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Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew, $228,000

Nantucket decoy flies to $228K at Copley’s Sporting Sale

 

Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew, $228,000

Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew, $228,000

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – On July 14 and 15, Copley Fine Art Auctions’ 17th-annual Sporting Sale brought more than $3.1 million. This major two-day auction consisting of 675 lots was one of the company’s largest to date. The sale had a 96% sell-through rate, came close to cresting its $3.3 million high estimate and set several new world records in so doing. Every category, from antique and contemporary decoys to decorative carvings, paintings, prints, folk art, fish decoys, canes, gunpowder tins and Americana, saw lively bidding.

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Charles ‘Shang’ Wheeler Wood Duck pair, $216,000

Shang Wheeler decoys fly away for $216K at Copley

Charles ‘Shang’ Wheeler Wood Duck pair, $216,000

Charles ‘Shang’ Wheeler Wood Duck pair, $216,000

HINGHAM, Mass. – Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC realized a total of $3.4 million in its March 4-5 Winter Sale. It marked the second highest Winter Sale total in the company’s history. The 555-lot auction was 94% sold.

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Duck, duck, goose: Copley to hold 2022 Winter Sale, March 4-5

Charles Safford, Sleeping Canada Goose, est. $100,000-$200,000

Charles Safford, Sleeping Canada Goose, est. $100,000-$200,000

HINGHAM, Mass. – On Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, Copley Fine Art Auctions, the nation’s premier sporting art and decoy auction house, will host its Winter Sale 2022. The two-day, virtual-format sale will offer the opportunity to acquire world-class paintings and bird carvings. The auction will begin at 10am on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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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

Top: The Waring turned-head dust-jacket plover; middle, the Waring skyward-gazing dust-jacket plover; bottom, the Waring feeding dust-jacket plover, all by A. Elmer Crowell. Each carries an individual estimate of $300,000-$500,000.

Crowell plover trio could fly away with $1.5M at Copley July 9-10 sale

Top: The Waring turned-head dust-jacket plover; middle, the Waring skyward-gazing dust-jacket plover; bottom, the Waring feeding dust-jacket plover, all by A. Elmer Crowell. Each carries an individual estimate of $300,000-$500,000.

Top: The Waring turned-head dust-jacket plover; middle, the Waring skyward-gazing dust-jacket plover; bottom, the Waring feeding dust-jacket plover, all by A. Elmer Crowell. Each is individually estimated at $300,000-$500,000.

HINGHAM, Mass. – On July 9 and 10, Copley Fine Art Auctions, the nation’s premier decoy and sporting art auction house, will host the Sporting Sale 2021. The sale, consisting of 507 lots, will offer buyers the opportunity to acquire world-class paintings and bird carvings. The auction will begin at 10am Eastern time on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more