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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
April 6-7, 2002:

Last-Minute Stamps

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
Earlier this year, postal officials said they weren't planning 
to issue any stamps without prices on them to help get us 
through the upcoming rate change, which takes effect June 30th. 
No one likes the "non-denominated" stamps, least of all the 
postal workers who have to try to remember which is what.

Well, the best laid plans oft go astray, and among the new 
stamps planned to cover the rate change are non-denominated ones.

Of course there will be a new flag stamp, because that's what 
many postal customers want on their mail. There will be a 
non-denominated version in June and then one with the price 
printed on it in July.

There are also four 37-cent Antique Toys stamps, again in two 
versions, plus a red, white and blue un-priced three-cent Star 
and a five-cent American Toleware. That's painted tinplate, such 
as toys or cookware, from the late 19th century.

The Masters of American Photography stamps, now set for mid-June, 
will be the first 37-cent commemoratives.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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