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Volume 42 – #13

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Volume 42#13

October 17 – October 30, 2017

The six stamps include (clockwise from top left) Maurice Richard; Jean Béliveau; Mario Lemieux; Wayne Gretzky; Bobby Orr; and Gordie Howe.

‘Ultimate Six’ Canadian hockey legends commemorated

A week before the drops the puck on the 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) season, Canada Post unveiled its final instalment of the five-year NHL stamp collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The 2017 Canadian Hockey Legends issue includes Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau (Montréal Canadiens); Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings); Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins); Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins); and Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers). As a group, the all-star lineup scored more than 9,500 points in almost 7,000 regular-season games, won 40 Stanley Cups – 30 as players and another 10 as management – and more than 80 individual awards. "The players we immortalized on this year's stamps redefined hockey over careers that spanned more than 60 years. They inspired us – and each other – with feats that boggle the mind. They are the ultimate six," said Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra. "We hope that by issuing these stamps during the NHL's centennial, we have helped make this milestone year for the NHL even more special.” Continue reading →

Features
Canada Post releases first joint issue with India
Page 1
RPSC to revise strategic plan, says new president
Page 4
‘Bush planes’ opened up Canada’s remote areas
Page 6

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
BNAPS book preserves exhibitor’s exceptional work
Page 8
Mike Smith
Deltiology
Eastern Ontario Postcard Show reveals its annual bounty
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
The language of our hobby covers a lot of ground
Page 14
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
How an auction agent can save you money
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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