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Born May 3: Bing Crosby Born May 3: Bing Crosby
Entertainer Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. on May 3, 1903, in Tacoma, Wash. After a brief stint with a local dance band, Crosby teamed up with a friend from the group, Al Rinker, and they drove to Los Angeles in 1925, entertaining audiences on the West Coast vaudeville circuit (Read more...)

Born May 2: Eddie Collins Born May 2: Eddie Collins
Major league baseball player and manager Edward Trowbridge "Eddie" Collins was born May 2, 1887, in Millerton, N (Read more...)

Graphilately is a must-follow for stamp collectors on Instagram: Afternoon Report Graphilately is a must-follow for stamp collectors on Instagram: Afternoon Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

Circus stamps picked as  overall favorite, best design Circus stamps picked as overall favorite, best design
In the recently concluded Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, the Circus Posters set of eight stamps was chosen as the overall favorite issue of 2014. (Read more...)

Google Doodle salutes Penny Black in Commonwealth Google Doodle salutes Penny Black in Commonwealth
The 175th anniversary of the first postage stamp, Great Britain's Penny Black, is May 6, but the stamp was placed on sale May 1, 1840, for mailers to use beginning on May 6, the designated issue date. (Read more...)

Collecting by the nose: scents on stamps Collecting by the nose: scents on stamps
To pick stamps for a topical collection, you generally look at the subjects depicted or commemorated on them, but for one collection you need your sense of smell. This is for a collection of scented or perfumed stamps. (Read more...)

Gibbons downplays profit warning, Angelou and Civil War ceremonies both successes: Week Gibbons downplays profit warning, Angelou and Civil War ceremonies both successes: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

Siegel to offer Frajola collection of classics on cover Siegel to offer Frajola collection of classics on cover
It is always a treat to get to see stamp dealers’ own collections. (Read more...)

Born May 1: Benjamin Henry Latrobe Born May 1: Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Architect and engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe was born May 1, 1764, in the county of Yorkshire in Northern England (Read more...)

Canada stamp to honor famous WWI poem Canada stamp to honor famous WWI poem
Canada Post will issue a stamp May 3 to mark the 100th anniversary of the poem that made the poppy an international symbol of wartime sacrifices, In Flanders Fields by Canadian combat surgeon (Read more...)

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