Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front-back) #188404; Offset - #68779 - Magenta, #68780 - Yellow, #68781 - Cyan, #68782 - Brown (PMS 412), Nyloprint - (back) Black. Color: Front - Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Brown, Black, back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Peter Cocci. Engraver: Vignette - Gary Chaconas ; Frame - N/A; Letters - N/A; Numerals - N/A. First Day of Sale: June 30, 1991 (Washington D.C. only) July 1, 1991 (Nationwide). Issue: 1991 - Fifty-eighth Duck Stamp (first $15.00 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,423,374.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1992. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. King Eiders. Back - "Take Pride in America, Buy Duck Stamps, Save Wetlands. Send in all bird bands. Sign your Duck Stamp. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Acrylic painting of a pair of King Eiders by Nancy Howe, Rte. 1, Box 402, East Dorset, Vermont 05253. Ms. Howe was the first woman to design a Federal Duck stamp. She has an A.B. in art from Vermont's Middlebury College and has been painting since childhood. Married with two young sons, she accompanies her husband waterfowl hunting, and has helped him train a retriever. An active member of Ducks Unlimited, Howe has exhibited her work with that organization as well as in numerous other art shows.
Content taken from the Duck Stamp Collection. The Duck Stamp Collection was originally printed in a loose-leaf, hole-punched format that was available for sale through the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and updated annually. The document is no longer in print.