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Hi Mark,
I have some very interesting stamps that my Grandfather had given me.
They're from the U.S. Duck Hunting Wildlife Edition, 1934-1961.
My question is, "Some of these stamps have a signature on the front.
Does this signature deplete the value of these certain stamps? They have
never been circulated.

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Cristen,

The typical use of a federal duck stamp is for the individual hunter to affix the stamp to a duck hunting license and then sign across the face of the stamp in ink.  Duck stamps are valued either "unused" with no signature and full gum on the back, or "used" with a signature and typically no gum on the back.  Used duck stamps are valued less than unused, and if the hunter managed to damage the stamp by folding it or otherwise harming the paper, then the value is greatly diminished.

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I am a collector of United States postage stamps, and also a stamp dealer. I`m a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS). My principle area of interest and expertise is in United States Stamps.

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I've been selling stamps on the internet since early 1996. I maintain a stamp web page that concentrates on mint US stamps issued generally between 1890 and 2009. I'm an active seller on ebay.com since 1996, under the user id "mleon". You can find my web page at http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html

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I have a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1984.

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