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1953 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #163622, #163623, #163624, #163625; Offset (back) - #47510. Colors: Front - Maroon; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: William K. Schrage. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - Robert J. Jones; Letters - Robert J. Jones; Numerals - Robert J. Jones. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1953. Issue: 1953 - Twentieth Duck Stamp (fifth $2 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,268,446.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June30, 1954. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $2. Blue-winged Teal." Back - " It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."

Clayton B. Seagears

India ink wash drawing of Blue-winged Teal by Clayton B. Seagears, former Director of Conservation Education for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. (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.