Strip of 5 unsigned, unused Iowa Waterfowl (Duck) stamps. They show three mallard ducks in flight. They are in very good condition and have no gum on the reverse. I have provided a scan of each stamp separately.
The stamp that is second from the top does have a small make on the reverse, which I believe is ink. It can barely be detected from the front, although one can see a shadow on close inspection.
The Federal Duck Stamp program was created to raise money for the protection of waterfowl. It was mandatory for all hunters. California was the first state to have its own State duck stamp in 1971, followed by Iowa in 1972. Some states no longer produce an annual duck stamp, having switched to a computer-generated stamp equivalent.
Wildlife artist Maynard Reece was commissioned to paint the first Iowa Duck Stamp.and won the Iowa competition in 1977 and 1993. Maynard has painted over 35 designs of wildlife for state, federal and conservation programs.
It is unusual to find duck stamps in a strip, and a strip of five is very rare. These are suitable for framing and sure to delight your favorite waterfowl collector.
If you have questions just ask and I'll do my best. I will send these in a photo mailer, insured 1st class mail or in a priority box.