Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) - # 199121 - Black; Offset - # 74019 - front, Process Black, #74018 - front, Process Cyan, #74017 - front, Process Yellow, #74016 - 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 - Christopher Madden; Frame - N/A; Letters - Dixie March; Numerals - N/A. First Day of Sale: July 1, 2001. Issue: 2001 - Sixty-eighth Duck Stamp (Tenth $15.00 stamp), Forth Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Issue - RW 68A. Quantity Sold: 1,694,739.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 2002. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Northern Pintail.
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 2001-2002 Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp. Artist: Robert Hautman. 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: "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. duckstamps.fws.gov"
Robert (Bob) Hautman
Acrylic painitng of a Northern Pintail floating on a pond with reeds by Robert (Bob) Hautman of Dleano, MN. This was Hautman's second win. Bob gives credit to his mother for his early artistic development and her encouragement in the arts. Bob's outstanding achievements (in addition to the 2001 Federal duck stamp) also include the 2001 New Jersey duck stamp(NJ18), 2001 Minnesota duck stamp (MN25), 1999 Texas duck stamp (TX19), the 1999 SCWA stamp, 1997 Federal Duck Stamp (RW64), the 1995 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp, the 1992 (MN16) and 1998 (MN12) Minnesota State Duck Stamp, and the 1989 Nevada State Duck Stamp. Other honors include the Ducks Unlimited Flyway artist in 1996 and the featured artist at the prestigious Michigan Wildlife art show in 1990. Bob was the second place winner in the 1994 contest when his brother Jim won with a pair of mallards depicted on the 1995 stamp, and brother Joe was third.