Duck Stamp 1959-1960
Maynard Reece (1920-2020)
Black and white wash and tempera drawing of a Labrador retriever carrying a mallard by Maynard Reece, the first artist to win the competition three times.
Plates Issued: Beginning with this (1959-1960) stamp all printing plates, offset and intaglio, have been enlarged to include 120 individual subjects. Intaglio (front) - #167109, #167120; Offset - #54204 (design change on back). Colors: Front - Black, Blue, and Yellow (First in series to have multi-color); Back - Black. Designers/Modelers: Bob Hines and Victor S. McCloskey, Jr. Engravers: Vignette - Arthur W. Dintaman; Frame - Howard F. Sharpless; Letters - Howard F. Sharpless; Numerals - Howard F. Sharpless. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1959. Issue: 1959 - Twenty-sixth Duck Stamp (first $3 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,626,115
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1960. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $3. Retrievers Save Game." 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."
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