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1950-1951

1950 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #161533, #161534, #161535, #161536; Offset (back) - #47510. Colors: Front - Purple; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Victor S. McCloskey, Jr. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - Reuben K. Barrick; Letters - Reuben K. Barrick; Numerals - Reuben K. Barrick. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1950; Issue: 1950 - Seventeenth Duck Stamp (second $2 stamp). Quanity Sold: 1,903,644.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1951. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $2." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sing your name in ink on the face of the stamp."


Walter A. Weber

Black and white wash and gouache drawing of Trumpeter Swans by Walter A. Weber. Mr. Weber was the first artist to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, and he was also the first artist to have two of his art designs made into Federal Duck Stamps. (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.