Federal Duck Stamp Gallery
Plates Issued: Intaglio - (front-back) #190493; Offset - #69337 - Orange, 69338 - Yellow, #69339 - Blue, #69340 - Gray, Nyloprint - (back) Black. Color: Front - Orange, Yellow, Blue, Gray; Back - Black. Designer/Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe. Engraver: Vignette - Tom Hipschen; Frame - N/A; Letters - Deborah Alexander; Numerals - Deborah Alexander. First Day of Sale: June 30, 1992 (Washington, D.C.) July 1, 1992 (Nationwide). Issue: 1992 - Fifty-ninth Duck Stamp (second $15 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,347,393.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1993. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Spectacled Eider. Back - "Take Pride in America. Buy Duck Stamps. Save Wetlands. Send in all bird bands. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl or use this stamp as a National Wildlife Refuge entrance pass unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
Joseph (Joe) Hautman (1956- )
Acrylic painting of a spectacled eider flying over an Arctic seascape by Joseph (Joe) Hautman. Hautman's design was one of 585 entered in the 1991 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. He studied art and physics at the University of Minnesota where he received a degree in physics. He later received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. His published work has contributed to the understanding of a broad range of phenomenon -- from the shapes of water droplets and snow flakes to the miscroscopic structures of soap bubbles and cell membranes.