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Trio of plovers carved by Crowell claims top roost at Copley auction

The ‘Dust-Jacket’ black-bellied plover trio, carved by Elmer Crowell, sold for a collective $984,000.

The ‘Dust-Jacket’ black-bellied plover trio, carved by Elmer Crowell, sold for a collective $984,000.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC, the nation’s premier decoy and sporting art auction house, just completed its 16th annual Sporting Sale, realizing $4.44 million in total sales. The auction results pushed the company’s auction sales total for 2021 to more than $9.3 million, surpassing the company’s previous annual high water mark and extending Copley’s unrivaled track record in the industry. The two-day, 507-lot auction, live-streamed on July 9 and 10, was 92% sold by lot and averaged more than $9,500 per lot sold. Read more