Stamp Holders & More

We recommend on this page a few products or tools that organizations or individuals can buy to help promote the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation [Duck] Stamp.

 

Stamp Holder: With current Stamp

Our Friends Group is making available plastic holders with the current Stamps inside. You can use them to display your support for the Stamp and the Refuge System. Use holders with Stamps on your backpack, your binocular strap, your jacket zipper, your keychain, whatever. The back side of the plastic holder will show the logo of our Friends Group.

 

You can order your holder and Stamp from us using this form. The cost is $29 for the first holder with the current stamp, $26 for each additional holder with the current Stamp.

You can purchase up to 15 holders without stamps, directly from us. The cost is $1.50 each for up to 4 holders, and $1.00 each for additional holders, up to 15 holders. Make the check out to the "Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp" and send it to us at P.O. Box 2143, Columbia, MD 21045.

You can buy blank holders for your group or sales venue directly and in bulk. One recommended vendor runs an eBay shop under the name WKY8525. This vendor's item identifier for the holder is "#92033 acrylic keychain," and the stamp fits in exactly. (Check vendors for the best price for the number of holders you wish to purchase.)

A number of other organizations also offer Stamps for sale, with and without holders.

 
The Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp is making available a stamp-supporting t-shirt with the original stamp image, created by Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling for the 1934-1935 stamp.  It comes in men's S, M, L, XL, and 2XL and is offered at a relatively inexpensive price, $11.20. (There is an additional cost of $6.20 for the shipping and handling. But this is for a single shipping to the same location for any number of t-shirts. A one-shirt shipping cost is the same as a ten-shirt shipping cost!)
 
The wording on the t-shirt is clear: "Securing Wildlife Habitat Since 1934" along with the address for the Friends website in a smaller typeface.
 
The total price for the shirt is kept as low as possible to help spread the word on the virtues and traditions of the stamp… and where the stamp proceeds continue to be invested.
 
And, in case you were wondering, by using the 1934-1934 stamp image on the t-shirt, our Friends acts as a Nonexclusive Licensee of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, with the Stamp design the property of the United States Government. As part of our use of the stamp image, five percent (5%) of the price of this t-shirt is deposited into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, the fund where Duck Stamp dollars are sent for acquisition of wetland, bottomland, and grassland habitats in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Yes, by buying a t-shirt you will also help secure actual habitat! Order your t-shirts now.
 

Retractable Banner: 'It's not just for ducks'

In mid-2008, Kelly Blackledge from Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota, approached a design company in Minneapolis to prepare a stand-up banner to help promote the Stamp to broader audiences. The idea was to present to the public the message that the Duck Stamp was not just for ducks, that buying the Stamp was a great way to "save a place for your favorite birds."  The result was a seven-foot high, three-foot wide, retractable banner seen here and prepared by Banner Creations Inc. This banner, of canvas material made of 100% post-consumer soda bottles, has been bought by a number of refuges and friends groups across the country. 

The price is $389 plus $30 for shipping. It will be shipped by Banner Creations in 6-10 working days. To secure the order, instead of going throught the regular process simply call BCI with a credit card at 612-871-1015. 

All the details, including the cost for changing any graphic elements on the banner, can be found here

 

Poster of all the Stamps

You can buy quantities of this fine poster (either laminated or not) from Feenixx Publishing. The poster shows almost all the stamps, up to about three years ago. There is also a very good accompanying description on the stamp's history and purpose.

These are sold wholesale only, which means that your group has to buy at least $100-worth of them. (For example, if you buy 14 laminated posters, that comes to about $102, and with added shipping, $110.)

You can reach Feenixx by phone at 855-333-6499, and they can charge the posters to your credit card.