Duck Stamp 2022-2023

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James Hautman/USFWS

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James Hautman (1964- )
In 1990, at age 25, James Hautman became the youngest ever to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. The 2022-2023 Federal Duck Stamp Contest marks his sixth win. James also won the contest in 1990, 1995, 1999, 2010, and 2016. In addition to his five 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.

DESIGN: James Hautman; art director— Suzanne Fellows, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; modeler— Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn. PRINTING: process— Intaglio, offset; printer and processor— Banknote Corporation of America, Summit, N.C.; press— Gallus RCS; inks— cyan, magenta, yellow, Patone 2965, black, invisible fluorescent; paper— nonphosphored type III; pressure-sensitive adhesive; issue quantity— 2.387180 million (pane of one); 55,600 stamps (pane of 20); formats— pane of 20 (one design); pane of 1 (one design); self- adhesive pane of one, size— 1.762 inches by 1.289 inches (image); 1.92 inches by 1.45 inches (overall); 8.25 inches by 8.25 inches (pane of 20); 6.125 inches by 2.625 inches (pane of one); 25.5 inches by 27 inches (press sheet); plate size -- 16 stamps/revolution (pane of one); 40 stamps/revolution (pane of 20); plate numbers—none (pane of 20), none (pane of one); marginal markings— Selvage text: "Artist: James Hautman" in four positions, "Department of the Interior 20 × $25.00" in two positions, silhouetted image of duck printed in cyan, magenta, yellow, black, pantone 2965, invisible uv; plate number in four locations (front of pane 20); verso-text behind each stamp, barcode in 4 positions, plate position (back of pane of 20); "U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service," "2022-2023 Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp," "Artist: James Hautman, Redheads ©" "If applicable sign your stamp," "Celebrating our Waterfowl Hunting Heritage" informational text (front of self-adhesive pane of one); verso text, bar code, ordering information; black and white Black Skimmer image, Rebekah Knight ©, U.S. Department of the Interior logo, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service logo (back of self-adhesive pane of one); verso text behind each stamp, barcodes (4 positions) (back of self-adhesive pane of 20); USPS item No.— 336700 (pane of one), 336800 (pane of 20)

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