Last Updated on 12/14/2005 by bidz

Decoy Prices Fly High At Guyette & Schmidt

Antiques and the Arts Online

“CAMBRIDGE, MD. – Guyette and Schmidt, Inc, conducted its annual fall decoy auction in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival on November 9-10.

…The auction grossed $2 million with 3 lots selling for over $10,000 and one lot selling for more than $100,000. As was the case in the Guyette and Schmidt’s April and July auctions, prices were very strong.

…Top lot in the sale was a Nineteenth Century yellowlegs decoy by Fred Nichols of Lynn, Mass., which sold for $181,000. The auction gross was over estimate with particularly high prices for decoys by Elmer Crowell, the Mason Decoy Factory and the Ward Brothers.”

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