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Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, the approximately 31" long hollow-carved slot-neck Canada goose sold for $632,500. Guyette  Deeter’s detailed catalog entry notes who found it and where, the make of a crosspiece, the intended use for the decoy, details on the decoy’s removable head, the dates and locations of previous sales, etc., plus literature, including page numbers. At Sotheby’s January 2000 McCleery sale, it sold for $233,500. Guyette  Deeter photo.Slot neck Canada…

Established in 1984 and approaching 153 million in sales, the Guyette & Deeter Inc. decoy auction firm has handled the most important decoys and collections in North America.

Important hollow carved Canada goose, John Blair, Sr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Important hollow carved Canada goose, John Blair, Sr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3rd quarter 19th century.

Canada goose decoy in sentinel position, Alexandria Bay, New York, circa 1900

Canada goose decoy in sentinel position Alexandria Bay, New York, circa 1900

Canada goose, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Premier grade.

Canada goose, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Premier grade.

Root head Canada goose from Long island, New York, last quarter 19th century.

Root head Canada goose from Long island, New York, last quarter century.

Hollow Canada goose, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1930.

Hollow Canada goose, Ben Schmidt, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1930.

FIXES: Original head was lost at the turn of the century and re-headed as a working decoy. Within the last 30 years a new head carved by New Jersey decoy carver Russ Allan to look like original, considered by most to be his finest work. Working decoy of a life size Canadian Goose, originally paint ; ca. 1870-1900, Virginia, USA perhaps Cobb Island

Working decoy of a life size Canadian Goose, ca. 1870 Virginia, USA perhaps Cobb Island

Hollow carved brant, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter 19th century.

Hollow carved brant, Elkanah Cobb, Cobb Island, Virginia, last quarter century.

Exceptional hollow carved canvasback drake in rare early season plumage, John R. Wells, Toronto, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century. "JRW Maker" brand in underside. From the Rice Lake rig. "JHH" painted on underside. Fine comb paint detail.

Exceptional hollow carved canvasback drake in rare early season plumage, John R. "JRW Maker" brand in underside. From the Rice Lake rig. "JHH" painted on underside.

Rare Canada goose, David Ward, Toronto, Ontario, last quarter 19th century.

Rare Canada goose, David Ward, Toronto, Ontario, last quarter century.

Captain Harry Jobes, Hartford County, MD. Mint Tall Necked Sentinel Canada Goose. Carved and painted wood. Hand-signed by maker. This decoy retains its original hardware and ballast weight. The original paint is in exceptional condition.

Carved and painted wood. Hand-signed by maker. This decoy retains its original hardware and ballast weight. The original paint is in exceptional condition.

Unknown Maker, New Jersey. Canada Goose Sleeper. Hollow carved wood and original paint. Unused. Excellent condition.

Unknown Maker, New Jersey. Hollow carved wood and original paint.