy Factory

38 caliber cartridge shot box from Robin Hood Ammunition Co.

Preening pintail by Mitchell LaFrance

Original aquatint engraving, John James Audubon. Full sheet size 26 1/2" x 39 1/2"

Original aquatint engraving, John James Audubon. Full sheet size 25 5/8" x 37 5/8".

Original aquatint engraving, John James Audubon. Full sheet size 25 5/8" x 38 1/8".

Original aquatint engraving, John James Audubon. Full sheet size 25 1/2" x 37 3/4".

Box turkey calls by Neil Cost

Mallard drake by Ben Schmidt

Widgeon hen by Ben Schmidt

Pintail drake by Bert Graves

Black duck by Bert Graves

Canvasback drake by Hiram Hotze. Formerly in the collection of Dr. James McCleery

High head style pintail by George Skippy Bartow

Mallard drake by Bert Graves

Yellowlegs by George Boyd

Redhead hen from the Markham rig

Preening bluebill by Albert Laing

1936 model canvasback hen by the Ward Brothers

Canvasback drake by Tom Chambers

Pair of canvasbacks by Daniel Scrivens

Black duck by Zeke McDonald

Important original Mason Factory crate with 12 unused bluebills

Canvasback drake by the Ward Brothers

Scoter by Joseph Lincoln

Rare teal by Richard Wistar Davids

Half size standing black duck by Elmer Crowell

Greenwing teal hen by the Mason Decoy Factory

Miniature Canada goose by George Boyd

Miniature yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell

Miniature snipe by Elmer Crowell

Pair of redheads by Robert McGaw

Pair of mallards by Hiram Hotze

Bufflehead by Frank Buchner

Preening scoter by Albert Laing

Pair of bluewing teal by the Mason Decoy Factory

Round bottom brant by Walter Brady. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Mallard drake by the Ward Brothers

Curlew by the McCarthy Family

Brant by Eli Doughty. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Exceptional yellowlegs by Ira Hudson. From Mackey. Dr Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Lesser yellowlegs by William Bowman. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Canada goose by the Mason Decoy Factory

Bluebill hen by Nathan Cobb, Jr. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Widgeon by the Stevens Brothers

6.5" long rainbow fish decoy by Oscar Peterson

10" long walleye fish decoy by Oscar Peterson

Ringneck plover from New Jersey. Ex Mackey and Ex McCleery collections

Goldeneye by the Ward Brothers

Redhead by Harry V. Shourds

Black bellied plover by Daniel Lake Leeds

Curlew by the Mason Decoy Factory

Plover by the Mason Decoy Factory

Oversize mallard drake by Bert Graves

Plover from the Morton rig. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Swimming merganser hen by Franklin Pierce Wrights. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Two old squaws by Captain Clarence Bailey. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Oversize black bellied plover from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Old squaw hen by Joseph Lincoln

Yellowlegs by Ira Hudson. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Rare old squaw by David Goodspeed. Ex Starr collection. Exact decoy pictured on page 173 of, "Folk Art in America," Adele Earnest. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Greater yellowlegs by Ira Hudson. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection

Canvasback drake by Charles Armstrong

Preening pintail hen by Mitchell LaFrance

Lesser yellowlegs by William Bowman

Robin snipe by Harry V. Shourds

Bluebill drake by Harvey Stevens

Checkered duck call from Illinois

Duck call by A.M. Bowles

Redhead drake by Harvey Stevens

Full size decorative Canada goose by the Ward Brothers

Dowitcher by Harry V. Shourds

Canvasback drake by George Stevens

Merganser drake by George Huey. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Canada goose by the Ward Brothers. From the Bishops Head Club

Brant by Dave "Umbrella" Watson

Large curlew from Cobb Island, Virginia

Sandpiper by Elmer Crowell

Running yellowlegs by William Southard

Preening Canada goose

Pair of pintails by Elmer Crowell

Bluebill drake by Ira Hudson. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Old squaw drake by Steven Bedlam. Exact decoy featured in "Massachusetts Masterpieces," Gigi Hopkins. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Curlew by Charles Clark. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Mallard drake by Dan English. Ex McCleery collection. Dr. Lloyd T. Griffith collection.

Sleeping Canada goose from New England

Dowitcher by Taylor Johnson

Pair of hooded mergansers by Cigar Daisey