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The Six-Team Years, 1942-1967

The National Hockey League, 1917-1992

Title

The Six-Team Years, 1942-1967

Denomination

42¢

Date of Issue

October 9, 1992

Year

Quantity

8,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

The National Hockey League, 1917-1992

Series Time Span

1992

Perforation or Dimension

13 x 12.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Designed by Les Holloway Designed by Richard Kerr

About Stamp

A Prestige Booklet containing three stamp designs of different sporting eras will be issued on October 9, 1992 to mark the 75th anniversary of the National Hockey League. With informative text and illustrations, the 25-stamp booklet covers three outstanding eras of the league's history: first the early years (1917-1942); the six-team years (1942-1967); and the expansion years (1968-1992). The first stamp shows hockey-related artifacts like an early puck, a stick and a pair of goalie skates. The player is Babe Siebert from the Montreal Maroons. The next stamp displays the crests of the six teams competing between 1942 and 1967. The vignette portrays Claude Provost and Terry Sawchuck. The third illustrates Jacque Plante's famous goalie mask, his last. For the next 25 years the "original six" thrilled fans throughout North America. Kids dreamed of being the next Maurice Richard or Gordie Howe to lead their team to the coveted Stanley Cup. It was in 1893 that the Governor General, Lord Stanley offered the cup to Canada's champion amateur hockey team.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 7, 1992, p. 19-20.

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