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GREENWICH, CT, March 22, 2022- The Bruce Museum is proud to announce that Greenwich resident Richie Prager has donated 68 original artworks related to the Federal Duck Stamp program. Launched in 1934, the Federal Duck Stamp represents the oldest continual stamp series in United States history. The program is arguably the most successful conservation initiative in the US, having raised more than $1 billion and conserved over 6 million acres of wetlands across all 50 states.
This year's contest will be held September 24 and 25 (this weekend). The contest is online only, beginning at 10:00 am eastern time each day.
The Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home requirements have led many folks to dig out and update their old duck stamp collections. We aren't able to keep up with demand and are actively buying recent federal ducks. Click details for more information.
WE ARE OPEN! -Sunday, March 29, 2020
We are open for business and are filling orders as they come it. If you are quarantined at home (like we are) and working on your stamp collection take a look at what we have to offer. We had a couple of large collections of both state and federal duck stamps come in recently and are busy cataloging them and putting the stamps up for sale. If you can't find what you need let us know. We likely have it somewhere. Thanks for taking a look. And remember, the stamp you see pictured is the stamp you will receive.
2019 Federal Duck Stamp Contest -Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Eligible species for the 2019 duck stamp contest are: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Emperor Goose American Black Duck Northern Shoveler Bufflehead
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that the theme of the 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp will be “Celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage.” This theme requires entrants in the 2018 Duck Stamp Contest to include one or more visual elements that reflect the contributions waterfowl hunters make to habitat conservation.
The 2017 Federal Duck Stamps Are Here -Thursday, July 13, 2017
James Hautman of Chaska, Minn., painted the artwork that became this year’s stamp following a contest last fall that attracted 152 entries. The stamp shows three Canada geese flying in formation over a wheat field. The geese flew in last week and are now available for purchase here! Take a look at them and check out our great prices by clicking on the 'New Arrivals' link, or click on 'Federal Duck Stamps > RW81 - RW84'.
James Hautman, an artist from Chaska, Minn., is the winner of the 2016 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Steve Guertin at the annual contest, held at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
Los Angeles, CA – Animal Planet will premiere the award-winning film, THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK, on Wed., Sept. 14 at 9PM ET/PT as part of Animal Planet Presents, the network’s programming event featuring the best of films from top filmmakers that explores a wide range of topics that include animal rights, conservation and animal welfare. THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK dives into the wonderfully eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest—the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government – which follows six artists as they compete in the most intense competition of their life. Directed by Brian Golden Davis, THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK received the coveted Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature in addition to the Jury Award for Documentary Feature at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.
Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, Minnesota, won the 2015 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest on 19 September with his acrylic painting of a pair of flying Trumpeter Swans.