With this souvenir sheet, the U.S. Postal Service® and Canada Post join in celebrating ice hockey, the fast-paced sport played on frozen ponds and in rinks across North America.
This souvenir sheet features a scene that illustrates the evolution of the sport across generations. The selvage area depicts a father teaching his daughter how to play hockey on a pond.
The scene also includes one of the issuance’s two se-tenant stamps, which portrays a modern hockey player. The second stamp, which is positioned upside-down, or tête-bêche, pictures a vintage player, who represents the game’s past, set against a snowy background. One player is wearing a contemporary uniform and using modern equipment, and the other is wearing vintage garb and using old-fashioned equipment. The two vertically stacked stamps, which are arranged to mirror each other, are identical to those sold also as a pane of 20.
“The History of Hockey” appears in the bottom left corner of the sheet under the flags of the United States and Canada.
Designed by Subplot Design Inc., for Canada Post, the artwork on the stamp and souvenir sheet is intended to celebrate and reflect on the history of hockey. KC Armstrong shot the photographs on both the stamps and the souvenir sheet.
Susan Gilson was the art director of the Canadian version of the stamps. William J. Gicker was the art director of the American version of the stamps; Greg Breeding designed the typography.
The History of Hockey stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever® stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 564604
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