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1971-1972

1971 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 3-color giori, light brown - dark brown - blue) #171586, #171587; Offset - #59321 - Yellow, #59322 - Blue, #59323 - Brown, #59324 - Green, #59742 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Yellow, Blue, Brown, and Green; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Leonard E. Buckley. Engravers: Vignette - Edward R. Felver; Frame - Robert G. Culin; Letters - Robert G. Culin; Numerals - Robert G. Culin. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1971. Issue: 1971 - Thirty-eighth Duck Stamp (thirteenth $3 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,445,977.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1972. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $3. Cinnamon Teal." Back - "Buy Duck Stamps. Save wetlands. Send in all bird bands. Sing your Duck Stamp. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."


Maynard Reece

Full-color wash painting of Cinnamon Teal by Maynard Reece, his fifth win. Mr. Reece was named Artist of the Year in 1973 by Ducks Unlimited.

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.