Plates Issued: Intaglio - #191659 front - dark brown (PMS 412); Offset - #69855 - front, tan (PMS 4675 mc), #69860 - front, tan (PMS 4675 mc), #69856 - front, Magenta, #69857 - front, Yellow, #69858 - front, Cyan, #69859 - front, Black, Nyloprint - (back) Black. Color: Front - Tan, Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black, Dark Brown. Designer: V. Jack Ruther Modeler: Peter Cocci. Engraver: Vignette - Gary Chaconas; Frame - N/A; Letters - N/A; Numerals - N/A. First Day of Sale: June 30, 1993 (Washington, D.C. only) July 1, 1993 (Nationwide) Issue: 1993 - Sixtieth Duck Stamp (third $15.00 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,402,569.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1994. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Canvasbacks." Back - "Take Pride in America. Buy Duck Stamps. Save Wetlands. Send in all bird bands. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl or use this stamp as a National Refuge entrance pass unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Acrylic painting of a pair of Canvasbacks by Bruce Miller, 4365 Enchanted Point, Mound, MN 55364. Miller, a professional artist and avid outdoorsman, studied art at St. Cloud State University and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States. He started painting wildlife in 1980 and took third place in the 1991 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Other honors received in 1993 include being named Artist of the Year for both the Michigan Wildlife Art Festival in Detroit and the Wildlife and Western Art Show in Minneapolis. Miller also won the 1993 Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp Contest and was commissioned to design the 1993 New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Virginia State Duck Stamps.
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.