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History of Hockey - Vintage Era

History of Hockey

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 20, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 1,100,000
Perforation or Dimension 26 mm x 40 mm
Series History of Hockey
Series Time Span 2017
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
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Interesting Details

The words "CANADA 150" are written on the player's hockey stick.



Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 26 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Tagging: 3 sides

Souvenir sheet of 2 stamps

Quantity Produced - 100,000
Original Price: $1.70
Dimension: 130 mm x 90 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: 3 sides

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover (Canada)

Quantity Produced - 9,000
Cancellation Location: Windsor ON
Original Price: $2.70
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

Joint Official First Day Cover (Canada-U.S.)

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Cancellation Location: Windsor ON, Detroit MI
Original Price: $4.00
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

Canadians can be a little territorial about their passion for hockey, but thanks to decades of league expansion and the rise of fan interest in community teams, it’s clear that Americans are also enamoured of our national winter sport. This stamp belongs to a Canada-U.S. joint issue that pays tribute to the shared history born on frozen ponds and hometown rinks.

United States Postal Service (USPS) Joint Issue

This is the sixth joint issue for Canada Post and the United States Postal Service (USPS) dating back to 1959, and the first in more than a decade. It’s also their first celebrating a sport. It was designed by Roy White, with photography by KC Armstrong and professional retouching by Brad Pickard.

The stamp format is tête-bêche – a joined pair of similar images in which one is upside down – and the design is strong on nostalgia. On an open pond, a player in modern equipment reflects, literally, on the past. Mirrored in the ice beneath him is a player in vintage gear. The imaginative imagery gives a visual sense of looking back through time. The paired images also depict the game’s evolution and its continuing presence in the lives of players and fans alike.

The issue includes the two Canadian domestic-rate stamps, as well as a souvenir sheet featuring gummed versions of the pair and a souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover (OFDC) cancelled in Windsor, Ontario. Also available is a joint OFDC bearing the tête-bêche Canadian designs and the two stamps denominated at USPS’s Forever rate, cancelled in Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan.


Design: Subplot Design Inc. | Photos: KC Armstrong; retouching by Brad Pickard.

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