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APS Affiliate #210

Duck Tracks
February 2005

Whole No. 41

Duck Tracks-February 2005 issue includes the following articles:

  • Anderson scores first Federal win! . . . Mark Anderson's acrylic painting of two hooded merganser drakes bested 223 other entries and will grace the 2005 Federal Duck Stamp (RW72).

  • President's Corner . . . President Ira Cotton discusses the gradual decline in the number of states issuing duck stamps. He encourages members to write letters and e-mails to local representatives in support of duck stamp programs.

  • New Album pages issued for Duck Stamps . . . Palo Albums has added pages for State and Junior Duck Stamps to their product line. Federal pages had previously been issued. 

  • A Word from the Federal Duck Stamp Office . . . Chief of the Federal Duck Stamp Program Chris Tollefson assures readers that the Federal Duck Stamp Office is working to ensure that the Duck Stamp remains a valued collector's item for years to come.  The Fish and Wildlife Service values the support of the collecting community and is working to deepen that support.

  • Judging the Federal Duck Stamp Contest . . . Michael Jaffe gives a detailed account of his experience as a judge at the Federal Duck Stamp Contest held at the Department of the Interior October 4-5, 2004. Some recommendations for artists are also included.

  • Klinefelter wins OK contest . . . Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana took first place in the 2005 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp contest.

  • Ruthven Honored . . . John Ruthven became the first wildlife artist to receive the National Medal of Arts.

  • Michaelsen wins redesigned Louisiana contest . . . Ken Michaelsen, a well-known wildlife artist from the state of California was selected as winner of the 17th Annual Louisiana Duck Stamp Art Competition. Contact Robert Helm for information about the 2006 contest to be held in the Fall 2005.

  • Grading and Encapsulation come to duck stamps! . . . Bob Dumaine discusses valuing grading guides issued by Scott Publishing Company and the Professional Stamp Experts (PSE). The guides expand pricing for 6-8 different grades of stamps, from average to superb.

  • Spectacular artwork highlights Ohio Contest . . . Adam Grimm's artwork of a drake wood duck will appear on the 2005 Ohio duck stamp. The top six finishers are illustrated.

  • NJ 2004 Stamp - Second in Retriever Puppy Series . . . Painted by artist Phillip Crowe, the artwork features a yellow lab puppy with a hooded merganser carved by New Jersey carver John Potts.

  • Preparing for a Duck Stamp Competition! . . . Artist Larry Seiler describes the various stages of preparing an artwork for competition. It takes years to acquire and accumulate the working knowledge to become a professional wildlife artist.

  • Duck Stamp Story Told in New Zealand . . . Vice President Wes Miller presented the U.S. Duck Stamp story to the Christchurch Philatelic Society in November 2004. A set of overhead slides is available to NDSCS members to give presentations to your local philatelic clubs. Contact We or Ira Cotton for more information.

  • Ducks Unlimited to manage Duck Stamp Licensing Program . . . Ducks Unlimited will manage how Federal Duck Stamp images are licensed to manufacturers who place the images on a wide variety of consumer products. For more information on the Duck Stamp Program and how Duck Stamp funds have benefited a refuge in your state, visit the Duck Stamp home page at:

    Ducks Unlimited is the world's wetland and waterfowl conservation group. For more information, visit the Ducks Unlimited website.
  • Grisham's art boosts duck stamp program . . . Larry Grisham has handled the duck stamp artwork for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission through Grisham's Wildlife Art since 1982. Sales of prints created from duck stamp artwork have made the Arkansas program the most successful in the country, thanks to top-notch artists.

  • Delaware begins lighthouse series . . . The 2004 Delaware Duck Stamp was a special year as it's the 25th anniversary of the Delaware Duck Stamp Program. With declining print sales over the past few years, the state set up a committee to improve sales. The committee decided to include a lighthouse in the print, thus expanding this collectible to the lighthouse community. A watercolor by Bonni Field of Newark, Delaware was declared the 2004 winner.  


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