ess than a week before the first puck dropped to begin the 2015-16 NHL season, six legendary goalies were immortalized as part of Canada Post’s multi-year NHL stamp collection celebrating the goaltending greats who transformed the game of hockey. Available in booklets of six – one for each player, including Lorne Worsley (Montreal Canadiens), Johnny Bower (Toronto Maple Leafs), Tony Esposito (Chicago Blackhawks), Bernie Parent (Philadelphia Flyers), Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) and Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) – the stamps measure 40 mm x 32 mm with simulated perforations and were printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using seven-colour lithography. Continue reading →
The Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association certainly has been in a quagmire over what to do about its Toronto National Postage Stamp Show. Well, no longer. Association president Rick Day recently sent an email to members informing them its board had decided that, after almost 30 years in the show business, its November 2015 show “will be our last one.” It’s sad, but not surprising. “The bottom line is that our April 2015 show lost a substantial amount of money primarily because the pool of dealers available and willing to take booths wasn’t sufficient to sustain the break-even requirement for the shows to continue,” Day wrote to members. “For this reason and with sincere regrets, the Board voted to get out of the show business …” There are three key points I want to address.
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