Federal Duck Stamp Gallery
Plates Issued: Intaglio (front)- #169058, #169063; Offset (back) - #55048. Colors: Front - Black, Blue, and Green; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Howard C. Mildner. Engravers: Vignette - Charles A. Brooks; Frame - William R. Burnell and Howard F. Sharpless; Letters - William R. Burnell and Howard F. Sharpless; Numerals - William R. Burnell and Howard F. Sharpless. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1966. Issue: 1966 - Thirty-third Duck Stamp (eighth $3 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,805,341.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1967. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $3. Whistling Swans. Back - "Duck Stamps dollars buy wetlands to perpetuate waterfowl. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Stanley Stearns (1926-2013)
Black and white tempera drawing of whistling swans (now known as tundra swans) by Stanley Stearns, the second artist to win the contest three times.