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Trick or Treat!

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
Next Wednesday, Hallowe'en, the Postal Service will show you 
the designs for most of next year's stamps, on the cable 
network C-SPAN's Washington Journal show.

That's if news permits, of course.

We've already seen some of the designs: The fifty state 
Greetings from America stamps were unveiled at a travel 
convention, to help give that industry a shot in the arm. 
The quartet of Teddy Bears was in the October Smithsonian 
magazine. Bob Barker revealed the spay-and-neuter-your-pets
stamps on his "Price Is Right" game show.

This weekend's U-S-A Weekend magazine in many newspapers 
will show the Irving Berlin stamp...a Las Vegas magician will 
pull the Houdini stamp out of a hat on Monday, or something 
like that...and a New York art gallery Tuesday will host the 
Andy Warhol stamp at an invitation-only event. 

If you miss any of these unveilings, don't worry: Most of the 
designs are already on the Internet, or will be before the 
first trick-or-treater arrives at your door.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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