Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter established in 1984 is the world's largest and most successful decoy auction company with over $141,000,000 in sales. Our firm holds nearly all of the world records in these categories; duck and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls, shotshell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items.
Our company conducts five auctions each year at different locations through the United States. See details for each location below.
Website last updated May 24, 2013.
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AUGUST 2013 AUCTION PREVIEW
AUGUST 1 & 2, 2013
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
Click here to Preview our August 2013 decoy auction
September 21 & 22, 2013
Contents of the Chincoteague Refuge Museum to be sold
Chincoteague, Virginia - Select items will be available for online bidding on Artfact.com
Mention the auction and get a 15% discount at the Best Western Plus next door
For more information contact our office or Zeb Barfield at 757-894-2626 or email@example.com
Have a decoy you know nothing about? Send us a photo
and we'll appraise it for free with no obligations.
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The August 1 & 2, 2013 decoy auction catalog will be shipping the first week of July. Click here for ordering information.
Check out our new online auctions!
Weekly online auctions. Featuring decoys, calls, shell boxes, sporting advertising, and collectibles. Guaranteed descriptions, multiple photos and quick shipping.
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WHERE WE ARE
Click here to see where our trucks will be next if you would like us to pick up your decoys. This link will take you to our calendar of upcoming events.
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Details on Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter's five decoy auctions.
AUGUST 1 & 2, 2013 Decoy Auction- Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sheraton Harborside Hotel (603-431-2300). Preview July 31. Auction August 1 & 2. 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 for this auction will be accepted until June 1st or until full. Reserve a room for a discounted rate at the Sheraton Harborside here. Other hotels include the Hilton Garden Inn next door and the Anchorage Inn and Holiday Inn a short drive away. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country
NOVEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 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 16 or until full. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country
FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Decoy Auction- The Marriot, Charleston, South Carolina. Held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Cataloged decoy auction with approximately 200 decoys & related items. Decoy show will be held in the same facility as the auction. Use the code "SWE" to get the $159/night rate at the Charleston Marriot, (843) 723-3000. Use the code code "SWE" or 'Decoy Auction" for the $95 rate at the Comfort Inn (843) 577-2224, 1/2 mile away; free trolley pick up every 30 minutes to the Marriot and downtown Charleston. Absentee, phone and online bidding will be available. Full color auction catalog - $15.
MARCH 2014 Decoy Auction- Holiday Inn, Westlake, Ohio. Held in conjunction with the Great Lakes Decoy Association Show. Uncataloged decoy auction with approximately 120 decoys & related items. Consignments for this auction will be accepted until March 1 or until full. Absentee and online bidding will be available. For auction information contact Zac Cote at firstname.lastname@example.org. For show information contact Ken Cole 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. Consignments for this auction will be accepted until March 5 or until full. Full color catalog - $45 | $54 Out of country
Online Bidding- is available with all Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter decoy auctions through www.artfact.com.
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 INVESTMENTS STRATEGIES– Gary, Frank and Jon over their professional careers 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 whom 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 & DEETERIS COMMITTED TO BUILDING A STABLE, SECURE AND ENJOYABLE HOBBY AND INVESTMENT FOR THE LONG TERM.