9-11-20 ~ 14th Annual 2 Day Decoy & Waterfowl Arts Auction – Parsonsburg, MD

14th Annual Decoy and Wildfowl Arts 2 Day Auction


Held at the A&M Auction Facility @

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

Day #1 – Online Only Bidding – Thurs. Sept. 10th, 2020 @ 6:03 PM (150 Lots)

Day #2 – Live Auction/Live Webcast Bidding – Fri. Sept. 11th, 2020 @ 5:03 PM (400 Lots)




550+ Lots in 2 Days including over 400 Decoys, Original Artwork, Primitives, Selection of Carved Fish Decoys, Firearms, Shotshell Boxes  & much more!

Main Carvers to include: Ward Brothers, Cigar Daisey, Ron Rue, Miles Hancock, Ira Hudson, Madison Mitchell, Paul Gibson & many others!



Auctioneers Note: Allen & Marshall Auctions is honored to have several elite collections in this years sale including the late decoy carver and collector Smitty Rue. Mr. Rue graduated from Cambridge High School class of 1947. He enlisted into the armed forces and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on April 1, 1951. He settled into the restaurant and bar business as the operator of Jim’s Drive-In and Sportsman’s Bar for a score of years. He was a member of the Cambridge Masonic Lodge #66, Cambridge Elks Lodge #1272, and the Dorchester County Historical Society. He thoroughly enjoyed the time-honored sport of Water fowling particularly with his childhood friend, the late Russel C. “Bussie” Spear Jr., his brother, notable decoy carver, the late Ronald L. Rue and his early mentor of that sport the late Dr. Wallace P. Smith. This auction also features an exquisite selection of artwork from the Estate of Alfred F. King III. Freddy as most called him founded The Sportsman’s Edge, Ltd. and King Gallery in New York, selling the finest sporting art to a loyal clientele who valued his discerning judgment and keen eye. We are proud to bring these collections and many other Estates and Consignors to continue our tradition of this Annual Eastern Shore Event. PLEASE VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR A FULL CATALOG!!

Directions: Our Auction Facility is located in Parsonsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Approx. 100 Miles north of Norfolk, VA, 55 Miles South of Dover, DE, 100 East of Washington, DC and 18 miles West of Ocean City, MD. At the intersection of Rt. 50 and the Rt. 13 Bypass merge onto Rt. 50 East towards Ocean City and follow for 3.9 miles to the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd. Turn North (left) 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.

Order of Sale:

Day #1 – Thur. Sept. 10th, 2020- at 6:03 PM – (150 Lots). This portion of the Auction will be conducted via Timed Online Only Auction via Proxibid.com. There will be no Live/IN Person bidding on Day #1.

Day #2 – Friday Sept. 11th, 2020 at 5:03 PM -(450 Lots). This portion of the Auction will be conducted LIVE ONSITE @ the A&M Auction Facility & via LIVE WEBCAST BIDDING at Proxibid.com. Online only Absentee bidding will also be available via HiBid.com. Bids via HiBid will be downloaded prior to the Auction and executed by the Auctioneer during the live Auction.


Catalog Links



LIVE ONLINE & PRE-BIDDING is being offered on this Auction via Proxibid!

The items will be cataloged and photographed soon and the Auction will be posted online at the completion

 With this system you can bid LIVE during the Auction!

Proxibid - Live Internet Bidding

This Auction will feature Live Webcast bidding so you can bid live via the computer from the comfort of your own home.

There is an 18% Buyer Premium with the use of this System. Proxibid gets a 5% cut of everything that sells on their site!.



ONLINE ABSENTEE BIDDING – Will be offered on the A&M bidding system on Day #2 Only. You can place bids until 2 hours prior to the auction. Those bids are downloaded into our Auction Software and executed during the live Auction by the Auctioneer. This system is ideal if you know you are willing to pay an exact amount and no more. You can bid and walk away. If you want to Bid LIVE or Watch the Auction LIVE please use the PROXIBID link above.

Online Bidding

Online Bidding: This is an LIVE Auction held at the A&M Auction Facility. We are offering Internet Absentee bidding on all lots on the A&M Auctions Bidding System.


Ron Rue Decoys: To be listed soon!

Eastern Shore Decoys: To be listed soon!

Upper Bay Decoys: To be listed soon!

Shorebirds: To be listed soon!

Miniatures: To be listed soon!

Fish Decoys/Fishing Lures: To be listed soon!

Wildfowl Art: To be listed soon!

Primitives/Oyster Tins/Special Interest: To be listed soon!

Terms Personal Property: Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or approved check. 13% Buyer Premium with a 3% Discount for Live/Onsite Bidders paying by Cash or Check. 15% BP for bids placed on HiBid.com. 18% BP for bids placed on Proxibid.com. All property is sold “As Is, Where Is”, and All Sales are Final. Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age genuineness, authenticity, value or any other determinative factor. Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the phone, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Allen & Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.

Pickup: This is a Live Auction. We will be onsite on Friday Night the 11th of Sept. until the end of the Auction. (Approx. 10 PM). Items can be picked up at the Auction Site the following week Monday Sept. 14th – Friday 18th from 9 AM – 5 PM by Appointment. Buyer is responsible for removing all items. A&M Auctioneers and Appraiser’s does not ship items, however shipping is available through the UPS Pack and Ship Store of Salisbury, MD or a shipper of buyer’s choice. Buyer is responsible for bringing any required manpower, tools, boxes, wrapping paper, blankets, wheel cart or dollies needed to remove your items from the property. Items not picked or shipping arrangements made by Friday Sept. 18th, 2020 will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the discretion of the Auction Company.      

Preview: Monday 9/7 5 PM – 7 PM & Friday Sept. 11th 3 PM – 5 PM!A Complete online Catalog will be available at AMaucitons.com.


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