Dr James Naismith, a Canadian physical instructor, invented the game of basketball in the winter of 1891.
On October 25, 1991 Canada Post released a series of basketball themed stamps to celebrate the centennial of the game.
This Souvenir Sheet is Mint Never Hinged
It comprises 3 stamps
1344a – 40c Canada domestic price
1344b – 46c mail to the USA
1344c – 80c for international mail
All three stamps show men playing basketball.
The Souvenir Sheet features women playing the game and a photo of Dr James Naismith.
It can be a wonderful gift for someone who appreciates the game
Today’s special price is 12.00 CAD and includes S&H to anywhere.
Perforations are 13 x 13.5
The actual size is 6.25″ x 3.75″ or 16 cm x 9 cm
Tagging type GT4 – General Tagging along all edges of stamp
Paper type CPP – Coated Papers Limited paper
Printing firm Ashton-Potter Ltd.
In 2015 Dr. Michael J. Zogry discovered the only radio interview given by Dr. Naismith ( recorded in 1939).
The description is bilingual :
James A. Naismith, born near Almonte, Ontario, invented basket-ball in 1891 while teaching in the U.S.
Today, basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports.
James A. Naismith, né près d’Almonte (Ontario), a conçu le basket-ball en 1891 lorsqu’il était moniteur aux États-Unis.
Aujour’d’hui, le basket-ball est l’un des sports les plus populaires.
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