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2009-2010

2009-2010 Federal Duck Stamp

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Plates Issued: Offset/microprinting, FWS Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Invisible Fluorescent. Artist: Joshua Spies, Watertown, SD Modeler: Joseph Sheeran Art Director: Laurie Shaffer,FWS Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU). Printed At: Williamsville, NY First Day of Sale: June 26, 2009, Bass Pro Shops, Outdoor World, Nashville, Tennesee 37214 Issue: Seventy-sixth Federal Duck Stamp, Water-activated gum (WAG) $15.00, Item 334000, Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Item 334100. Quantity 500,000 Sold: N/A.

First Article/Design and Production Sheets: WAG or PSA.

Inscription: Front - ARTIST: JOSHUA SPIES in four positions . Department of the Interior 20 x $15.00 in four positions. Silhouetted image of duck printed in Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow in two positions.

Back - Barcode: (334000) in four positions. Verso-text.


 

Josh Spies and his son Sam

Joshua Spies

Joshua Spies, a national and international award-winning artist, grew up spending countless days observing wildlife on the vast prairies near Watertown, South Dakota. Spies started his art business while earning his fine arts degree at South Dakota State University. His artistic growth and successes continued during his college years. Joshua Spies has traveled the world observing and photographing wildlife.

Joshua has been a finalist in the Federal Duck Stamp competition five times. He has also been selected for the Ducks Unlimited National Art Package numerous times, and was a finalist in the DU International Artist of the Year competition. His art has also been featured in numerous other National Art packages.

A dedicated conservationist, Joshua is a life member of the Foundation for Wild Sheep, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited, Dallas Safari Club, and ISHA. He is also a member of Grand Slam Club, Whitetails Unlimited, Mule Deer Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, and the NRA.