The following is a release from the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society:
The National Duck Stamp Collectors Society, the only stamp society devoted to duck and conservation stamps, is pleased to announce the issuance of the seventh stamp in their society stamp.
The stamp features a spectacled eider, painted by Cynthie Fisher of Hamilton, Montana. Fisher, who has created 14 state ducks stamps also is an 11-time featured artist for Ducks Unlimited, selected artist for National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's 2001 Artist of the Year, and the cover artist for Safari Club International Magazine. Fisher displays her art at several prestigious national art shows, including the Safari Club International, the Wild Sheep Foundatio, and the Dallas Safari Club. She donates regularly to many conservation and hunting groups nationwide, and has over 150 of her images in print.
The painting is owned by Bob and Rita Dumaine, who, with the artist’s permission, donated its use to the society for the annual stamp issue. The painting received third place in the 1991 Federal Duck Stamp Contest after being in a three-way tie for first place.
Stamps are issued in sheets of 12, with a $5 face value. Full sheets are available for $50, and a purchase of five sheets or more will receive a 30 percent discount. Shipping and handling is $2 per order or $5 for a sheet order. Postal insurance is optional and extra.
The National Duck Stamp Collectors Society was formed in 1992, founded by Bob Dumaine. The purpose of the NDSCS is to promote and encourage the study of migratory bird hunting and conservation stamps. The Society has a website filled with duck stamp information.
Membership is available for $20 a year and includes a subscription to the society's award-winning newsletter, Duck Tracks. Join by using the online application or write for more information and a sample copy of the newsletter: NDSCS, P.O. Box 43, Harleysville, PA 19438.
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