Former NBA star Stephon Marbury on new Chinese stamps: Morning Report
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.
Stephon Marbury is being honored in China with his own postage stamp http://t.co/mfAYvUwVDi pic.twitter.com/JR9SaZvoK9— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 18, 2015
"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.
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
Actor Jack Nicholson was born #OnThisDay in 1937. He was depicted by #Clayton #stamp artist John Bottomley in 2013 pic.twitter.com/Fd3ivCBtuE— BPMA (@postalheritage) April 22, 2015
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