Last Updated on 8/2/2005 by bidz
Antiques and the Arts Online
Story and Photos by David S. Smith
“BOURNE, MASS. – Select shorebirds and decoys by mainstream established carvers continued to follow the trend set over the past few years as they dominated yet another auction, this one presented by Ted and Judy Harmon of Decoys Unlimited.
…The rare decoy had come from a North Shore rig and had been discovered some 25 years ago by a dealer who sold three of them to the consignor. “It is about as crisp and clean as they come,” said Harmon. Estimated at $35/45,000, the rare goose decoy was chased by several in the room with it eventually hammering down at more than twice the low estimate at $78,200.”