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John Graham (1822-1912) is known as the father of the Charlestown (or Cecil County) style of decoy making. Decoys from this area generally feature a shelf carved on the body for the head to sit on, a tail that extends straight back (no flip upwards) along the chine line of the decoy.


High head decoys are rare and difficult to find, particularly in very good condition. This decoy was made around 1880. It  is in old working repaint.


If you have questions about this decoy, please contact:

Darrell Hagar

Cell: 410-430-5826


John Graham High Head Canvasback Drake


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    Return Policy

    Please look carefully at ALL photos of the decoys.  We try very hard to describe accurately the physical appearance (including any blemishes) of the decoys we sell.  Still, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase after you receive it, you may return it for a full refund (less fees if you paid by credit card) as long as the decoy is returned within two weeks in the same condition that it was in when shipped to you. You are responsible for shipping costs for returns.

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