Do you have old Duck Stamps? They may be worth lots of money.

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  1. Oxford

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    Hunters may or may not be aware that their Used or Mint condition Department of Interior stamps, commonly referred to as “Duck Stamps” have monetary value, as well as keepsake value to their owners.

    During a recent session in “CHAT” this subject was discussed briefly and it was clear that it might be a worthwhile service to members of G&G if I posted the monetary value’s of their “Duck”stamps, which may currently be collecting dust or be getting damaged laying around.

    As a “stamp collector” in general I have in my possession several stamp catalogs which quote values for nearly all types of stamps, including “duck stamps.” The American stamp collecting society, officially referred to as the Philately Society, uses a standardized stamp numbering system for the ease of cataloging, which is referred to as the “Scott’s numbering system.”

    So…below I’ve listed the Scott’s numbers for Duck Stamps from their earliest existence in 1934 till the current stamp was issued, along with “Mint” condition stamp value, and “used” condition” stamp value.

    As is true with most private collections, including guns, an item is only really worth what someone will currently pay for the item…so these numbers reflect “retail” stamp values. Most likely if someone was to take an item to a dealer they would be offered “wholesale” prices only, as is also true of other items, such as guns, too.

    I’ve taken the following numbers from Mystic’s 2007, Volume 3 Catalog.
    These numbers can also be viewed at Mystic Stamp - Stamp Collecting, Stamp Catalog, Online Ordering, Special Stamp Offers
    Oxford
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    Scott's-#-Year---Cost---Duck-Picture--------Mint----$Used

    RW1-----1934----$1---Mallards---------------600.00---155
    RW2-----1935----$1---Canvasbacks----------575.00---235
    RW3-----1936----$1---Canada Geese---------350.00---90
    RW4-----1937----$1---Scaup Ducks----------225.00---65
    RW5-----1938----$1---Pintail Drake----------- 275.00---65
    RW6-----1939----$1---Green-WingedTeal-----195.00---50
    RW7-----1940----$1---Black Mallards---------160.00---50
    RW8-----1941----$1---Ruddy Ducks----------175.00---50
    RW9-----1942----$1---Baldpates-------------165.00---50
    RW10----1943----$1---WoodDucks-------------85.00---45
    RW11----1944----$1---White Fronted Geese----75.00---40
    RW12----1945----$1---ShovellerDucks----------55.00---35
    RW13----1946----$1---Redheaded Ducks--------55.00---35
    RW14----1947----$1---Snow Geese------------42.50---35
    RW15----1948----$1---Buffleheads-------------55.00---35
    RW16----1949----$2---Goldeneye Ducks--------55.00---35
    RW17----1950----$2---Trumpeter Swans-------70.00---35
    RW18----1951----$2---Gadwall Ducks----------70.00---35
    RW19----1952----$2---Harlequin Ducks--------70.00--- 30
    RW20----1953----$2---Blue Winged Teal-------70.00---30
    RW21----1954----$2---Red Necked Ducks------75.00---30
    RW22----1955----$2---Blue Geese-------------85.00---25
    RW23----1956----$2---American Merganser----75.00---25
    RW24----1957----$2---American Eiders--------70.00---25
    RW25----1958----$2---Canada Geese----------65.00---25
    RW26----1959----$3---Dog & Mallard----------100.00---25
    RW27----1960----$3---Redhead Ducks---------85.00--- 25
    RW28----1961----$3---Mallard Hen-------------90.00---25
    RW29----1962----$3---Pintail Drakes----------120.00---25
    RW30----1963----$3---Brant Landing Ducks---125.00--- 25
    RW31----1964----$3---Hawaiin Nene Geese---115.00---25
    RW32----1965----$3---Canvasback Drakes---100.00---25
    RW33----1966----$3---Whistling Swans-------135.00---25
    RW34----1967----$3---Old Squaw Ducks------135.00---25
    RW35----1968----$3---Hooded Mergansers---- 65.00---25
    RW36----1969----$3---White Winged Scooters-65.00---15
    RW37----1970----$3---Ross’ Geese------------52.50---15
    RW38----1971----$3---Three Cinnamon Teal---55.00---15
    RW39----1972----$5---Emperor Geese---------55.00---15
    RW40----1973----$5---Steller’s Eiders---------27.50---20
    RW41----1974----$5---Wood Ducks-----------22.50---20
    RW42----1975----$5---Canvasbacks----------22.50---20
    RW43----1976----$5---Canada Geese---------19.50---20
    RW44----1977----$5---Pair of Ross Geese-----19.50---15
    RW45----1978----$5---Hooded Mergansers----19.50---20
    RW46----1979--$7.50--Green Winged Teal-----27.50---15
    RW47----1980--$7.50--Mallards---------------27.50---15
    RW48----1981--$7.50--Ruddy Ducks-----------27.50---25
    RW49----1982--$7.50--Canvasbacks-----------35.00---25
    RW50----1983--$7.50--Pintails-----------------29.50---25
    RW51----1984--$7.50--Wigeons----------------29.50---25
    RW52----1985--$7.50--Cinnamon Teal----------35.00---25
    RW53----1986--$7.50--Fulvous Whistling-------29.50--- 25
    RW54----1987----$10---Redhead Ducks--------39.50---32.50
    RW55----1988----$10---Snow Geese-----------39.50---32.50
    RW56----1989-$12.50--Lesser Scaup-----------39.50---32.50
    RW57----1990-$12.50--Whistling Duck----------39.50---32.50
    RW58----1991----$15---King Eiders------------39.50---32.50
    RW59----1992----$15---Spectacled Eider------39.50---25
    RW60----1993----$15---Canvasbacks----------39.50---25
    RW61----1994----$15--Red Breasted Merganser-32.50---25
    RW62----1995----$15---Mallards---------------37.50---25
    RW63----1996----$15---Surf Scoter------------32.50---25
    RW64----1997----$15---Canada Geese---------32.50---25
    RW65----1998----$15---Barrow’s Goldeneye----32.50---25
    RW65A---1998---- $15---(Self-Adhesive)-------32.50---25
    RW66----1999----$15---Greater Scaup---------35.00---20
    RW66A---1999----$15---Greater Scaup, S/A----32.50---20
    RW67----2000----$15---Mottled Duck----------32.50---20
    RW67A---2000----$15---Mottled Duck, S/A-----32.50---20
    RW68----2001----$15---Northern Pintail--------32.50---20
    RW68A---2001----$15---Northern Pintail, S/A---32.50---20
    RW69----2002----$15---Black Scoter-----------21.00---20
    RW69A---2002----$15---Black Scoter, S/A------21.00---20
    RW70----2003----$15---Snow Geese-----------21.00---20
    RW70A---2003---- $15---Snow Geese-----------21.00---20
    RW71----2004----$15---Redhads---------------21.00---20
    RW71A---2004----$15---Redheads--------------21.00---20
    RW72----2005----$15---Hooded Merganser------21.00---20
    RW72A---2005----$15---Hooded Merganser------22.50---20
    RW73----2006----$15---Ross Goose-------------21.00---20
    RW73A---2006----$15---Ross Goose-------------21.00---20

    *The writer of this article is not responsible for any typo errors in the above chart. All Information is taken from Mystic’s 2007 U.S. Stamp Catalog, Volume 3
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2007
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