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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations May 6-7, 2000:

This and that in the news.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

There are FOUR holograms in the space stamps the U-S is 
issuing this summer at World Stamp Expo, not just one as 
previously announced. Those stamps are for the Priority 
and Express Mail rates.

The Postal Service is again reassuring collectors that its 
Black Heritage series will continue, despite rumors on the 
Internet to the contrary. It also has no plans to collect 
a tax on e-mail -- that's another urban legend.

It was a busy week for U-S stamp collectors, with the 
Celebrate the Century 1990s stamps issued on Tuesday at the 
San Diego Zoo and the Distinguished Soldiers stamps 
Wednesday at the Pentagon. 

The American Topical Association -- the second largest stamp 
group in the U-S -- is debating discontinuing its membership 
directory, which shows members' addresses. Earlier this year, 
two brothers who had specialized for 20 years in stealing 
stamp collections  were arrested. They'd been using another 
organization's membership directory as their atlas.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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