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1987-1988 10-dollar Permits

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$10 multicolor Snow Goose single

The 10-dollar stamp was issued in only two years, 1987 and 1988. The 1987 stamp depicted Redheads, and the 1988 design featured a beautiful, lone Snow Goose. This was the first stamp to feature a non-duck image since 1977. The new denomination also introduced a new printing process to replace the Giori rotary press, which had been in use since 1959. The new process utilized the intaglio D press, which could print stamps with up to nine colors with every run through the press. With this new press, Duck Stamps began to include transfer methods other than the traditional plate engraving. The public purchased 3,066,475 of the10-dollar denomination, raising $30,664,750.

Alexander T. Haimann, National Postal Museum

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