Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter established in 1984 is the world's largest and most successful decoy auction company with over $147,000,000 in sales. Our firm holds nearly all of the world records in these categories; duck decoys and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls and crow calls, decorative carvings, shotshell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items.
Our company conducts four auctions each year at different locations throughout the United States. See details for each location below.
20 World Auction Records for Decoys Set in
2013 by Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter
|William Basnight - $183,750||James Best - $24,150|
|Reggie Birch - $3,622||Horace Crandell - $23,575|
|Sam Denny - $9,200||Ed Dingman - $21,850|
|William Foster - $7,475||Marty Hanson - $8,050|
|Ken Harris - $5,865||Mandt Homme - $42,550|
|Capt. Sam Hunt - $14,950||Richard Johnson - $20,413|
|Oliver Lawson - $11,150||Harold MacGillivry - $16,100|
|Cameron McIntyre - $8,050||Henry Ruggles - $74,750|
|Joseph Seiger - $40,250||John Sharp - $11,787|
|George Stevens - $31,625||Charles Walker - $73,600|
April 24 & 25, 2014 Decoy Auction
Online Bidding is available with all Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter decoy auctions through www.invaluable.com.
SUMMER AUCTION DATES
Auction | July 29 and 30
Preview | Evening of July 28
Website last updated March 7, 2014.
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April 2014 AUCTION PREVIEW
April 24 & 25, 2014
In conjunction with the Midwest Decoy
Collectors Association Show
St. Charles, Illinois
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WHERE WE ARE
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Details on Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter's four decoy auctions.
MARCH AUCTION CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT Guyette & Deeter will not be holding a company auction at the GLDA show this year.
There will be a GLDA club sponsored auction Saturday, March 15th starting at noon. The auction will be unreserved and will contain approximately 80 lots. To preview items in the sale click here for the GLDA club link and search auciton preivew. For questsions related to the auction, please contact Cap Vinal at email@example.com.
APRIL 24 & 25, 2014 Decoy Auction- Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois. Held in conjunction with the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association Show. Approximately 700 investment quality decoys & related items. Contact our office at 410-745-0485 to reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate. Consignments for this auction will be accepted until March 5 or until full. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country
July 29 & 30, 2014 Decoy Auction- Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sheraton Harborside Hotel (603-431-2300). Approximately 600 investment quality decoys & related items. Indoor buy, sell and swap with 50 table decoy show. NO SALES TAX! Free cocktails and lunch for auction attendees. Boston Logan Airport is approximately 1 hour from the hotel. Manchester and Portland airports are also approximately 1 hour away. Consignments being accepted.
NOVEMBER 12 & 13, 2014 Decoy Auction- Talbot County Community Center, Easton, Maryland. Held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival (Click for more details on festival). Approximately 600 investment quality decoys & related items. Consignments for this auction will be accepted until September 10 or until full. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country
FEBRUARY 2015 Decoy Auction- The Marriott, Charleston, South Carolina. Held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Cataloged, unreserved, decoy auction with approximately 225 decoys & related items. Guaranteed catalog descriptions. Decoy show will be held in the same facility as the auction. Use the code "SWE" to get the $164/night rate (Wed-Sun) at the Charleston Marriott, (843) 723-3000. Use the code code "SEW" for for a discounted hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express 843-722-4000 ($79 Wed & Sun, $99 Thur, and $159 Fri & Sat), 1/2 mile away; free trolley pick up every 30 minutes to the Marriott and downtown Charleston. Absentee, phone and online bidding will be available. Full color auction catalog - $20.
Online Bidding- is available with all Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter decoy auctions through www.invaluable.com (Formerly Artfact).
COLLECTING AS AN INVESTMENT– It is this long and intimate involvement in the decoy market, its participants, and its development over time, which has provided Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter with exclusive opportunities to attain knowledge of private collector wishes and needs crucial to assessing future market trends.
SAFE HAVEN FOR BUYERS– With their history of integrity and guaranteed catalog descriptions, new buyers entering the market can be assured that their investment is virtually risk free. Not all auction houses provide a guarantee.
PROVIDING INVESTMENT STRATEGIES– Over their professional careers, Gary, Frank and Jon have provided sound advice on collecting to new, as well as seasoned, collectors. Supported by an unmatched level of experience, this advice has a proven and solid history.
BROADENING THE MARKET– To further advance decoy collecting to an even broader-based clientele, Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter has developed professional working relationships with groups like the Greater Memphis Arts Council and Ducks Unlimited to present exhibitions of major private decoy collections to the general public.
MARKETING ADVANTAGES– For those who are considering selling, Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter possesses the most extensive mailing list of over 11,000 interested and active buyers. Combined with the most technologically-advanced marketing strategies – including live internet bidding – a solid connection between buyers and sellers is assured.
REMEMBER– GUYETTE, SCHMIDT & DEETER IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING A STABLE, SECURE AND ENJOYABLE HOBBY AND INVESTMENT FOR THE LONG TERM.