Ducks Unlimited Inaugural Prints for the Prairies Wildlife Art Sale and Auction

Filed as: Past Auction, Past Benefit Auction, Past Personal Property Auction, Past Specialty Auction 
Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A day in the Marsh When: Thursday, April 30 at 5:00PM Central
Where: Oak Marsh Country Club, 526 Inwood Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128
Terms: Visa/MasterCard, Cash, Check, 0% Onsite Buyer’s Premium, 3% Online Buyer’s Premium, 0% Sales Tax
Tickets: $15 in Advance – Purchase Tickets

This is your chance to leisurely browse through hundreds of classic and current pieces of wildlife art that until now have only been available for auction at DU dinner events.  Many items will be available for immediate purchase.  If you have had your eye on an item in the past but have been outbid, this may be your chance to purchase it outright at a very reasonable price.

The evening culminates with a live auction of a variety of hard-to-find, unique prints, as well as some original paintings. Admission will be limited so don’t miss out!

Purchase your tickets online now for this first of its kind event!

This is advance notice, and additional information will be posted.  Please check back!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, and speak with either Mike or John.  Email: Auction@SchultzAuctioneers.com or (800) 457-2967.

Some highlights of the evening include a live auction with nearly 30 high quality items, including:

Original Jim Killen Painting, “A Day in the Marsh”
Original Mark S Anderson Painting, Specially Commissioned for this event, 1 of 1.  Mr. Anderson is currently painting this piece, and the painting will be publically unveiled at the event.
Original John C Green Painting, Specially Commissioned for this event, 1 of 1.  Mr. Green is currently painting this piece, will be on hand at the event, and will finish the painting during the evening.  Truly a unique experience!

In addition to the above highlights, there will be an additional approximately 80 classic and current pieces of wildlife art.  These items will be available through outright purchase or silent auction.  Also, there will be several excellent original antique duck decoys available during the evening.  Please scroll below the live auction item list to learn more about the 80 classic and current pieces of wildlife art.  These items will be available for pre-bidding ahead of the event, and your pre-bids will be used at the silent auction.

Live Online Bidding: As with most of our events, many of the premiere pieces on the live auction will be available for live online bidding. Bid now or live on the live auction items.  Be sure to not miss the silent auction items that are located below the list of the live auction items.

Live Auction Items

Number Sale Title Description
40 1 Ringneck Duck by Edward Du Rose 1994 Migratory Waterfowl Habitat Stamp Winner, Signed, Framed, Numbered 261 of 350, 15" x 19" Framed Dimension
6 2 Bluebill Point by Terry Redlin 1983, Signed, Framed, Numbered 21 of 2400, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, 26-1/2" x 34" Framed Dimension
9 3 Canvasback Female by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
50 4 Winter Wonder Canada Geese by David Maass Signed, Framed, Numbered 302 of 2500, 29" x 32" Framed Dimension
70 5 Blue Winged Teal by Rhynard Klingbeil 1988 Orginal One of a Kind Watercolor, Inscribed on the Back "Best wishes to Ken and Bonnie my good friends from the Artist – Rhynard Klingbeil 4/7/88", 19" x 23" Framed Dimension
10 6 Canvasback Male by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
96 7 Northeast Chapters Second Pair – Canvasbacks by Derk Hansen Charcoal, 1986, Signed, Framed, Numbered 187 of 700, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
11 8 Mallard Hen by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
97 9 Northeast Chapters 1987 Banquet Print – Wood Duck by Stephen P Hamrick Charcoal, 1987, Signed, Framed, Numbered 164 of 250, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
800 10 Original Commissioned Painting by Mark S Anderson Commissioned specifically for this event, this painting will be unvieled the night of the event, and is currently a work in progress. This is an excellent unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of work from this premiere wildlife artist, and winner of the 2005-06 Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
18 11 Liberty Sask by Bud Burger 1977 Signed "BB" on Front, Framed, Original Ink Etching, Hand Inscribed on Reverse "To: Jim & Mary Jane [Cargill], Happy Anniversary. The ink etching I’ve done reminds us of the good times at Liberty Sask. Your Hunting & Fishing Partner’s Bud & Jan, 8/77", From the the personal collection of the late James Cargill, 17" x 15" Framed Dimension, An excellent opportunity to own a rare piece of american history
12 12 Redhead Drake by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
5 13 Late Migration Bluebills by David Maass Signed, Framed, Numbered 5 of 480, 35" x 27" Framed Dimension
700 14 A Day in the Marsh by Jim Killen Original, Mixed Media, Signed. This is the original print direct from Jim Killen’s collection. A truly unique opportunity to own an original Killen. 16" x 26" Framed Dimension
100 15 Northern Bills by Les C Kouba 1982, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1802 of 2000, Commissioned by the Northwest Sportshow Commemorating its 50th Anniversary 1933 to 1982, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
16 16 Bluewing Teal Drake by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
43 17 Mallard by David Maass 1977, Signed, Framed, First Year Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Habitat Stamp Print, 2 Stamps, One Stamp Signed, 18" x 18" Framed Dimension
900 18 Original Commissioned Painting by John C Green Commissioned specifically for this event, this painting will be finished at the event during the live auction. This is an unbelievably rare opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind original oil painting by John C Green. John is a three-time state duck stamp winner, South Dakota State Artist of the Year in 1991, and has raised over $3 million for Ducks Unlimited.
44 19 Lesser Scaup by Les C Kouba 1978, Signed, Framed, Numbered 337 of 3500, 2nd Year Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Habitat Stamp Print, Silver Stamp, Migratory Stamp Signed, 18" x 18" Framed Dimension
8 20 Black Lab with Duck by Les Anderson, Jr Circa 1970, Signed, Framed, Numbered 409 of 500, Includes personal note from Bud Burger of Burger Bros. Inc to Jim Cargill "Dear Jim, A token of appreciation for a fine hunting trip. Your friend Bud" "Gift from Bud 10/19/73", 32" x 28" Framed Dimension
13 21 Woodduck Drake by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
59 22 Wood Duck Pair by Don Farrell Photo, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3 of 50, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
98 23 Delta Marsh Memories by Les C Kouba Triple Signed, Framed, Numbered 108 of 2000, 28" x 23" Framed Dimension
14 24 Mallard Drake by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
60 25 Mallard Launching by Don Farrell Photo, Signed, Framed, Numbered 5 of 20, 16" x 20" Framed Dimension
15 26 Pintail Drake by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension
61 27 Canada Goose Pair Swimming by Don Farrell Photo, Signed, Framed, 3 of 30, 16" x 20" Framed Dimension
17 28 Gadwall by Milton C Weiler 1969 Color Folio Plate from The Classic Decoy Series: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C Weiler, Limited Edition to 1000, from the personal collection of the late James Cargill, Framed, 17" x 14" Framed Dimension

Silent Auction Items: As mentioned, there are approximately 80 items that are available on the silent auction.  To accommodate your purchase of these wonderful wildlife art items, we have enabled pre-bidding on these items.  You will be able to place bids on these items until 5pm on April 30.  At that time, pre-bidding will stop.  Your bid will then be represented by a member of our staff at the silent auction.  We will notify you if you are the winner the evening of April 30.  Once the online bidding stops at 5pm, you will not be able to increase your bids unless you attend the event.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, and speak with either Mike or John.  Email: Auction@SchultzAuctioneers.com or (800) 457-2967.  Bid beginning April 16 until 5pm on April 30, 2009.

Silent Auction Items

Item Title Description
1 Hideout by Mario Fernandez Signed, Framed, Numbered 303 of 580, 38" x 30" Framed Dimension
2 Landing Drake by Mario Fernandez 1983, Signed Framed, Numbered 188 of 580, 38" x 30" Framed Dimension
3 Pothole Country Pintails by David Maass Signed, Framed, Numbered 42 of 400, No glass in frame, Print is damaged and scratched, 23" x 26" Framed Dimension
4 Bills in the Blocks by Les Kouba Collector’s Edition, Signed, 21" x 27" Framed Dimension
7 Bluebills Visit Indian Point by Les Kouba Signed, Framed, Numbered 3734 of 4400, 32" x 29" Framed Dimension
19 Bama Duck Stamp by William Morris 1983, 14" x 12" Unframed Dimension – Currently being framed
20 Bama Duck Stamp by William Morris 1983, 14" x 12" Unframed Dimension – Currently being framed
21 2002 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Print by Richard Plasschaert 2002, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1610 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
22 1998 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Print by Wilhelm Goebel 1998, Signed, Framed, Numbered 2134 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
23 1993 Federal Duck Stamp and Print Canvasback Pair by Bruce Miller 1993, Signed, Framed, Numbered 2431 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
24 1995 Federal Duck Stamp and Print Mallards by James Hautman 1995, Signed, Framed, Numbered 11190 of 12111, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
25 1996 Federal Duck Stamp Serf Scoter and Print by Wilhelm Goebel 1996, Signed, Framed, Numbered 16849 of 17500, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
26 1997 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Print by Rob Leslie 1997, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1253 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
27 1993 Federal Duck Stamp and Print Canvasback Pair by Bruce Miller 1993, Signed, Framed, Numbered 4339 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
28 Danmark Collection Euro Ducks by Steen Axel Hansen 1995, First Ever Stamp in Denmark with Artprint of a Duck, Signed, Framed, Numbered 5716 of 5750, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
29 Danmark Collection Euro Ducks by Steen Axel Hansen 1995, First Ever Stamp in Denmark with Artprint of a Duck, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3661 of 5750, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
30 Danmark Collection Euro Ducks by Steen Axel Hansen 1995, First Ever Stamp in Denmark with Artprint of a Duck, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3760 of 5750, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
31 Danmark Collection Euro Ducks by Steen Axel Hansen 1995, First Ever Stamp in Denmark with Artprint of a Duck, Signed, Framed, Numbered 2139 of 5750, 18" x 22" Framed Dimension
32 2003 Federal Duck Stamp and Print Snow Geese by Ron Lougue 2003, Signed, Framed, Numbered 9286 of 10500, 18" x 17" Framed Dimension
33 2003 Federal Duck Stamp and Print Snow Geese by Ron Lougue 2003, Signed, Framed, Numbered 7988 of 10500, 18" x 17" Framed Dimension
34 2002 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Print by Richard Plasschaert 2002, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1577 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
35 2002 Federal Duck Stamp and Print Black Scoter by Joe Hautman 2002, Signed, Framed, Numbered 9839 of 10500, 19" x 17" Framed Dimension
36 1996 Federal Duck Stamp Serf Scoter and Print by Wilhelm Goebel 1996, Signed, Framed, Numbered 10188 of 17500, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
37 1996 Federal Duck Stamp Serf Scoter and Print by Wilhelm Goebel 1996, Signed, Framed, Numbered 13990 of 17500, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
38 2004 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Print by Jim Killen 2004, Signed, Framed, Numbered 631 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
39 1999 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Print by Harold Roe 1999, Signed, Framed, Numbered 359 of 5000, 17" x 16" Framed Dimension
41 (4) 2004 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamps, Gold Stamp, 3-D Duck Print and Stamp by Jim Killen 2004, Framed, Both pieces 9" x 11" Framed Dimension
45 Greenhead Country by David Maass 1984 Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year Painting, Minnesota Seal, Signed, Framed, Numbered 22 of 360, 26" x 23" Framed Dimension
46 Interlude at Trails End Ranch by Sherrie Russel Moline 1997, Signed, Framed, Numbered 2618 of 5000, Frame has Faux Wood Grain, and is in need of repair, 22" x 34" Framed Dimension
47 Eagle Family by Mario Fernandez 1988, Signed, Framed, Numbered 472 of 2500, 22" x 33" Framed Dimension
48 Wetland Wonders by Cynthia Fischer 1995, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1594 of 4300, 25" x 32" Framed Dimension
49 Boys with Dog Calling by Al Stelton Signed, Framed, Numbered 309 of 1500, 26" x 30" Framed Dimension
51 Breaking Cover Whitetail Deer by Ron VanGilder 1991, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1034 of 1900, 28" x 41" Framed Dimension, Never out of original plastic wrap
52 Life Time Companions by Terry Redlin 1993, Signed, Framed, Numbered 5945 of 6000, 40" x 28" Framed Dimension
52A Life Time Companions by Terry Redlin 1993, Signed, Framed, Numbered 5946 of 6000, 40" x 28" Framed Dimension
53 Ready for Action by Rick McDonald 2007, Signed, Framed, Numbered 817 of 4000, 33" x 28" Framed Dimension
54 Home Again Wood Ducks by David A Maass 1996, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1440 of 2000, Limited Edition, MN TIP Print of the year, Currently being framed
55 Northern Explorers by James Hautman 1994, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1682 of 2000, Limited Edition, MN TIP Print of the year, Currently being framed
56 Heartland Trio – Pheasants by Gary W Moss 1998, Signed, Framed, Numbered 447 of 2000, Limited Edition, MN TIP Print of the year, Currently being framed
57 Out Foxin by Ron VanGilder 1994, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1137 of 2000, Limited Edition, MN TIP Print of the year, Currently being framed
58 Reflections – Moose by Marian Anderson 1993, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1604 of 2000, Limited Edition, MN TIP Print of the Year, Currently being framed
62 International Eelpout Stamp Print by Les C Kouba 1987, Signed, Framed, Numbered 147 of 1000, 17" x 17" Framed Dimension
63 Loon Family Patrol by Les C Kouba Arists Proof, Limited Edition, Signed, Framed, 16" x 19" Framed Dimension
64 That’s My Dog Too by Jim Killen 1992, Signed, Framed, Certified with Wild Wings Certificate of Authenticity on Reverse, 20" x 23" Framed Dimension
65 Autumn Splendor by George Lockwood Signed, Framed, Numbered 1246 of 4850, 28-1/2" x 25" Framed Dimension
66 Pronghorns At Waterhole by Les C Kouba Signed, Framed, Numbered 384 of 1400, 32" x 26" Framed Dimension
67 The Old Hunting Shack by Les C Kouba 1978, Signed, Framed, Numbered 432 of 2000, 31" x 25" Framed Dimension
68 Twilight Escapade by Rosemary Millette 2000, Signed, Framed, Numbered 1123 of 1290, Federal Cartridge Company 2000 Gold Identifier Plate on Front, Certificate of Authenticity on reverse, 35" x 29-1/2" Framed Dimension
69 Backwater Pintails by Gerald Putt Signed, Framed, Numbered 1703 of 4800, 36" x 21" Framed Dimension
71 Mother Goose Pair by Abby Brown Graphics, Inc. 1984, 19" x 25" Framed Dimension
73 Bye Bye Blackbird by Les C Kouba Signed, Framed, Numbered 1345 of 2000
74 Out of the Shadows by Ruth Rawhouser Signed, Framed, Numbered 1292 of 1725
75 1984 Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp Print by Mario Fernandez 1984, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3617 of 4650, Certificate of Authenticity, 11" x 13" Framed Dimension
76 1993 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and Plate Set 1993, 8" x 10" Framed Dimension
77 1992-93 $10 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Stamp and Plate Set 1992-1993, 9" x 11" Framed Dimension
78 1993 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamp and 3D Pintail 1993, 10" x 12" Framed Dimension
79 2002 Ducks Unlimited $5 Stamd and Gold Plate and 2002 Print and Stamp 2002, Signed, Framed, Numbered 767 of 5000, Lithograph, 11" x 9" and 16" x 17" Framed Dimensions
80 1983 Migratory Waterfowl Print and $3 Stamp by Gary W Moss 1983, Signed, Framed, Numbered 756 of 5000, 16" x 16" Framed Dimensions
81 1987 5$ Pheasant Habitat Stamp and Print by Brian Jarvi 1987, Signed, Framed, Numbered 153 of 3500, Certificate of Authenticity, 16" x 17" Framed Dimensions
82 1983 $5 Pheasant Habitat Stamp and Print by Daniel Smith 1983, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3617 of 5460, 16" x 17" Framed Dimensions
83 1986 $5 Pheasant Habitat Print and Stamp by James A Meger 1986, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3617 of 3700, Certificate of Authenticity, 16" x 17" Framed Dimensions
84 1985 $5 Pheasant Habitat Print and Stamp by James Killen 1985, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3617 of 3685, Certificate of Authenticity, 16" x 17" Framed Dimensions
85 2003 Ducks Unlimited Print and $5 Stamp by Daniel Smith 2003, Signed, Framed, Numbered 2018 of 5000, 15" x 17" Framed Dimensions
86 Treasured Moments by Derk Hansen Signed, Framed, Numbered 4334 of 5000, 34" x 29" Framed Dimensions
87 Winter Wonder by Leo Stans 1994, Signed, Framed, Numbered 3777 of 25000, Conservation Edition, 31" x 24-1/2" Framed Dimensions
88 Autumn Visitors by Jim Hansel Signed, Framed, Numbered 373 of 9980, 24" x 41" Framed Dimensions
89 Boundary Waters – Eagle by Leo Stans 1993, Conservation Edition, Remarked, Signed, Framed, 28" x 33" Framed Dimensions
90 Boundary Waters – Loons by Leo Stans 1993, Conservation Edition, Remarked, Signed, Framed, 28" x 33" Framed Dimensions
91 Mallard Pair by Terry Redlin 1985, Framed, 28" x 21" Framed Dimensions
92 Into the Sun by Rick Kelley 1997, Signed, Framed, Numbered 36 of 400, Artists Proof, 28" x 33" Framed Dimensions
93 Entering the Season by Rick Kelley 1996, Signed, Framed, Numbered 2374 of 5000, 28" x 33" Framed Dimensions
94 Quail Covey Flush by Alan Hughes Signed, Framed, 27" x 30" Framed Dimensions
95 Canada Geese In Flight by Alice Taylor 1977, 38" x 28" Framed Dimensions
99 Time to Call it a Year by Les C Kouba Limited Edition, Framed, 11-1/2" x 16" Framed Dimensions