United States Migratory
Bird Hunting and
Conservation Stamps

James S. Aber

Introduction

The Federal Duck Stamp Program is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of Interior. The program began with its first stamp issued in 1934 as a means to raise money for preservation of duck and goose habitat.

Duck stamps.


The dates given below are for the year of issue.
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Department of Agriculture
Flat Plate Printing

1934, Two Mallards, $1. 1935, Canvasback Ducks, $1.
1936, Canada Geese, $1. 1937, Scaup Ducks, $1.
1938, Pintail Drake and Duck, $1.

Department of Interior
Flat Plate Printing

1939, Green-winged
Teal, $1.
1940, Black Mallards, $1.
1941, Ruddy Ducks, $1. 1942, Baldpates, $1.
1943, Wood Ducks, $1. 1944, White Fronted Geese, $1.
1945, Shoveller Duck, $1. 1946, Redhead Ducks, $1.
1947, Snow Geese, $1. 1948, Buffle-head Ducks, $1.
1949, Unidentified, $2. 1950, Trumpeter Swans, $2.
1951, Gadwall Ducks, $2. 1952, Harlequin Ducks, $2.
1953, Blue-winged
Teal, $2.
1954, Ring-necked Duck, $2.
1955, Blue Geese, $2. 1956, American Merganser, $2.
1957, American Eider, $2. 1958, Canada Geese, $2.

Giori Press Printing

1959, Retriever, $3. 1960, Redhead Ducks, $3.
1961, Mallard brood, $3. 1962, Pintails, $3.
1963, Brant, $3. 1964, Nene Goose, $3.
1965, Canvasbacks, $3. 1966, Whistling Swans, $3.
1967, Old Squaws, $3. 1968, Hooded Mergansers, $3.
1969, White-winged Scoters, $3.

Engraved and Lithographed

1970, Ross' Geese, $3. 1971, Cinnamon Teal, $3.
1972, Mottled Duck, $5. 1973, Steller's Eider, $5.
1974, Wood Duck, $5. 1975, Canvasback, $5.
1976, Canada Geese,
$5.
1977, Ross' Geese, $5.
1978, Hooded
Merganser, $5.
1979, Green-winged Teal, $7.50.
1980, Mallards, $7.50. 1981, Ruddy Ducks, $7.50.
1982, Canvasbacks,
$7.50.
1983, Pintails, $7.50.
1984, Wigeon, $7.50.
50th anniversary
1985, Cinnamon Teal, $7.50.
1986, Fulvous Whistling
Duck, $7.50.
1987, Redhead Ducks, $10.
1988, Snow Goose, $10. 1989, Lesser Scaup, $12.50.
1990, Black Bellied
Whistling Duck, $12.50.
1991, King Eiders, $15.
1992, Spectacled Eider,
$15.
1993, Canvasbacks, $15.
1994, Red-breasted
Merganser, $15.
1995, Mallards, $15.
1996, Surf Scoter, $15. 1997, Canada Goose, $15.
1998, Barrow's
Goldeneye, $15.
1999, Greater Scaup, $15.
2000, Mottled Duck, $15. 2001, Northern Pintail, $15.
2002, Black Scoter, $15. 2003, Snow Geese, $15.
2004, Redheads, $15. 2005, Hooded Merganser, $15.
2006, Ross' Goose, $15. 2007, Ring-Necked Duck, $15.
2008, Northern Pintails,
$15. 75th anniversary
2009, Long-tailed Duck, $15.
2010, American Wigeon,
$15.
2011, White-fronted Geese, $15.
2012, Wood Duck, $15. 2013, Common Goldeneye, $15.
2014, Canvasback, $15. 2015, Ruddy Duck, $25.
2016, Trumpeter Swans,
$25.


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