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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
April 22-23, 2000:

When Rights Are Wrong.

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

Licensing was very much a part of several announcements from 
the Postal Service this past week.

Edward G. Robinson will be on this year's Legends of 
Hollywood stamp. The announcement should have come last fall. 
Instead, we heard strong rumors it would be Robinson...and 
THEN rumors there were problems obtaining the rights from 
his estate.

The Legends of Baseball stamps were announced. Twenty 
outstanding players will be honored just before the All-Star 
Break. I first heard about this issue 6 or 7 years ago, but 
IT was shelved because of problems getting permissions from 
all the families involved.

And one more: Details about the Summer Sports issue were 
released. In past years, this would have been the Olympics 
issue, and it would have been more than a single stamp. But 
the Postal Service had a major falling out with the U-S 
Olympic Committee four years ago, because it wasn't a sponsor 
of the games. The stamp can't use the rings or the word 

Getting on a stamp is supposed to be an honor -- not something 
for which you get paid.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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