I first became interested in hockey stamps in 2005 when I was researching on Sikhs worldwide who had played hockey at Olympic Games.
I found eight hockey stamps which featured Sikh Hockey players. My interest on collecting stamps grew from there.
With the encouragement and assistance of my brother Kul Bahra, who has immense philatelic knowledge, I have put together a comprehensive collection of hockey stamps which I have now placed on the web to share with others and for everyone to see.
I am in contact with most of the hockey stamp collectors worldwide.
One of the biggest collections I have seen to date belongs to Mike Smith and David Wareham of England, who are both colleagues of mine at the National Hockey Museum (http://www.hockeyarchives.co.uk/)
Ernie Wall, of Scotland, has been very supportive and his assistance has been valued. Ernie has been collecting hockey stamps over many years and in 2011 he donated all his collection to the European Hockey Federation.
Antoni Karwacki, who wrote the hockey stamps book ‘Hokej Na Trawie' and Romauld Litewka (both of Poland) are regular communicators who exchange stamps and views.
Morley Pecker and Philippe Demaret (Belgium), David Sumpter (England) are regular ports of call, and they too share a keen interest in hockey stamps.