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$1 Million Duck Decoy Broker Offers Free Appraials at March 13-14, Ohio Show

Stephen O’Brien Jr., broker of the most famous duck and goose decoys in the world and CEO of Copley Fine Arts Auctions (, will be conducting free appraisals and exhibiting the works of Elmer Crowell at The Ohio Decoy and Wildlife Show at the Holiday Inn in Westlake, Ohio, March 13th and 14th.

O’Brien, who brokered the world-record sale of duck and goose decoys for $1.1 million each said, “The Midwest is a hot spot for quality decoys with terrific makers like Perdew, Elliston, and Graves.” O’Brien is no stranger to the region, having authored the decoy books “The Masterworks of the Illinois River,” in 2005.

O’Brien said, “We’re looking forward to our auction this summer which boasts a superb selection of waterfowl carvings including a wonderful pair of geese by famed carver Joselph Lincoln, as well as a superb standing black duck by A. Elmer Crowell. At the Ohio show, we’ll be conducting free appraisals and accepting consignments from 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. on March 13th and 14th. We invite anyone interested to take advantage of this free service.

Stephen B. O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts is one of the leading private dealers of decoys in the world (