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The Collection of

Sa m Dyke 1932 - 2014 A tribute to a gentleman and the collection he created

To be featured in Guyette & Deeter, Inc.’s November 11 & 12, 2015 decoy auction in Easton, Maryl and


This ebook presentation has been made possible because of Sam Dyke’s meticulous notes and record keeping. The decoys and shorebirds are mostly grouped by species, something Sam did with his frequent exhibits at the Ward Museum. He liked to show the way in which different carvers interpreted the same species. Only Sam’s collection notes and exhibit presentations have been used for the text. The typed articles and notes are Sam’s rough drafts that were later published in the Ward Museum Magazine. We hope you enjoy the ebook format. Please plan on attending the auction scheduled for November 11th and 12th at the Easton, MD Community Center. The event begins with a cocktail and hors d’ oeuvre reception on November 10th, at 6:00pm. If you would like to order the complete auction catalog, call our office at 410-745-0485. Catalogs are $45, shipping included. If you have not registered with us or attended one of our auctions, we would like to send you a complimentary catalog in hopes that you will enjoy it and perhaps participate in future events. Thank you


Guyette & Deeter, Inc.

North American Decoys At Auction Talbot County Community Center 10028 Ocean Gateway Easton, Maryland 21601 50 Table Buy, Sell, Swap November 10, 11, & 12.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Preview 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Join us for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Preview 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM Auction 11:00 AM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Preview 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Auction 10:00 AM

For questions during the auction call 410-745-0485

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Sam Dyke Collection Forward By Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

I expect that many people who knew Sam Dyke as I did would use “trustworthy” to characterize him. He was also intelligent, humble, and generous. When he moved to the Eastern Shore in the late 1950’s Sam’s position as a commercial forester and his deep love of natural history prompted him to explore the forests, fields, marshes, and waterways of the Eastern Shore. He was an avid waterfowl hunter and birder who appreciated the artistry and craftsmanship it took to create a great carving. Decoy collecting offered the perfect opportunity to combine his appreciation of birds, history, art, and nature. As you review his personal decoy collection featured in this catalog you will notice that Sam assembled a first-class, clean collection focused on the area where he lived and worked for nearly 60 years. From the overall quality of the items and provenance of ownership to detailed recordkeeping, Sam understood how each decoy added to the greater whole of his collection. Sam was also keenly observant. It is without exaggeration to say that Sam evaluated several thousands of decoys in his lifetime. He studied decoys good and bad, talking with fellow collectors about their discoveries and insights. Each one added a layer to his knowledge and interest, which he generously passed along to others. Sam’s contributions to scholarship related to the waterfowling heritage of the Eastern Shore are unequalled. He was an expert on the history of hunting and decoy carving, and was regularly published in major magazines, journals, and books. In 2008, Sam received the Heritage Professional Award from the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council. The Samuel H. Dyke Wildfowl Art Library at the Ward Museum holds his written legacy, as well as publications that inspired him. The Ward Foundation trusted Sam to lead the organization in various capacities, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ward Foundation and Chair of the Curatorial Committee at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Sam served the Foundation and Museum for more than 40 years, and was instrumental in helping the Museum to grow from humble beginnings to one of the premier wildfowl art institutions in the world. Sam was generous in his lifetime. He made several gifts of decoys from his collection to the Ward Museum. In keeping with that spirit, Guyette and Deeter have agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this collection to the Sam Dyke Memorial Fund at the Ward Museum. That fund is directed to opening the “Sam Dyke Gateway to Outdoor Discovery”-- a new entrance in the main museum lobby accessing the nature trails. On behalf of the Ward Museum, I invite you to experience the museum that Sam helped build for our community.


World champion carver Rich Smoker had this to say of Dyke: “I knew Sam Dyke by many disciplines: collector, carver, judge, duck hunter, birder, curator, Chairman of the Board, evaluator of antiquities, and a wood specialist at his ‘real job’ at Glatfelter Pulp Wood. Sam was the Ward Foundation, guiding the Ward for over 40 years, through tumultuous waters and with an unerring and straight forward hand. Sam led by example; no job was too big or too small to be finished with his eye to detail. He had the uncanny ability to be able to see your strengths and weaknesses, take them, and guide each person [in order] to use their assets to benefit the whole. He possessed an amazing eye that could spot field marks on birds in the field, as well as…works to be displayed in an exhibit, or added to the Ward’s collection. A quiet and unassuming man, his strengths were revealed when he spoke on any topic [he was] questioned on. When [he] questioned [me] if his advice was taken to view a prized bird— no being the answer, yard work taking precedence—his response [was]: ‘Work can wait, time and tide wait for no man.’” Noted author and decoy historian Henry Stansbury adds: “Sam was so multi-talented and universally well-liked by all! He was both creative and artistic in his role as a sophisticated collector…[as] our curator and exhibit planning and installation expert, and in his recurring leadership role that we pressed on him several times over the years when we absolutely needed his quiet good humored steady hand at the helm of the Ward Museum. He guided us through the complex and very successful transition into the Salisbury University family with grace, and Sam recently assumed the helm once more as we planned some major advances in our new five year plan. He was just great to work with and equally adept at all phases of museum life. Sam was affable and generous with his time, expertise, and his resources – with not only the Ward Museum, but also the birding and conservation communities on the Eastern Shore.” Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association, remembers: “The term gentleman is often applied casually, but it suited Sam perfectly; he carried it in a way that very few of us do. His authority, charm, and charisma–all prodigious–were rooted in his quiet, caring, and self-effacing manner. He had a distinct talent for inspiring confidence. ... He was able to see good in you [that] you didn’t know you had and call it forth, just as he might lead someone to a view of some shy and heretofore unseen bird. He loved the lands and waters of Delmarva and all around the world. He loved the birds and other wild creatures he shared it all with, and worked hard to inspire that love in others.” Sam Dyke never sought attention for the many works that he did. His role at and contributions to the Ward Museum were priceless, and he shall be sorely missed.

Sam Dyke and Henry Stansbury setting up an exhibit of pintails at the Ward Museum


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I first met Sam Dyke at one of the early fall Ward Museum shows in Salisbury Maryland sometime around 1990. Over the years he and I became friends. He would always be at the Ward Museum whenever I stopped by and I discovered we both shared a passion for decoys made in the Hog and Cobb Island Virginia area. I had always been intrigued and impressed with the decoys attributed to Walter Brady and Sam helped me organize an exhibit at the museum of decoys by Eli Doughty and Brady. The exhibit was an attempt to shed some light on the incredible similarities between the two makers works. I felt Eli Doughty was possibly the maker of them all but I am still not certain. However, I am certain that Sam’s Eli Doughty brant is the finest one known. Sam was truly a gentleman and visited my farm and studio several times, likewise inviting me to visit his collection often as well. Sam was always optimistic and very encouraging in regards to my carving and really encouraged my passion for painting as well. Sam shared many stories of decoy picking and collecting. His stories centered around his visits to Roy Bull, William Mackey, Bill Purnell and Dave Hawthorne. There were also many stories of duck hunting all around the Eastern Shore and tales of his love of birdwatching, especially shorebirds. Many of the decoys in Sam’s collection are birds he found directly at the source while visiting the Shore’s many hamlets, boat sheds and wharves. Sam kept detailed records of his finds and his decoys have great, early provenance. Many of these decoys, while not in pristine condition, have great character and soul, just like Sam himself. They are the results of a lifetime of collecting by a man who knew his field well. Good birding, Sam -Cameron McIntyre

SAM DYKE COLLECTION

All decoys from Sam’s collection to be sold will include this “Sam Dyke Collection” stamp on the underside.

The Smithsonian logo featured here indicates that a decoy was on display during their 1987, American Bird Sculpture - Decoys to Decoratives.


From an exhibition at the Ward Museum in 1989 by Sam Dyke


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Mallard Pair, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, MD Acquired from Myrtle Polk and Freddie Young in 1989. These are possibly the only known rigmate pair of hollow mallards in Bishop’s Head Gun Club style. (35,000 - 45,000)

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Canvasback Drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, MD This decoy was originally acquired by Sam Dyke in 1960 via a trade, he sold it in 1971 and repurchased it the same year. It is attributed to the Billy Jones rig - Pocomoke, MD (12,000 - 15,000)

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Canvasback Hen, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, MD This decoy was originally acquired by Sam Dyke in 1960 via a trade, he sold it in 1971 and repurchased it the same year. It is attributed to the Billy Jones rig - Pocomoke, MD (14,000 - 18,000)

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Canvasback, John “Daddy ” Holly, Havre de Grace, MD Acquired from John Hillman at Virginia Beach, Virginia September 1977. (8,000 - 12,000)

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Canvasback pair, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from J.G. Dimling in 1979. Also owned by Jimmy Ennis, Pocomoke, Maryland, 1946. Used on Pocomoke Sound. (4,000 - 6,000)

Canvasback pair, Taylor Boyd, Perryville, maryland Acquired in 1964. One of four dozen purchased for the Hongua River Gun Club. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Canvasback, Chauncey Reynolds, Northeast, Maryland Acquired from Mildred Reynolds, Chauncey’s granddaughter, in 1988. (2,000 - 3,000)

Canvasback Pair, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, Maryland Acquired from Bill Purnell, Purnell brand in underside. (4,000 - 6,000)

Canvasback Pair, James Holly, Havre de Grace, Maryland Drake acquired from Davison Hawthorne 1978. Hen acquired in 2005 from Ward Museum gift shop. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Canvasback, Ed Phillips, Cambridge, maryland Acquired in 1967. (2,500 - 3,500)

Canvasback Pair, Will Heverin, Chestertown, Maryland Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1985. Formerly in the collections of W Prescott, Dr. Edgar Burke, and Gene Conett. (2,500 - 3,500)

Canvasback, Sam barnes, havre de Grace, Maryland Acquired in 1966. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Collector’s Choice notes from 1989 exhibition of Sam Dyke’s personal collection


Brant


Brant, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from William Purnell in 1975. (35,000 - 55,000)

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Brant, Eli Doughty, Hog Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1970. There is a note saying that the carving was sold to Paul Vartanian of Fair Hills, NJ by Jack Cathcart, Ed Doughty, Quimby, VA (35,000 - 45,000)

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Brant, Nathan Cobb Jr, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1970. (15,000 - 20,000)

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Brant, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from Tom Winstel in 1976. (17,500 - 22,500)

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Brant, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Guy Winsor in 1969. (6,500 - 9,500)

Brant, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired in 1981. (1,750 - 2,250)

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Brant, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1970. (3,000 - 5,000)

Brant, Charles Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1982. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Pintails


Pintail, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired from William Mackey in 1971. Exhibited at the Smithsonian in 1987. Bill Repair (25,000 - 35,000)

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Pintail, Dave Watson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired as a gift in 1965 from Dave Watson, Willis Wharf, Virginia. Has web-foot brand of the Assateague Rod and Gun Club (?-1929) (20,000 - 30,000)

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Pintail, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Millard Jones in 1977. (5,000 - 8,000)

Pintail Pair, Miles Hancock, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Tom George in 1986. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Pintail Pair, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired from Tom George in 1986. (2,500 - 3,500)

Pintail Pair, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Mort Hanson in 1975. Formerly in the collection of Brodie Henson. (3,000 - 5,000)

Pintail, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, maryland Acquired from Lem Ward in 1969. (3,500 - 4,500)

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Redhead, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from Bud Ward and Ted Gleyseen in 1972. (20,000 - 30,000)

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Redhead, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired from A Wakefield in 1973. (6,500 - 9,500)

Redhead Pair, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1967. Repainted as bluebills by Ira Hudson. (600 - 900)

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redhead wing duck, Captain Ben Dye, Perryville, Maryland Acquired from Mike Keating in 1980. (4,000 - 6,000)

Redhead Pair, Charles Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Richard Conway in 1973. (1,000 - 1,400)

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Curlew, Luther Lee Nottingham, Cape Charles, Virginia Acquired from Roy Bull in 1976. (10,000 - 14,000)

Curlew, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired in 1978 from Bud Ward and Vernon Berg. (8,000 - 12,000)

Curlew, Charles Birch, Willis Wharf, Virginia. Acquired in 2003 from Reggie Birch, who obtained it from Ray Charnock, who’s father lived at Willis Wharf and purchased 12 curlew from Charles Birch. Ten were lost in a Delaware house fire. (6,500 - 9,500)

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Curlew, Eli Doughty, Hog Island, Virginia Acquired from Henry Fleckenstein in 1985. (4,000 - 6,000) Curlew, Eastern Shore of Virginia Acquired from Reed Muller, 1976. (4,000 - 6,000)

Curlew, Assateague Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1970. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Curlew, Robert Andrews, Smith Island, Virginia Acquired in 1983. (2,500 - 3,500)

Curlew, Alma Fitchett, Smith Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1970. (2,500 - 3,500)

Curlew, Eastern Shore of Virginia Acquired from Bud Ward in 1976. (1,000 - 1,400)

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Black Bellied Plover

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Black Bellied Plover, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired form Bud Ward in 1975. (12,500 - 17,500)

Black Bellied Plover, Charles Clark, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Somers Headly in 1988. (7,500 - 9,500)

Black Bellied Plover, Eastern Shore of Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1971. (5,000 - 7,000)

Black Bellied Plover, Burton Family, Burton Bay, Virginia Acquired at the Bourne auction in 1976. (3,000 - 4,000)

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Black bellied Plover, Eastern Shore of Virginia Acquired from Bill Purnell in 1984, branded “P” under tail. (2,500 - 3,500)

Black bellied Plover, Daniel Demott, East Rockaway Acquired at a Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. November 1993 decoy auction. (5,000 - 8,000)

Black bellied Plover, Harry V. Shourds, Tuckerton, New Jersey Acquired at Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. February 1992 decoy auction. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Yellowlegs, Dave Watson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1969, via a trade with William

Mackey. (6,500 - 9,500)

Yellowlegs, Charles Clark, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1981. (8,000 - 12,000)

Yellowlegs, Charles Clark, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Mort Hanson in 1974. Exhibited by William Mackey, Jr. in St. Paul, Minnesota. (6,500 - 9,500)

Yellowlegs, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from J. Leavens in 1971. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Dowitcher, Captain John Haff, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired in a trade form Somers Headly in 1980. Headly acquired it from Richard l Paris, Eastville, Virginia, in 1950. (10,000 - 14,000)

Dowitcher, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from Mort Hanson Sr./Lloyd Johnson in 1975. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Robin Snipe, Albert Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from N. H. Coniff in 1967. (15,000 - 20,000)

Robin Snipe, Robert Andrews, Smith Island, Virginia Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1974. From Mackey sale number 5. (8,000 - 12,000)

Robin Snipe, Eastern Shore of Virginia Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1966. (450 - 650)

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Robin Snipe, Smith Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1970. (650 - 950)

Robin Snipe Hogg Island, Virginia Acquired from the Julia & Guyette auction October 1990. (500 - 700)

Robin Snipe, Eastern Shore of Virginia Formerly in the collection of William Mackey. Acquired in a 1973 Richard Bourne decoy auction. (500 - 800)

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Hooded Merganser, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired From William Mackey in 1972. Bill Repair. (25,000 - 35,000)

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Merganser, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Mort Hanson in 1979. Previously in the Brodie Henson collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Merganser Pair, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1966 in Dagsboro, Delaware. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Merganser Pair, Doug Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1968. (4,000 - 6,000)

Merganser attributed to AC Noonan, Oxford, Maryland Acquired form Henry Fleckenstein in 1978. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Black Duck, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired from W.F. in 1971. (12,500 - 17,500)

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Black Duck, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1971. (15,000 - 20,000)

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Black Duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Bill Purnell in 1982. (2,000 - 3,000)

Black duck John Henry Downes, North Hampton County, Virginia Acquired from William J. Mackey in 1971. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Black Duck, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1972. (5,000 - 8,000)

Black Duck, Charles Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Amos Waterfield in 1970. (1,500 - 2,000)

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Black Duck, Dave Watson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from William Mackey in 1970. (6,500 - 9,500)

Black Duck, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Winsor White in 1969. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Bluebill Pair, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired in 1971. (15,000 - 20,000)

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Bluebill, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Cobb Island, Virginia Acquired in 1971. (17,000 - 22,500)

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Bluebill Pair, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1965. (5,000 - 8,000)

Bluebill, Joe Dye, Havre de Grace, Maryland Acquired from Henry Fleckenstein in 1979. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Bluebill Pair, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired in 1967. (3,000 - 4,000)

Bluebill, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland Sam Dyke collection. Acquired from Guy Winsor in 1969. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Canada Geese


Canada Goose, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Guy Winsor in 1968. Exhibited at the Smithsonian in 1987, Smithsonian sticker on underside. (9,000 - 12,000)

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Canada Goose, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired from an unknown source in Cambridge, Maryland in 1965. (2,000 - 3,000)

Canada Goose, Dave Watson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1965. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Va r i e d S p e c i e s


Bluewinged Teal, Lloyd Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland (8,000 - 12,000)

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Widgeon, Robert McGaw, Havre de Grace, maryland Acquired in 1989 Julia/Guyette decoy auction. Formerly in Somers Headly collection, who acquired from Eugene Pong. (1,250 - 1,750)

Widgeon, Lloyd Tyler, Crisfield, Maryland Acquired in a trade from Mike Keating in 1982. (1,000 - 1,400)

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Widgeon, Captain Ed Phillips, Cambridge, Maryland Acquired from Davison Hawthorne in 1967. (1,500 - 2,500)

Widgeon, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired from M. Dimling in 1982. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Bufflehead Pair, Charles Jester, Chincoteague, Virginia Sam’s notes indicate hen was acquire from Vogel in 1965 and the drake from Bobby Richardson in 1980. (2,000 - 3,000)

Goldeneye, Ira Hudson, Chincoteague, Virginia Acquired at Mackey collection sale number 4. Mackey collection stamp on underside. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Very rare rigmate pair of greenwing teal by Horace Crandall

Important pair of working cedar old squaw by Shang Wheeler. William J. Mackey collection

Important brant by Eli Doughty

Exceptional canvasback by John “Daddy” Holly

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Guyette & Deeter, Inc.’s November 11 & 12 auction featuring

Decoratives by Tan, Jett, and Jude Burnet World Champion Carvers Jan, Tan and Jett Brunet with 1982 World Champion Pair of Green Wing Teal.

Decorative full size and miniature wood duck by Tan Brunet

Blue ribbon winning decorative mallard by Jett Brunet

Ruddy duck with pendant by Tan Brunet

Decorative greenwing teal by Tan Brunet

Pair of wood ducks by Jude Brunet

Canvasback hen by Jett Brunet

Ruddy duck by Jett Brunet


We are pleased to announce that Robert J. Koenke has accepted the position of Guyette & Deeter, Inc.’s Sporting and Wildlife Art Expert. We are confident that he will be an excellent fit within our organization.

Mr. Koenke has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Art Advisory Board of the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland since 1985 and served on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, South Carolina. He has also consulted on numerous wildlife art shows across the United States. He was a member of the Art Advisory Board for the Arts in the Park program in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and judged the competition twice. He was appointed in the National Art Advisory Board for Ducks Unlimited in 1989, and he has served on the Board of Advisors for the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis since 1989 and was instrumental in the museum’s Wildlife Art in America Exhibition in 1994. He was named chairman of the Art Advisory Board in 1995 and still serves on the museum’s Advisory Board. In 1990, Mr. Koenke received the Wildlife Art industry “Person of the Year” award at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show in Tacoma, Washington. This award, the first of its kind, was presented to Koenke for “major contribution to the wildlife art industry.” He was also recognized for “Outstanding Service and leadership by the California Artists Association in 2002. The Fallbrooks Museum awarded Mr. Koenke their “Lifetime Achievement Award for the Arts” in 2003. His contribution and major impact on the Waterfowl Festival was recognized at its silver anniversary festival in 1995 when Mr. Koenke was named to the Waterfowl Festival Hall of Fame. In 1997, Mr. Koenke was honored as a recipient of the Frazier Hancock Award for excellence in a private ceremony in Ohio. In 2005, Mr. Koenke moved to Maryland and started a new business, Robert J. Koenke & Associates, specializing in art and marketing consultation, fine art appraisals, teaching, and publishing. He received his Fine Arts in Appraisal degree from Pratt Institute in New York in 2007 and is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. He holds a BA degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and currently resides and has offices on the eastern shore of Maryland. Mr. Koenke has been appraising fine art for over 30 years. His specialty is animal, sporting, and wildlife art with a subspecialty in early European and American art. He has completed appraisals for private collections, museums, exhibitions, attorneys in five states and fine art dealers.


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November 13, 14, 15, 2015 in Easton, Maryland

The Ultimate Destination for the Sophisticated Sportsman!

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Thursday, November 12, 4:30–9 p.m.

Enjoy cocktails and Eastern Shore favorites while touring five downtown art galleries in advance of the weekend crowds! Enjoy the rest of the Festival Weekend as a VIP! Tickets and VIP packages at waterfowlfestival.org/premierenight

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The Collection of Sam Dyke  

A tribute to a gentleman and the collection he created.

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