Antique and Collectible Decoy and Fishing Tackle Auction Sale


Saturday July 18, 2009          Beginning at 10AM


Preview sale day from 8 AM


To be held at the Napanee Lions Club hall on Centre St. in the town of Napanee Ont., the hall can be reached from Hwy. 401 by taking the Hwy. 41 interchange at Napanee and proceeding south on Hwy. 41 (Centre St.), through the town, over the Napanee River, through the next set of traffic lights and proceed approximately 100 yards on your left to the auction site.


Forty five years ago Robert Dafoe of Foxboro Ontario (a few miles north of Belleville Ont.), at the age of fifteen attended his first auction sale and bought a bean crock. Robert Dafoe was hooked. He’s still collecting but has decided to begin the process of thinning out his collections which we will do in the next few months in a series of auction sales. The first sale will consist of his collections of duck and goose decoys from Ontario, Quebec and the east coast which total over a hundred, a lap streak Monitor used by a market hunter in the Brighton area in the 30’s, fishing equipment and lures in excess of four hundred including both wood and metal lures, approximately 20 wood fish decoys, native art, bead and quill work and a small but good collection of native baskets from across Canada, many with a local provenance, Inuit soap stone carvings, a Victorian military sword, an Arkansas toothpick type knife with horn handle and a yellow pine and leather covered scabbard, pottery to include red ware and stone ware, weather vanes, coal lamps and early lighting, animal traps, prints, oil paintings and water colours, a signed and dated canoe paddle from the early 20th century plus other paddles, an early 19th century sampler from the Foxboro area, pine pail benches, blanket chests from the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties area, primitive pine sideboard, etc.


Click here for a galley of almost 100 items featured in this auction

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Terms: cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

            A 10% buyer’s premium will be applied to the hammer price.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight.


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635