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Lot 376: Very important and rare ruddy turnstone, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York.Platinum House
August 2, 2013
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Very important and rare ruddy turnstone, John Dilley, Quogue, Long Island, New York. Outstanding and well blended feather paint with excellent patina. "Brant Bird" is painted under the tail.
Condition Report: Near mint original paint on much of the decoy; very minor wear on one edge of the top of head and part of bill, several tiny dents on underside of bill; two tiny holes on back.
Literature: John Dilley article, Joe French, Decoy Magazine, Jan/Feb 1994, p. 8.