Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front 2-color - black - brown) #173871, #172872, #173873, #173874. ; Offset - #64957 - Green, #64958 - Orange, #64959 - Gray, #64960 - Brown, #64961 - Blue, #64962 - Yellow, #64963 - Metallic Gold (border), #64188 - Black (back, new design). Colors: Front - Green, Orange, Gray, Brown, Blue, Yellow; Border - Metallic gold; 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 2, 1984. Issue: 1984 Fifty-first Duck Stamp (sixth $7.50 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,913,861.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Deapartment of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1985. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp $7.50. Wigeon. 50th Anniversary 1934-1984." 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."
William C. Morris
Watercolor painting of Wigeon (now known as American Wigeon) on water by William C. Morris, 781 Abby Way, Mobile, Alabama 36609. Morris also won the 1984 Alabama State waterfowl competition.
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.