I agree Docgfd. Redlin has a unique style. There is a very large Redlin Art Museum just off the Interstate in Watertown, South Dakota if you ever get out that way. I was a waterfowl biologist for DU Canada so thank you for your volunteer work in support of wetland conservation!! Retired now so able to spend more time on stamps and volunteering for several organizations. The duck and other conservation stamps are of particular interest.
Wigeon, I envy you your profession...it must have been a very gratifying occupation and thank you too for your wetlands efforts!
Once I started college my collecting went to the wayside, but my hunting 'hobby' didn't. Each year I would always buy two Waterfowl issues, one to hunt with and one just to put away for no other reason than to add some extra $'s into the conservation kitty. One day, with dental school behind me and some extra cash available, I happened to look at my accumulation of duck stamps and my collecting re-ignited. I'm spread pretty thin in terms of different collections, but federal and state ducks, as well as non-waterfowl conservation stamps (Quail, Bear, Whitetail, etc, etc) have always been one of my favorite pursuits, especially nowadays where medical issues preclude my getting afield or into the swamps. Thank goodness for this hobby!
I agree docgfd a return to stamp collecting after retiring from a long career has been fun and this excellent forum has been very helpful and interesting. An opportunity to combine several passions -- there is always so much more to learn!