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Canada Post releases legends stamp collection

Posted on 2nd October 2014 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags:

NHLCanada Post has released a new series of hockey stamps featuring former NHL legends. The six stamps feature one player from each of the six “Original Six” teams – Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montréal, New York and Toronto.

The six Hockey Hall of Fame legends – all defencemen – are Bobby Orr, Pierre Pilote, Red Kelly, Doug Harvey, Harry Howell and Doug Harvey. The series is entitled the “2014 Original Six Defencemen series.”

A seventh Canadian stamp features the “iconic Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.”

“The six hockey legends celebrated by Canada Post defined, and in some cases redefined, the defensive position at a golden time in the sport’s history,” says the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and responsible for Canada Post. “Hockey transcends sport in Canada. It’s part of our very fabric.”

“Hockey is Canada’s passion,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. “The legendary players we’ve immortalized on these stamps capture part of this country’s hockey story. These men inspired a generation, and their brilliance filled a nation with pride and joy. More than a few NHL players were born of the dreams instilled in them as boys by these stars.”

Canada Post releases new NHL collector hockey stamps

Posted on 13th September 2013 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags:

NHLCanada Post has released a new series of Canadian postage stamps depicting NHL teams. There are two stamps for each of the seven Canadian NHL franchises in the 14-stamp series.

There is a logo stamp for each team (the team logo on a puck) and a player (jersey) stamp for each team. The stamps are licensed by the National Hockey League, not the National Hockey League Players’ Association, so the players depicted on the stamps are not any particular players.

Instead, the pictured players simply depict different hockey scenes (with passionate fans in the background).

“Almost every Canadian has a memory that relates to hockey and those memories are part of who we are as a country,” said the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and responsible for Canada Post. “These stamps commemorate the joy that Canadian fans experience when they wear their favourite team’s jerseys.”

“When hockey was first featured on a Canadian stamp in 1956, the focus was on the jersey and the word ‘Canada’ emblazoned across the chest,” said Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post. “With the issue of these Canadian NHL team stamps, we turned once again to the love fans demonstrate by wearing their team’s colours not only at home games, but at all times. Team jerseys have become an incredible rallying point.”

Hockey has been a popular subject for Canada Post over the past 20 years, starting with hockey series launched in October 1992 and April 1993. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a very popular Canada Post series featured retired hockey greats such as Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky.

Well before the modern stamps, the first Canada Post hockey stamp was issued on January 23, 1956.

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The NHL Team Jerseys Stamps measure 40 mm x 32 mm with simulated perforations. The domestic stamps are denominated at the 63-cent rate and are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using five-colour lithography (Calgary), six-colour lithography (Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver) and seven-colour lithography (Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton). The stamps are pressure sensitive and the Official First Day Covers will be cancelled in: Montréal, Québec; Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The stamps are available in booklets of 10.

The NHL Team Logos Stamps measure 24 mm x 20 mm with simulated perforations. The domestic stamps are denominated at the 63-cent rate and are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using four-colour lithography (Ottawa, Montréal, Winnipeg, Calgary) and five-colour lithography (Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver). The stamps are pressure sensitive and the Official First Day Covers will be cancelled in Toronto, Ontario. The stamps are available in coils of 50.