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1978 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front - black) #173331, #173333; Offset - #62882 - Yellow, #62883 - Brown, #62884 - Orange, #62885 - Blue, #59742 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Black, Yellow, Orange, Brown, and Blue; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Clarence Holbert. Engravers: Vignette - John S. Wallace, Jr.; Frame - John C. Masure; Letters - John C. Masure; Numerals - John C. Masure. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1978. Issue: 1978 - Forty-fifth Duck Stamp (seventh $5 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,206,421

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1979. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $5. Hooded Merganser." 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."


Albert Earl Gilbert

Watercolor painting of a Hooded Merganser by Albert Earl Gilbert, gilbert214@comcast.net. Albert Earl Gilbert is an internationally known 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.