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Collins FDC Catalog


B2301 / Scott RW61

Migratory Bird

Fred's Anecdotal Note


This hand-painted COLLINS First Day of Issue Migratory

Bird Cover features a pair of the distinctive

red-breasted merganser ducks. Most note-worthy is the

attractive green crest of ragged head feathers. In this

year's COLLINS cachet, the male perches on the above-water

portion of a submerged tree branch. His mate is in the background and her ragged crest is a perfect camouflage

with the near-by reeds. In the water, two northern

pike lurk in the shallows searching for food.

A pictorial First Day cancellation ties the new high-value fifteen doll-ar duck stamp to the cover.

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