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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
September 30-October 1, 2000:

Appealing to Kids.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
October is Stamp Collecting Month, and the U-S and Canada are 
issuing stamps with kids in mind.

The U-S entry is Deep Sea Creatures, five types of marine life. 
Canada's four stamps for Stamp Collecting Month show whales.

In addition to issuing the stamps, the two countries will 
promote stamp collecting to children, with programs and 

But these aren't the only new stamps of interest to children 
(and, of course, to the young at heart among the rest of us).  
Australia, which allows living people on its stamps, has been 
issuing commemoratives for each of its gold medals at the 
Sydney Olympics. At least one variety of the stamp for 
heart-throb swimmer Ian Thorpe has sold out.

Speaking of vanishing acts, legendary magaicians will be 
honored by Grenada, Nevis, Dominica and St. Vincent.  They 
include David Copperfield and Harry Houdini. Although those 
countries are in the Caribbean, the stamps will be issued at 
a ceremony in Grand Central Terminal in New York on October 

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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