Its beauty and novelty immediately appealed to stamp collectors, and the desire to own one became widespread. The government was adamant, however. The stamp was for hunters only, not for collectors. It had to be attached to a license, and the hunter had to keep it intact for one year. But the collectors would not give up, and fifteen days before the first stamps expired they were placed on sale for stamp enthusiasts.Issued annually, the duck stamps are designed by some of America's finest artists. Initially, the artwork for these stamps was commissioned, but that changed in 1949 when designer Bob Hines (creator of the 1946-47 issue) suggested the idea for a contest. Today, well-known painters and designers from throughout the U. Compete to have their work displayed on the desirable hunting permit stamps.
In 1991, Nancy Howe became the first woman to win the annual competition. These handsome stamps have featured a wide array of waterfowl, such as Emperor Geese, Wood Ducks, Canvasback Drakes, and Whistling Swans, to name a few. All issues are inscribed Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp.
The first five read Department of Agriculture, while all following issues read Department of the Interior. From 1946 on, all stamps bear an inscription on the back that says: It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp. The item "US Duck Mallards $1 Stamp RW1 Mint OG H, 1934, CV$425" is in sale since Monday, March 12, 2018.This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Back of Book\Duck Stamps". The seller is "davivelasque6" and is located in Woodridge, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.