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October 12-13, 2002:

A Second Look At Next Year

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

We've known most of the subjects for next year's stamps since mid-August,
but the Postal Service publicly unveiled the DESIGNS this past week, giving
us a chance to look at them.

The portrait of a young Audrey Hepburn is earning rave reviews.

"We think it's a beautiful portrait based on a photo taken from Sabrina, one
of the early films."
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Chief stamp designer Terry McCaffrey's favorite issue for next year is the
set of ten behind-the-scenes film-making stamps.

"All combined, that's what makes movies, not just the actors. This is paying
homage to the people who really deserve it"
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But this design -- which shows each craft in a frame of film, complete with
sprocket holes -- is getting mixed reviews.

Another issue to watch carefully is Old Glory in April, five different
pictures of knick-knacks that feature flag designs. Will purists accept it?

You can see the stamp designs and judge for yourself at

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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