Guyette & Deeter’s November 2018 Decoy Auction Highlights

Pair Of Canvasbacks By James Holly sold for $153,400
Pair Of Canvasbacks By James Holly sold for $153,400

Maryland – -( Thank you for helping make our November 2018 auction a success!

The sale was held in conjunction with the Easton Waterfowl Festival. The sale grossed $1.6 million, with the top lot of the sale being an important pair of canvasbacks by James Holly that sold over estimate at $153,400. 34 other lots sold for over $10,000.

The sale featured decoys from the collections of Arnold & Lillian Colodny, Jim Deevy, Otis Dozier, Dr. Lloyd Griffith, the Charlie Joiner estate, Paul Tudor Jones II, Harry Megargee, David & Lynn Meyer, Bill Staplin, Richard Stephenson, and Doug & Carol Whittington.

Guyette & Deeter's November 2018 Decoy Auction Highlights
Guyette & Deeter's November 2018 Decoy Auction Highlights

Our next sale will be held April 25 & 26, 2019 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

This auction will feature the final offering of the Mackey Family Decoys, which have never been offered for sale and were consigned by the Mackey family. Many are pictured in “American Bird Decoys,” by Bill Mackey and “American Decoys,” by Quintina Colio.

This sale is held in conjunction with the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. We will be taking quality consignments for this sale until March 1, 2019.

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 :

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1 year ago

I have a question. Do you know anything about decoys made by Jack Sweet?