An Important Story to Tell – Part Two; Finding the Golden Thread

On the flight back, I started to get really excited about the military exhibit. The forerunner section seemed full of compelling possibilities and – if not done right – potential pitfalls. I placed a call to a long-time friend who is a national and international judge that I respect and trust. After discussing Will’s new…

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F&G Exhibit Has an Important Story to Tell – Part One

For philatelists, exhibiting portions of their collections at stamp shows can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you desire, you can travel to the shows, see new places, meet new friends, eat at the great local restaurants and see the sights. And, of course, you can enjoy sharing in the other exhibits – one…

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Happy New Year and the Introduction to Killer Thirteen

All of us at Waterfowl Stamps and More would like to wish everyone a happy New Year and health, happiness and success in 2023! While rereading the the introduction for Killer Twelve (written in late December of 2020), I was struck with how much many of our lives have changed for the better in the…

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Joseph Hautman Wins Contest; Frank Mittlestadt Second

The 2022 edition of the annual federal duck stamp art contest was originally scheduled to take place at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck on September 23-24. This was an appropriate choice, as North Dakota is at the center of the hallowed Prairie Pothole Region and, therefore, of great importance to…

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Federal Stamp Catalogs Updated; New Csaplar Exhibit and First of State Print Galleries; New PDFs and Flipbooks

Over the past couple of months we have made many additions to the website: the federal waterfowl stamp catalogs have been revised and updated (to include the separate catalog for graded stamps); in response to an avalanche of requests following the post on Will Csaplar being awarded a second large gold medal in London –…

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Will Csaplar’s Exhibit is Awarded a 2nd International Large Gold Medal in London

    The London International Stamp Exhibition, originally scheduled for the spring of 2020 and then postponed for two years due to COVID19, recently concluded. For two American revenue collectors, Will Csaplar and Michael Mahler, the extended wait was well worth it – as Csaplar’s and Mahler’s exemplary exhibits were each awarded a prestigious 2nd…

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Catalog of Non-Pictorial Waterfowl Stamps Update Completed plus Halloween Postcard Gallery Treat

In between setting up for our annual Halloween Haunted Attraction, Eric and I, along with the help of Kaiya and Michael Jaffe, have accomplished two things for the Waterfowl Stamps and More website. First, in a continuation from the last post regarding the new galleries – we have finished updating the Catalog of U.S. Non-Pictorial…

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20 New Galleries Recently Added

The summer and fall months have not been kind to to those who live in California the last five years. It has been unusually dry (very little rainfall), hot, windy and, over the last two years, we have had dry lightening thrown into the mix. Having had to evacuate three out of the last four…

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James Hautman Wins Contest for the 6th Time

The annual federal duck stamp art contest was held this past weekend, September 24-25. However, due to a recent surge caused by COVID19 variants – for the second year in a row it was not possible for the much-anticipated event to be the enjoyable public affair we have become so accustomed to – and, like…

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Missouri’s Audubon – Part Six

In the conclusion to our series on Charles and Libby Schwartz, I will endeavor to duly wrap up our story and summarize their remarkable careers. Ordinarily, when dealing with someone (in this case a couple) responsible for such a prodigious output like the Schwartzes, this would be no simple task. Thankfully, Charles and Libby had…

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