Federal Duck Stamp Gallery
DESIGN: artist— James Hautman; art director— Suzanne Fellows, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; modeler— Joseph Sheeran. PRINTING: process— offset, microprinting "FWS"; printer and processor— Ashton Potter USA Ltd., Williamsville, N.Y.; press— Stevens, Vari-Size Security; inks— cyan, magenta, yellow, black, invisible fluorescent; paper— nonphosphored type III; gum— water-activated (pane of 20), self-adhesive (pane of one); issue quantity— 51,000 stamps (pane of 20); 2.39 million (self-adhesive pane of one); formats— pane of 20, from 60-subject cylinders; self-adhesive pane of one, from 18-subject cylinders; size— 1.762 inches by 1.289 inches (image); 1.89 inches by 1.417 inches (overall); 10.25 inches by 7.085 inches (pane of 20); 6.125 inches by 2.625 inches (pane of one); 18 inches by 22 inches (press sheet); plate numbers— "P" followed by five single digits (pane of 20), none (pane of one); marginal markings— "Artist: James Hautman" in four positions, "Department of the Interior 20 × $25.00" in four positions, silhouetted image of ducks in different ink colors (front of pane 20); bar codes on four corners of pane, federal duck stamp information on back of each stamp (back of pane of 20); "U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service," "2017-2018 Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp," "Peel Here," "Artist: James Hautman," "Canada Geese," "If applicable sign your stamp," "Be Part of Conservation … Buy Duck Stamps!," informational text (front of self-adhesive pane of one); verso text, bar code, ordering information, black and white purple martins image, U.S. Department of the Interior logo, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service logo (back of self-adhesive pane of one); USPS item No.— 335604 (pane of 20), 335704 (self-adhesive pane of one). First Article/Design and Production Sheets: WAG or PSA.
Inscription: Plate grid numbers in four corners. Front - "Artist: James Hautman” in four positions · DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 20 x $25.00” in four positions · Silhouetted image of duck printed in B,C,M,Y in two positions · Plate numbers in four positions. Back - Verso-text behind each stamp, barcodes (4 positions).
James Hautman (1964- )
In 1990, at age 25, James Hautman became the youngest ever to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. The 2017-2018 Federal Duck Stamp Contest marks his fifth win. James also won the contest in 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2010. In addition to his four Federal Duck Stamp wins, he has painted more than 20 state conservation stamp designs and the 1990 Australian duck stamp. In 1991 he was named Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year and recently won the award again in 2010 with his painting "First Light- Canvasbacks". In 2002. he was commissioned by the United Nations to paint a series of birds for their endangered species stamp collection. Publications such as Time magazine, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal have featured articles on his work. Jim's artwork has been displayed in the Oval Office of the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the United Nations and in public and private collections throughout the world.