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Lot 26: Important rigmate pair of mergansers, Orlando Bibber, South Harpswell, Maine.Platinum House
July 29, 2014
St. Michaels, MD, USALive Auction
Description: Important rigmate pair of mergansers, Orlando Bibber, South Harpswell, Maine. Both have turned heads and early tie straps. "TB" is carved in the underside of the drake.
Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and minor wear; most of the horse hair on the drake's crest is missing; professional repair to hen's bill; a few tiny dents.
Provenance: Purchased directly from the Bibber family by the consignor.
Literature: "The Great Book of Decoys," Joe Engers, editor, p. 32, exact decoys.