CORDIER AUCTIONS TO SELL LEE DUDLEY DECOY, INSCRIBED ANTIQUE REVOLVERS AND 18K WEST POINT 1868 POCKE Cordier Auctions will hold their Fall Firearms & Militaria Auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 24th. Highlights of the sale include a duck decoy carved by Lee Dudley and a West Point watch
items include a US marked cap pouch and the 1868 West Point graduation pocket watch named to Brigadier General Pope. Following his graduation in 1868, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant for the 5th United States infantry. His career culminated in his becoming Chief Quartermaster of the United States Volunteers in 1898 for the Spanish-American War.
World War era items will include a wide selection of German collectibles including wound medal certificates, marksman lanyards, and original tinnies as well as U-boat and Destroyer badges which carry estimates of $400 to $600 and $350 to $550 respectively.
Art, prints, and other items will also be offered including a duck decoy carved by Lee Dudley (estimate $10,000-$15,000). Lee Dudley (1860-1942) was a well-known decoy carver from Knotts Island, North Carolina. Lee and his twin brother Lem were both carvers who operated Dudley's Island club. They were trappers and among the first market hunters in the area. This decoy was purchased by the consignor's grandfather from an antique dealer in the 1970's.
Also to be offered will be an exceptional Yellowstone Roper saddle made by Bridger Creek Outfitters in the early 1960ís and kept in immaculate condition (estimate $1,000-$1,500).
The sale will conclude with a wide selection of non-cataloged military and sporting equipment.
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