Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front - black) #173669, #173672; Offset - #64178 - Yellow, #64179 - Orange, #64180 - Green, #64181 - Purple, #64188 - Brown, #60439 - Black (back) Color: Front - Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple, Brown, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe. Engravers: Vignette - John S. Wallace, Jr.; Frame - N/A; Letters - Robert G. Culin, Sr.; Numerals - Robert G. Culin, Sr. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1982. Issue: 1982 Forty-ninth Duck Stamp (fourth $7.50 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,926,253.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1983. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $7.50. Canvasbacks." 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."
David A. Maass
Oil painting of three Canvasbacks flying over water by David A. Maass. This is David's second win; his first was an oil rendition of wood ducks in 1973.
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.