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Scot Strom Wins 2003 Federal Duck Stamp Contest
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 11/05/2003 - Wildlife artist Scot Storm, from Sartell, Minnesota, was the winner in the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest today. This is his first win in 12 attempts since he started entering the contest in 1990. He has also won three state conservation stamp contests. Storm's acrylic painting of a pair of redheads bested 213 other entries and will grace the 2004-2005 Federal Duck Stamp, which goes on sale July 1, 2004. The Federal Duck Stamp Contest is sponsored each year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Visit the Jeanette Cantrell Rudy Duck Stamp Gallery
Read Allen Kane's article from the June issue of the American Philatelist.
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Bob Dumaine on Major Ted's Stamp Talk!
Recently, Sam Houston Philatelics' very own Bob Dumaine chatted on Major Ted's Stamp Talk from wsRadio.com ...
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RW1 Plate Block Sells for record $27,500
A nearly perfectly centered, mint, never- hinged plate block of six of RW1, the first federal duck stamp sold for $27,500, including the 10% buyer’s premium, in Robert A. Siegel’s Sept. 20 auction in New York City.
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Remarque fares well in NYC auction
A remarqued 1959 duck stamp, the popular King Buck black Labrador stamp was offered by New York City auction house, Robert A. Siegel Auctions in their December 17, 2002 sale.
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New printer wins bid for 2003 federal duck stamp
Ashton Potter, a company in Buffalo, New York, has been chosen as the printer for the 2003-2004 Federal Duck Stamp. The outsourcing of the stamp printing has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars a year over the past two years that can better be used to purchase additional wetlands for the Refuge system.
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Post Office ‘Sold Out’ of artist cards
The United States Postal Service reports that the 2002 federal duck stamp Artist Commemorative Cards and Ceremony Programs have sold out in a record six months.
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New York issues “Thank You” stamp
Legislation signed by Gov. George Pataki in 2002 created a new habitat stamp that will be available to people who want to support the Department’s effort to conserve habitat and increase public access for fish and wildlife-related recreation. Beginning last August, the stamp was available to anyone for $5, wherever sporting licenses are sold. The 2002 habitat stamps features a pen and ink rendering of a ruffed grouse about to flush from a fresh stump. Ruffed grouse often benefit from forestry practices that create early succession stage habitats.
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Arizona changes hunter stamp format
Arizona has changed the design of their hunter stamps which are issued in books of ten, two stamps per page.
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Jr. Duck Contest set for April
This 2003 Junior Duck Stamp Contest will take place on April 26 in Ocean City, Maryland at the Ward Museum, during the World Wildfowl Carving Competition and Festival. (www.wardmuseum.org)
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Major error discovered on RW35
The Philatelic Foundation has issued a certificate identifying a major error on RW35, the 1968 issue. The certificate states, “The inscription on the reverse has been omitted, bottom right plate number 170443 single.”
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National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates 100 years
On March 14 – a century to the day President Theodore Roosevelt officially designated Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, will be honored with a 37¢ commemorative postage stamp. The stamp will be issued in Sebastian, Fla. Its first day ceremony kicks off the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s much larger, year-long celebration of the refuge system.
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  • Junior winners; new value guides; 2003 first day
  • Major error found on 35-year-old U.S. duck stamp
  • Florida 2002 Error
  • Beauty Contest Results For 2002 State Duck Stamps
  • Remarques Gain in Collectability
  • RW1 Plate Block Sells for $27,500
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  • State program updates; USPS selling junior stamp
  • Bureau costs led to change in contractor for 2002-03
  • Review of 2001 state duck stamps: highs and lows
  • Scott values for federal ducks stable, states volatile
  • Contest winner narrowly beats out four competitors
  • New $3 Pintail Drakes error found
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