The American Philatelic Society and The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada are proud to announce the historic first joint issues of The American Philatelist and The Canadian Philatelist, centered around a sport that connects our nations: ice hockey.
“Two of the most powerful shared experiences between the United States and Canada are hockey and stamp collecting,” said Scott English, Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society. “We’re excited to present these shared experiences to those in the hobby and those curious about what the hobby has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!”
The postal services of Canada and the United States first recognized the hockey connection in 2017 with a joint U.S./Canada stamp issue - The History of Hockey.
“The 2017 stamp issue is the perfect depiction of the connections and shared experiences of our two countries,” said Ed Kroft FRPSC, President of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. “And now the publication of articles on ice hockey in The Canadian Philatelist and The American Philatelist serves as another example of cross-border collaboration.”
The joint issues feature articles authored by both APS and RPSC members that cover a wide range of topics within the hockey theme. Some tend towards the very specific, such as “The Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen Hockey Club” appearing in The American Philatelist and “Ice Hockey at Saint-Pierre Miquelon” in The Canadian Philatelist. Others take a wider view, like “Ice Hockey: A Multifaceted Collectible,” which appears as the feature article in both publications, authored by APS and RPSC member and esteemed philatelist Charles J. G. Verge, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL. Many more entertaining and informative articles have been chosen to round out the two issues, along with a welcome to the issue co-authored by APS Executive Director Scott English and RPSC President Ed Kroft FRPSC, and exchanged guest columns written by Gary Wayne Loew, editor of The American Philatelist and Robin Harris FRPSC, editor of The Canadian Philatelist.
Members of both organizations will be granted access to both journal issues [May/June The Canadian Philatelist and May The American Philatelist]. Additional articles will appear on www.stamps.org/news throughout the month of May.
For more information and to request copies of the issues, contact Lee Ann Stewart (email@example.com) at The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada or Gary Loew (Editor@stamps.org) at the American Philatelic Society.