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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
October 6-7, 2001:

Using Stamps in the war against terrorism.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
Two announcements this week from the U-S Postal Service are 
both direct results of September 11th.

One was the sudden unveiling of the Greetings from America 
series, in conjunction with the Travel Industry Association. 
The designs were going to be shown later this month, but the 
press release makes it clear why the date was moved up: 
quote, "to spark renewed interest in domestic travel."

The other announcement was United We Stand, a patriotism 
stamp. The Postal Service is under a great deal of pressure 
to issue a stamp for the attacks and it doesn't like to 
commemorate a tragedy. This is a compromise.

But many people want more than just a stamp, they want a 
semi-postal stamp -- one for which you pay extra, and the 
difference between the sales price and the postal rate is 
donated to a charity. Members of Congress are leading the 
charge...And despite the attempt with United We Stand to 
head-off the terrorism semi-postals, you know it's not 
going to work.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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