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1946 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio (face) - #158448, #158449, #158456, #158457; Offset (back) - #47510 (First Duck Stamp printed on the back). Colors: Front - Brown; Back - Black. Designer: William K. Schrage. Modeler: Model consisted of lettering furnished by the Post Office Department. Engravers: Vignette - Matthew D. Fenton; Frame - John S. Edmondson; Letters - John S. Edmondson; Numerals - John S. Edmondson. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1946. Issue: 1946 - Thirteenth Duck Stamp. Quantity Sold: 2,016,841.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1947. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $1." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."

USFWS/Jack C. Culbreath

Bob Hines

Pen and ink and wash drawing of Redheads by Bob Hines. The artist joined the Fish and Wildlife Service staff in 1948 and was head of its Office of Audio Visual Services for several years and was in charge of the annual Duck Stamp Contest until his retirement in 1981. (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.