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Stan Mikita

NHL All-Stars

Title

Stan Mikita

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.

Stan Mikita
Tiny, talented and tough, Stan Mikita was one of the greatest players in NHL history over a 22-year career (1958-1980) with the Chicago Blackhawks. Upon retirement, Mikita ranked second all-time behind Gordie Howe with 926 assists, sixth in goals with 541, and third in points with 1,467. Not only was Mikita the 1963-64 winner of the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer, he was among the league leaders in penalty minutes. He resolved to clean up his play, and in 1966-67 became the first NHL player to win three major awards in one season: the Art Ross Trophy (scoring), the Hart Trophy (MVP), and the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship. He repeated this feat the very next season. Mikita received the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1976 for his contributions to hockey in the U.S., and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.

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.

Reference

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

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