Thursday, September 24, 2009

Israeli Ice Hockey Stamp Designed By Canadian

The Ottawa Citizen reports,"Irving Osterer is a graphic designer, stamp collector, and member of the Ottawa group Friends of Israel Hockey. So it was natural that he pitch the idea of a commemorative stamp to give the sport some much-needed publicity."

Shown above, the stamp features a smiling portrait of Ron Soreanu, another Ottawa resident, and a member of the Israeli national team.

Irving is quoted in the article by Jennifer Green as saying, "I called him up and he had all his gear at home. We went out to his driveway. I took the pictures and drew (the artwork) from there.”

According to Jennifer, "Canada has a long history of supporting hockey in Israel. The country’s largest skating rink is in the Canada Centre, built in the 1990s with the help of Jewish Canadian communities, in the small border town of Metulla."

She goes on to pen, " also hosted the second World Jewish Hockey Championships in July."

The limited edition of 500 stamps are intended as fundraisers, and sell for $18 (the stamp and commemorative envelope are $36) at the Israel Ice Hockey Federation website.

Click here to order.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM