After the Guyette & Schmidt auction most collectors headed to Plymouth Mass. for the Copley Fine art and Decoy sale. The views where beautiful and so were Stevie O'Brien's offerings! A small area near the auction site was set aside for dealers to display and sell. O'Brien is setting a new standard for preview displays. The room was arranged to highlight the decoys and paintings that would be offered giving prospective bidders a chance to view and handling items properly.
Paul Fortin, decoy restorer
PAul Brisco and Bob Berger caught working out a deal.
New generation collector??? Gene & Linda Kangas' grandson.
Alan Haid and Joe Tonelli admire a striking life-sized decorative running curlew by Elmer Crowell at Copley's preview cocktail party
Elaine Haid takes a closer look.
John Tully, Scotland 45" Atlantic salmon
One of my favorites! Elmer Crowell hanging dead mount quail.
That's right Jeff ( Hay)Teach 'em young to love decoys!
Joe was involved in hotly contested bidding for Elmer Crowell running curlew eventually winning out over a phone bidder... $247,000 plus buyer premium.
Joe Tonelli won the bid for the running curlew life-sized decorative for his boss.