Lot 2053
Currituck Shooting Club Pintail
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The Currituck Shooting Club is America's oldest and most exclusive gunning club. From its inception in 1857, this magnificent club provided a private retreat for renowned businessmen from New York and other northern cities. This pintail drake was made by a Long Island decoy maker. Thomas Gelston (1851-1924) made similar decoys utilizing two piece cork bodies held together with wood wooden pegs. This exact decoy is published on page 265, Gunnin' Birds by Kroghie Andresen.

Length 13"

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

Purchased from Carl Ross, superintendent of the Currituck Shooting Club.