Antique hunting decoy display at East Coast show April 10-11

A rare goldeneye drake, circa 1930, by the Ward Brothers of Crisfield. It has an auction estimate $60,000 to $80,000.

A rare goldeneye drake, circa 1930, by the Ward Brothers of Crisfield. It has an auction estimate $60,000 to $80,000.

ST. MICHAELS — On Friday and Saturday April 10-11, 2015 a group of important hunting decoys from across the US and Canada will be displayed at the East Coast Decoy Collectors Meet. The show will take place at the St. Michaels Best Western on Rt. 33 in St. Michaels, Maryland. The show is open to the public with approximately 75 dealers selling decoys from their rooms all day Friday and Saturday till 3pm. There is no admission charge. The decoy display will be presented by the Guyette & Deeter, Inc. auction company of St. Michaels, Maryland. For more show information contact John Clayton at 410-745-2955 or Jim Trimble at 703-768-7264.


Included in the Guyette & Deeter exhibit will be decoys by world famous old time carvers, the Ward Brothers (Crisfield, Maryland), Elmer Crowell (East Harwich, Massachusetts), and Ira Hudson (Chincoteague, Virginia).


Guyette & Deeter was established in 1984, is the world’s largest decoy auction firm with over $155,000,000 in decoy sales. They hold four cataloged auctions per year. For more details, visit their website at The firm also conducts weekly online auctions at Since 1989, Guyette & Deeter has dominated the decoy auction market. In January 2007, Guyette & Deeter in conjunction with Christie’s (New York) sold a merganser hen by Lothrop Holmes for a world record auction price of $856,000. Guyette & Deeter’s next auction will be held April 24-25, 2015 in St. Charles, Illinois in conjunction with the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association Show.


Guyette & Deeter provides free decoy appraisals to anyone sending a decoy photo and stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Guyette & Deeter, PO Box 1170, St. Michaels, MD 21663. For email send to;

Gary Guyette:, Phone: 410-745-0485.

Jon Deeter:, Phone 440-610-1768.

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