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Serge Savard

NHL All-Stars

Title

Serge Savard

Denomination

48¢

Date of Issue

January 18, 2003

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

NHL All-Stars

Series Time Span

2000 - 2005

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Stéphane Huot. Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh.

Layouts

Booklet panel of 6 stamps

Quantity Produced - 603,500
Original Price: $2.88
Perforation: Simulated
Dimension: 40 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: JAC

Souvenir Sheet of 6 stamps with folder

Quantity Produced - 396,500
Original Price: $2.88
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 40 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Montréal QC
Original Price: $5.88
Dimension: 40 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Tagging: General, 4 sides

About Stamp

Canada Post is pleased to bring fans and collectors the fourth NHL All-Stars souvenir sheet of six domestic rate ($0.48) stamps. Commemorating the 2003 All-Star Game and events on February 1-2, 2003 in Florida, this set features six legendary hockey players: Bill Durnan, Raymond Bourque, Serge Savard, Stan Mikita, Mike Bossy, and Frank Mahovlich.

Serge Savard
During the 15 seasons Serge Savard played with the Montréal Canadiens, the team won eight Stanley Cup championships. With his agility and solid defensive skills, 'The Senator' was a key player in the team's success through the late 1960s and 1970s. Savard joined the Canadiens full time in 1967-68 and played for his first Stanley Cup winner that year, then became the first defenceman to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP when Montréal repeated as champions in 1969. During the 1970s, Savard helped the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup four times in a row, and in 1979, he won the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance and dedication to hockey. After spending two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, Savard was named managing director of the Canadiens in 1983. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.

About the Stamps' Design
The 2003 NHL All-Stars stamp set was designed by Stéphane Huot of Montréal, assisted by illustrator Charles Vinh and computer artist Pierre Rousseau. As with previous NHL stamp sheets, each player is shown in an action shot and in a formal portrait as part of the selvedge. New this year, we have produced a self-adhesive booklet panel of 6 designs.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2003, p. 12-13, 15.

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