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Sale 56: The Westpex Sale

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Revenue - Duck Stamps & Prints

Lots 2443-2450

Lot 2443

Duck Stamp Print, 1935 Mallards Alighting, 8½x5¾" print size on laid paper, signed "Design for First Federal Duck Stamp - J.N. Darling - 1934 -" in pencil at bottom, some archival backed thinning on reverse, otherwise Very Fine, a handsome and scarce example of the First Duck Stamp Print, with approximately 300 printed.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling (1876-1962), the designer of the first Federal Duck Stamp, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. His greatest enthusiasm was for conservation. In the 1930s, he answered a call from Washington to aid the migratory waterfowl crisis. He served as a member of two committees that examined the crisis, and also was chief of the U. S. Biological Survey, 1934-35. He was one of the leading advocates of the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act.

Realized: $900

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Lot 2444

Duck Print by Walter Edward Bohl, "Getting Away", signed and numbered (27/50), print size approximately 5x7", framed with 1944 duck stamp below, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $260

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Lot 2445    

Hunting Permit, 1934, $1 Mallards, o.g., hinge remnant, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced oversized margins, intensely rich color, an Extremely Fine jumbo, a lovely mint gem.
Scott No. RW1    $375.

Realized: $210

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Lot 2446    

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks, o.g., never hinged, rich bold color, near perfect centering amid evenly balanced margins, rich vibrant color and immaculate freshness, Superb, a magnificent gem.
Scott No. RW2    $750.

Realized: $1,100

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Lot 2447    

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks, left margin single, o.g., never hinged, beautifully centered amid large well balanced margins, deep rich color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. RW2    $750.

Realized: $750

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Lot 2448    

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks, o.g., lightly hinged, precision centering amid large margins all around, rich vibrant color, an Extremely Fine gem, choice so nice.
Scott No. RW2    $375.

Realized: $350

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Lot 2449    

Hunting Permit, 1937, $1 Scaup Ducks, top margin plate number single, o.g., never hinged, choice centering amid well balanced margins, fresh with bold color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. RW4    $350.

Realized: $190

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Lot 2450 BK   

War Savings, 1942, 25¢ dark blue green, unbroken package of ten $5 booklets each containing 2 panes of 10, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott No. WS8b    $1,000 for panes.

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