King Buck - Labrador Retriever
1959 Federal Duck Stamp Design
Image Size: 6 1/2" x 9"
Master Edition Size: 125
Price of Master Edition set of 5 prints: $5000

In 1959, Maynard learned the Federal Duck Stamp Competition program was encouraging artists to enter designs featuring a retrieving dog. The government felt this would emphasize the dog's roll in conservation by retrieving wounded or dead ducks that would otherwise be lost.

It had been 8 years since Maynard had entered the Duck Stamp Competition so he decided to try again. He chose King Buck, a Labrador Retriever, and National Retrieving Champion owned by John Olin. Making sketches of the dog at his home at Nilo Kennels, Maynard designed the stamp and submitted it to the contest. He won again making this the third win in only four tries. Many have called this stamp the most popular of all the duck stamps.

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