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Collins FDC Catalog


92-25 / FWH8

Canada 1992

Northern Water-Common Edler

Fred's Anecdotal Note


The specJ-es chosen this year for the National Canadian Duck stamp was the Common Eider. A pictorial Day of issue postmark from Ottawa ties the stamp to the cover. 250 MILFORDS were produced for this issue.

Wanting a bold and dynamic cachet, I chose to show a pair of eiders in a close-up pose featuring head and facial details. The result, set against a marshland background, is a dramatic example of migratory bird art.

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