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The Fall Sale

November 16 - November 17, 2018

Lot #585
DepartmentDecoys
Sold For$22,000.00(hammer price)
 $26,400.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedNovember 17, 2018

Description

COMPLETE SET OF TWENTY-FIVE A. ELMER CROWELL MINIATURE SONGBIRDS East Harwich, Massachusetts, 1862-1952
Circa 1930. Includes Crowell's business card marked A.E. Crowell & Son Makers of Wooden Birds and Decoys East Harwich, Mass." All mounted on circular wooden bases with rectangular stamp on underside. In overall good condition unless otherwise noted. Numbered in pencil as follows:

1) Baltimore Oriole. Unsigned. Height 2.25".

2) Downy Woodpecker. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 1.5".

3) Kentucky Warbler. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2".

4) Blue Jay. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 3".

5) Nuthatch. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 1.5".

6) Towhee. Unsigned. Height 2".

7) Redheaded Woodpecker. Unsigned. Height 2".

8) Tree Swallow. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2".

9) Thrush. Unsigned. Height 2.25".

10) Warbler. Unsigned. Height 1.75".

11) Bluebird. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2".

12) Robin. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2.5".

13) Ovenbird. Unsigned. Height 2".

14) Kingbird. Unsigned. Height 2".

15) Scarlet Tanager. Slight bill rub. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2.25".

16) Wood Thrush. Unsigned. Height 2.75".

17) Cedar Waxwing. Minor scratches to back. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2.5".

18) Flicker. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2".

19) Nashville Warbler. Paint loss to lower part of bill. Unsigned. Height 1.75".

20) Catbird. Unsigned. Height 1.75".

21) Red-winged Blackbird. Paint loss at tip of bill. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 2.25".

22) Bobolink. Unsigned. Height 1.75".

23) Chickadee. Signed in ink "A.E. Crowell". Height 1.75".

24) Goldfinch. Unsigned. Height 2.25".

25) Eastern Wood Phoebe. Unsigned. Height 1.75"."

Condition

As noted.
Unless otherwise noted, decoys do not include stands that may be included in the photographs.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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