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1949 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #160790, #160791, #160792, #160793; Offset (back) - #47510. Colors: Front - Green; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Robert L. Miller. Engravers: Vignette - Richard M. Bower; Frame - John S. Edmondson; Letters - John S. Edmondson, Numerals - John S. Edmondson. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1949. Issue: 1949 - Sixteenth Duck Stamp (first $2 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,954,734.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1950. Migratory Bird hunting Stamp. $2." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of the stamp."

Roger E. Preuss

Black and white wash drawing of American Goldeneyes (now known as Common Goldeneye) by Roger E. Preuss, F.I.A., c/o Wildlife of America, 2224 Grand Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405, a freelance artist and decoy designer.

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.