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2011 -2012 Federal Duck Stamp by James Hautman

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Plates Issued: Offset/microprinting,"USPS" Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Invisible Fluorescent Artist: James Hautman, Chaska, MN, Modeler: Joseph Sheeran Art Director: Laurie Shaffer,FWS Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU) Printed At: Williamsville, NY Press Type: Stevens, Vari-Size Security First Day of Sale: June 24, 2011, Bass Pro Shops, Outdoor World, Katy Mills Mall, Katy, Texas 77494 Issue: Seventy-eighth Federal Duck Stamp, Water-activated gum (WAG) $15.00, Item 334400,Quantity 100,000. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Item 334500, Quantity 2,060,000 Sold: N/A.

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

Inscription: Plate grid numbers in four corners. Front - ARTIST: JAMES HAUTMAN in four positions. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 20 x $15.00 in four positions. Plate position diagram.

Back - Barcode: (334400) all four positions. Verso-text behind each stamp.

James Hautman - 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

James Hautman

In 1990, at age 25, James Hautman became the youngest ever to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. The 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest marks his fourth win. James also won the contest in 1990, 1995 and 1999. In addition to his four Federal Duck Stamp wins, he has painted more than 20 state conservation stamp designs and the 1990 Australian duck stamp. In 1991 he was named Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year and recently won the award again in 2010 with his painting “First Light- Canvasbacks”.

In 2002. he was commissioned by the United Nations to paint a series of birds for their endangered species stamp collection. Publications such as Time magazine, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal have featured articles on his work. Jim’s artwork has been displayed in the Oval Office of the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the United Nations and in public and private collections throughout the world.