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Garage Sale Gold

Today’s post tells the story of one of the better finds in our fish and game hobby. It occurred, recently, in a way that many assiduous 20th century collectors dreamed might one day happen to them. In fact, many of us used to do more than just dream; we often made a serious effort to…

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Abby Csaplar Santa Postcard Gallery

I wish to inform everyone that, following an extended illness, Abby Csaplar passed away on December 14. Abby was a dear friend, who, along with her husband, Will, was passionate about collecting. As many of you know, together, the Csaplar’s put together the definitive waterfowl stamp exhibit, A License and Stamp System for Waterfowl Conservation in…

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Michael Jaffe’s Exhibit is Now Featured on Our Website

Michael Jaffe is a long time waterfowl stamp collector, dealer and exhibitor. Michael’s excellent exhibit, A Philatelic Survey of U.S. Waterfowl Hunting Jurisdictions, received another national large gold medal in November; this time at Philatelic Fiesta (San Jose, CA). Inspired by this website, Michael has spent a great deal of time the last couple of years,…

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We Have Much to Be Thankful For

The purpose of today’s post is to provide a glimpse into our recent wildfires experience and to offer some practical advice to collectors based upon that experience. What we learned is that no matter how much you think something like this will likely never happen to you –  in fact, it can and therefore it…

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The 2017 Duck Stamp Contest: A Once in a Lifetime Experience by Richard Prager –  Part Two

Saturday was a new day; same morning routine. However, this day had a more serious tone to it. Breakfast in the hotel with the same crew and then over to the Noel Fine Arts Center to preview the remaining 64 entries at 8am. The 64 remaining entries were of higher overall quality and the judges…

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The 2017 Duck Stamp Contest: A Once in a Lifetime Experience by Richard Prager –  Part One

Introductory Note: As we get closer to our official launch, today’s blog marks an exciting milestone in the development of the Waterfowl Stamps and More website – a blog post created entirely by someone other than David Torre. This post was provided by Richard Prager and it relates his experience serving as a judge at…

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Bob Hautman Wins for the Third Time; Greg Alexander is Second

The annual federal duck stamp art contest was held this weekend at the Noel Fine Arts Center, located on the University of Wisconsin campus at Stevens Point. The event was co-hosted by the College of Natural Resources and the College of Fine Arts and Communications. By all accounts, the organizing committee did a fabulous job…

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We Now Have an Index for the Galleries and New Flipbooks; Licensing Reminder

We recently made two useful additions to the website. First, we have heard many of you say it is hard to remember where things are located within the Galleries section. Initially, this was by design, as we intended for the Galleries environment to be be a place for exploration and discovery. However, with the website’s…

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Csaplar’s Awarded International Gold; Michael Jaffe a National Large Gold – On the Same Day!

Saturday, May 27th may best be remembered as a day when the advancements made by our niche hobby were recognized by organized philately at the highest levels. Will and Abby Csaplar’s exhibit, A License and Stamp Stamp System For Waterfowl Conservation in the 20th Century U.S., was well received by the jury at Finlandia 2017. The exhibit was awarded its…

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Welcome to Gallery Nine – Federal Waterfowl Stamps

We are pleased to announce that Gallery Nine is now up. Unlike the previous mixed galleries, this one is focussed on one collecting area. We are speaking about the the federal waterfowl stamps, more commonly known as federal duck stamps. These were the very first fish and game stamps and, for most collectors, still serve as the gateway to…

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