Duck Stamp 2021-2022
Richard Clifton (1961- )
A Delaware native, this is Richard Clifton’s second Federal Duck Stamp. He has also illustrated over 50 state and international conservation stamps. He lives on a historic family farm adjoining Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Describing himself as an avid waterfowl hunter and casual birder, he is a self-taught artist. He shares his love for conservation with students and young artists.
DESIGN: Richard Clifton; art director— Suzanne Fellows, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; modeler— Joseph Sheeran. PRINTING: process— flexographic, offset, microprint "FWS"; printer and processor— Ashton Potter USA Ltd., Williamsville, N.Y.; press— Muller A76; inks— cyan, magenta, yellow, black, invisible fluorescent; paper— nonphosphored type III; pressure-sensitive adhesive; issue quantity— 2.406 million (pane of one); 60,000 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); 1.89 inches by 1.417 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 -- 36 stamps/revolution (pane of one); 180 stamps/revolution (pane of 20); plate numbers— "P" followed by five single digits (pane of 20), none (pane of one); marginal markings— Selvage text: "Artist: Richard Clifton" in four positions, "Department of the Interior 20 × $25.00" in two positions, silhouetted image of duck in two positions; plate number in four locations (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," "2021-2022 Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp," "Artist: Richard Clifton, Lesser Scaup, ©" "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 Lesser Yellowlegs image, Liz Clayton Fuller ©, 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.— 336500 (pane of one), 336600 (pane of 20)
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