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

Using exciting stamps on your mail

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
Recently, I had to ship my exhibit to a stamp show, and it 
cost 24 dollars via Express Mail. Why Express Mail? It comes 
with automatic postal insurance, it's tracked, and it keeps 
my exhibit in transit as little as possible.

Anyway, some folks at the virtual-stamp-club-dot-com were 
giving me a hard time because I normally don't use stamps 
for such an expensive package. There are some new high-value 
stamps, however, that would make adding up to 24 dollars a I stopped by a postal store, bought some stamps, 
and USED them.

It was fun. Some of the new stamps are holograms, and round, 
square or pentagonal.

The only glitch was when I took the box up to the mailing 
counter to be weighed and priced. The clerk not only couldn't 
believe I didn't want her to zip off a postage meter label for 
the package....but she needed help clearing her machine after 
I left without buying the label.

Hey, SOMEbody's got to use these new stamps!

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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