Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Montreal Canadiens go postal!


Maurice Richard graces the latest cover of Canada Post’s “Details” magazine.

Canada Post will honor the Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary this fall with a collection of stamps and first day issue covers.

The collection will be released on October 17, 2009.

A domestic rate stamp will be issued in a book of ten. The booklet will list all of the Canadiens Stanley Cup championships and the stamps will be positioned in the shape of an H (for Habitants).

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The domestic stamp is a closeup of the logo from Maurice Richard’s game-worn jersey that is currently housed in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The first day cover ($1.54) will list every player to play for the Canadiens since inception in 1909 with the various team logos over the century on the reverse side.

There will also be a three stamp souvenir sheet ($9) that honors the fifteen players whose numbers have been retired by the Canadiens.

The centerpiece of the souvenir sheet is the “Motionstamp” technology that features the 500th career goals of Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur using actual footage of the three moments.

Certainly a great collectible for any Habs fan. A 100-stamp roll would be nice though.


24 Cups said...

Kevin - Man, you certainly have been busy this week. A pat on the back for a great series of posts. I have the Canadien coin collection and I am looking forward to the stamp collection as well. Kudos for a job well done!

24 Cups

Adam said...

Just buy 10 packets of stamps and it will come to the same price as a roll of 100 stamps and it will be in a much more practical form, easier to use without the roll unraveling etc etc.