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Z Stamp 2002 - 2003 Federal Duck Stamp And Print Black Scoters By Joe Hautman

By Joe Hautman

The 2002 - 2003 Federal Duck Stamp and print by Joe Hautman depicts a group of black scoters flying in front of a mountainous seascape at sunset.

"On a trip to Kodiak Island in Alaska my brothers and I took a boat out to a small rocky island to hunt sea ducks. We sat on the ice and snow covered rocks, surrounded by sheer drops down to crashing waves, watching hundreds of ducks flying around both above and below us. Some of them, like Steller's eiders and black scoters, were ducks that we had never seen before.

I shot a drake black scoter that day, which I kept frozen for eleven years before using it as reference for my duck stamp entry. One of the things I noticed about the anatomy was the pronounced ridges along the side of the bill. I hadn't been able to see them in any photos, but they were so prominent 'in hand' that I had to put them in the painting.

I won the contest in a tense tie-breaking vote between the top two entries. Afterwards one of the judges said that he gave my painting a higher score because it clearly showed the 'ridges' on the scoter's bill. So I was happy not only for the memory of a spectacular day in Alaska, but also that I had kept that frozen black scoter with me all of those years." ~ Joe Hautman

Print Specifications:

The 2002-2003 Federal Duck Stamp print is a photo-lithograph printed on a premium coated 100% rag paper using fade-resistant inks. 14 pt. Essex Coated Cover.

All of the prints have a h.6.5" x 9"w. mage size unframed.

Collector Edition. Limited to 10,500 s/n prints, $sold out, unframed.

Artist proof collector edition limited to 650 signed and numbered prints for sale for $219 unframed.

Medallion artist proof edition limited to 200 signed and numbered prints with gold-plated bronze medallion for sale for $329. unframed.

Executive artist proof edition limited to 50 signed and numbered prints with original pencil Remarque and gold-plated bronze medallion for sale for $1,075 unframed.

President's artist proof edition limited to 50 signed and numbered prints with original painted color remarque and gold & silver-plated bronze medallion for sale for $1,295 unframed.

Types Dimensions Edition Size Price Cart
Signed And Numbered Limited Artist Proof Edition Print and Stamp 6-1/2 x 9 Image Size 650 Please Inquire Click to Inquire
Signed And Numbered Limited Medallion Artist Proof Print and Stamp 6-1/2 x 9 Image Size 200 $369.00

Signed And Numbered Limited Executive Edition includes Gold Plated Medallion and Original Pencil Remarque and Stamp 6-1/2 x 9 Image Size 50 $1,075.00

Signed And Numbered Limited President's Artist Proof Edition includes Gold and Silver Medallion and Original Painted Remarque and Stamp 6-1/2 x 9 Image Size 50 $1,295.00

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