96-17 / VT11
Lesser Scaup by Reed Prescott
Fred's Anecdotal Note
An alert bobcat, crouched on a downed tree trunk, stares wistfully at a male scaup as it swims nearby. A cascading Vermont stream in the Green Mountains is the setting for this handpainted MILFORD. Note the small waterfall, foaming bubbles, and surface ripples all giving the illusion of motion in the fast-moving water. Also note the turning fall foliage which announces the beginning of the blazing and beautiful New England autumn.
The new five doIlar stamp is postmarked in Montpelier
-- the State Capital. Only 150 of this limited and numbered edition were produced.