The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the player's hockey stick.
As players and fans alike prepare for the 2001 All-Star weekend scheduled for February 2-4 in Denver, Colorado, Canada Post shines the spotlight on six All-Star legends. Jean Béliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Eddie Shore, Denis Potvin, Bobby Hull and Syl Apps grace the souvenir sheet of six domestic rate ($0.47) stamps to be released on January18, 2001.
Fans remember Eddie Shore as a rough-and-tumble player with abundant skill, lightning speed, and an explosive temper. Shore began his professional career with the Regina Caps in 1924-25 and joined the NHL's Boston Bruins in 1926-27, and within three years of Shore's arrival the Bruins were Stanley Cup champions. A First Team All-Star player seven times, Shore will forever be remembered as one of the game's toughest and most determined defencemen.
About the Stamp
Stéphane Huot, an independent graphic designer from Montreal, regards the All-Stars issue as a labour of love. He was honoured with the responsibility of depicting these six hockey greats because he feels they are not only sportsmen, but cultural icons who shape our national pride. The design aspects he chose (coloured stripes, stars) were inspired by the graphic language of hockey uniforms, with silver added to lend prestige. Colourful illustrations by Charles Vinh convey the dynamic feeling of the sport, as do the action shots of the players. While the pane was rendered in eight-colour lithography, three photographs were kept in black-and-white to stay faithful to the original photos of that time.