Federal Duck Stamp Gallery

1949-1950

Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #160790, #160791, #160792, #160793; Offset (back) - #47510. Colors: Front - Green; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Robert L. Miller. Engravers: Vignette - Richard M. Bower; Frame - John S. Edmondson; Letters - John S. Edmondson, Numerals - John S. Edmondson. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1949. Issue: 1949 - Sixteenth Duck Stamp (first $2 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,954,734.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1950. Migratory Bird hunting Stamp. $2." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of the stamp."

Roger E. Preuss (1922-2007)
Black and white wash drawing of American goldeneyes (now known as common goldeneye) by Roger E. Preuss of Minnesota, a freelance artist and decoy designer.

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.

Last Updated: July 22, 2015