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1987-1988

1987 Federal Duck Stamp


Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front-back) 178171-1 (Web printing from intaglio sleeve*); Offset - #178206-1 - Orange, #178207-1 - Yellow, #178208-1 - Light blue, #178209-1 - Brown, #178210-1 - Dark blue, #178286-1 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Orange, Yellow, Lght blue, Brown, Dark blue, Black. Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Esther Porter. Engravers: Vignette - John S. Wallace, Jr.; Frame - N/A; Letters - Gary J. Slaght; Numerals - Gary J. Slaght. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1987. Issue: 1987 - Fifty-fourth Duck Stamp (first $10 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,663,470

*first time a sleeve was used instead of a plate.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1988. Miigratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $10. Redhead Ducks." Back - "Take Pride in America, Buy Duck Stamps, Save Wetlands. Send in all bird bands. Sign your Duck Stamp. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."


Arthur G. Anderson

Acrylic painting of three Redheads flying low over water in late afternoon by Arthur G. Anderson, North 5995 CTH O.T., Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650. Arthur G. Anderson is a freelance artist and collector of antique cars. In addition to waterfowl, Anderson likes to paint bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and other species inhabiting the area near his home.

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.