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Auction Date Jul 29 Auction
Cherry Grove Event Center
5676 M 55
Cadillac, mi
Time 10:00AM
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Hand Carved and Factory Duck Decoys
Hand carved and Factory Fish Spearing Decoys
Hand Carved and Factory Fishing Lures
Ice Fish Spears *Sporting Art* Decoy Reference Books
Minnow Traps* Duck Calls * Carl Christiansen
Vintage Hunting and Fishing Collectibles

See Preliminary inventory below
full catalog coming soon
* Please note, we are still accepting consignments for this auction. Contact Grant 231-651-9099

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Lot 1
We are pleased and honored to auction this Jim Schmiedlin Canvasback Drake
sold on sunday july 29th

Canvasback Drake. Jim Schmiedlin, Bradford Woods, PA. Made in 2004. Branded JAS on Underside w/ "Return for Reward" Written on Bottom. Head Slightly Tilted, This Decoy was used as part of Jim's Rig in 2007 on Lake Erie, PA. Hunting Season on Presque Isle Bay
Detailed Catalog Image  & Description to come
 All proceeds from this lot (lot #1) will be donated to The Pittsburg Foundation to support ALS patients/families. To see more about the Foundation, please follow the link below.

Preliminary Inventory

Duck Decoys * Oscar Peterson Carvings * Fish Spearing Decoys

Folk Art * Carl Christiansen Carvings * Advertising * Antique Lures

Payne, Leonard & F.E Thomas Split Bamboo Fly Rods * Perdew Crow

(More descriptions below photos)

Oscar Peterson Carvings

Mason Decoy Factory

Bert Graves, Tube Dawson, Robert Elliston

Ben Schmidt

Bud Stewart Double Trouble

Dave Kober Carvings

Oscar Peterson Carvings:

Early Bird Plaque  19” Wide x  21” Tall

Brown Trout Plaque 20” Wide x 7.5” Tall

Bird Plaque 9.5” Wide x 17.5” Tall

Rare Green Winged Teal Drake

Pair of Blue Winged Teal

Two Rare Fishing Lures 6.25” and 7” Featured In Fritz’s Book Pg. 100

Rare Decorative Alligator 3.5”

Green Frog 3.5” Featured in Fritz’s Book Pg. 27

Red Frog 3”

Spearing Decoy 3” One of the Smallest Known Examples

13 Fish Decoys In Multiple Sizes and Species


Fish Decoys

Oscar Peterson

Three Folk Art Fish Decoys by Unknown Carver. Found in Scottville, MI. Featuring Mother of Pearl Fins

Bert Winnie Spearing Decoy 6.5”

Three Jess Ramey Spearing Decoys

Two Lake Chautauqua Fish Spearing Decoys Featuring Leather Tails

Kingfish Spearing Decoy by Bar Lake Fishing Tackle Co. Manistee, MI. With Original Box in Mint Condition

Mike Maxson

Ernie Peterson

George Aho

Carl Christiansen

Jim Nelson

Bud Stewart

Cal Deming

Harley Ragan

Dave Kober

Floyd Redbruce

Mark Bruning


Abner Vottens

More Carvers to Follow See Full Catalog for Details


Fishing Lures

Rare Heddon Handcarved Frog. Purchased on Ebay in 1998 with Documentation Confirming It Was Purchased from Trig Lund. Originally Came From The Heddon Archive Room.

Jess Raney Rare Handcarved Lure

Bud Stewart Double Trouble

Creek Chub

South Bend


Fish Carvings

Three Large Jim Nelson Carved Fish. 48” Muskie Eating Pike, 45” Pike, 29.25” Pike

Two Large George Aho Pike 37” and 46”

George Aho Walleye 16.5”

Bud Stewart Sturgeon Coaxer 32” Featuring Leather Tail and Fins

Two Mike Borrett Carved Trout on Plaques 18” and 21” 



Hoppe 7 Tine Pike Spear from Pigeon, MI

Four Spears from The Bashore Family; Sonny, Lee and AT


Original Mason Black-bellied Plover

William Gibian Gambel Quail

Multiple Species from Various Carvers



South Bend Stand Up Display Board Made From Die-cut Cardboard Circa. 1940s Excellent Original Condition

Heddon Poster

Winchester Fishing Lures Die-cut Cardboard Walleye Trade Sign

Winchester New Rival Paper Shot Shells 12ga Excellent Condition Case 100 round case, Very Rare


Duck Decoys, Great selection of Duck Decoys by various carvers


Several Mason Decoy Factory Duck Decoys including

Exceptional Pair of Mason Challenge Grade Hollow Body Mallards

Premier Redhead Hen

Pair of Painted Eye Mallards

Challenge Grade Black Duck

Challenge Grade Mallard Drake

Blue Winged Teal Drake

Pair of Tack Eye Mergansers

Premier Pintail Drake

Detroit Grade Black Ducks

Rig mate Pair of Detroit Grade Bluebills

Several other Masons see catalog for more info

Other Michigan Carvers Including

Ben Schmidt Goose, Redheads, Bluebills & More

Frank Schmidt Pair of Mini Mallards & More

Rare Yak Durrell Low Head Canvasback Drake With Mason Paint, Laurie Rig

John Kalash

Bun King Canvasback Drake

Ferdinand Bach Pair of Canvasbacks

Carl Wallach Bobtailed

Art Best Black Duck

Wilson Factory Mallards

Jim McIlhinny

Art Repp Pair of Canvasbacks

Tom Schroeder Redhead

Jim Kelson Bluebills

Ray Zatirka Canvasback Hen

Rare Otto Misch Widgeon Drake

Rare Oscar Peterson Green Winged Teal Drake

Rare Oscar Peterson Pair of Blue Winged Teals

Frank Cummings Pintail Hen

Ed One Arm Kellie Canvasback Drake

Hays Finkle

Chris Smith

Ralph Reghi

Wilson Mallards

Several other Michigan Carvers see catalog for more info


Wisconsin Duck Decoys:

Mike Borrett Goldeneye Drake on Stand

Mike Borrett Canada Goose on Stand


Illinois Duck Decoy:

Oversized Bert Graves Mallard Drake

Pair of Oversized Tube Dawson Mallards

Exceptional Robert Elliston Mallard Drake

Pair of Henry Holmes Mallards

Pair of Bert Graves Mallards

Charles Perdew Mallard Drake From the Maxson Rig

Charles Perdew Crow

Pair Heck Whittington Mallards

Charles Schoenheinder Jr. Coot

East Coast:

Jim Schmiedlin Canvasback Drake, Benefiting The Pitsburgh Foundation benefiting patients/families. Foundation in honor of Jim Schmiedlin. This decoy is from Debra Schmiedlin's collection and will be the 1st item in the auction to be sold. Help us fight ALS. Thank you

2 Jim Schmiedlin Bluebill Drakes

George Boyd Merganser Hen

George Bacon Black duck

Pair of William Cranmer Mallards

Reg Birch, Cobb Style Miniature Goose

Nathan Cobb Goose

John Brooks Hand Chopped Black Duck

D.J Sullivan Widgeon Drake

Harry Shourds Black duck

Lloyd Parker Black duck

Madison Mitchell Canvasback Hen, Hand Chopped

JJ West Bufflehead


Tom Chambers Canvasback Hen

Tom Chambers Red Head Drake

Harry Hitchon Bluebill Drake

Thomas Southam Black duck

Arthur Wilkinson Black duck

Green Winged Teal Drake, Solomon Rig, Long Point Ontario

George Warin Canvasback Drake

H.W Wilkings Mallard Drake, turned head, ex Peter Brown Collection

Pair of Billy Ellis Buffleheads



500+ lOTS

We are still accepting quality consignments for this auction. Please contact Grant if you wish to consign to this auction

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