Expanding market sends value of these collectibles soaring
May 2, 2007
BY DALE BOWMAN Staff Reporter
“The second-greatest decoy auction in history last week suggests nobody really knows the ceiling for collectible decoys.
Or if there is a ceiling.
Guyette & Schmidt Inc.’s annual spring decoy auction grossed $5,021,131 on Thursday and Friday at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
…A William Bowman (no relation) curlew sold for $313,000. At the McCleery auction, it had sold for a mere $87,500. A feeding plover by Elmer Crowell went for $291,000. In 1986, it sold for $55,000.”