Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 2-color giori, black - brown) #173492, #173493; Offset - #63554 - Yellow, #63555 - Orange, #63556 - Light blue, #63557 - Green, #63558 - Brown, #63559 - Dark blue, #60439 - Black (back, new design). Colors: Front - Brown, Orange, Yellow, Light blue, Green, Dark blue, Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: V. Jack Ruther. Engravers: Vignette - Thomas R. Hipschen; Frame - N/A; Letters - Albert Saavedra; Numerals - Albert Saavedra. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1980. Issue: 1980 Fourty-seventh Duck Stamp (second $7.50 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,045,114
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1982. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $7.50. Mallards." 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."
Richard W. Plasschaert
Acrylic painting of a pair of Mallards in flight by Richard W. Plasschaert, 309 E. Elm , Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Richard W. Plasschaert 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.