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1955-1956

1955 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #165282, #165283, #165284, #165285; Offset (back) - #52412. Colors: Front - Blue; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Robert L. Miller. Engravers: Vignette - Richard M. Bower; Frame - Robert J. Jones; Letters - Robert J. Jones; Numerals - Robert J. Jones. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1955. Issue: 1955- Twenty-Second Duck Stamp (seventh $2 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,369,940.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1941. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $2. Blue-geese." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."


Stanley Stearns

Ink and pencil drawing on scratchboard of Blue Geese by Stanley Stearns, 22184 Bay Shore Rd., Chestertown, Maryland 21620.

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.