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Posted 04/30/2011   05:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What exactly was the debacle with the 2005 issue. Was it just in the quantities sold, so it is now scarce?
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Posted 05/02/2011   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aussie Al to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Aussie Ducks
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Edited by Aussie Al - 05/02/2011 01:12 am
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Posted 05/02/2011   2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Max_Power to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes when it comes to "Back of the book" there always near the last few pages-- I like them though
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Posted 05/02/2011   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't get me wrong ... I do like the duck stamps, however, the majority of these collectibles are out of my price range. Here's the USPS link that offers duck stamps currently available ... even uncut press sheets at $1440.00!

https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/st...t=&viewAll=Y

I also see that they offer two varieties of each duck stamp, WAG (water activated gum) and PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive). Too many varieties for a high value stamp for my budget.

There is also a new duck stamp slated to be issued in July 2011, and probably that one will have WAG and PSA varieties as well, so you have to have a pretty big wallet to keep up with them all today.
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Posted 05/09/2011   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Max_Power to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I got some coming up for auction soon-- so stay tuned/
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Posted 12/31/2011   12:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Duck Stamps.
No, I don't mean to avoid them...

A giveaway from the Cinderella Stamp Club of Australia

Joint issue US / Australia




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Posted 12/31/2011   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, I didn't return to this thread and missed your question.


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What exactly was the debacle with the 2005 issue. Was it just in the quantities sold, so it is now scarce?

There were only 1000 issued. So yes, it is scarce. However, that was not the controversy. The problem was that when one dealer found out about the intended sale of these artist signed special issues, they were allowed to purchase the entire stock as there was no limit placed on order size. So essentially, it was immediately sold out and the dealer cornered the market, except for a small handful purchased by a few others who were also privy to early information about the sale. Basically, it was suppose to be a public sale that turned out to be a private arranged sale. By the time the official public announcement was made regarding the stamps, they were already sold out.
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Posted 12/31/2011   12:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nitrolures to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few Canadian quackers, A few are signed but never really paid much attention to values or attempting to complete any specific set or series. They are nice but at $20 plus they can be expensive. You would think that once the season/ year is done any remaining stock would be destroyed or discounted.


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Posted 02/08/2014   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add acanalizo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rohumpy, there were only 1000 2005 Federal Duck RW72b panes of one issued. I understand they were all signed by Mark Anderson, the artist. I believe 100 were signed in Gold Ink, 100-200 in Blue and the remaining in Black ink (Never understood why ink color should make any difference) Even though there was not a place for the engraver, Piotr Naszarkowski to sign, a few of us had the insight and were able to get the engraver to sign our pane under Anderson's signature. From what I understand, the US Fish and Wildlife Services did not believe they would actually sell- it was never a tried product before, so they only printed 1000 and see what happens so they would not be "stuck" with so many stamps that may not sell. Their mission is to help the fish & wildlife in America and they raise monies thru sale of these "Duck Stamps". The stamp, self-adhesive and pane of one came out two months before Katrina hit New Orleans. I was "lucky" to obtain one when it was issued and I just happened to put my pane on my dresser on the 4th level of my home rather than the 3rd level where all my stamp collections were ( levels 1-3 were all flooded for a couple weeks before water started to come down). I lost my home and most everything else. So my pane has a history.


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Posted 06/10/2015   12:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add acanalizo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On June 26, 2015, in Memphis, TN, the U.S. Department of the Interior will issue a $25 Ruddy Duck in WAG (item # 335201) and PSA Souvenir Sheet (item 335304) Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) for the 2015-2016 waterfowl hunting season. The artist signed pane has been discontinured starting this year. Also, the price went up from $15 to $25 starting this year.
100,000 of the single duck stamps and 2,450,000 of the PSA Souvenir Sheet are being printed. I assume real hunters prefer the PSA Souvenir Sheet rather than single stamp. Proberly easly to fold after signing and keeping in wallet than the WA stamp. Seem like a lot being printed?
According to Ducks Unlimited, the drop in migratory bird hunters has been especially steep, declining 22 percent from almost 3 million in 2001 to 2.3 million in 2006. In addition, duck stamp sales, which serve as an index for waterfowl hunter numbers, have also been declining in recent years. Over the long term, duck stamp sales have decreased more than 40 percent from a peak of 2.4 million during the 1970-1971 waterfowl season to an average of 1.4 million in recent years. So even as the U.S. population steadily increases, hunters are being lost faster than new ones are being recruited, a pattern even more pronounced among water fowlers. If this is so, why are they over printing about 1 million more than what they will actually sell?







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Edited by acanalizo - 06/10/2015 4:52 pm
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Posted 07/07/2015   7:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add odocon to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are some Great images of some Really awsome Stamps.
Here is a few I just purchased



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