Waterman Antiques

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Above Illustration Description:

These three wonderful and rare Circa: 1910/30s medium high head Canvasback duck decoys were carved by Charles Nelson Barnard of Havre-de-Grace, Harford County, Maryland on the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Barnard was known to be a Hunting Guide and hunted waterfowl for the market. He also worked on his father's sailing scow the "Ella Barnard" transporting fish and grain to Baltimore. Charles Nelson Barnard decoys are very rare and very sought after in the wonderful condition as these three pictured above.

 The illustrated decoys above were used to create the Waterman Antiques logo design below.

These Three Charles Barnard Canvasback duck decoys currently reside in a private collection.


At Waterman Antiques we strive to place antiques and collectibles in the hands of those who will study, cherish and preserve them for future generations.

 We specialize in the hard to find antique or collectible.




Our specialties are pre 1930 hand carved wooden Upper Chesapeake Bay and Illinois River Duck Decoys, pre 1960 working carved wooden Fish Decoys, American Revolutionary and Civil War Artifacts, Colonial or Early Americana, pre 1960 Toys, prehistoric and historic American Indian Artifacts, mid 19th and 20th century Folk Art and Sporting Collectibles such as old Black Powder Tins, lead Decoy Weights, Shot Flasks and Shot Dispensers etc...      


We started as a duck decoy study and research site about 9 years ago and have grown into a multi faceted Antiques business.



Please enjoy your search for that special piece of history and contact me if you have any questions at watermanantiques@yahoo.com


Please visit our web store and see if there is anything that interests you.






Thank you and Good Hunting!!

David Moore - Owner

*Note: Please understand that if I make attributions to antiques and decoys, the attribution is my opinion or identified as such when I purchased the item. If you disagree with this opinion, please do not purchase the item.



Illustration Description

This is a rare Circa: 1850s full stock percussion Long rifle from maker Henry Leman of Lancaster PA. It has a maple stock that has been hand striped by Leman. Leman made rifles such as this with very little  adornment for the American Fur Company for trade with the Indians. It has a swamped bull barrel (flared barrel end) and is marked H Leman on the top barrel flat as well as the lock. This is probably one of the most sought after long rifle makers by collectors. Hanging under and on the front barrel of this fine rifle are powder horns of the same era as the rifle. Next to the long rifle is a fully engraved powder horn. All in all a very nice display of an antique Long Rifle and Powder Horns.

This display currently resides in a private collection.


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