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1975 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 3-color giori, light brown - dark brown - black) #172775, #172777; Offset - #61293 - Orange, #61294 - Yellow, #61295 - Green, #61296 - Brown, #61297 - Gray, #59742 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Yellow, Orange, Green, Gray, Brown, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: V. Jack Ruther. Engravers: Vignette - Joseph J. Creamer, Jr.; Frame - Robert G. Culin, Sr.; Letters - Robert G. Culin, Sr.; Numerals - Robert G. Culin, Sr. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1975. Issue: 1975 - Fourty-second Duck Stamp (fourth $5 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,237,126.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1976. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $5. Canvasback." 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."

James P. Fisher

Watercolor of a weathered Canvasback Duck decoy by James P. Fisher. This was his first and only entry in the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest. (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.