What is a duck stamp and how much is it worth?

In 2015 the price of federal duck stamp rose to $25. For every $15 stamp sold, the federal government retains $14.70 for wetlands acquisition and conservation, so very little gets lost in the system for overhead. Most state conservation stamps have a face value of $5.

What is the most valuable duck stamp?

The very first Duck Stamp ever sold, worth $1 in 1934, was recently purchased by a Tennessee collector for an undisclosed six figure amount, reportedly the highest price ever paid for a Federal Duck Stamp.

How much is S Duck Stamp?

Bird Hunting Validations

Title Fee
California Duck Validation $23.25
Upland Game Bird Validations $10.54
Federal Duck Stamp $25.00
Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation NO FEE

Can you buy past duck stamps?

Federal Duck Stamps are sold at many sporting goods stores and other retail locations – both large and small – that sell sporting and recreation equipment. You can also buy them at many national wildlife refuges and U.S. Post Offices, and online through Amplex.

Are Duck Stamps collectible?

The stamps, which were first printed in 1934 by an act of Congress, are intended to be collectible and to raise funds for conservation programs. Collecting Duck Stamps is a popular branch of U.S. philately that isn’t limited solely to hunters.

Are old duck stamps worth money?

While many other products have dramatically increased in price, the duck stamp has stagnated at $15. Just to cover increases in the consumer price index—a commonly used measure of inflation—a federal duck stamp would now have to cost about $23.

Are old duck stamps valuable?

Are old duck stamps worth anything?

Can you use a duck stamp for postage?

When is a stamp not a stamp? The answer: When it is a “Duck” stamp. The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp, commonly called the “Duck” stamp, is printed by the U.S. Postal Service and is required for all waterfowl hunters over 16. The stamp is not for general postage use.

Are federal duck stamps required?

Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase and carry a duck stamp while hunting. A duck stamp also provides free admission to national wildlife refuges (NWRs) that are open to the public.

Are federal duck stamps collectible?

However, society stamps are very collectible and often appreciate in value. Funds raised by these organizations are also used for waterfowl and conservation efforts. Valid organizations and societies of this type perform a major service to conservation by their donations and efforts, and they merit public support.

What is the fine for no federal duck stamp?

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

How much was the first of state duck stamp worth?

Update Examples? 1972 Iowa First of State Duck Stamp Print (by 5-time Federal Duck Stamp Winning Artist Maynard Reece) was issued at $60.00 plus $1.00 for a matching mint stamp. About 1996, these 2 items still in mint condition were appraised at $11,000.00 (investment return of 17,033%)!

Who is the artist of the Duck Stamp?

Year State Species Artist Issue Price 1971 California Pintails Paul B. Johnson $61.00 1972 Iowa Mallards Maynard Reece $61.00 1974 Maryland Mallards John W. Taylor $61.00 1974 Massachusetts Wood Duck Decoy Milton C. Weiler $61.25

Where can I find a duck stamp dealer?

The National Duck Stamp Collector’s Society promotes and encourages collection of Federal and state duck stamps and may be able to help you determine stamp value. Or, to find a stamp dealer in your area, search in the Yellow Pages or search online for “duck stamp dealer”.

Why are Junior Duck Stamps popular with collectors?

Junior Duck Stamps are also increasingly popular with stamp collectors. Created by young artists, Junior Duck Stamps raise money to support a unique conservation education program that combines science, technology and visual arts to teach principles of wetlands and waterfowl conservation.