Arbour, Al (Six-Team Years)

Arbour, Al (Six-Team Years)
Product Code: HAArb2
Availability: In Stock
Price: $60.00
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    Al Arbour Canadian Hockey Stamps Postmarked “First Day of Issue,” Six-Team Years, October 10, 1992.  We Used The Early Years Stamp On One Set And Expansion Years Stamp On The Second Set.  Al Arbour Was One Of The Most Successful Coaches In NHL History, Leading The New York Islanders To Four Consecutive Stanley Cup Wins After Having Won Five Stanley Cups As A Player And Appearing With The 1968 St. Louis Blues.  He Later Coached The Blues, And They Just Didn’t Realize What They Lost When They Let Him Go.  Gateway’s Treatment Of Hockey History By Way Of The Three-Stamp Canadian Set Is Not Finished.

   We Depend On Sponsors, Agents, Or Show Promoters To Oversee The Signings Exactly Where We Instruct The players To Sign, “NOT INSIDE THE GOLD BOX.”  In The Case Of Al Arbour, Someone Lost Control Of The Signing, And He Signed All The Autographs Inside The Gold Boxes.  As Time Went On, The Promoter Had Some Issues, And Eventually An Arrangement Was Made With Arbour’s Attorney To Get The Envelopes Re-Signed For A Little More Money, But We Got The Box, Check And Letter From His Wife Stating He Could No Longer Sign Autographs Due To Health Issues.  We Waited Even Longer, Hoping He Would Recover.  Now We Hear He Is In Very Poor Health, And We Wish Him The Very Best.  At This Time We Have No Alternative But To Send You His Envelopes, Enclosing The beautiful silk cachet, WhichYou Can Either Enclose In Your Album Or Perhaps Frame Up With The Arbour Envelope.  This Is Just Like The Wayne Gretzky 77th Single Season Goal Envelope In 1982.

   As You Can See, They Are Signed Inside The Gold Box Where The Full-Color Silks Belong.  When We Send Envelopes To Players For Autographs, They Are Never Silked, Because It Is Too Easy For Someone To Say, “These Are Nice.  I’ll Take A Few Because They Won’t Miss Them.” Well Yes We Do Since We Pay For Each One.     

   Both Al Arbour envelopes (Early Years Stamp and Six Team Years Stamp) are $50.00 Eacj in OR If You Buy Both, You Get The Pair For $90.00.

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