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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
February 5-6, 2000:

Mistakes in the news.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

The U-S Postal Service this past week admitted that it 
accidentally reversed the photo of the Grand Canyon used in 
the 60-cent stamp issued just a few weeks ago. The sun is 
in the wrong part of the sky.

This is the same stamp that had to be reprinted last year, 
after a designer placed the Grand Canyon in Colorado. It's 
in Arizona. That version was destroyed and never made it to 
your post office. This one did.

A year-and-a-half ago, a California collector put his 
briefcase containing his million-dollar exhibit down on a 
New York City sidewalk for a moment, and it was stolen. 
According to LINN'S STAMP NEWS, he now has it back again, 
but no one is saying how or why.

And an internal audit of the U-S Postal Service -- obtained 
by DENVER POST reporter Bill McAllister -- reveals the agency 
lost millions of dollars trying to sell foreign stamps to 
collectors. The Postal Service from now on will STICK to  
U-S stamps.....much to the relief of stamp dealers, who
called it unfair competition.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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