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2013-2014 Federal Duck Stamp

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Plates Issued: Offset/microprinting,"FWS" Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Invisible Fluorescent Artist: Robert Steiner, San Francisco, CA 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 28, 2013, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ashland, Virginia, 23005 Issue: Eightieth Federal Duck Stamp, Water-activated gum (WAG) $15, Item 334800,Quantity 100,000. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA), $15 Item 334900, Quantity 2,120,000 Sold: N/A.

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

Inscription: Plate grid numbers in four corners.

Front - "ARTIST: ROBERT STEINER” in four positions · DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 20 x $15.00” in four positions · Silhouetted image of Duck printed in B,C,M,Y, F in two positions · Plate numbers in four positions).

Back - Verso-text behind each stamp, barcodes (4 positions).


Robert Steiner


At 18, Robert Steiner won his first art competition, which landed him a National Scholastic magazine scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design. He graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1971 and moved to San Francisco, where he earned a master’s degree in fine art and print making from San Francisco State University.   After winning the 1981 California State Duck Stamp competition, Steiner went on to establish himself as one of wildlife art’s most successful painters, racking up numerous state duck stamp contest victories and commissions. His works have been displayed at major art shows and exhibitions throughout the country.  Steiner’s painting of a Barrow’s goldeneye appeared on the 1998-1999 Federal Duck Stamp.