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APS Affiliate #210

Duck Tracks
Fall 2006

Whole No.

Duck Tracks-Fall 2006 issue includes the following articles:

  • Rudy Donates Stamp Rarities to Smithsonian Collection . . . Prominent philanthropist Jeanette C. Rudy of Nashville, Tennessee donated a complete set of Federal Duck Stamps to the National Postal Museum. A special ceremony was held August 14. For more information, visit the museum's web site at   

  • Reader Letters . . Questions from readers are answered in this column.

  • Washington International Stamp Show and Duck Stamp Minisheets . . . President Ira Cotton describes and illustrates some of his purchases at the Washington Stamp Show. Ira also lists some suggestions for the issuance of Duck Stamp minisheets in the future.
  • Federal Duck Stamps May Go Electronic....e-Duck Stamp Makes it Easier for Hunters . . . The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation (385 to 4) that will make it easier for waterfowl hunters to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp. The bill approves a pilot program beginning Sept. 1, 2007, in 15 states (yet to be determined) which allows waterfowl hunters, stamp collectors and conservationists nationwide to buy the Federal Duck Stamp electronically over the phone or Internet.

  • New Jersey continues Retreiever Puppy Series . . . This year's stamp features a golden retriever puppy painted by award winning artist Roger Cruwys.

  • Black Ducks for Virginia  . . . The artwork painted by Virginia artist Tim Donovan depicts a pair of American black ducks.

  • Easton Waterfowl Festival scheduled for November . . . The Festival is scheduled for November 10-12, 2006 in Easton, Maryland. For information about the festival, visit the festival's web site at or call 410-822-4567.

  • Bush Signs Bill Extending Jr. Duck Stamp Programs . . . The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is an art and science program designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in K-12. The popular art program is designed to expose students to migratory waterfowl and to motivate them through art to take a leadership role in the conservation of these species.

  • Engraving shift discovered . . . John Wells , a delaer in England, reports finding the TW73 with a downward ship in the engraving.
  • Schultz wins Wisconsin contest a second time . . . A painting of a green-winged teal pair by Tim Schultz of Green Lake has been selected as winner of the 2006 Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp contest.

  • South Carolina duck stamp will feature black ducks . . .  South Carolina's annual duck stamp will feature black ducks by wildlife artist Richard D. Benson of Washington Courthouse, Ohio.

  • Pintails grace Pennsylvania stamp . . . The 2006 Pennsylvania Duck Stamp winner was Kerry L. Holzman, of Bernville. His winning entry features two male and one female pintail ducks.

  • Clifton wins Ohio . . . A Canada goose by Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware won this year's Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp design competition.



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