Peter Laimins has two stamp collecting interests: ice hockey and Latvia. He is a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS), the American Topical Association (ATA), Sports Philatelists International (SPI) and ArGe Baltikum. As many collectors do, he started out collecting stamps in grade school and dropped it when he reached high school. He took it up again in the 1980s and met Joe Lacko at a meeting of Sports Philatelists International at the 1992 World Columbian Stamp Exposition (WCSE '92) in Rosemont, IL. Joe showed Peter that there was more to collecting ice hockey stamps than just stamps. In 1994 he and Joe published “The Philatelic Catalog of Ice Hockey” (available from the APRL at HE6183 .I15 L186p 1995). Once the book became too unwieldy to carry around to stamp shows, Peter moved his entire catalog to his website at www.laimins.com.
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