Duck Stamp 1970-1971
Edward J. Bierly (1920-2004)
Watercolor painting of Ross' geese by Edward J. Bierly. This was his third contest win.
Plates Issued: Intaglio -(front, 3-color giori, blue - green - black) #171165, #171169; Offset - #58793 - Yellow, #58794 - Red, #58795 - Blue, #58753 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Leonard E. Buckley. Engravers: Vignette - Joseph S. Creamer, Jr.; Frame - Robert G. Culin, Letters - Robert G. Culin; Numerals - Robert G. Culin. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1970 Issue: 1970 - Thirty-seventh Duck Stamp (twelfth $3 stamp). First intaglio/offset printed "Duck" stamp. Quantity Sold: 2,420,244.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1971. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $3. Ross Geese." Back - "Buy Duck Stamps. Save wetlands. Send in all bird bands. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
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Edward J. Bierly/USFWS
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