Published: July 27, 2004
The Annual Cape Cod Decoy Auction conducted by Ted Harmon of Decoys Unlimited, conducted this past Sunday and Monday, July 25-26, saw strong prices posted for a variety of rdf_Descriptions ranging from decorative miniatures to working decoys.
Leading the sale was a pair of special order split-tail dowitcher shorebirds by Elmer Crowell that were offered as separate lots. The pair attracted quite a bit of attention with the first one selling at $64,400, while the rig-mate brought $35,650. A record price for a Crowell miniature preening pintail was also established when the lot sold at $25,300.
Other top lots included a life-sized decorative carving of a woodcock by Crowell that brought $35,650, and a Crowell working goose decoy that went out at $34,500.
A complete review will appear in a future issue.
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