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1973-1974

1973 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 3-color giori, light brown - dark brown - black) #172101, #172102; Offset - #59742 - Black (back), #60424 - Yellow, #60425 - Red, #60426 - Black, #60427 - Gray. Colors: Front - Yellow, Red, Blue, Gray, Dark brown, Light brown, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - James L. Goodbody; Letters - James L. Goodbody; Numerals - James L. Goodbody. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1973; Issue: 1973 - Fourtieth Duck Stamp (second $5 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,094,414.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1974. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $5. Steller's Eider." 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."


Lee LeBlanc

Opaque watercolor of Steller's Eiders by Lee LeBlanc. Lee LeBlanc, formerly a Disney cartoonist and MGM Studios executive became a freelance artist in his later years. (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.