Lot 2443Duck 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.
Lot 2444Duck 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.
Lot 2445Hunting 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.
Lot 2446Hunting 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.
Lot 2447Hunting 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.
Lot 2448Hunting 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.
Lot 2449Hunting 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.
Lot 2450 BKWar 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.