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Denis Potvin

NHL All-Stars

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 18, 2001
Year 2001
Quantity 3,000,000
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series NHL All-Stars
Series Time Span 2000 - 2005
Printer Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
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Pane of 6 stamps with Souvenir Folder

Quantity Produced - 3,000,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $2.82
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: Stamps: 40 mm x 39.47 mm (horizontal)Souvenir sheets: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography (eight colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC (pack of 3)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.72
Cancellation Location: MONTREAL QC
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: Stamps: 40 mm x 39.47 mm (horizontal)Souvenir sheets: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography (eight colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

As players and fans alike prepare for the 2001 All-Star weekend scheduled for February 2-4 in Denver, Colorado, Canada Post shines the spotlight on six All-Star legends. Jean Béliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Eddie Shore, Denis Potvin, Bobby Hull and Syl Apps grace the souvenir sheet of six domestic rate ($0.47) stamps to be released on January18, 2001.

Denis Potvin

One of the greatest two-way players in hockey history, Denis Potvin had promise even before he reached the NHL. He was the New York Islanders' first draft pick in the 1973 NHL amateur draft, and he became the cornerstone of a team that would go on to win four consecutive Stanley Cup championships. Potvin led the team in scoring for the first four straight seasons and helped the club improve its defensive record. When Potvin retired in 1988, he was the all-time leading NHL defenceman in goals, assists and points.

About the Stamp

Stéphane Huot, an independent graphic designer from Montreal, regards the All-Stars issue as a labour of love. He was honoured with the responsibility of depicting these six hockey greats because he feels they are not only sportsmen, but cultural icons who shape our national pride. The design aspects he chose (coloured stripes, stars) were inspired by the graphic language of hockey uniforms, with silver added to lend prestige. Colourful illustrations by Charles Vinh convey the dynamic feeling of the sport, as do the action shots of the players. While the pane was rendered in eight-colour lithography, three photographs were kept in black-and-white to stay faithful to the original photos of that time.


Designed by Stéphane Huot. Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh.

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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 20-22.

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