3rd Annual Decoy and Sportsman’s Auction – August 19th 2011

3rd Annual Decoy and Sportsman's Auction - August 19th 20118000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

Friday August 19th, 2011 @ 5:33 PM


3rd Annual Decoy and Sportsman's Auction - August 19th 2011

Selling from Several Estates/Consignors incl. the Entire Private Collection of Dr. Nelson Hendler of Stevenson, MD!! Dr. Hendler was on the Board of Directors at the Ward Brothers Museum.


295 Decoys +/-, Firearms incl. Le Hanne 9.3 x 74 mm German drilling double barrel rifle over 16 ga shotgun, Ruger .44 mag carbine rifle, Remington 11-48 .410 shotgun, Smith & Wesson Model 1000, Remington 870 12 GA, Swiss Vetterli Mdl 1869/71, Ammunition, wildfowl artwork, and more!

R. Madison Mitchell, Dan Carson, Patrick Godin, Halbart Dean, Jim Pierce, Capt. Jobes, Gary Marshall, Butch Wagner, Jim Slaughter, Michael and Susan Veasey, Mike Smyser, Vernon Bryant, John Meredith, Peter and Peggy Heap, and many others!!

Auctioneers Note: Due to the overwhelming influx of decoys and a full fall schedule this auction will take place a little earlier this year. Don’t be fooled this is a very large completely cataloged auction event with a fine assortment of quality decoys, firearms, and artwork.

Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted.

Decoys (5:33 PM): Madison Mitchell Decoys to include: 1973 Goldeneye drake, unmarked Canvasback hen & Mallard drake. 1991 Dan Carson Goldeneye, Havre De Grace, MD, Patrick Godin 1981 Bufflehead drake, Halbart Dean Salisbury, MD black duck, Carabou Martin 1957 hand chopped Bluebill drake, very unique set of (6) Woodcock decoys in wooden carry case w/ removable bills, Gary Marshall, Crisfield, MD Mallard drake, unique root neck Tundra Swan, very unique wicker Canadian Goose w/ removable head, John Meredith, Wooten, MD 1990 Snow Goose, Pr of John Meredith American Mergansers, Pr of John Meredith Ruddy Ducks, Mallard drake by Jim Peirce, E. Kaitz 1972Gadwall drake, (2) Butch Wagner Black ducks, John Stark, Perryville, MD Can drake, George Bill Crisfield, MD Mallard hen, Gilmore Wagner 1986 Can drake, Eider by R. E. Steele, K.J. Cram hollow Bluebill drake, (2) Bill Hollis Jr. Goldeneye drakes, Coot Decoy Co, cork body Can hen, Howard Bauer Rock Hall, MD Mallard hen, John Ingoylia 1995 Can drake, Ed Cassidy 1982 Can drake, J.C. Higgins vintage life like paper Mache Mallard decoy, Paper Mache Canada Goose, unsigned hallow Bluebill drake, WGR cork magnum Widgeon drake, crude cut primitive Bluebill, fowl fooler burlap magnum Bluebill drake, unsigned Black duck, Coot Decoy Co. cork body Black duck, Risser & Bohn cork body Wood duck drake, Risser & Bohn cork body Pintail drake, P.L. Co. Widgeon drake, (4) Prs. of cork body Mallard decoys, and many others! Decoys by Capt. Harry Jobes: Incl. (2) 1979 full size swimming Canadian Geese, 1980 preening Canadian goose, 1985 resting Goose, 1976 Pintail drake. Charlie Jobes: Incl. Wood drake and hen, Pr of 1989 Mallard drakes, 1987 Mallard drake, Can hen, Pr of 1989 Greenwing teal, (2) 1989 Blackducks, drake Redhead, (8) Black ducks, (4) Widgeon drakes. Vernon Bryant Perryville, MD: Incl. Pr of 1998 Canvasback drake and hen, (2) Can drakes, (2) Greenwing teal drakes, (6) Mallard drake, Pintail drake, Pr of Canvasbacks, Bufflehead, Sea ducks, Pintail hen, sleeping Black duck, Widgeon drake, several black ducks, several Bluebill hen and drakes, several Goldeneyes, and more. Peter and Peggy Heap: Incl. (2) 1984 cork Greenwing teal, 1986 Greenwing Teal, 1986 cork body Mallard hen, (2) cork body Blackducks. Jim Slaughter Trappe, MD: Incl. 1987 Blackduck, Bufflehead drake, Hen Wood duck, Coot, Pr of 1986 Buffleheads. Michael Smyser: Incl. (2) 1990 Mallard drakes, (2) 1990 Mallard hens, 1990 Wood duck hen, Pr of cork body Mallards. Michael and Susan Veasey: Incl. (2) Prs of 2004 sleeping mallards, Pr of 2004 resting mallards, (2) mallard hens, (2) mallard drakes, (2) straight mallard drakes, (2) 2004 swimming mallard hens, (2) 2004 preening canvasback drakes, 2004 Pintail drake & more. LATE ADDITIONS including: Mallard drake lamp, Cast Iron Bluebill boot scrapper, DE Bay Black duck, Mini stained goose by Jessie Urie, 2001 Amy Maddox Mini Pintail drake, Mini Swan & Hen Mallard by Bill Hickman, Mini 1974 Larry Tawes Bufflehead drake, Mini Miles Hancock Bluebill, Jessie Urie Mini Canvasback hen, Stanley Hess cork Black duck, Dorchester Co. cork Coot decoy, 2 Animal Trap factory Mallards, Misc shore birds, Factory Bluebill, E.S. MD cork Blackduck, Herters Wood duck drake, Two R. E. Bellote, Lewes DE Wood ducks, DU Wood duck, LG. Tundra Swan. Approx. 10 H. Haman Mallard, Pintail, Blackduck, Bluebill & Green wing Teal cork decoys, 1994 Brad Snyder cork Black duck, Paul Gibson Canada Goose, Pr. Of N.E. factory Canvasbacks w/deep keel & more!

Artwork/Prints: “Old Squaws at Thomas Point Light” by Kevin Snelling, Morning Flight Woodies” by Kevin Snelling, L/E 1983 Wild Wings Ward Bros. decoy print by Shertz, Schroeder, Daly, Fisher & Lem Ward, 1996 Waterfowl Festival print, Richard Sloan Wood duck & Mallard prints, Louis Frisino Golden Eye print, Goose print by Anne Miller, Ned Ewell L/E “Mid Morning Teal”, Goose print by Robert Smith & more. “Skyward Bound” print by Richard Bishop, “The Eternal Dream” print by R.J. MacDonald, “Mallard Spoken Here” by Herb Booth & “Pintail Pageant” by Herb Booth.

Firearms: (7 PM) Le Hanne 9.3 x 74 mm German drilling double barrel rifle over 16 GA shotgun w/Swarovski 5x 20A claw mount scope (safari special), Ruger .44 mag carbine rifle, Remington 11-48 .410 shotgun w/cutts compensator, Smith & Wesson Model 1000 semi auto 12 gauge skeet special shotgun, Remington 870 Express Magnum w/3″ rifled bore shotgun w/extra barrel and Bushnell scope, Swiss Vetterli Mdl 1869/71.41Cal Swiss Rimfire bolt action rifle made in Waffenfabrick, Bern, Westernfield M830B .22 bolt action rifle, Winchester Mdl 37A .410 single shot shotgun (Missing wood forend), Marlin Firearms Co. Mdl 110M Revelation .22 Bolt action rifle and others.

Special Interest Items: Crisfield Crabballs softball team 1936 autographed Lem Ward softball (very unique item), Winchester Breach loading 10 gauge canon in original box, sink box decoy weight attributed to Harry Weisfeld Marshy Point, MD c. 1920, half dozen Bryce Risser matching hen and drake cork body decoys w/ specialized carrying bag and weights, Fowl Fooler wooden reed duck call, decoy bags, decoy weights, strings and more.

Ammunition/Reloading supplies/Misc: Qty. rifle, pistol & shotgun ammo to include .22 LR, 9mm, .45 Acp, 38 Super, .41 Rem Mag, 12 GA Shotshells & slugs. 7.62 x 39mm, 7.62 x 51mm, .30-06, .32-20, .30 Rem Express & others. Qty. Brass/Primed brass including 9mm, .380, .357, .41 & .44 Rem Mag, .22-250, .257 Roberts and .30-06 = others. Reloading items including bullets, casings, Qty. primers, Midway Brass tumbler and more. Qty. 30 & 50 Cal Ammo canisters. Remington Kleanbore wood ammo box, Nitro Express ammo box, Evans ammo box & more!

Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside of 10,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Some seating provided. Food served by Station 7 Restaurant of Pittsville.

Preview: Friday 8/19/11 from 12 PM – 5:30 PM. A Complete online Catalog & Online Absentee bidding will be available on the Auction Company Website.

Contact Auction Company for Additional Details. 410-835-0384

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