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story published in Lynn Stamp News
by Michael Baadke


The United States $25 federal duck stamp for 2018-19 will be issued June 29, and for the first time in the conservation program’s 85-year history there will be no perforated stamp with moisture-activated adhesive.

The stamp is being offered only in self-adhesive formats: as a pane of one stamp, in a pane of four described as an 85th anniversary commemorative souvenir sheet, and in a pane of 20.

The change to self-adhesive stamps was forced by circumstances, according to Rachel Fisk Levin of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Migratory Bird Program.

“Due to changes in technology and in the availability of printing material, the water-activated glue format … has been discontinued beginning with the 2018-2019 stamp,” Levin told Linn’s Stamp News.

“With the advent of the pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) format duck stamp in 1998 and the E-Stamp and automated distribution in 2005, the PSA is the primary format of the Federal Duck Stamp now being sold.

“The security paper and dyes used in the production of the WAG [water-activated gum] format stamp are specialty items and are not available in the U.S. due to environmental hazards associated with the paper production. Therefore the specialty printers able to print Duck Stamps can no longer obtain the paper required for WAG stamps.

“While we recognize that the traditional WAG format is appreciated by many stamp collectors, it is not possible to produce this format any longer,” Levin said.
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Mallards 2018-2019 US Federal Duck Stamp