18 January 2003
A GROUP OF SIX SHOREBIRD "TINNIES"
Attributed to Stratier and Sohier, Boston, Massachusetts, last quarter 19th century
Comprising two golden plovers, two black-bellied plover and two yellowlegs all with original sticks
Condition varies from near mint to considerable paint loss and abraisons (6)
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