2017 U.S. Duck Stamp to Feature Hautman Painting

[USFWS Press Release]

James Hautman, an artist from Chaska, Minn., is the winner of the 2016 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.  The announcement was made today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Steve Guertin at the annual contest, held at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

James Hautman’s acrylic painting of Canada geese.
James Hautman’s acrylic painting of Canada geese will be made into the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. Image courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hautman’s acrylic painting of Canada geese will be made into the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or “Duck Stamp,” which will go on sale in late June 2017.  This is Hautman’s fifth Federal Duck Stamp Contest win, tying him with his brother Joseph, whose art appears on the 2016-2017 Federal Duck Stamp.

James Hautman’s art previously appeared on the 1991-1992, 1995-1996, 1999-2000 and 2011-2012 Federal Duck Stamps.

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Cartor Security Printing to Produce Stamps for Denmark and Sweden

Norica’s PostNord has signed an agreement with Cartor Security Printing for the production of Swedish and Danish stamps. The design of stamps will continue to be conducted within PostNord.

Running, road bicycling, off-road biking, swimming, and athletic equipment appear Denmark’s set of Popular Sports stamps issued earlier this year.
Running, road bicycling, off-road biking, swimming, and athletic equipment appear Denmark’s set of Popular Sports stamps issued earlier this year.

The agreement is a way for PostNord to adapt to a changing market and to create better conditions for developing stamp production, said Britt-Inger Hahne, head of PostNord Stamps.

During 2017, the production of the Danish and Swedish stamps will gradually be transferred to Cartor Security Printing, a global value printing house that specializes in stamps. The businesses are located in France and England, and the printing house delivers to postal operators and other customers worldwide.

Among Cartor Security Printing’s many stamp clients are Royal Mail and the Channel Islands, Austria, Portugal, and Singapore.

Star Trek Forever Stamps Celebrated

The Star Trek forever stamps debuted September 2 in New York City during the Star Trek: Mission New York event. Here are some photos from the first-day ceremony courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

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