41 volume collection of books on the America’s Cup, representing a life’s passion assembled by Robert Tiedemann, Newport, RI. Many of these books are out of print, limited editions and with flyleaf inscriptions to Bob. List of exact titles available on request. Tiedemann was a renowned marine collector who restore, raced and chartered classic yachts in Newport, including the 12 Meter, “Gleam.” he and his wife were very active in Newport and Naragansett Bay preservation.
Pair of carved wood Long-tailed duck decoys with glass eyes, c. 1950. Hen is in preening position; drake is in swimming position and is branded “SS” on bottom. The Long-tailed duck , formerly known as the Old Squaw duck, is a small, delicately shaped bird that breeds in summer in arctic regions and winters off northern coasts. Its size and shape belie its toughness, as it can dive to depths of 200 feet and spends huge amount of its time under water. These ducks gather in large flocks and make an almost constant chatter.
Dimensions: 10" h x 13" w x 5.5" d