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1957 Federal Duck Stamp

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).

In 1998 the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir established a second refuge, the Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, to protect another sensitive wetland area and to provide opportunities for wildlife watching.

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.