Federal Duck Stamp Gallery
Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front-back) #186360; Offset - #68063 - Magenta, #68064 - Yellow, #68065 - Cyan, #68068 - Gray, #68066 - Black, #68067 - Black, Nyloprint - (back) Black. Color: Front - Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Gray, Black, Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Clarence Holbert. Engraver: Vignette - Gary Chaconas; Frame - N/A; Letters - Dennis Brown; Numerals - Dennis Brown. First Day of Sale: June 30, 1990 (Washington, D.C., only) July 1, 1990 (Nationwide). Issue: 1990 - Fifty-seventh Duck Stamp. Quantity Sold: 1,408,373.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1991. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $12.50. Black-bellied Whistling Duck." 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."
James (Jim) Hautman (1964- )
Acrylic painting of a pair of black-bellied whistling Ducks by James (Jim) Hautman of Chaska, Minnesota. Age 25 at the time of his win, he was the youngest wildlife artist to win the Duck Stamp Contest (until 1999). Hautman entered the contest five times before he won. In 1987, he placed third with a pair of bufflehead ducks. As a full-time wildlife artist, he exhibits regularly at the Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation's wildlife art show, as well as local exhibitions. He is a native Minnesotan and an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Painting since childhood, he decided to combine his love of the outdoors with his artistic ability.