Editor's Note -- The rapid decline in the Decoy market may realize a turnaround this weekend at the National Antique Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Guyette & Schmidt Inc. of Maryland will conduct the show's auctions, as usual. "Over the years, we have sold about $125 million of decoys," says Gary Guyette, president. "We used to have $14-million years, but now we have $6-million years."
|Glory days no more: This rare red-breasted merganser hen decoy sold for $856,000 in 2007, breaking the world auction record for an American waterfowl decoy. Photo courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd.|
|Going, going, gone: There are only a handful of surviving Birch swans. This one is in original paint|
Editor's note -- Flippantly Florida hopes WSJ realizes Guyette must sell a whole bunch of ducks this weekend to make up for $8 million in lost revenue.