- Stamp FAQs
Federal, State, and International Duck Stamps and Wildlife Stamps
There is no charge for stamp shipping and handling regardless of quantity ordered.
In all cases US federal and rare duck stamp images represent the grade of the stamp being offered.
Other images may not reflect the high quality of all stamps offered.
Stamp descriptions should be the bases for selection.
Check out our Wildlife Stamps area for additional waterfowl and wildlife stamps
The Difference is the Quality !
|An almost perfectly centered stamp, a very close look is needed to see that the margins are not exactly equal.|
|VF-XF||ALL State Duck stamps we sell are VF-XF. Federal stamps are sold in a wider range of grades. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Not quite XF quality. Margins are not quite equal, but they are ample and visually pleasing. A well-balanced stamp.
|VF||A well centered stamp with perforations well clear of the design on all four sides. Slightly off-center but not close to an edge on any side. Four full margins.|
|F-VF||Slightly off-center perforations are well clear of the design on at least three sides with the remaining border still leaving ample room with the edge of the design well clear of the perforations.|
|FINE||All perforations clear the design. The edge of the design is approaching the perforations on one side. While not touching, it is close.|
|AVE||Perforations may cut into the design, or a stamp may have a bend or crease.|
|NH||Original Gum. No markings on the gum. Natural gum skips (small) can be expected on the first 20 issues.|
|VLH||Original Gum. A stamp previously mounted in a collection. A VERY small mark is left on the back of the stamp. Mark is difficult to see without magnification. The hinge has been completely removed.|
|LH||Original Gum. A stamp previously mounted in a collection. A small mark is left on the back of the stamp. The hinge has been completely removed.|
|NG||The gum has been removed. No Impact on the front of the stamp.|
|SE||Straight edge from sheet printed without selvage at the edge.|