Federal Duck Stamp Gallery
Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front-back) #182531; Offset -#67437 - Blue-gray, #67438 - Magenta, #67439 - Yellow, #67440 - Cyan, #67441 - Black, #67442 - Brown, Nyloprint - (back) Black. Color: Front - Blue-gray, Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black, Brown. Designer/Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe. Engravers: Vignette - Gary Chaconas; Frame - N/A; Letters - Gary J. Slaght. Numerals - Gary J. Slaght. First Day of Sale: July 1, 1989. Issue: 1989 - Fifty-sixth Duck Stamp (first $12.50 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,415,882
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1990. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $12.50. Lesser Scaup." Back - "Take Pride in America, Buy Duck Stamps, Save Wetlands. Send in all bird bands. Sign your Duck Stamp. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Neal R. Anderson (1948- )
Gouache painting of a pair of lesser scaup by Neal R. Anderson of Lincoln, Nebraska. Anderson had entered paintings in five previous Duck Stamp contests, placing second in 1985 with a pair of redhead ducks, and third in 1983 with a single redhead. In 1986, he began devoting full time to wildlife painting. He paints almost exclusively in gouache. Specializing in waterfowl, Anderson's work is known for its detail, sharpness and clarity.