US 1961 100th Birth Anniv. of James Naismith, Basketball Inventor 4c. Scott. 1189


US 1961 100th Birth Anniv. of James Naismith, Basketball Inventor 4c. Scott. 1189


Series: Naismith - Basketball Issue

Stamp details: Basketball and Hoop

Issued date: 06-11-1961 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1189
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1188
Michel (Germany): 815
Yvert et Tellier (France): 720

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Brown
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Sports, Basketball, Hands

Total print: 109,110,000 (estimate)

Description:- James Naismith (1861-1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, and sports coach, best known as the inventor of the game of basketball. After moving to the United States, he wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program. Naismith lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Tournament (1939).
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Naismith