Plates Issued: Intaglio - #129199, #129200, #129201, #129202. Color: Blue. Designer/Modeler: Alvin R. Meissner. Engravers: Vignette - Carl T. Arlt; Letters - Frank Lamasure; Numerals - Frank Lamasure. First Day of Sale: August 14, 1934 Issue: 1934 - First Duck Stamp QUANTITY SOLD: 635,001
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of Agriculture. Void after June 30, 1935. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. One Dollar, 1."
Jay N. "Ding" Darling
Brush and ink drawings of Mallards by Jay N. "Ding" Darling, a famous cartoonist and noted conservationist. The artist was chief of the Biological Survey, a precursor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1934 to 1936. "Ding" conceived the idea of using duck stamps to raise money for the purchase of wetlands. (Deceased)
Content taken from the Duck Stamp Collection. The Duck Stamp Collection was originally printed in a loose-leaf, hole-punched format that was available for sale through the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and updated annually. The document is no longer in print.