29c Bing Crosby single
- The Postal Service honored five American music legends with the issuance of the Popular Singer commemorative stamps on September 1, 1994, in New York at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The stamps feature Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Ethel Waters, Nat "King" Cole, and Ethel Merman.
- The Popular Singers stamps were an addition to the Postal Service's Legends of American Music Stamp Series. The series began in 1993 and ran for several years, featuring all generations of American music including jazz, blues, folk, classical, and gospel.
- Bing Crosby (1903-1977) became well known for his relaxed, crooning style of singing. Although an instant star in movies, Crosby became a national singing sensation with his nightly CBS Radio Network show in 1931. As of 1994, Crosby had recorded more non-rock recordings and placed more songs in the "Top Ten" than any other individual singer.
- Designed by Chris Payne of Cincinnati, Ohio, the 29-cent stamps in panes of twenty were produced in the photogravure process by Stamp Venturers, Inc.
- Postal Bulletin (August 18, 1994).
- 10.1 horizontal perforations x 10.2 vertical perforations
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Bing Crosby, American, 1904 - 1977
- September 1, 1994
- Credit line
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- paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
- Postage Stamps