Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 2-color giori, brown - black) #172500, #172505; Offset - #59742 - Black (back), #60845 - Yellow, #60846 - Red, #60847 - Light blue, #60848 - Gray, #60849 - Dark blue. Colors: Front - Yellow, Red, Gray, Light blue, Dark blue, Brown, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Frank J. Waslick. Engravers: Vignette - Joseph J. Creamer, Jr.; Frame - James L. Goodbody, Letters - James L. Goodbody Numerals - James L. Goodbody. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1974. Issue: 1974 Fourty-first Duck Stamp (third $5 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,214,056.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1975. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $5. Wood Duck." 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."
David A. Maass
Oil painting of Wood Ducks by David A. Maass, 3175 Fox Street, Orono, Minnesota 55356. A freelance artist, Mr. Maass was selected as Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited in 1974.
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.