Whole No. 45
Duck Tracks-Spring 2006 issue includes the following articles:
plans meeting during WASHINGTON 2006 . . . The First Day Ceremony for the RW73,
the 2006 duck stamp will be held Thursday, June 1, 2006 11:00 a.m. in conjunction
with WASHINGTON 2006. The Society will have a booth at the philatelic exhibition - BOOTH
2853. Volunteers to man the booth for a little while are requested. Contact VP
Wes Miller with any questions. WesMiller3@aol.com
- Junior Duck
Stamp winner selected. . . Rebekah Nastav's (Amoret, MO) painting of a redhead
duck will be featured on the 2006 Junior Duck Stamp. The acrylic painting is entitled
- NPM offers
private tour of ducks for NDSCS Members . . . Saturday, May 27, members of the
National Duck Stamp Collectors' Society and friends are welcome to attend a tour of the
National Postal Museum's duck stamp collection.
Corner . . . President Ira Cotton discusses Collector Stamps. i.e. Duck Stamps
issued primarily for the collector and no longer valid for hunting. Ira broadens the scope
of discussion to include stamps that are primarily intended to be sold to collectors but
that can also validate a license. A well illustrated article.
- Federal Duck
Contest schedule set . . . a list of events surrounding the Federal Duck Stamp
Contest being held in Memphis, TN. at Memphis College of Art in Overton Park. Tel:
901-272-5100 Website: www.mca.edu For more
information on all of the events, call 901-578-2787 ext. 213 or visit the website at www.memphisartscouncil.org
- Jeanette C.
Rudy Collection To Be Sold. . . The finest Federal Duck Stamp collection in
exisitence is being broken up for sale to collectors. Jeanette C. Rudy of Nashville,
Tennessee has selected Sam Houston Duck Company of Houston, Texas, to liquidate the
collection built over the last 55 years.
Teal chosen for 2007 Alabama . . . David Nix's painting of a blue-winged
teal is the winning artwork for the 2007 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp.
- And the winner
is . . . NDSCS members voted Alaska's Waterfowl Stamp and Ohio's Wetlands Habitat
Stamp as co-favorites for the best of 2005 duck stamps. North Dakota's state stamp was
voted the worst stamp of 2005.
- Makuchal Wins
Maryland Contest . . . Paul Makuchal's "Cold Front" took top honors at
the 32nd Annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. The entry features a Canada
- Delaware Duck
Stamp, Trout Winners Chosen . . . Artist Richard Clifton's painting featuring the
red breasted merganser with the Port Mahon Lighthouse will become this year's Delaware
Duck Stamp, while the 2007 stamp will feature a painting of the surf scoter with the
Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse by artist George Lockwood of Santa Ynex, CA. A painting of
brown trout by Thomas Zidik of Hershey, PA will appear on the 2007 Delaware Trout Stamp.
- 24th Annual
Wings 'n Water Festival . . . The Wings 'n Water Festival, one of the
premier wildlife art festivals in the United States will be held September 16-17, 2006.
For information about exhibiting artwork or selling merchandise at the festival, please
contact Maira Kellet at firstname.lastname@example.org
celebrates 25 years of duck stamps . . . 2006 - 25th Anniversary Set of Duck
Stamp Prints. . . For 2006, Bob Steiner has received the highest honor of his career -
Steiner has been commissioned to paint his lifetime masterpiece by Alaska, Washington and
Oregon to celebrate his accomplishments as America's most accomplished waterfowl artist.
The 2006 - 25th Anniversary Set of duck stamp prints will be offered as a five print set
with three state
duck stamp prints, a
fourth print issued by the three states to recognize Bob Steiner's 25 years, and
a fifth large composite print
of the entire design. Available for purchase in the fall of 2006 from
Steiner Prints at