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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. Links to PDF articles show the complete article. To get the complete story on edited versions, order the back issue that the article appeared in.

2018

JULY 19-20 - Copley Fine Art Auctions - O'Brien's final session sets more records at Copley's annual summer "Sporting Sale"
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JULY 23-24, 2018 - Guyette & Deeter - Caines brothers mallards add up to over a million at Guyette & Deeter's New Hampshire auction
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JULY 17, 2018 - Eldred's - Vidacovitch ringneck highlights Eldred's "Sporting Art" auction
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JULY 29, 2018 - Auctioneers Inc. -Finney cat tops Auctioneer Inc. sporting collectibles auction
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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...