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      Collectiques Research
             Antiques Study & Research

        Dedicated to preserving the past...One piece at a time


Collectiques Research is dedicated to the study and research of Antiques and Collectibles. 

Current Research and Study page as of 12/15/2018 

American Civil War Confederate double barrel shotgun Identification


As a Certified Antiques Appraiser, I am constantly striving to discover new information about anything that has age and is collectible. With 55+ years of experience in anything antique, research is a part of my life.

I will try, not only to feature items that I am in the process of researching, but will also feature submission items from friends and customers. 

Please visit our webstore for a few of our offerings. If interested contact us for availability. All of our inventory currently is for sale in one of two Antique Malls in the Midwest.

Thank you

David Moore CAA, AIA, PACC certified

The Collectiques Research logo is a sillouette of three rare Canvasback duck decoys carved by Charles Barnard of Havre de Grace Maryland in the 1910/1920s period

These highly sought after decoys are very distinctive in their form and style and unmistakenly carved by the hand of Charles Barnard. 

A pair of Fish decoys carved by the same unknown hand and attributed to originating from the Greenbay Wisconsin area. This pair of investment grade fish decoys are pictured on page 233 of "Fish and Foul decoys of the Great Lakes" by Donna Tonelli and sold to the owner by Tim Spreck, Minnesota fish decoy dealer and appraiser. 

These fish decoys are entirely hand carved and are  the epitomy of American utilitarian folk art.