Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #193700 Black and Gray; Offset - #70226 - front, Process Magenta, #70227 - front, Process Yellow, #70228 - front, Process Cyan, #70229 - front, Process Black; #70230 - front, Process Green; 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, 1994 (Washington, D.C. only) July 1, 1994 (nationwide). Issue: 1994 - Sixty-first Duck Stamp (fourth $15.00 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,471,751.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Deapartment of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1995. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Red-breasted Mergansers." Back - "Invest in America's future. 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."
Gouache painting of a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers by Neal Anderson, 7401 Stevens Ridge Rd., Lincoln, Nebraska 68516. Anderson, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, also won the 1988 contest with a design of a pair of lesser scaup, which appeared on the 1989-90 Federal Duck Stamp. Anderson studied at Omaha Art School and has been a full-time artist since 1986, specializing in waterfowl and painting exclusively in gouache. His work is renowned for its detail, sharpness, and clarity.
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
document is no longer in print.