Duck Stamp 1975-1976

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James P. Fisher/USFWS

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James P. Fisher (1912-1990)
Watercolor of a weathered canvasback decoy by James P. Fisher of Pennsylvania. This was his first and only entry in the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front, 3-color giori, light brown - dark brown - black) #172775, #172777; Offset - #61293 - Orange, #61294 - Yellow, #61295 - Green, #61296 - Brown, #61297 - Gray, #59742 - Black (back). Colors: Front - Yellow, Orange, Green, Gray, Brown, and Black; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: V. Jack Ruther. Engravers: Vignette - Joseph J. Creamer, Jr.; Frame - Robert G. Culin, Sr.; Letters - Robert G. Culin, Sr.; Numerals - Robert G. Culin, Sr. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1975. Issue: 1975 - Forty-second Duck Stamp (fourth $5 stamp). Quantity Sold: 2,237,126.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1976. Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. $5. Canvasback." Back - "Buy Duck Stamps. Save wetlands. Send in all bird bands. Sign your Duck Stamp. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."

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