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1970-1971

1970 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio -(front, 3-color giori, blue - green - black) #171165, #171169; Offset - #58793 - Yellow, #58794 - Red, #58795 - Blue, #58753 - Black (back); Colors: Front - Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Leonard E. Buckley. Engravers: Vignette - Joseph S. Creamer, Jr.; Frame - Robert G. Culin, Letters - Robert G. Culin; Numerals - Robert G. Culin. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1970 Issue: 1970 - Thirty-seventh Duck Stamp (twelfth $3 stamp). First intaglio/offset printed "Duck" stamp. Quantity Sold: 2,420,244.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1971. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $3. Ross Geese." Back - "Buy Duck Stamps. Save wetlands. Send in all bird bands. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."


Edward J. Bierly

Watercolor painting of Ross' Geese by Edward J. Bierly, his third win. (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.