10 am auction. Early open for viewing at 8:30. 500 Green Park Avenue, Colona, IL 61241.

Hand-carved decoys, renowned outdoor art, wood carvings, furniture, mounts, oh my.

You have to see this stuff to join the “oh my” club.

The late Mr. Zmuda was an avid outdoorsman and we’ll bring his lifelong collection of guns, cabinets, holsters and nearly 200 hand-carved wood duck decoys as well as some terrific artwork to auction in a series of two sales; this sale and another on October 26. THIS sale features all the outstanding, high-end furniture from the Zmuda estate, collectible signed artwork by famed painters (Redlin, etc), exceptional wood carvings, inc. some highly collectible hand-carved wood duck decoys & some game bird mounts. A “must” for outdoors fans. The inventory below represents a partial listing.

OUTDOORS: Good collection of knives, inc. Schrade & DU, Browning compound bow with arrows & case, pistol armpit holster, BB guns, air soft guns inc. M4 & AR styles, 16, 12, 410 ga. & 30-30 buckshot & 6.35mm ammo, Motorola walkie talkie set, 9 terrific professional bird mounts, outdoor camo apparel, arrowheads, duck calls, gun books, hunting dog wall hanging, electric smoker, fishing nets, minnow bucket & net, tackle/tool boxes, gun cleaning kits, electric fillet knife, fishing reels, 54 miniature duck figurines, lots of wood decorations, knives, antler & skull, plastic gun case for ATV, 2 foam archery targets, 2 fold out cots, propane LP tanks, kerosene lanterns, Presto 20-quart pressure cooker, snow sled w/ fold up tent (needs new tent but pop-up & sled are good), Evolution golf clubs, 2 child’s & 3 adult life preservers, fishing rods.

OUTDOOR ARTWORK: Framed & signed 1979 “Oakland Mill” by Costello, 7 numbered & signed lmtd. ed. Pat Costello paintings, framed artwork, 1973 & 1977 Costello painting, flour mill art (framed) by Stans, rope framed duck art, vintage hunting photos, 2 loon pictures, limited edition Beswick painting, framed duck photo, many more pieces of misc. art, 1990 signed “Boundary Waters” by Stars, 1990 “Above The Fruited Plain” by Redlin signed & lmtd. ed., 1986 “The Sharing Season II” by Redlin, “Autumn Splendor” lmtd. ed. artwork by Lockwood, “The Legacy of Fall” by Smit, “Boot Camp” by Anderson, 1989 limited edition “Surprise” by Hinton lmtd. ed.

COLLECTIBLE OTHER: WWI Army helmet, Winchester bicentennial antler rack, pheasant wall hanging, 2013 Scouting Clays Classic cap, 3rd edition of Shotgun Digest, rifle bayonet, 3-gallon Western Stoneware butter churn crock,4-gal Western crock, 3-gal star crock,40 caps (most D/U or ourdoor theme), milk bottle, 1-gal jars, blue & white bailed w/ glass top canning jars, curved canes, inlaid Oriental metal vase, Isabel Bloom, Upper Mississippi River Navigation chart book, R.I. brass Corps of Engineers boundary marker, collectible glass such as Sheffield, leaded glass, gold trim glass, wood-carved tractor & car & airplane, fundraising brochures, 1993-94 limited edition Mallards belt buckle, porcelain duck, iron bell, cowbell, vintage pulley, lots of small animal figurines, several Isabelles, 30-year old Miller Lite & Bud posters.

HAND-CARVED WOOD DUCK DECOYS: Several stuffed “live” mounts (wall & ceiling), apprx. 20 lots of hand carved animals & birds & 40 more of wood duck decoys. They include different artists offering several canvasback drakes, pintails, mallards, Canadian geese, ringbills, bluebills, ringneck hen, cork mallard, primitive mallard, miniatures, GW Teal, & hen hooded merger, canvasbacks, bluebills & swan.

GARDEN: Toro leaf blower/vac, garden hand tools, push seeder, long-handled garden tools, rechargeable 18v B&D set of weed eaters, tomato cages.

TOOLS: Jack stands, ladder stand-offs, electric cord, 4’ aluminum stepladder, rolling toolbox filled w/ tools, plastic toolbox for pickup bed, 6 hammers, shovels, handsaws, digital laser level, 3-ton heavy jack, 7’ aluminum pickup toolbox, lots of hand tools, 2 large pry bars, very large plastic tote (Holds 50 50-bushel bags of corn), 100-gal. rubbish plastic can, etc.
FURNITURE: Much of Mr. Zmuda’s furniture features outdoor themes. 4 upright gun cases, open top (glass) display coffee table, spoon cabinet, set of 6 lockers, 25-year Howard Miller clock w/ key, beautiful pheasant lamp, mounted pheasant under glass coffee table, loon lamp, Canadian goose wall clock, porcelain loon parents w/ baby lamp with,wall-mount shelf, small green table, side table, kitchen table chair, blue fabric LR chair, green tv stand/cupboard, octagon table, end tables, straightback chair, 2-person sofa, fabric chair, end table/magazine rack, quilt rack, tv trays, brass magazine rack, card table & chairs, upright dresser, small side table, corner table, metal cabinet, file cabinet, drawer/desk & chair, pair of brass lamps, upright brass lamp, stereo component/tv cabinet, corner 3-sided display hutch, 4 bar stools, large trunk, 6-drawer dresser, hamper, Sterling Noble clock, adjustable lamp, nightstand dresser, queen bed, 9-drawer bureau dresser w/ mirror, matching 5-drawer dresser, quartz clock, full headboard & frame, 6-drawer dresser, lamp, night table, metal coat closet, 2 twin & 1 double bed wood headboards, large fish tank, metal filing cabinet

HOUSEHOLD: Newhome sewing machine w/ original pedal, wood stove & standpipe, 6-qt. cooker/fryer, miscellaneous glassware, cowboy hat, dual-action exercise bike, cane, Army blanket, poker chips, blankets, entire set of Noritake dishes, Willoware blue set of dishes, floral vase, snack sets, wine decanters, enamel pans, silver tray, opera glasses, ironing board & iron, misc. dishes, vac, metal stands, wood coin boxes, brass swan & duck, Sadler Christmas tree pitcher, W.L. Brady, etc., Heritage, Lady Betty & Rogers Bros. silverware, costume jewelry & box, 3 flat irons.


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