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Past Auction Reviews

Following is a partial listing of auctions covered in past issues - an edited version of the auction coverage for each can be read online. For the complete story, order the back issue that the article appeared in.

2017

AUGUST 2, 2017 - Eldred's - Louisiana decoys add some Cajun spice to Eldred's summer Americana auction
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JULY 27, 2017 - Copley Fine Art Auctions - O'Brien's decoys set multiple records at Copley's annual summer "Sporting Sale"
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JULY 25-26, 2017 - Guyette & Deeter - Massachusetts decoys drive the totals
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MAY 19-20, 2017 - Barfield's - Ward decorative yellowlegs tops Barfield's auction
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APRIL 27-28, 2017 - Guyette & Deeter Spring Auction - Peter Brown collection, Midwest decoys dominate Guyette & Deeter’s annual spring auction
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MARCH 26, 2017 - Frank & Frank Auction - New Jersey decoys and contemporary decoratives among the top lots at Frank & Frank sale
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FEBRUARY 17, 2017 - Copley Fine Art Auctions - Select group of shorebirds and pintails top the charts at Copley’s annual “Winter Sale”
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FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - Guyette & Deeter - Exceedingly rare Dilley turned-head yellowlegs tops Guyette & Deeter’s annual Charleston
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FEBRUARY 24-25, 2017 - Zeb Barfield's "Sportsman's Auction" - Lawson swan tops Barfield’s “Sportsman’s Auction”
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2016

FEBRUARY 12, 2016 - Copley Fine Art Auctions - Diverse regional selection a proves a winning recipe for Copley’s annual “Winter Sale”
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FEBRUARY 13, 2016 - Guyette & Deeter - Southern decoys and contemporary decoratives fuel Guyette & Deeter’s Charleston sale
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FEBRUARY 26-27, 2016 - Barfield's "Sportsman's Auction" - Cigar Daisey wood duck tops Barfield's "Sportsman's Auction"
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APRIL 3, 2016 - Frank & Frank Sporting Collectibles - Coastal Jersey birds and contemporary carvings bring top dollars at Frank & Frank’s sporting auction
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APRIL 10, 2016 - Grant Cole’s Auctioneers, Inc. - Ontario decoys bring top dollars at Michigan auction
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APRIL 21-22, 2016 - Guyette & Deeter - Strong selection of Midwest decoys leads the surge at Guyette & Deeter’s annual spring auction
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APRIL 23, 2016 - Phil Stanton - Willie Eastman loon tops New England auction
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MAY 20-21, 2016 - Barfield's "Sportsman's Auction" - Ward pintail hen top carving at Barfield’s “Sportsman’s Auction”
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JULY 22, 2016 - Decoys Unlimited - Lincoln hissing Canada goose sets record at Decoys Unlimited’s summer auction
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JULY 24, 2016 - Copley Fine Art Auctions - Holmes plover flies high at Copley Fine Art Auctions annual “Sporting Sale”
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JULY 26-27, 2016 - Guyette & Deeter - Broad regional selection of top quality decoys spells success at Guyette & Deeter’s summer sale
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AUGUST 25, 2016 - James D. Julia's Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Set of Crowell silhouettes soar at Julia’s summer auction
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OCTOBER 16, 2016 - Frank & Frank Sporting Collectibles - Extremely rare Ward brothers ruddy duck brings top dollar at Frank & Frank auction
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NOVEMBER 10, 2016 - Guyette & Deeter - Early Ward brothers decoys steal the spotlight at Guyette & Deeter's annual Easton auction
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2015

JULY 25, 2015 - Copley "Sporting Sale" - Crowell preening black duck takes top honors at Copley's annual "Sporting Sale".
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JULY 26-27, 2015 - Harmon's Decoys Unlimited - New England decys and decoratives bring top dollars.
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JULY 28-29, 2015 - Guyette & Deeter - Gelston long-billed curlew outruns the competition at Guyette & Deeter’s annual summer auction.
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2011

JAN./FEB. 2011- Guyette & Schmidt - Strong regional selection brings good resultsat Guyette & Schmidt’s annual Ohio sale. READ THE ARTICLE...

2004

MARCH 19, 2004 - Harmon's Decoys Unlimited - Louisiana decoys and miniatures are big hits at Decoys Unlimited’s spring decoy auction.
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MARCH 28, 2004 - Frank & Frank - Factory decoys and contemporary carvings top Frank & Frank's New Jersey auction. READ THE ARTICLE...

APRIL 22-23, 2004 - Guyette & Schmidt - Crowell Canada goose and “dust jacket” plovers propel Guyette & Schmidt’s auction above $4 million
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2003

JANUARY 18, 2003 - Christie's and Guyette & Schmidt - Crowell preening pintail breaks the record again, brings $801,500 at sale of Aiken collection. READ THE ARTICLE...

2001

January 2001 - Sotheby's - Would you believe $71,850 for a set of 25 Crowell minis? READ THE ARTICLE...

March 16, 2001 - Harmon - Minis and Masons dominate Harmon's Ohio decoy auction. READ THE ARTICLE...

March 25, 2001 - Frank & Frank - Auction catalogue attribution sparks Chadwick controversy. READ THE ARTICLE...

April 26-27, 2001 - Guyette & Schmidt - Two-million dollar decoy auction sparks Midwest Decoy Collectors Show. READ THE ARTICLE...

October 21, 2001 - Frank & Frank - Blair decoys sink but Perdews fly at Frank & Frank decoy auction.  READ THE ARTICLE...

2000

July 23, 2000: Harmon's - Splendid Crowell mallard hen at $55,000 tops Harmon's annual Summer Decoy Auction. READ THE ARTICLE...


July 27, 2000: Eldred's - Crowell decoratives do well at Eldred's Sporting Items auction. READ THE ARTICLE...

July 27-28, 2000: Guyette & Schmidt - Ward and Walker pintails top million-dollar Maine auction. READ THE ARTICLE...

August 5, 2000: Osona's - Ward brothers shoveler pair bring top dollars at Nantucket auction. READ THE ARTICLE...