Wood Decoy from 1900, from the Wm J Mackey Jr. Collection, has original stamp and tag. It is Canvasback drake by Sam Barnes Havre De Grace MD. He is 16 1/4″ has all original paint. this is an exceptional decoy and museum quality! Wood decoys first started in early 1800’s. Ever since Joel Barber, the first known decoy collector, started in 1918, decoys have become increasingly viewed as an important form of North American folk art.