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Naismith Basketball Issue

4c James Naismith - Basketball single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1189
Description:

This Naismith-Basketball Issue stamp honors basketball and James Naismith, the Canadian born director of physical education who invented the game in 1891 at the YMCA College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Forced inside by the harsh New England winter, he drew upon many of the popular sports of the time, including soccer, baseball and football, and developed the game of basketball and wrote the original rule set. The stamp features a hand throwing a basketball into a net.

United States; Canada; Massachusetts; YMCA; college; basketball; sport; rules; game; ball; net; hand

Date:
November 6, 1961
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5398
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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