Duck Stamp 2023-2024

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Joseph Hautman/USFWS

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Joseph Hautman (1956- )
Joseph Hautman studied physics and astronomy at the University of Minnesota, and earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan. In the midst of an active research career, he began to enter the Federal Duck Stamp Contest as a way to exercise his artistic skills. His first experience as a professional artist came after he won the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest in 1991. Although he had never previously sold a painting, he suddenly found himself visiting the Oval Office and receiving honors for his artistic achievements. This surprise victory provided the incentive to return professionally to his first love. He now paints fulltime and finds his art career as challenging and fulfilling as his science research. With additional contest wins in 2001, 2007, 2011 and 2015, Hautman is now a six-time Federal Duck Stamp Contest winner and is tied with Minnesota artist and brother, James Hautman, for having painted artwork for the most Duck Stamps.

Plates Issued: Offset/Flexographic/microprinting,"FWS" Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Invisible Fluorescent Artist: Joseph Hautman, Plymouth, MN Modeler: Joseph Sheeran Art Director: Suzanne Fellows, FWS Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU) Printed At: Williamsville, NY Press Type: Muller A76 First Day of Sale: June 23, 2023, Bass Pro Shops, Memphis TN 38105 Issue: Ninetieth Federal Duck Stamp (Second $25 stamp), Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) $25, Item 337000, Quantity 53,600. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA), $25 Item 336900, Quantity 2,468,185 Sold: N/A. First Article/Design and Production Sheets: PSA.

Inscription: Plate grid numbers in four corners. "P" followed by four (4) single digits Front - "Artist: Joseph Hautman” in four positions · DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 20 x $25.00” in four positions · Silhouetted image of swans printed in B,C,M,Y in two positions · Plate numbers in four positions. Back - Verso-text behind each stamp, barcodes (4 positions), plate position (9)

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