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1979 Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 2-color, blue - brown) #173422, #173423; Offset: #63207 - Blue, #63208 - Brown, #63209 - Orange, #63210 - Green, #
63211 - Gray, #59742 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Black, Orange, Green, Brown, Gray, and Blue; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Peter Cocci. Engravers: Vignette - John S. Wallace, Jr.; Frame - N/A;. Letters - Albert Saavedra. Numerals -N/A. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1979. Issue: 1979 Fourty-sixth Duck Stamp (first $7.50 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,090,155

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1980. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $7.50. Green-Winged Teal." 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."

Lawrence K. Michaelsen (Ken)

A gouache painting of a Green-winged Teal by Lawrence K. Michaelsen (Ken), P.O. Box 319, Mendicino, California 95460. Ken is also the designer of the 1978 California State duck stamp

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.