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February 15, 2013 - Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina - The 2013 decoy auction year had a slow start, but moved in to high gear at the Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter decoy auction in Charleston. The sale was held February 15th at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Being the first decoy auction in Charleston in over 23 years and generated much excitement bringing out many new Southeastern collectors. Bidding was strong with the auction grossing mid estimate at over $372,000.

 

The top two lots of the sale sold for $34,500 each. One was a full size preening whimbrel by Elmer Crowell of East Harwich, Massachusetts and the other was a classic 1936 model canvasback drake by the Ward Brothers of Crisfield, Maryland. Other auction include a full size running greater yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell selling for $17,250, a rare gadwall by Cigar Daisey selling for a world record price of $4,600, a full size “drop wing” greater yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell selling for $18,400, a full size ring neck plover by Elmer Crowell selling for $11,500, and a widgeon hen by Lee Dudley selling for $9,775.



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Full size running greater yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell


Black bellied plover by George Boyd


Full size preening whimbrel by Elmer Crowell


Bluebill drake by Rhodes Truex


Rare gadwall by Cigar Daisey


Merganser drake by Mark McNair


Pair of repainted canvasbacks by the Ward Brothers


Gull by the Ward Brothers


Bluebill drake by Robert McGaw


Widgeon hen by Lee Dudley


Mallard drake by Ned Burgess


Miniature dowitcher by Elmer Crowell


Brant by Mark Kears


Bluebill hen by Harry V. Shourds


1936 model canvasback drake by the Ward Brothers


Dowitcher in fall plumage by John Dilley


Bluewing teal hen by Elmer Crowell


Full size greater yellowlegs by Elmer Crowell


Full size ring neck plover by Elmer Crowell


Full size owl by Frank Finney


Pair of bluebills by the Ward Brothers


Full size Canada goose by Robert Kerr


Widgeon drake by Oliver Lawson


Mallard hen by Robert Elliston


Redhead drake by Tom Chambers


Scoter by Joseph Lincoln


Pintail drake by Ira Hudson

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