Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #167768, #167772; Offset - #55048 (back, new design). Colors: Front - Dark brown, medium brown, and light blue; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Victor S. McCloskey, Jr. Engravers: Vignette - Richard M. Bower; Frame - Howard F. Sharpless; Letters - Howard F. Sharpless; Numerals - Howard F. Sharpless. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1961. Issue: 1961 - Twenty-eighth Duck Stamp (third $3 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,334,236.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1962. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $3. Mallard Brood. Habitat Produces Ducks." Back - "Duck Stamps dollars buy wetlands to perpetuate waterfowl. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Edward A. Morris
Black and white watercolor painting of Mallards by Edward A. Morris, 5509 North Boston Avenue, Portland, Oregon 9721. Edward A. Morris is a freelance artist and exhibitor with the American Watercolor Society.
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.