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Putting the Puck in the Album.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

Canada has issued the final six stamps in its hockey legends series. The six players honored
are Maurice "Rocket" Richard and Jean Beliveau, both of the Montreal Canadiens; Gordie Howe
of the Detroit Red Wings; Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins; Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh
Penguins; and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers.

Orr, Lemieux and Gretzky are still alive, but honoring them on stamps is allowed in Canada.
All six are members of the National Hockey League Hall of Fame.

And on the heels of the release of the Canadian stamps, we got word that the U-S is issuing
its own hockey stamps, as a joint issue with Canada. Details haven't been released, but the
issue will commemorate the history of hockey on stamps. This is the hundredth anniversary of
the N-H-L. Its Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.

In 1917, all four N-H-L teams were in Canada. It didn't expand into the U-S until seven years
later, with the addition of the Boston Bruins.

For 25 years, the league consisted of Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Boston, Chicago and
New York.

Today, there are 7 Canadian teams and 24 in the U-S.

The stamps will be issued October 20th.

Iím Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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