These 4-cent stamps recognizing basketball and marking the centennial of the birth of Dr. James Naismith, founder of the sport, were first released on November 6, 1961, at Springfield,
Massachusetts, the site of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Each stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimension, arranged vertically, printed on the Cottrell presses in brown. The design features an upstretched hand, a basketball and a net. The wording “Naismith 1861-1961,” and “U.S. Postage” are in dark face Gothic. The denomination “4c” is in white face Gothic.
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 10 ½ x 11
Format: Plate block of four stamps
Condition: Mint never hinged.
Stock photo; plate number and/or position may vary.
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