Past Timed Auction

The Angling, Decoy & Americana Collection of John Parmly of Rumson, NJ

Soft close begins Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 10am EST
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Online Bidding Closes on Wed, Dec 4

  • Timed Online-Only Auction of The Angling, Decoy & Americana Collection of John Parmly of Rumson, New Jersey
  • Bidding Closes Wednesday, December 4 Beginning at 10am EST

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to auction The Angling, Decoy & Americana Collection of John Parmly of Rumson, New Jersey, as a timed online-only auction on Bidding will close on Wednesday, December 4 beginning at 10am EST.

John Parmly owned the Parmly Tackle Shop in Sea Bright, New Jersey, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. The auction features approximately 100 duck decoys used and collected by Parmly, as well as much literature on angling, hunting and related fields, including atlases of Monmouth County and New Jersey.

John Parmly was a descendant of Dr. Eleazar Parmly (1797-1874), an important pioneer American dentist credited with advancing the field from a primitive craft to a respected profession. In 1826, Dr. Parmly treated President John Quincy Adams, in 1847 was elected Provost of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, and in his retirement was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. In the 1830s, Dr. Parmly came to own the 650 acre estate at Black Point before settling on the 275 acre estate known as Bingham Hill, both in Rumson, New Jersey, and the family remained there until 1940.

The auction also features fine examples of the prolific writings of Dr. Parmly, manuscript records, and other family material.

Bidding in the timed online-only auction will open on close on Wednesday, Dec 4 beginning at 10am EST. Lots will close sequentially, one lot per minute, with a soft close. Should any bids be placed in the final minute, bidding will remain open on that lot for one additional minute.

All of the lots will be on public exhibition at Doyle on Monday, Dec 2 from 12-5pm and Tuesday, Dec 3 from 10-5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

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