With everything from production figures and collector values to little-known facts that have remained buried for decades, this book seeks to show that the Duck Stamp programme is not only one of the best conservation programs, it is also the richest art contest.
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This is the most comprehensive, beautifully illustrated book ever published on the Federal Duck Stamp Program. It is much more than just a "stamp" book. The first third of the book focuses on the conservation history of the United States and the factors that led the federal government to take action to conserve dwindling populations of migratory waterfowl. Anyone interested in environmental/conservation history or the politics of wildlife protection should find this fascinating. Another third of the book focuses on the duck stamp art contest, often referred to as the "richest art competition in the world." Over twenty of the winning artists were interviewed for this section. The remainder of the book covers duck stamps and stamp collecting in depth. This includes information on grading a stamp's condition, how the stamps are produced from start to finish, stamp values, condition, and profiles of some of the great collectors. With over 300 full-color images! adding life to the text, this book is not only very interesting it is also beautiful.About the Author:
Eric Jay Dolin, Ph.D., is a freelance writer who has published four books and numerous articles on environmental and other topics in a wide range of journals, magazines, and newspapers. Eric's passion for conservation, wildlife, and stamp collecting, is what led him to this project. Educated at Brown University, Yale University, and MIT, his work experience includes being an AAAS writing fellow at Business Week, a Pew Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and environmental consultant, and most recently a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He lives in Garrett Park, MD, with his wife, Jennifer, and children, Lily and Harrison.
Bob Dumaine is a recognized duck stamp expert and has authored hundreds of articles on duck stamps. He founded the National Duck Stamp Collector's Society, and is owner of Sam Houston Duck Company, acknoweldged leader in the duck stamp field. He was a judge in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest, as well as several state junior duck stamp programs, and serves as a stamp expertizer for Professional Stamp Experts, Inc.. Bob is frequently called on by federal and state agencies for consultation on their programs. For more than 12 years, he has written a monthly column on duck stamp for Linn's Stamp News, and is publisher of The Duck Report. Bob graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans, his birthplace and where his love affair with wildlife began. He currently lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with Rita, daughter Libby, and three Shetland sheep dogs, Lucy, Maggie, and Frito.
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Book Description Krause Publications, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11087341814X
Book Description Krause Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 087341814X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0899801