delaware decoy carver

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  1. johnson

    johnson Senior Refuge Member

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    I bought some decoys this weekend for my collection and the carver is Harold Haman out of Middletown,Del. any info on this carver.
     
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    Rjm6254 Elite Refuge Member

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    One of the carvers featured in this book
    The Making of Hunting Decoys by William Veasy

    Bob M
     
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    setter Elite Refuge Member

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    has passed on .he made awesome cork working decoys and guided in the area ,he was featured in wildfowl magazine years ago. i believe that his son does make and sell a few decoys. mr haman lay out hunted on the rivers and bays for canada geese ,used v-board rigs to kill canadas
     
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    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Harold made lots of black cork duck and goose dekes---he passed ten or more years ago
    if you picked up some with wood heads, i suggest you shelf them--if you intend to gun them, and they need any retouching, you may be able to contact his son, or ned mayne, from wilmington area, who might be willing to do some repainting
     
  5. johnson

    johnson Senior Refuge Member

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    thanks for all of the info I got 2 nice canada geese cork decoys with wooden heads and 1 black duckcork with a plastic head but they'llall be put on the shelf and my wife already has the goose onthe as a centerpiece.His memory will live on!
     
  6. Keith McGowan

    Keith McGowan Elite Refuge Member

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    I remember helping in his shop as a wee little kid. When ever I smell black cork to this day, it reminds me of it. My Mom has a very rare shorebird he did for her. I grew up 3 miles from him.


    Keith
     
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    r3200 Senior Refuge Member

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    Kieth

    Do you know if he ever made any Mallards? I have blacks, geese, teal, and bluebills.

    I agree put them on the shelf.
     
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    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    they show up in various places---sounds like you are trying to acquire a pair of each of Harold's decoys--good hunting
     
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    r3200 Senior Refuge Member

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    George

    Thanks for the infro.

    Yea I would like to get a pair of mallards or so. I think I have about 9 ducks and 1 goose now.
    Thanks again
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  10. rjbadfish

    rjbadfish Moderator Moderator

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    A friend of mine was lucky enough to pick up 20 H. Haman decoys recently, a mix of Mallards, Blacks and Greenwinged Teal.

    By the looks of the info in this post he has found a great piece of waterfowling history.

    Keith, Is there any significance to the "-R.D.1-" on the keel?

    If anyone has any additional information on history, age, value, other sources of research info, etc. I know he would appreciate it.

    Here are a few pics:

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