Plates Issued: Offset/2 microprintings, FWS -Man Roland, 300, Colors: Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Black. Artist: Richard C. Clifton, Milford, MO Modeler:Donald H. Woo Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./Sennett Security Products (SSP/BCA). First Day of Sale: June 22, 2006, Springfield, Missouri Issue: Seventy-fourth Duck Stamp (sixteenth $15.00 stamp), Tenth Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Issue - RW74A. Quantity Sold: N/A.
and Production Sheets: WAG or PSA.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 2008. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Ring-Necked Duck."
back - Barcodes "333600" on four corners of pane. Federal Duck Stamp information on back of each stamp.
Richard Clifton, a Delaware native, is a self-taught
artist who has chosen the classic genre of waterfowl as his specialty.
His success has been marked by numerous accolades. Since 1991, when
he won his first duck stamp contest, Clifton has accumulated nineteen
state stamps in just eight years placing him fifth on the all-time
duck stamp list for awards. Richard was selected to paint the 1996
Australian duck stamp. In 1997, he won the New Hampshire contest
for the third time and in 1998, he became the first three-time winner
in his home state. In 1999, Richard agreed to paint the New York
and New Jersey duck stamps bringing his total number of stamps to
twenty-three over all. Richard's work has been shown at the
country's finest art shows.