Duck Stamp 1984-1985
William C. Morris (1945- )
Watercolor painting of wigeon (now known as American wigeon) on water by William C. Morris of Mobile, Alabama. Morris also won the 1984 Alabama State waterfowl competition.
Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front 2-color - black - brown) #173871, #172872, #173873, #173874. ; Offset - #64957 - Green, #64958 - Orange, #64959 - Gray, #64960 - Brown, #64961 - Blue, #64962 - Yellow, #64963 - Metallic Gold (border), #64188 - Black (back, new design). Colors: Front - Green, Orange, Gray, Brown, Blue, Yellow; Border - Metallic gold; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe. Engravers: Vignette - John S. Wallace, Jr.; Frame - N/A; Letters - Robert G. Culin, Sr.; Numerals - Robert G. Culin, Sr. First Day of Sale: July 2, 1984. Issue: 1984 Fifty-first Duck Stamp (sixth $7.50 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,913,861.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1985. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp $7.50. Wigeon. 50th Anniversary 1934-1984." 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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William C. Morris/USFWS
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