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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
Dec. 23-24, 2000:

Celebrate Christmas all year.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
While some people will be only too glad when the holidays are 
over, others wish Christmas would last longer. For some stamp 
collectors, it does: They collect Christmas stamps, either 
from around the world or just the ones issued by the U-S.

They even have a national society, the Christmas Philatelic 
Club, and a newsletter called "The Yule Log."

We've put together a gallery of some of this year's Christmas 
stamps at Virtual-Stamp-Club-dot-com

Collecting stamps by subject is called Topical collecting. 
You can make your theme as broad or as narrow as you want 
-- perhaps by sticking to certain countries, or certain 
years.  Of course, a collection of Religion On Stamps is 
going to be much bigger than Christmas on 
choose your topic with that in mind.

There's a national organization for collecting by subject -- 
the American Topical Association, based in Albuquerque -- and 
it can help put you in touch with the dozens of specialties 

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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