Duck Stamp 1950-1951
Walter A. Weber (1906-1979)
Black and white wash and gouache drawing of trumpeter swans by Walter A. Weber. Mr. Weber was the first artist to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, and he was also the first artist to have two of his art designs made into Federal Duck Stamps.
Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #161533, #161534, #161535, #161536; Offset (back) - #47510. Colors: Front - Purple; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Victor S. McCloskey, Jr. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - Reuben K. Barrick; Letters - Reuben K. Barrick; Numerals - Reuben K. Barrick. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1950; Issue: 1950 - Seventeenth Duck Stamp (second $2 stamp). Quanity Sold: 1,903,644.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1951. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $2." Back - "It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sing your name in ink on the face of the stamp."
Images of the stamp are copyrighted. To use the image on a product that will be produced and sold, you must apply for, and be accepted as, a Licensee. <https://www.fws.gov/service/license-duck-stamps-or-junior-duck-stamp-imagery>
Walter A. Weber/USFWS
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