Richard E. Bishop
Third Federal Duck Stamp Decanter Set
In 1936, J. N. "Ding" Darling, then Chief of the U. S. Biological Survey, asked Bishop if his elegant drypoint of Canada Geese, "Coming In," could be the basis for the third Federal Duck Stamp. Bishop agreed, with the stipulation that he be granted complete control over the final design. It marked the first and last time such control was extended. The Bishop stamp was unique in that the image itself was free from lettering; the printing appeared outside the borders. It was also the first stamp to be made into a print.
Set comes boxed, contains four tapered old fashioned glasses and one decanter. Handwash only.