Federal duck 2021 small scaup drake stamp pictures
By Charles Snee
Delaware artist Richard Clifton’s acrylic painting of a single small scaup drake is featured on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service federal duck stamp which will be issued June 25 in Spanish Fort, Ala.
Suzanne Fellows, head of the Federal Duck Stamps Bureau of the Fish and Wildlife Service, said Linn stamp that an in-person ceremony on the first day is not scheduled.
As the first day of issue approaches, collectors can find additional details online.
The U.S. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, commonly known as the Federal Duck Stamp, is issued annually by the Fish and Wildlife Service to serve as a waterfowl hunting license and collectible for hobbyists. animal art and conservation efforts.
While not valid for postage, Duck Stamps are sold by the US Postal Service at post offices (only in single stamp vouchers) and through its Stamp Fulfillment Services division at Kansas City, Mo. They are also available at some national wildlife and athletic refuges. property retailers and Amplex Corporation.
Like last year, the new 2021 stamps are offset printed by Ashton Potter USA Ltd., in two sticker sizes: a one-pane and a 20-pane.
“Federal duck stamps are conservation revenue stamps; 98 percent of the purchase price goes directly towards the acquisition and protection of wetland habitat and the purchase of conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Wetlands acquired with Duck Stamp dollars help purify water, fight flooding, reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, and improve outdoor recreation opportunities, ”according to the Fish and Wildlife Service. .
The federal duck stamp also serves as a “free pass to any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee,” said the Fish and Wildlife Service.
The artwork for each Federal Duck Stamp has been chosen annually in a jury competition since 1949. The competition was originally held in Washington, DC, but is now held in one location different every year.
Artworks entered in the competition are judged by a panel of experts from different fields, and a winner is selected following a series of voting boards.
Of the 138 entries submitted to the competition held online September 25-26, 2020, seven entries (including Clifton’s) reached the final round of judging. The species eligible for the 2020 Duck Stamp Contest were the Gadwall, Brent Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Lesser Scaup and Red Merganser.
Clifton also won top honors in the 2006 competition, when his painting of a pair of collared ducks was selected for the 2007 $ 15 duck stamp (Scott RW74).
As of the June 25 issue date, a new Junior Duck stamp will also go on sale. The $ 5 stamp will feature a pair of hooded mergansers painted by 18-year-old artist Margaret McMullen of Kansas.
Funds raised from the sale of the Junior Duck Stamp are used to educate youth about wildlife and wetland conservation and outdoor recreation.
The federal duck stamp and the junior duck stamp are listed under the hunting license stamps in the Scott Specialized catalog of United States stamps and envelopes. Federal duck stamps are also listed in the flight. Scott’s 1A Standard Postage Stamp Catalog.
Since the inception of the Duck Stamp Program in 1934, sales of the Federal Duck Stamp to hunters, bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts and collectors have raised over $ 1 billion to conserve over 6 million acres of habitat for birds and other wildlife and provide endless opportunities. for hunting and other wildlife-oriented recreation on public lands in the United States.
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