Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #166256, #166257, #166258, #166259; Offset (back) - #52412 . Colors: Front - Green; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Victor S. McCloskey, Jr. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - Howard F. Sharpless; Letters - Howard F. Sharpless; Numerals - Howard F. Sharpless. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1957. 1957 - Twenty-fourth Duck Stamp (ninth $2 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,355,353.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1958. Migratory Bird hunting Stamp. $2. American Eider." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Jackson Miles Abbott
Black and white watercolor
painting of american Eiders (now known as Common Eiders) by Jackson
Miles of Alexandria, Virginia. The artist
was also a talented writer and noted ornithologist. (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.