Guyette & Deeter Fall Decoy Auction Highlights

"Humpback" style pintail hen, Ward Brothers - $201,250 - World Auction Record for maker
“Humpback” style pintail hen, Ward Brothers – $201,250 – World Auction Record for maker
Guyette & Deeter
Guyette & Deeter

USA -( Guyette & Deeter, Inc. conducted their annual fall decoy auction on November 10 at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland.

The sale was held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival and was accompanied by a Buy, Sell & Swap. The auction grossed $1.8 million, with 33 lots selling for over $10,000 and two lots selling for over $100,000.

Buffelhead, Elmer Crowell - $143,750
Buffelhead, Elmer Crowell – $143,750

The top lot in the auction was a museum quality “humpback” style pintail hen by the Ward Brothers that sold for $201,250, a world auction record for the Ward Brothers.

The sale featured the collections of John Baker, Dr. Lloyd Griffith, Joseph Hegarty, Porter and Patti Hopkins, Paul Tudor Jones II, Doug and Ellen Miller, Harold and Nancy O’Connor, Carl Olson, Gene and Dianne Orgeron, Greg Stanley, and Bruce Williams.

Ruddy turnstone, Obediah Verity - $57,500
Ruddy turnstone, Obediah Verity – $57,500

Guyette & Deeter’s next decoy sale will be held February 18, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Canvasback hen, John English - $51,750
Canvasback hen, John English – $51,750

It is held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.

Quality consignments for the sale will be accepted until December 22 or until full.

Contact Gary or Jon to discuss consigning.

About Guyette & Deeter

Established in 1984, Guyette & Deeter, Inc. has held over 120 live auctions, realizing over $160 million in sales of decoys, paintings, and related sporting items. Our firm has handled the most important decoys and collections in North America and we have set nearly all of the world records in these categories: duck and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls and crow calls, decorative carvings, shotgun shell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items. Visit :