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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
June 3-4, 2000:

Two new stamps solve a postal problem.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
The Postal Service has a commitment to issue new stamps at 
four major shows each year, the four shows it helps sponsor. 
But with the cancellation of several issues, including new 
Christmas subjects, this year, and plans to issue nearly 20 
space stamps in July....the cupboard was bare.

After several months of head-scratching, the solution was 
to assign a ten-cent Gen. Joseph Stilwell stamp to the 
American Philatelic Society's Stampshow in August...and 
another showing one of the Lions in front of the New York 
City Public Library building to the New York City show in

Stilwell spent most of World War Two as an aide to Chiang 
Kai-Shek in China, was commander of U-S forces in the 
China-Burma-India Theater. A stamp honoring Vinegar Joe 
has been on the "someday" list for several years. The 
Literary Lion stamp, however, is new. It will cover the 
presorted standard rate -- third class, or what you and 
I call "junk mail."

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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