Archive for January 2016

There’s More to Ducks Than Pretty Pictures

By Frank Correl   96.4MB   Thanks to an inspired collaboration at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, the world is finding out that there is much more to duck stamp collecting than just the federal stamps. The Feds had their day in the sun at the Postal Museum at the 1998-99 Federal duck stamp first…

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The Hunt for Ducks is Expanded

by David R. Torre and Michael Jaffe   129.7MB   Introduction For 1995 Scott has expanded the hunting permit section of this catalogue to include state, local and tribal waterfowl stamps. One of the main purposes of the state waterfowl stamp programs has been to generate revenue for waterfowl conservation and restoration projects. In addition,…

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Waterfowl Stamp Exhibit Earns Appreciation

By Michael Jaffe   89MB   Introduction Only two exhibits from throughout the world are selected to be included in the rarity vault of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.. each year, and the current exhibit, State, Local and Tribal Waterfowl Stamps, assembled by David R. Torre, has been extended until the middle…

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Collecting Waterfowl Stamps

  160.3MB   Definition Fish and game license stamps, as defined here, are those stamps required by federal, state, local or tribal law to be purchased by sportsmen and affixed to a license prior to fishing or hunting for various wildlife in the U.S. In most instances, such stamps convey additional rights that are not…

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Marion County Mystery Solved

by David R. Torre, ARA   7.1MB   When the Kansas State Historical Society made their search of the Marion County Courthouse in 1982 and no stamps were found, a mystery that went unsolved for years was born (see Figure 1). What had become of the collection that Charles Bellinghausen mounted for the county archives?…

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