33rd Annual Spring Decoy Auction Grosses $2.2 Million – This Sale Was No Sleeper

Guyette & Deeter 33rd Annual Spring Decoy Auction Grosses $2.2 Million
Guyette & Deeter 33rd Annual Spring Decoy Auction Grosses $2.2 Million

Illinois –-(Ammoland.com)- Our Spring auction was held April 26 & 27 2018 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois in conjunction with the National Antique Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. The auction grossed $2.2 million, with 31 lots selling for over $10,000 and four lots selling for over $100,000.

The auction featured decoys from the collections of longtime decoy collectors Peter Brown, Dixon Merkt, Robert Personius, Doug and Ellen Miller, and Doug and Carol Whittington. All geographic areas were well represented, but the strongest included Illinois River, Ontario, and Mason Decoy Factory.

The sale produced three world auction records for makers; $212,400 for Robert Elliston, $41,300 for Adam Ansardi, and $10,030 for Marty Hanson.

Click to view the auction highlights.

Our summer sale will be held July 23 & 24 2018 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Quality consignments are being accepted until June 5 or until full.


Guyette & Deeter

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.

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