Title: “Redheads in Needlerush” Subject: Redheads Artist: Richard Clifton Image Size: 6 ½” x 9” Overall Size: 12” x 14”
About the N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Program:
The N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print program, established in 1983 by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, generates revenue for waterfowl conservation in the state, including acquiring and improving habitat. Proceeds from the sale of stamps and prints are designated for the Commission’s Waterfowl Fund.
The money is used to help North Carolina meet its financial obligations in implementing the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the international agreement helping restore waterfowl populations throughout the continent.
About the Artist - Richard Clifton
Clifton, an avid hunter, is a self-taught wildlife artist who uses his experiences in the field as inspiration for his work. His waterfowl paintings have won 34 duck stamp competitions, including the 1996 Australian duck stamp and the 2007-08 federal duck stamp — the oldest and most prestigious wildlife art competition in the United States.
In addition to winning duck stamp competitions, Clifton has been named “Artist of the Year” for multiple conservation groups. His work has graced the covers of numerous magazines and appeared on products such as a beer stein for the Coors Brewing Company and shotguns for the Ducks Unlimited National Art Package and National Rifle Association.
About the Prints
Acid-free paper and special fade-resistant inks have been used to produce all editions of the 2012 North Carolina waterfowl conservation stamp print. The various editions available include: • 5,020 Regular Edition (signed and numbered) Prints • 150 Artist Proof Edition Prints • 250 Conservation Edition Prints
2012 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Mint Stamp
Available July 2, 2012
2012 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Adhesive Stamp