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April 21-22, 2001:

Finding Stamp Shows.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
Few small cities and towns have stamp stores any more -- 
Main Street doesn't get enough traffic and malls are too 

Instead, in-person retail philatelic business has moved to 
stamp shows, which can range from amateur events similar 
to flea markets with half a dozen dealers to slick 
professional programs that look like trade shows and have 
dozens of dealers, exhibits and seminars. Most areas of the 
country have some sort of stamp show a few times a year.

The problem is finding out when and where. 

If you subscribe to a stamp collecting publication, it 
probably has a show calendar in it. If your local paper 
still has a stamp column, it tells when there are shows 
in your area.

Otherwise, your best bet may be the Internet: The American 
Philatelic Society has a calendar at stamps-dot-org, and 
there's one at virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

Or call Linn's Stamp News at 800-448-7293 and ask for a 
sample copy of the paper.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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