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Title Commemorative envelope depicting Elysian Field baseball game, Hoboken. Postmarked 1983.
Object Name Cachet, Postal
Catalog Number 2002.007.0001
Collection Hoboken Postal Collection
Credit Purchase
Description Commemorative limited edition first day cover depicting Elysian Field baseball game, Hoboken. Postmarked Hoboken, July 6, 1983. 3-1/2" x 6-3/8" wide; printed paper hand-folded to format.

Souvenir created and issued by Garik Cachets.

Text on envelope front-
First Day of Issue: baseball pastimes... A Commemoration of Babe Ruth and Baseball History. [black-and-white cropped image of Currier & Ives 1866 print of baseball at Elysian Fields, Hoboken] "Here is where it all began, the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, N.J. on June 19, 1846"

United States postage used: a 1939 3-cent commemorative stamp: Centennial of Baseball, 1839-1939; Babe Ruth commemorative twenty-cent stamp.

Imprinted on back: Issued by Garik Cachets. Baseball Event / FDC Cover Special No. 073 of 75. Also text about the early history of baseball with reference to [Abner] Doubleday at Cooperstown in 1939 and Hoboken in 1846.

Date 1983-1983
Year Range from 1983.0
Year Range to 1983.0
Search Terms Hoboken Post Office
Elysian Fields
Caption front
Imagefile 010\20020070001.TIF
Classification Baseball
Historic Sites
Postal Services
Business & Commerce