Monday, February 25, 2013

Long-tailed Duck Decoys Theme of Åland Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 19, 2013 - Åland

Åland has issued a new stamp depicting Long-tailed Duck Decoys.

Duck decoys are lifelike dummies used by hunters to encourage birds to land nearby. The oldest decoys were made from plants such as bulrush, and the first decoys carved from wood were unpainted.

Decoys are now mostly made from plastic.

Learn more at: Åland Post

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