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United States/BOB & Other : Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

 

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Harvey
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16 Jul 2023
02:14:58pm
My assumption is that the US duck stamps were to be signed on the front and affixed to your license. I was looking through my collection of duck stamps a few minutes ago - about half are mint, and most of the rest have been signed and soaked from the license. I don't think I have any signed by the designer. I have two still on the license (one signed, one not) and one that rather stands out - the odd duck, sort of!! Big Grin This one appears to have a regular post mark as if it went through the post. Was this allowed if you decided not to use it on a license? Or was this someone in the post office who messed up? I don't have any way to show a scan, maybe later!!

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michael78651

16 Jul 2023
11:55:12pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

The duck stamps were sold at the post offices. They are strictly revenue stamps, and have no postal validity. If one went through the mail system, then it was an illegal use, which does happen. On cover it would be a good piece.

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1898

17 Jul 2023
09:10:06am
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

First off I know next to nothing about Duck Stamps.

My question is "illegal" or "improper". Documentary revenue stamps are invalid for mail, but have been used for postage of letters, but this is considered improper use not illegal. Why are duck stamps illegal and not just improper usage for mail?

Federal duck stamp stamps (RW) are sold at the post office, but not all post offices!

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Terry
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17 Jul 2023
11:00:17am
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

@1898

Perhaps it is illegal because the US Postal Service was not paid for services rendered (delivery of the letter). Money paid for duck stamps goes to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Surely it is illegal to cheat the Postal Service out of revenue.

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joesm

17 Jul 2023
12:41:20pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

Improper use would be the correct term. It would be neat to have one that made it through the mail system. Federal duck stamps are required, in those states that permit duck hunting, to be affixed to your license. The revenue collected is supposed to go toward learning about and protecting waterfowl. Here in this county, I don’t think that but 3 of the 7 or 8 post offices sell them. They come in books where the buyer’s information is recorded. I’m certain that they don’t sell all of the stamps in a book each year. You can certainly buy one to collect even if you don’t duck hunt.

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michael78651

17 Jul 2023
02:51:41pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

Hunting Permit Stamps are revenue stamps, not postage stamps. Use of them for payment of postage is ilegal under federal law.

https://revenue-collector.com/RP.shtml



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1898

17 Jul 2023
06:29:15pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

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If it's illegal, so is it a criminal activity and what is the punishment? Are there people in jail or prision serving their time?

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17 Jul 2023
06:38:19pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

First Day Covers of duck stamp exist, with regular postage stamps to pay the letter postage rate. I suppose if something like this was soaked off it may look like a postal cancel:


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Also, I do not thinks USPS prohibits things like labels, foreign stamps, etc positioned next to US stamps and hit by the canceller as long as the US postage is properly paid?

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17 Jul 2023
06:42:00pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

I'll have mine scanned in a few days when "my friend with the camera" gets back! It has the wavy lines that most real(?) post marks have. You can judge later!

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michael78651

17 Jul 2023
07:59:22pm
re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

Josh, that is correct.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
16 Jul 2023
02:14:58pm

My assumption is that the US duck stamps were to be signed on the front and affixed to your license. I was looking through my collection of duck stamps a few minutes ago - about half are mint, and most of the rest have been signed and soaked from the license. I don't think I have any signed by the designer. I have two still on the license (one signed, one not) and one that rather stands out - the odd duck, sort of!! Big Grin This one appears to have a regular post mark as if it went through the post. Was this allowed if you decided not to use it on a license? Or was this someone in the post office who messed up? I don't have any way to show a scan, maybe later!!

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michael78651

16 Jul 2023
11:55:12pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

The duck stamps were sold at the post offices. They are strictly revenue stamps, and have no postal validity. If one went through the mail system, then it was an illegal use, which does happen. On cover it would be a good piece.

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1898

17 Jul 2023
09:10:06am

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

First off I know next to nothing about Duck Stamps.

My question is "illegal" or "improper". Documentary revenue stamps are invalid for mail, but have been used for postage of letters, but this is considered improper use not illegal. Why are duck stamps illegal and not just improper usage for mail?

Federal duck stamp stamps (RW) are sold at the post office, but not all post offices!

1898

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17 Jul 2023
11:00:17am

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

@1898

Perhaps it is illegal because the US Postal Service was not paid for services rendered (delivery of the letter). Money paid for duck stamps goes to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Surely it is illegal to cheat the Postal Service out of revenue.

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joesm

17 Jul 2023
12:41:20pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

Improper use would be the correct term. It would be neat to have one that made it through the mail system. Federal duck stamps are required, in those states that permit duck hunting, to be affixed to your license. The revenue collected is supposed to go toward learning about and protecting waterfowl. Here in this county, I don’t think that but 3 of the 7 or 8 post offices sell them. They come in books where the buyer’s information is recorded. I’m certain that they don’t sell all of the stamps in a book each year. You can certainly buy one to collect even if you don’t duck hunt.

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michael78651

17 Jul 2023
02:51:41pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

Hunting Permit Stamps are revenue stamps, not postage stamps. Use of them for payment of postage is ilegal under federal law.

https://revenue-collector.com/RP.shtml



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1898

17 Jul 2023
06:29:15pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

@michael78651

If it's illegal, so is it a criminal activity and what is the punishment? Are there people in jail or prision serving their time?

1898


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17 Jul 2023
06:38:19pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

First Day Covers of duck stamp exist, with regular postage stamps to pay the letter postage rate. I suppose if something like this was soaked off it may look like a postal cancel:


Image Not Found

Also, I do not thinks USPS prohibits things like labels, foreign stamps, etc positioned next to US stamps and hit by the canceller as long as the US postage is properly paid?

Josh

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
17 Jul 2023
06:42:00pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

I'll have mine scanned in a few days when "my friend with the camera" gets back! It has the wavy lines that most real(?) post marks have. You can judge later!

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michael78651

17 Jul 2023
07:59:22pm

re: Question about the use of US Duck Stamps

Josh, that is correct.

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