"2009-2010 Federal Duck Stamp Print" - Joshua Spies
The Federal Duck Stamp Program. In 1934 the Federal Duck Stamp program was established by the efforts of artist and conservationist Jay "Ding" Darling, and the signature of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Over the years the program has produced a classic, collectible series of designs by some of the nation's finest wildlife artists. The artwork, chosen in a rigorous public contest by a panel of five judges, graces the yearly migratory waterfowl revenue stamp produced by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
All duck hunters are required to buy a Federal Duck Stamp. It is also purchased by stamp collecors, bird watchers, and others committed to habitat conservation. The stamp serves as an annual pass to any of our National Wildlife Refuges. An amazing 98 percent of the purchase price of each stamp is used to acquire wetland habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
To date the sale of Federal Duck Stamps has generated more than 500 million dollars for the purchase of over 5 million acres of prime waterfowl habitat.
Image size: h.6.5" x w.9"; Overall size: h.12.5" x w.14".
General information: Each print is signed and numbered, the edition varies, as does the price. The cost of framing only for each stamp & print as shown above is $90, double-matted with a single stamp place centered below the print.
Print prices exclude stamps (which are required with each print), framing and shipping. Mint Federal Stamp, $15. Artist Signed Federal Stamp, $18.