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 – (125 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 – (375 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.
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Ward Brothers Decoys: Extremely Rare and possibly unique 1918 Ward Brothers “Fat Jaw” Red Head Drake Decoy with DuPont Family history from the Horn Point Club on the Choptank River, 1936 Ward Brothers Bluebill Hen in original paint with gunning wear, framed Print of the Ward Brothers signed by Lem and Steve Ward.
Roe “Duc-Man” Terry Decoys: Roe “Duc Man” Terry, Chincoteague, VA Mini carved flying Black Duck on wooden plaque. This is only 1 of 3 mini Flyers on a plaque that Mr. Terry has ever carved, miniature carved black duck signed and dated on underside 1975, 1969 miniature carved Canada Goose on driftwood signed and dated 1969, miniature carved Canvasback Drake made in the 1960’s and painted in 2000’s, mini carved plover on driftwood branded and signed on underside. This is #2 of 2 ever carved by Mr. Terry and the only one available on the current public market.
Rue Family Decoys: First Ever carved decoy with personal tag from the Rue Brothers, Super Rare 1960 Rue Brothers Full Body Tundra swan branded Rue on underside in original paint, Rue Brothers Dorchester Co. Full Body Cork Model Standing Canada Goose on driftwood in original paint and excellent condition, RARE Rue Brothers Dorchester County Maryland full size Loon Decoy, Full Size Shoveler Drake, Pair of Rue Family working model Canvasbacks, several Black Ducks, Ron Rue, Dorchester Co., MD Green Winged Teal Drake, Pair of Ron Rue, Dorchester County, MD Gadwalls, Rue Brothers “Dorchester County Model Pate” Baldpate Drake, Blue Bill Hen, Hollow Body Hooded Merganser drake, Rue Bros Decoys ¼ size carved Canada Goose decoy with line and weight signed on underside R. Rue, Smith Rue, Pair of Wood Ducks, Pair of Blue Winged Teal, Brant Decoy in original paint, Redhead Drake, Rue Brothers Decoys miniature carved Canada Goose Decoy, R. Rue miniature carved Swimming Model Canada Goose, Rue Family Painted Seagull confidence decoy, folk Art style flying Canada Goose decoy, line/fence dove with Smith Rue copper tag on underside, Rig of (9) Canvasbacks used by the Rue Brothers Dorchester County and much more. This is the largest collection of Rue Family Decoys to ever be offered at one time!
Eastern Shore Decoys: Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, MD canvasback hen “V” board, early Dorchester County Bufflehead, Superb “Gus Wilson Model” Red Breasted Merganser by Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, VA, Pair of Dan Brown, Salisbury, MD ½ size mallards Drake and Hen, Early Doug Jester, Chincoteague, VA, hooded Merganser decoy with Roy Bull Brand, Vintage Dorchester Co. Balsa model Canada Goose Decoy branded on neck and branded on underside Ballam, Doug Jester Chincoteague, VA Black Duck Decoy, Dorchester Co. “Castle Haven Farm” model pintail drake in original paint, Gunner Meekins style Dorchester County Red Breasted Merganser Drake , Reggie Birch Chincoteague, VA standing Plover decoy branded, Herb Daisey Jr. Chincoteague, VA miniature carved Loon Decoy, Gary Marshall Sr. Red Breasted Merganser Drake, Reggie Birch, Chincoteague Virginia Mallard Drake done in vintage style, Pair of Dorchester Co. Castle Haven Farm model Pintails, 1976 Woodrow T. Wilson, Crisfield, MD hand carved and painted American Merganser Drake, Richard Tull Dorchester County Pintail hen, Woodrow Wilson, Crisfield, MD 1979 Oak 1945 Ward Brothers Replica decoy signed and dated, Miles Hancock 1966 miniature carved black duck decoy signed and dated on underside and much more this is only a partial listing!
Upper Bay Decoys: Pair of Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, MD early working model Canvasbacks Drake and Hen, Pair of 1961 Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD Pintails Drake and Hen, Pair of 1961 Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD Black Ducks, Pair of Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, MD Canvasbacks Drake and Hen. Bob McGaw Harve de Grace, MD Canvasback Decoy with dog bone weight, Madison Mitchell Havre de Grace, MD Blue bill hen, Early Holly Family Havre de Grace, MD high head canvasback drake, Harry Jobes 1987 Pintail drake decoy, Paul Gibson Harve de Grace, MD Canada Goose decoy, Late 19th Century Die Family “Restless” branded Upper Bay redhead decoy and more!
Decoys: RARE Complete set of (1) Dozen Johnson’s Folding Goose Decoys in original burlap bag, Pair of Ned Mayne 2018 Pintails, John McLaughlin Bordentown, NJ Pintail hen decoy in original paint, Bernie Hopkins Full Size Canada Goose, Superb Full Body Standing Black Duck Decoy by M. Isnor 1989, Pair of 1988 Jim Britton preening Buffleheads drake and hen, William Kennedy Southlake Texas, hand carved vintage style hand chopped King Eider decoy, Superb Wildfowler Decoy Co. Canada Goose, Stunning Full Body Standing Hallow body Black Duck by F. Finnimore, Shelburne Museum Reproduction Hallow Swimming Model Canada Goose by B&G Design, Pair of Decoys Unlimited Erie, PA vintage magnum Canvasback decoys, early Hallow Carved Barnagat Bay New Jersey Canada Goose, Bruce Noll, Wilmington, DE Bluebill Drake decoy, Donald R. Metzger Jr. Black Duck, Leonard Hornick Sr 1986 Stoney Point Decoys full size sea gull decoy, early Hallow Body New Jersey Canada Goose decoy Branded ABS, New England Model Eider decoy, North Carolina Model Canvas covered Canada Goose decoy, Charles “Sonny: Landon 1983 Canvasback Drake, full Body Hallow Swimming Model Tundra Swan, Pair of Super Rare 1948 Herter’s Decoy Company Coots and more!
Shorebirds/Owls/Crows/Doves/Factory Decoys: Animal Trap Company of America Lititz, PA Victor Crow and Owl Decoy set in original box never used, 1984 Grayson Chesser Preening Dowitcher on driftwood, Early New Jersey full body standing Plover, Pr of vintage Wildfowler Decoy Canvasbacks, Dave Rhodes Absecon, NJ Full body carved standing Crow with frog signed, Bob Brown Barnegat, NJ hand carved standing Yellowlegs on cast iron pedestal base original paint, Vince Schumacher Red-Winged Black Bird on habitat base, Rollins Bradshaw standing yellowlegs decoy, New Jersey full body standing Yellowlegs on driftwood, vintage Victor Factory paper mache Owl decoy with beaded eyes, Mason Factory Redhead drake decoy, early working Mason Blue bill decoy, Vintage Herter’s Factory Paper Mache crow decoys, Pair of vintage Decoys Unlimited, Erie, PA Magnum Canvasback decoys drake and hen and many more!
Indian Artifacts: Superb framed Arrowhead Collection consisting of approximately (27) arrowheads found by the Rue Brothers in Taylors Island, Primitive Eastern Shore of MD Indian Tomahawk head found at Town Point Farm by Francis Rue sometime before 1941, approx 1 dozen Indian hatchet heads, Indian grinding stone, Arrow heads found in 1969 Taylors Island Bayside by the Rue Brothers, framed Spearpoint and Tooth Collage in late 19th Century Walnut frame, (11) fossilized shark tooth fossils found on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay and much more!
Wildfowl Art: Original watercolor by Art Cooke, “Mallards No.2” by Frank W. Benson original etching signed, “Black Ducks Towering” by Frank W. Benson signed original dry point by Frank Benson, First Flight Canada Geese by Maynard Reece, Hundreds of duck stamp prints, “Empty Blind at Sutters Creek by Harry Adamson, “Black Ducks at Davis Creek” by Margaret Blair, 1936 Federal Duck Stamp Design by Richard Bishop signed lower right unframed, Framed DuPont Advertisement by Lynn Bogue Hunt of Canvasbacks and Redheads, “The Crabbers” framed black and white etching signed and numbered 47/150 John Moll, (2) New York Zoological Society “Solute to Noah” print sets printed in 1981 and more!
Books: Bishops Wildfowl by Richard E. Bishop limited edition copy #1641 of 2,300, 1937 Copy of Birds of America by John James Audubon, The World of Owen Gromme by Stanton and Lee in original hard binder, Duck Shooting, Duck Calls and other Game Calls, Ducks Geese and Swans of North America, Hunting Crows Year Round, Duck Decoys and How to Rig Them, Crow Shooting, Crow Shooting Secrets, Chesapeake By Decoys and The Men Who Made Them by R.H. Richardson and many more this is only a partial listing.
Primitives/Ammunition/Special Interest: Rare 19th century leather bound ammo case with brass lock and key containing fitted interior for seventy two 8 gauge shotgun shells, Super Rare Victor Duck Decoys Paper Mache Store Countertop advertising display, Vintage Electronic Engineering Co. Easton, MD “Call of the Wild Game Call”, Don Faigley Lancaster Ohio signed hand carved figural Mallard Duck head duck call, heavy cast iron figural duck door stop, Rare Vintage brass and metal figural flying goose weathervane, vintage 24 slot galvanized tin shotgun shell box/holder full with assorted vintage 12 gauge shotgun shells, Pocomoke Sound Oyster Co. Deep Creek, VA Fresh Oysters one pint can, vintage boxes of Remington UMC Nitro Club 16 gauge loaded paper shotgun shells both boxes unopened, W.T. Ruark & Co. Fishing Creek, MD Best Yet Brand Crab Meat can, hand crafted and carved turtle decoy by Len Frescia Little Silver, NJ, vintage Box of Winchester 16 gauge Paper Shotgun shells unopened, exquisite selection of vintage fishing lures, vintage Wyandotte Toys Red Ranger pistol, vintage Daisey No. 72 Squirt-O-Matic metal toy squirt and cap gun, vintage Western XPert 12 gauge 2 5/8” Shotgun shell box, (10) Boxes of Winchester 20 gauge 2 ¾” 5 shot in original box, several full boxes of vintage .410 ammo, The Clinton Cartridge Company Small Arms Ammunition wooden box, vintage 16 gauge shotgun shells by Xpert and Western Super X, Daisey Model 25 vintage pump BB gun, vintage battery operated spotting light in red paint, Ideal Mfg. Co. vintage reloader, Qty of vintage fishing reels, X-Pert model 40 vintage lever wind reel, vintage Huron reel, “Three Black Ducks” framed black and white etching signed lower right Roland Clarke, vintage Wards Redhead 12 gauge shell box, primitive folk art style “Whirly-Gig” Canada Goose decoy, Old Pal vintage minnow pale, Rue Family made Dorchester Co. Frog catcher, Lg Qty of vintage wooden fishing floats, Carters Inks wooden finger jointed advertising box and wooden finger jointed ammo crate, vintage Daisey Red Ryder Carbine BB gun, brass figural flying duck door knocker, selection of Salisbury Pewter “Waterfowl Festival” ornaments, Bronze skull sculpture desk ornament, figural animal silver plated place card holders, original Recordings Vinyl Record of Mallard and Black Duck Calling 1951 Cambridge, MD Marcus Clayton Bramble 1897-1958 Dorchester Co. in framed and matted frame w/ photo & much more!
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 9/7/20 from 5 PM – 7 PM & Friday 9/11 from 3PM – 5 PM. A Complete online Catalog will be available at AMaucitons.com.
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