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American Bird Decoys

American Bird Decoys

By Ted Harmon The use of decoys to lure waterfowl to the hunter is purely an American invention. Decoys were tools made to lure wildfowl within range of Native Americans and their arrows and later with the waterfowling guns of the early settlers of our great nation. The taking of game of any kind in […]

Gavels n Paddles: Gelston running curlew, $258,750, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels n Paddles: Gelston running curlew, $258,750, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A running curlew decoy made circa 1880s by Thomas Gelston (Long Island, N.Y.) sold for $258,750 at an annual Summer Auction held July 28-29 by Guyette & Deeter, Inc. (based in St. Michaels, Md.) at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H. Also, a […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ned Burgess bluebill, $21,850, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ned Burgess bluebill, $21,850, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare bluebill by Ned Burgess sold for $21,850 at the third annual Decoy Auction held Feb. 14 by Guyette & Deeter (based in St. Michaels, Md.), in conjunction with this year’s Southern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, S.C. Also,  a decorative pair of bluewing […]

CCADA Hosts 6th Annual Spring Seminar April 14

SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA…..The Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association (CCADA) will host a day-long seminar featuring four outstanding presentations by noted experts covering a number of fascinating topics in the field of antiques. This year, the presentations range from collecting rare books to collecting decoys; from the history of weather instruments to the art form of […]