Lot 2020
Jesse Babb Beach Robins, Four Decoys Mounted on Driftwood.
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Jesse Babb (1897-1981), Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. This is an extremely rare and important grouping of Portsmouth Island shorebirds. Jesse Babb lived on Portsmouth Island, attended school there, and worked at the Live Saving Station until he retired in January, 1941. He hunted and fished the waters around Portsmouth Island for an extended period and kept his decoys in a fish house on Doctor's Creek. Those decoys disappeared according to family members. This group of beach robin decoys are published on page 108, Shorebird Decoys of North Carolina by Kroghie Andresen and Philip Harvey. They are possibly the finest grouping of North Carolina shorebirds to ever come to market.

Length 25"

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

Two originated from Chuck Riser collection.
Two originated from Purcell Jones collection.

Original; neck repair, tail chip and bill chip on one bird. Small bill chip on a second bird.