Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #160099, #160100, #160101, #160102; Offset (back) - #47510. Colors: Front - Blue; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Robert L. Miller, Jr. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - Axel W. Christensen; Letters - Axel W. Christensen; Numerals - Axel W. Christensen. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1948. Issue: 1948 - Fifteenth Duck Stamp. Quantity Sold: 2,127,603.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1949. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. 1 Dollar." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Wash and tempera painting of Buffleheads by Maynard Reece, 5315 Robertson Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50312, a popular freelance wildlife artist.
Reece has five Federal duck stamps to his credit with this design as the first.
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.