1997-1998 Federal Waterfowl Print & Stamp ~ The Canada Goose Print with Federal Migratory Bird Stamp ~ By Robert Hautman
Robert comes from an artistic family of nine including brothers Jim and Joe who are past Federal Duck Stamp winners. In fact, Robert's 2001-2002 win the sixth Federal win for the Hautman dynasty since Jim's first win in the 1989-90 contest.
Hautman credits his success to the influence of his parents and a supportive family environment. His mother Elaine is ana accomplished painter; and his late father Tom bestowed on his family a love of the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation.
Robert began his wildlife painting career in 1983 painting "Birds on Boards," and selling at local art fairs, In 1987 he won his first contest, the Minnesota Duck stamp, with a pair of Buffleheads. He has been painting, doing shows, and winning contests ever since. The Hautman name and elements from Robert's studio were used in the Academy Award winning movie "Fargo." The Canada Goose is a wild goose and is native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, having a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish the Canada Goose from all other goose species, with the exception of the Barnacle Goose. There are eleven subspecies of this Canada Goose, of varying sizes and plumage details, but all are recognizable as Canada Geese. The stamps: Designer/Modeler: Peter Cocci. Engraver: Vignette - Thomas Hipschen; Frame - N/A; Letters - Gary Slaght; Numerals - N/A. First Day of Sale: June 21, 1997 (McLean, Virginia only) July 1, 1997 (Nationwide). Issue: 1997 - Sixty-forth Duck Stamp (seventh $15.00 stamp). Quantity Sold: 1,697,230. Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1998. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Canada Goose." Back - "Invest in America's Future. Buy Duck Stamps. Save Wetlands. Send in or report all bird bands to 1-800-327-BAND. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl or use this stamp as a pass to a National Wildlife Refuge unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp." Measures: 18"L x 16 1/4" w Print opening: 10" L x 7 3/4" W Number 12482 of 17500 issued Please visit Timber Hills Antique Shop on Ruby Lane for different and unique items. Items added on a regular basis!!!
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