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Canada Goose Stamps

Bennett County Canada Goose Stamps

Bennett County Canada goose stamps were required to hunt geese in Bennett County starting in 1974. The stamps were issued on a computerized drawing basis to a limited number of hunters each year. From 1974 through 1977 the stamps were issued free. Starting in 1978, successful applicants were charged a fee for the stamps. The 1978 stamps did not have the fee ($5) printed on them. The 1974 and 1975 stamps were imperforate, while the 1976 through 1978 stamps were issued in panes of five (1x5) with a tab at the top. The panes were perforated 11 3/4 between the stamps and between the stamps and the tab.

Perforations on the majority of the 1978 stamps from positions one through four touch or cut the design. The values below are for such copies. Well centered examples, usually from position five (bottom), may sell for a substantial premium. Stamps from all years have dry gum. The series was superseded by the West River Unit Canada Goose stamp series in 1979. For images of all stamps in this series see 1974 - 1986 South Dakota Goose Stamps.

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Series
Number
Figure
Number
Validity
Period
Face
Value
DescriptionUnused
Value
Unsigned
Value
Signed
Value
1.F-SD91974Freeblack on white
on license
65.0030.00
55.00
45.00
95.00
2.F-SD91975Freeblack on pink
on license
185.00125.00
150.00
95.00
120.00
3.F-SD101976Freeblack on blue
on license
30.0030.00
45.00
25.00
50.00
4.F-SD101977Freeblack on dark yellow
on license
25.0030.00
45.00
25.00
50.00
5.F-SD101978($5.00)black on green
on license
900.00275.00
300.00
150.00
175.00
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