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1919 Great Allentown Fair Baseball Stamp Overview
This stamp served as an advertisement of sorts for the Great Allentown Fair in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While a woman sitting in a true is featured prominently on the stamp, the interesting part for collectors is the baseball scene in the background.
Teams appear to be playing in front of an empty or sparse crowd inside of a stadium.
The date on the stamp reveals the issue as being from 1919. The stamp promoted the fair, which was to last for nearly a week from September 22nd to 27th in that year. The fair is one of the largest in Pennsylvania and has been operating since 1852. It still operates to this day every fall.
The scene is somewhat similar to the ‘Everybody’s Rooting For’ trade cards. Those featured a dressed up woman sitting (on a fence instead of in a tree) just outside a stadium with a baseball scene behind her.
1919 Great Allentown Fair Baseball Stamp Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a known set.