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Model Stamps

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

Next month, the Caribbean country of Grenada will issue a sheet of six
stamps featuring supermodel Heidi Klum <KLOOM>.

Now, I don't know if Klum has ever visited Grenada, or even HEARD of it, nor
whether the people of Grenada have ever heard of HER. That's not the point.
Countries like Grenada issue these stamps for sale in OTHER countries, and
not necessarily for stamp collectors. The subjects include Elvis, Princess
Diana, J-F-K and other pop icons.

And the pictures of Klum on the sheet are much more modest than what you'll
find in Sports Illustrated: 

What's interesting is that the stamps are being issued at the major U-S
stamp show of the year next month in Atlantic City, and Klum herself will be
there. The show is open to the public and admission is free. 

Third World countries' stamp ceremonies at U-S shows usually attract only
modest crowds. This one should be different.

And if all this makes stamp collecting just a little more...well, sexy,
that's not necessarily bad, is it?

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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