Arago: 100th Anniversary Intercollegiate Football Issue

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100th Anniversary Intercollegiate Football Issue

The 6-cent stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of intercollegiate football was first placed on sale on September 26, 1969, at New Brunswick, New Jersey, where Princeton and Rutgers squared off in 1869 to begin college competition of a sport that, at the stamp's issue, attracted an annual audience of more than twenty-six million fans.

The stamp was designed by Robert Peak and was issued in panes of fifty, with an initial printing of 120 million.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (September 11, 1969).


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