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Wake up and smell the...POSTAGE STAMPS?

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

> Sinatra music "The Coffee Song"
> "They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil....."
> RUNS: :06
Brazil earlier this month issued a stamp to celebrate the 
coffee industry. It shows a spoon with coffee beans and 
contains coffee resin to give it aroma, enough to last five 
years. Brazil is the world's largest producer and exporter 
of coffee. 

Two years ago, Brazil issued a stamp with the smell of 
burned wood, to call attention to destruction of the rain 
forest. And earlier this year, Switzerland issued a stamp 
that smelled like, well, Swiss chocolate.

The possibilities of scented stamps are endless: Valentine's 
Day stamps that smell like perfume. Perhaps a Louisiana stamp 
that smells like Cajun cooking. Or maybe one with the smell 
of the seashore?

On the other hand, what about a stamp for landfill pollution? 
Smog? Smoking? What happens if the Postal Service irradiates 
 mail with a cookies stamp -- do they smell like burnt cookies?

Maybe we shouldn't go there.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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