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2000 Federal Duck Stamp

Back 2000 PSA Federal Duck Stamp
Front 2000 PSA Federal Duck Stamp

Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - #199613 - DK Brown; Offset - #74329 - front, Process Black, #74328 - front, Process Cyan, #74307 - front, Process Yellow, #74326 - front, Process Magenta; Nyloprint - (back) Black. Color: Front - Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta. Press: 801 "F" Web - 8 color Offset/Intaglio. Designer/Modeler: Brian Thompson. Engraver: Vignette - Thomas Hipschen; Frame - N/A; Letters - Dixie March; Numerals - N/A. First Day of Sale: July 1, 2000. Issue: 2000 - Sixty-seventh Duck Stamp (Ninth $15.00 stamp), Third Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Issue- RW67A. Quantity Sold: 1,708,951.

Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 2001. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Mottled Duck."

Back - "Invest in America's Future. Buy Duck Stamps. Save Wetlands. Send in or report all bird bands to 1-800-327-BAND. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl or use this stamp as a pass to a National Wildlife Refuge unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."

PSA Inscription: Front - "The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The 2000-2001 Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp. Artist: Adam Grimm. Federal Duck Stamp dollars are used to purchase wetlands and other wildlife areas for the National Wildlife Refuge System, saving habitat for many different kinds of birds and animals. Help conserve America's natural heritage. Do your part - Buy Duck Stamps! If applicable, sign, peel, and attach to hunting licence. Peel here."

Back - "Pocket Guide to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fun Facts - Did you know that . . . you can use the Federal Duck Stamp to gain free admission to National Wildlife Refuges? - many people purchase two duck stamps one for hunting and one for collecting? - the proceeds from as few as ten stamps can buy an acre of wetlands to provide habitat for waterfowl and other animals? Important. Sign your name in ink on the face of the stamp to use it as a pass to National Wildlife Refuges and for hunting. For local hunting regulation please contact your State's Department of Fish & Game or Natural Resources. Report all bird bands to 1-800-327-BAND. For consignment reordering 1-800-852-4897. For individual stamp orders 1-800-DUCK499. Federal Duck Stamp Office 1849 C Street NW Suite 2058 Washington, DC 20240. Sales 1-877-887-5508. www.savewetlands.org"

Duck Stamp Artist Adam Grimm
Adam Grimm

Oil painting of a single Mottled Duck stretching in dramatic golden sunlight by Adam Grimm.

Adam Grimm from Elyria, OH, set a new record by being the youngest person to ever win the Federal Duck Stamp competition at age 21, breaking Jim Hautman's long-standing record (age 25). Adam also is the first Junior Duck Stamp program participant to make the crossover to win the adult competition. Adam was attending the Columbus (Ohio) College of Art and Design when he was informed he had won the Federal Duck Stamp art contest. He immediately left college and returned home — fulfilling a deal he had made with his mother, that she would allow him to quit college and become a professional wildlife artist if he won the Federal Duck Stamp Contest! Adam's painting was designed and painted on his mother's kitchen table, which is a hand-made table that his father and grandfather made from a tree on their property. Adam gives tribute to his grandfather and grandmother who supported and encouraged his early artistic efforts. Adam has also painted stamps for Alaska (AK16) 2001 and Washington (WA16) 2001.