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1977 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 3-color giori, gray - blue - black) #173205, #173206; Offset - #62453 - Yellow; #62454 - Red; #62455 - Gray; #62456 - Light blue; #62457 - Brown; #62458 - Dark brown; #59742 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Yellow, Blue, Red, Gray, Brown, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Esther Porter. Engravers: Vignette - John S. Wallace, Jr.; Frame - Albert Saavedra; Letters - Albert Saavedra; Numerals - Albert Saavedra. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1977. Issue: 1977 - Fourty-fourth Duck Stamp (sixth $5 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,196,774.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1978. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $5. Ross' Geese." 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."

Martin R. Murk

Acrylic painting of a pair of Ross' Geese in flight by Martin R. Murk, S66 W38205 Highway ZZ, Eagle, Wisconsin 53119. Martin R. Murke is a freelance commercial and wildlife artist.

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.