332B. Running split tail yellowlegs c1900 from Martha’s Vineyard with a baleen bill. Largely original paint with light to moderate wear and a few rubs to primer. Lightly hit by shot on left side. Surface has darkened and mellowed with age. 1500-2500 332C. Robin Snipe c1900 by Harry V. Shourds in bright spring breeding plumage. Excellent condition. Struck by a few shot. Tiny sliver off the underside of the bill from shot. A very appealing decoy. 8000-12000 332D. Rare Black-Bellied Plover c1900 from MA in winter plumage. In excellent original paint. Nice feather painting. An aluminum metal bill was used by this maker. Branded E. P . Smith. A family ancestor of the consignor. According to the family member, Smith was from Duxbury, MA. and was the maker. Identical to the plover sold at Copely’s for about $3000 hammer, in 2018 from the Donal O’Brien collection. 2000-3000 332E. Yellowlegs, New England origin with body made in three pieces. OP with average gunning wear. Unusual white milk glass eyes. 600-800 332A 332B 332D 332C 332A. Lot of two. A pair of shorebird c1900 by Lombard Jones of Sandwich, Mass. “Flatties” or flat-sided decoys intended to attract a variety of species. Dark wings appear to be a gunning touchup while the remainder of the birds seems original with light wear. 300-450 332E 107 1194263 text.indd 107 6/20/19 11:50 AM 1194263 text_107 Page 107 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black