Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Caines Brothers mallard decoys, $1.145 million, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Caines Brothers mallard decoys, $1.145 million, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A pair of mallard decoys by the Caines Brothers sold for a combined $1.145 million – the hen $767,000 (a new auction record price for the maker) and the drake $377,600 – at Guyette & Deeter, Inc.’s annual Summer Decoy Auction held July 23-24 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H. Also, a Canada goose by Nathan Cobb, Jr., flew away for $118,000 (a new record for the carver); and a Canada goose by Enoch Reindahl fetched $153,400, also a record foe the carver. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Caines Brothers mallard decoys, $1.145 million, Guyette & Deeter