USA -(Ammoland.com)- Guyette & Deeter held its fifth annual decoy auction in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, South Carolina on February 18, 2017.
The sale was within estimate, at $610,000. Of the 280 lots offered, with six lots selling for over $10,000, only 5 lots failed to sell resulting in a sell through rate of better than 98 percent.
Gary Guyette and Jon Deeter attribute the success to extensive promotion, guaranteed condition reports, and a buyer’s premium that is still 15 percent.
The catalog for this sale is still available for $20.
The sale featured the collections of William Berry & Pat Kalinsky, Gene Carr, John Joseph Heggarty, Harold & Nancy O’Connor, Carl Olson, Bill Royal, Dr. Richard Snell, and Leonard Willis.
Guyette & Deeter’s next sale will be held on April 27 & 28 in St. Charles, Illinois. The sale will feature decoys from the collection of Peter Brown, the most extensive known collection of Canadian decoys.
The consignment deadline for this sale is March 3, or until full.
About Guyette & Deeter:
Established in 1984, Guyette & Deeter, Inc. has held over 120 live auctions, realizing over $160 million in sales of decoys, paintings, and related sporting items. Our firm has handled the most important decoys and collections in North America and we have set nearly all of the world records in these categories: duck and shorebird decoys, fish decoys and plaques, duck calls and crow calls, decorative carvings, shotgun shell boxes, salesman sample canoes, and other related items.
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