Federal Duck Stamp Gallery
Plates Issued: Offset/microprinting, FWS Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta,Yellow. Modeler: Joseph Sheeran Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU). First Day of Sale: June 27, 2008, Hanover, Md. Issue: Seventy-fifth Duck Stamp ($15 commemorative stamp), Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Item 33800. Quantity Sold: N/A. First Article/Design and Production Sheets: WAG or PSA.
Inscription: Front - " The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2008-2009. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. 75th Anniversary. Artist:Joseph Hautman. Northern Pintails. If applicable sign, peel and attach to hunting license. Peel Here Back - Barcodes "333800" in four positions .Verso-text. Ordering information.
As a successful wildlife artist, Joe Hautman brought home the Federal Duck Stamp honors in 1992 and 2002 as well as winning the 2007 Federal Duck Stamp Contest at which judges selected his beautiful design of northern pintails to grace the 75th Federal Duck Stamp. He also took top honors and designed several state duck stamps including South Carolina (1994), Connecticut (1998), New Jersey (1995) and, most recently, the 2006 Minnesota Duck Stamp. Hailing from an artistic family of seven children, Hautman has always loved drawing and painting and today is one of the top artists in his field. A noted research scientist with more than 25 published papers, Hautman decided to enter the 1992 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Winning that contest provided the incentive he needed to return professionally to his first passion. His art features waterfowl, as well as a variety of other North American animals. The accuracy of detail and the naturalistic settings portrayed in his work reflect his scientific background, but also his commitment to wildlife conservation.