Water Fowl & Fishing Stamps
1990 Rhode Island Waterfowl Issue
(2nd RI Duck Stamp)
Canceled at Wakefield, RI on September 24, 1990
were listed as First Day Covers, however as the stamps are
issued starting in June; effective on July 1 of the current year
and the duck hunting season starts in October, they are not true
FDCs. The Covers are produced by Millford for Collins Cachets
and are hand Painted.
The proceeds from the sale
of the waterfowl stamps are used for waterfowl research,
management, and habitat acquisition. The 128 acre Galilee Salt
Marsh, a natural habitat of the Black Duck was restored during
the 1990s with funds from the sale of these stamps and prints. A
future project will install a water control structure at the
Buck Hill Marsh. The aim of the new project is to control water
levels and encourage expanded waterfowl habitat on the marsh.
Beginning in 1989, the Duck Stamp Program has supported
research, restoration and management of Rhode Island wildlife
habitat for the last 15 years.