World Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury on new Chinese stamps: Morning Report

April 22, 2015 10:14 AM

1. Starbury gets a stamp

Former NBA player Stephon Marbury, who has become a basketball star in China after his pro days here in the U.S., is getting his own label attached to a Chinese postage stamp issue.

"The Coney Islander has won three titles for the Beijing Ducks in four years," the New York Post reports, "including last month’s triumph over the Liaoning Flying Leopards, during which he was series MVP."

Although numerous news reports call this a postage stamp, photographs of Marbury in action actually appear on labels next to Chinese postage stamps. The panes with six stamps and six labels were unveiled during a ceremony at the National Museum of China.

2. You bought it

As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently. 

Here's what they told us.

3. World Stamp Show issue

The United States Postal Services revealed the designs of two stamps promoting the upcoming World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Kudos to U.S. Postal Service for its decision not to reissue Maya Angelou forever stamp

5. Something social