Илья Старостенко Saturday, December 11, 2021

75 years of national ice hockey

On December 10, a postage stamp dedicated 75 years of national ice hockey went into postal circulation

75 years of national ice hockey

On December 22, 1946, the first USSR ice hockey championship opened with games in Moscow, Leningrad, Arkhangelsk, Riga and Kaunas. Since then, December 22 has been considered the birthday of Russian ice hockey, one of the most popular and successful sports in the country.

Over the past 75 years, Soviet and Russian players won numerous awards, including 9 gold medals at the Winter Olympics and 27 World Champion titles. Domestic hockey has given the world many outstanding players, whose names are forever inscribed in history in golden letters.

The postage stamp provides images of outstanding hockey players Anatoly Firsov, Valery Kharlamov and Valery Vasiliev.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow.

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×142 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 108 thousand stamps (12 thousand sheets).

Sheet:

75 years of national ice hockey

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow.

75 years of national ice hockey

Special cancellation marks:

75 years of national ice hockey

 


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