Lot 1067
Sam Smith, Widgeon, Maker of the Famous Swan Island Club Decoys
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Sam Smith, Amityville Long Island, New York. Some of the famous Swan Island Club decoys by Sam Smith landed in North Carolina in November of 1870 . A group of NY sportsmen were aboard the sailing yacht "Anonyona" when it ran aground beside Swan Island during a severe storm. The Swan Island Club was formed at this site. This decoy is branded I T which is different than the typical Swan Island Club brands. This exact decoy is published on page 108 of Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Length 13-1/2 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. Kroghie Andresen, Charlotte, North Carolina

Former Ron Davis Collection.

Old overpaint; no repairs.