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  • Exemplary Hollow Brant Decoy, Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949)
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 1

    Exemplary Hollow Brant Decoy, Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949)...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Yellowlegs Decoy, Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949)
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 2

    Yellowlegs Decoy, Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949)

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • The Mackey-Gregory Hooded Merganser Pair, Ira Hudson (1873-1949)
    Estimate
    $150,000 - $250,000
    Lot 3

    The Mackey-Gregory Hooded Merganser Pair, Ira Hudson (1...

    Est.
    $150,000 - $250,000
  • The Mackey Birch Swan Decoy, Charles Birch (1867-1956)
    Estimate
    $150,000 - $250,000
    Lot 4

    The Mackey Birch Swan Decoy, Charles Birch (1867-1956)

    Est.
    $150,000 - $250,000
  • Running Curlew Decoy
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $8,000
    Lot 5

    Running Curlew Decoy

    Est.
    $5,000 - $8,000
  • Running Robin Snipe Decoy
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $10,000
    Lot 6

    Running Robin Snipe Decoy

    Est.
    $7,000 - $10,000
  • Curlew Decoy
    Estimate
    $18,000 - $24,000
    Lot 7

    Curlew Decoy

    Est.
    $18,000 - $24,000
  • Black-Bellied Plover Decoy
    Estimate
    $12,000 - $18,000
    Lot 8

    Black-Bellied Plover Decoy

    Est.
    $12,000 - $18,000
  • Canvasback Drake Decoy, Lee Dudley (1860-1942)
    Estimate
    $50,000 - $80,000
    Lot 9

    Canvasback Drake Decoy, Lee Dudley (1860-1942)

    Est.
    $50,000 - $80,000
  • Hooded Merganser Pair, Doug Jester (1876-1961)
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 10

    Hooded Merganser Pair, Doug Jester (1876-1961)

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
  • The Mackey Shourds Long-Tail Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $80,000 - $120,000
    Lot 11

    The Mackey Shourds Long-Tail Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1...

    Est.
    $80,000 - $120,000
  • The Mackey Shourds Merganser Drake Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $80,000 - $120,000
    Lot 12

    The Mackey Shourds Merganser Drake Decoy, Harry V. Shou...

    Est.
    $80,000 - $120,000
  • Ruddy Turnstone Decoy, Daniel Lake Leeds (1852-1922)
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Lot 13

    Ruddy Turnstone Decoy, Daniel Lake Leeds (1852-1922)

    Est.
    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Black-Bellied Plover Decoy in Emerging Plumage, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 14

    Black-Bellied Plover Decoy in Emerging Plumage, Harry V...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Robin Snipe Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 15

    Robin Snipe Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Black-Bellied Plover Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 16

    Black-Bellied Plover Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Curlew Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $9,000
    Lot 17

    Curlew Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)

    Est.
    $6,000 - $9,000
  • Yellowlegs Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 18

    Yellowlegs Decoy, Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • The Mackey "Dust Jacket" Merganser Hen Decoy, John Dawson (1889-1959)
    Estimate
    $60,000 - $90,000
    Lot 19

    The Mackey "Dust Jacket" Merganser Hen Decoy, John Daws...

    Est.
    $60,000 - $90,000
  • Raised-Wing Golden Plover Decoy, Mr. Webster
    Estimate
    $60,000 - $90,000
    Lot 20

    Raised-Wing Golden Plover Decoy, Mr. Webster

    Est.
    $60,000 - $90,000
  • Calling Golden Plover Decoy, Mr. Webster
    Estimate
    $12,000 - $18,000
    Lot 21

    Calling Golden Plover Decoy, Mr. Webster

    Est.
    $12,000 - $18,000
  • Hollow Golden Plover Pair
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Lot 22

    Hollow Golden Plover Pair

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
  • Dowitcher Decoy, Charles Sumner Bunn (1865-1952) or William "Bill" Bowman (1824-1906)
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Lot 23

    Dowitcher Decoy, Charles Sumner Bunn (1865-1952) or Wil...

    Est.
    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Golden Plover Decoy, Charles Sumner Bunn (1865-1952) or William "Bill" Bowman (1824-1906)
    Estimate
    $35,000 - $45,000
    Lot 24

    Golden Plover Decoy, Charles Sumner Bunn (1865-1952) or...

    Est.
    $35,000 - $45,000
  • Mackey Swimming Canada Goose Decoy, Joseph W. Lincoln (1859-1938)
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $35,000
    Lot 25

    Mackey Swimming Canada Goose Decoy, Joseph W. Lincoln (...

    Est.
    $25,000 - $35,000
  • Rare Sanderling Pair, Obediah Verity (1813-1901)
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Lot 26

    Rare Sanderling Pair, Obediah Verity (1813-1901)

    Est.
    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Black-Bellied Plover Decoy, Obediah Verity (1813-1901)
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Lot 27

    Black-Bellied Plover Decoy, Obediah Verity (1813-1901)

    Est.
    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Running Sandpiper Decoy, William H. Southard (1874-1940)
    Estimate
    $14,000 - $18,000
    Lot 28

    Running Sandpiper Decoy, William H. Southard (1874-1940...

    Est.
    $14,000 - $18,000
  • Tern Decoy, Obediah Verity (1813-1901)
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Lot 29

    Tern Decoy, Obediah Verity (1813-1901)

    Est.
    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Running Ruddy Turnstone Decoy, William H. Southard (1874-1940)
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 30

    Running Ruddy Turnstone Decoy, William H. Southard (187...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Surf Scoter Rigmate Pair, Augustus "Gus" Aaron Wilson (1864-1950)
    Estimate
    $40,000 - $60,000
    Lot 31

    Surf Scoter Rigmate Pair, Augustus "Gus" Aaron Wilson (...

    Est.
    $40,000 - $60,000
  • Eider Pair, Amos G. Wallace (1882-1968)
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 32

    Eider Pair, Amos G. Wallace (1882-1968)

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • The Earnest Burr Plover Decoy in Emerging Plumage, Elisha Burr (1839-1909)
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $9,000
    Lot 33

    The Earnest Burr Plover Decoy in Emerging Plumage, Elis...

    Est.
    $6,000 - $9,000
  • Feeding Yellowlegs Decoy, Elisha Burr (1839-1909)
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $10,000
    Lot 34

    Feeding Yellowlegs Decoy, Elisha Burr (1839-1909)

    Est.
    $7,000 - $10,000
  • Reaching Yellowlegs Decoy, Elisha Burr (1839-1909)
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $10,000
    Lot 35

    Reaching Yellowlegs Decoy, Elisha Burr (1839-1909)

    Est.
    $7,000 - $10,000
  • The Mackey Mason Long-Tail Decoy, Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924)
    Estimate
    $30,000 - $50,000
    Lot 36

    The Mackey Mason Long-Tail Decoy, Mason Decoy Factory (...

    Est.
    $30,000 - $50,000
  • Merganser Pair, Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924)
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $8,000
    Lot 37

    Merganser Pair, Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924)

    Est.
    $5,000 - $8,000
  • Salesman Sample Long-Billed Curlew Decoy, Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924)
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Lot 38

    Salesman Sample Long-Billed Curlew Decoy, Mason Decoy F...

    Est.
    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Black-Bellied Plover Decoy, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Lot 39

    Black-Bellied Plover Decoy, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952...

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
  • Early Black Duck Decoy, Nathan Rowley Horner (1882-1942)
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 40

    Early Black Duck Decoy, Nathan Rowley Horner (1882-1942...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Black Duck Decoy, Daniel G. English (1883-1962)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 41

    Black Duck Decoy, Daniel G. English (1883-1962)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Hollow Root-Head Great Blue Heron Decoy
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 42

    Hollow Root-Head Great Blue Heron Decoy

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Thomas Aquinas Daly (b. 1937) Turkey Point Ice
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 43

    Thomas Aquinas Daly (b. 1937) Turkey Point Ice

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Thomas Aquinas Daly (b. 1937) A Beached Salmon
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 44

    Thomas Aquinas Daly (b. 1937) A Beached Salmon

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • David A. Hagerbaumer (1921-2014)  Quail- A Covey Rise
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 45

    David A. Hagerbaumer (1921-2014) Quail- A Covey Rise

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • David A. Hagerbaumer (1921-2014)  Quail in Flight
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 46

    David A. Hagerbaumer (1921-2014) Quail in Flight

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • William J. Schaldach (1896-1982) Leaping Male Eastern Brook Trout
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 47

    William J. Schaldach (1896-1982) Leaping Male Eastern B...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Ogden M. Pleissner (1905-1983)  Western Pheasant Hunting
    Estimate
    $40,000 - $60,000
    Lot 48

    Ogden M. Pleissner (1905-1983) Western Pheasant Huntin...

    Est.
    $40,000 - $60,000

Auction Description

The Winter Sale 2020 by Copley Fine Art Auctions
The Winter Sale 2020 will feature a well-curated selection of decoys, bird carvings, paintings, prints, and bronzes. The sale includes works from several important collections, including: The Dr. Peter J. Muller Jr. Collection of American Bird Decoys, Session II of The Dr. Morton D. Kramer Collection, Decoys from The William J. Butler Jr. Estate, An Important Collection of Carvings by A. Elmer Crowell, and Sporting Art from the Estate of Alfred F. King III. Read more
Copley Fine Art Auctions
Charleston, SC 29403
United States

cinnie@copleyart.com

Phone:+16175360030

Buyer’s Premium

Start Premium (%)
$0 23.00
$1,000,000 18.00

Bid Increments

Start Increments ($)
$0 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,500 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000

Shipping Info

Copley Fine Art Auctions does not handle the shipping of any items. Shipping is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Once your payment has cleared and we have received your authorized shipping release form items may be released for shipment. Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items. Buyers should allow up to four weeks for shipment. Please email info@copleyart.com for a shipping form. Please be aware that internet bidders may NOT not pick up their items at the sale. Items will be available for pick up by appointment or by shippers five days after the sale. Read more

Terms & Conditions

1 Your bidding on items indicates your acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions of sale by Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC. These terms are subject to amendment before or during the sale. Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC operates as an agent of the seller only, and is not responsible in any way in the event the seller or buyer fails to fulfill their respective agreements. In all instances the auctioneer’s interpretation of these conditions is final and binding on all bidders.
2 All bids are per lot as numbered in the catalog unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer. The sales price shall consist of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, plus any applicable sales tax. A buyer’s premium of 20% (23% for online bidding) of the final bid price up to and including $1,000,000, plus 15% of the final bid price over $1,000,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.
3 The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid that, in his opinion, is not commensurate with the value of the lot.
4 The auctioneer has the sole right to re-offer a lot and/or settle disputed bids. The record of sale kept by the auction house will be taken as final in the event of dispute. Additionally, items may be withdrawn at any time prior to the offering of each lot.
5 All goods are sold “as is” and all sales are final with no exchanges or refunds. Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC and its consignors make no representations or warranties as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, the correctness of the catalog or other description of physical condition, quality, size, medium, importance, rarity, provenance or historical relevance of any property, and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice, or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability. The purchaser assumes complete responsibility for items at the fall of the hammer.
6 Successful bidders are to pay for their purchases during or immediately after the sale or upon receipt of an invoice, unless other arrangements have been authorized in writing by the auction house. Payment may be made by cash or good check payable to Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC. The auction house reserves the right to hold property until checks clear. A monthly service charge of 1.5% will be added to unpaid balances beginning 30 days after the sale date. A $50.00 fee will be added for returned checks. If a check fails to clear after the second deposit, the purchaser will be held responsible for any and all fees incurred until we have collected good funds. All bidders holding a valid Massachusetts or out of state resale number must provide their certificate or a copy thereof while registering. Failure to do so will subject the bidder to a mandatory 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax on purchases.
7 If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale, and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has failed to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.
8 Condition reports are not included in this catalog. It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to examine lots and decide their level of interest. Neither the auctioneer, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC, nor the consignor is responsible for the accuracy of any printed or verbal descriptions. Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC strongly encourages clients to attend our previews and auctions so as to best determine condition of lots. Due to the high volume of condition requests, Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC reserves the right to reject requests at its sole discretion. All weights and measurements are approximate.
9 Some of the lots in this sale carry reserves or minimum selling prices. This is a confidential figure set by the consignor and the auction house below which a lot will not be sold. The reserve will not exceed the low estimate, and the auction house will execute the reserve bids by bidding for the consignor. Estimates are subject to change at any time prior to the offering of each lot.
10 Absentee and telephone bids will be executed when possible as a convenience to customers: the auction house will not be held responsible for any errors or failures to accurately execute bids. All absentee and telephone bids must be received at least 24 hours before the start of the sale.
11 Buyers wishing to pick up items at the sale must do so by 5 PM on the day of the sale. Buyers wishing to pick up items after the auction at our office may do so only by appointment starting five days after the sale. We kindly ask that all items be removed from our warehouse within 30 days of auction end to avoid a $5 daily storage fee.
12 Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Upon request, we will provide a list of shippers who deliver within the United States and overseas. Once your payment has cleared, items may be released for shipment. Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items. Buyers should allow up to four weeks for shipment.
13 Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC may, at its discretion and at the buyer’s request, package and ship sold items as directed by the purchaser. In such instances 1) the buyer shall prepay all related expenses, and 2) the buyer agrees that all packaging, handling and shipment is at the sole risk of the purchaser, and Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items. Buyer should allow four to five weeks for shipment.
14 Some property sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the United States, such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute delay or cancellation in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.
15 Bidding increments will normally follow the pattern below, but may vary at the sole discretion of the auctioneer:
Estimate Increment
To 950 50
1,000 – 2,400 100
2,500 – 4,750 250
5,000 – 9,500 500
10,000 – 24,000 1,000
25,000 – 47,500 2,500
50,000 – 95,000 5,000
Over 100,000 at auctioneer’s discretion
16 Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC is the owner of the images of each lot offered for sale, and may use such images at any time at its sole discretion for advertising, publicity, and for archival purposes.
17 If you are bidding as an agent for another individual or company, and you execute a bid on behalf of someone else under your bidder number, then you are responsible for the settlement of that account.
18 In no event will the liability of Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.
19 Any legal disputes arising from this auction shall be settled in the court system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.