Eldred's - Auctioneers, Appraisers

The Spring Sale

Decoys in The Spring Sale

April 5 - April 6, 2019

Total Items Found: 51
Low Estimate$50,000.00
High Estimate$75,000.00

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT A. ELMER CROWELL SNOWY EGRET Circa 1930. Nearly life-size. Head turned left. Glass eyes. Carved wing an...

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Low Estimate$4,500.00
High Estimate$5,500.00

A. ELMER CROWELL GOLDENEYE DRAKE DECOY Circa 1890. Hollow-carved. Head turned right. Glass eyes. Carved cross wings. Minor old in-us...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WEST COAST OVERSIZE PINTAIL DRAKE DECOY Hollow-carved. Painted eyes. Original paint with traces of overpaint. Length 18."

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Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00

A. ELMER CROWELL GREATER YELLOWLEGS Circa 1930. In running form. Glass eyes. Minor wear, with minor heat crazing on left side. Mount...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

JOE LINCOLN SCOTER DECOY Circa 1920. Canvas-covered. Tack eyes. Under black paint with old gunning repaint. Numerous old tears to bo...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$700.00

FRANK ADAMS MINIATURE RED-BREASTED MERGANSER DRAKE Old neck repair. Minor paint loss. Length 6."

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$700.00

TWO STAN SPARRE WILDFOWL DIORAMAS 1) A pair of buffleheads in a marsh setting. Signed lower left Stan Sparre". 9" x 11". 2) A pair..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

STAN SPARRE DEEP SEA DIORAMA Five deep sea fish amidst plants. Electrified for use with a blacklight. Signed lower right Stan Sparr..."

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

A. ELMER CROWELL HANGING LESSER YELLOWLEGS Circa 1925. Mounted on an oval painted backboard. A.E. Crowell and Son" paper label on r..."

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Low Estimate$14,000.00
High Estimate$18,000.00

RARE A. ELMER CROWELL WIDGEON DRAKE DECOY Circa 1920. Glass eyes. Carved wing and tail feather details. Chest with hairline crack. T...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

MAINE OVERSIZE SCOTER DECOY Maker unknown. Carved eyes, bill and tail feather detail. Original paint with gunning wear. Length 18."

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Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$5,500.00

LONG ISLAND RED-BREASTED MERGANSER DECOY Painted eyes. Carved wing feather detail. Original paint with gunning wear. Tail chip. Hair...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

RARE CARVED WOODEN RUNNING YELLOWLEGS WEATHER VANE BY A. ELMER CROWELL Circa 1920. Faintly carved wing detail. Extremely weathered;...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00

A. ELMER CROWELL BLACK DUCK DECOY Circa 1925. In a rare low head position. Glass eyes. Carved tail feathers. Original paint with min...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

MARTY COLLINS BLACK DUCK DECOY Hollow-carved. In swimming position. Glass eyes. Minor surface scuff to right side. Chip-carved tail....

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$800.00

MARTY COLLINS OVERSIZE RED-BREASTED MERGANSER DRAKE DECOY In swimming position. Carved eyes. Leather crest. Carved wings. Hairline c...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

MARTY COLLINS WILLET DECOY Tack eyes. Removable head. Carved wing detail. Length 15."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WILLIAM GIBIAN DECORATIVE CARVING OF A YELLOWLEGS In the style of A. Elmer Crowell. Glass eyes. Mounted on an oval base. Gibian's bu...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$800.00

REGGIE BIRCH RED-BREASTED MERGANSER DRAKE DECOY Hollow-carved. In preening position. Glass eyes. Carved wing detail. Carved R Birch..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

WILLET DECOY Maker unknown. Tack eyes. Original paint. Right side hit by shot. Some paint drips to underside. Length 15."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

MIKE BORRETT CARVED WOODEN RAINBOW TROUT Glass eyes. Original paint. Carved on back Borrett '02". Length 17.5"."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

STEVE WEAVER DECORATIVE CARVING OF A WOODCOCK Glass eyes. Mounted on an oval chip-carved wooden base. Inscribed and signed on unders...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

MORTON RIG MASSACHUSETTS GOLDEN PLOVER DECOY Painted eyes. Paint taken down to original. Illegible brand on underside. Length 10."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

THREE SILHOUETTE CANADA GOOSE DECOYS Minor repaint. Wear to some white areas. Tail chips. Lengths from 25 to 31"."

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Low Estimate$350.00
High Estimate$450.00

GEORGE STRUNK MINIATURE RUFFED GROUSE Painted eyes. Carved wing and feather detail. Mounted on an oval chip-carved base. Signed on b...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$800.00

PETER PELTZ LIFE-SIZE GREATER YELLOWLEGS Positioned with right wing raised. Hairline crack to right foot. Mounted on an oval cedar b...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

BRIAN MITCHELL DECORATIVE LIFE-SIZE CARVING OF A HANGING WOOD DUCK DRAKE Mounted on an oval chip-carved backboard. Backboard length...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

RAND GLEASON DECORATIVE CARVING OF A WOOD DUCK DRAKE Glass eyes. Head turned left. Carved feather detail. Signed on underside Rand..."

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

A. ELMER CROWELL LIFE-SIZE GREEN-WINGED TEAL IN FLYING FORM Circa 1930. Glass eyes. Carved tail feathers. Minor heat crazing. Minor...

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$300.00

STAN SPARRE MINIATURE ESKIMO CURLEW Positioned standing with left wing extended. Mounted on a driftwood base. Signed Stan Sparre Ca..."

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

DANIEL BRUFFEE RUDDY TURNSTONE DECOY In the style of Lothrop Holmes. Glass eyes. Carved Dan Bruffee" under tail. Length 11". Includ..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

PAIR OF MIKE BORRETT WOOD DUCKS IN FLYING FORM Glass eyes. Carved feather detail. Carved on wing Borrett '04". Lengths 19.5". Wings..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

PAIR OF RUDDY TURNSTONES Maker and area unknown. Believed to be working decoys that were virtually unused. Both bills replaced; one...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

LIFE-SIZE SWAN DECOY Maker unknown. Hollow-carved. Glass eyes. Comb feather painting. Height 27.5. Length 31"."

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Low Estimate$150.00
High Estimate$250.00

CARVED WOODEN LEAPING TARPON Mounted on seascape painted backboard. Tarpon with painted eye. Maker unknown; species identified on br...

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Low Estimate$150.00
High Estimate$250.00

CARVED WOODEN BLUE FIN TUNA Mounted on seascape painted backboard. Tuna with glass eye. Maker unknown; species identified on brass p...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

A. ELMER CROWELL MALLARD DRAKE DECOY Circa 1930. Head turned right. Glass eyes. Old repair to neck. Head repainted; possible Crowell...

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

TWO CARVED WOODEN SALTWATER FISH A bluefish and a striped bass, both mounted on seascape painted backboards. Maker unknown; species...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS MERGANSER HEN DECOY Carved eyes. Unusually carved serrated bill. Original paint with gunning wear. Length...

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

RUBOLINO MINIATURE BOB WHITE In flying form. Glass eyes. Mounted on a driftwood base. Height 5.5."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

FOUR CARVED WOODEN FRESHWATER FISH A largemouth bass, a smallmouth bass, a pickerel and a northern pike, all mounted on seascape pai...

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Low Estimate$900.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

A. ELMER CROWELL MINIATURE RUFFED GROUSE Circa 1935. Tip of bill rubbed. Mounted on driftwood base. Rectangular stamp on underside o...

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Low Estimate$150.00
High Estimate$250.00

MARTY COLLINS MONHEGAN-STYLE EIDER PLAQUE Antiqued finish. Mounted on an oval chip-carved backboard. Stamped verso Buzzards Bay Sup..."

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

TWO CARVED WOODEN SALTWATER FISH A codfish and a pollock, both mounted on seascape painted backboards. Codfish with glass eye and po...

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

THREE MINIATURE BIRD CARVINGS A black-backed gull with chick, a pelican, and an osprey. All on decorative bases simulating nesting....

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$400.00

ELEVEN CARVED WOODEN FISH A blowfish, a bonefish, a perch, a mangrove snapper, a sunfish, a fluke and a flounder, all mounted on dri...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

MAINE MERGANSER HEN DECOY Maker unknown. Old in-use gunning repaint. Age crack in back. Length 19."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

WILDFOWLER RED-BREASTED MERGANSER DRAKE DECOY Glass eyes. Bill has been reworked. Branded Wildfowler Decoys" on underside. Length 19"."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

BOXED SET OF TWELVE FOLDING TIN YELLOWLEGS DECOYS Wooden box stenciled 1 Doz. Yellow Legs". Decoys in wonderful original paint show..."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

GEORGE BOYD CANADA GOOSE DECOY Early 20th Century. Head turned right. Tack eyes. Canvas-covered body. Original paint. Some seam sepa...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$700.00

LIFE-SIZE CARVING OF A GREAT BLUE HERON Maker unknown. Glass eyes. Original paint with weathered finish. Numerous age cracks. Cast m...

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Total Items Found: 51
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