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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations July 26-27, 2003:

North of the Border

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

Getting a jump on the U-S Postal Service, Canada Post has announced the stamps it plans 
to issue next year. We'll hear about the U-S Two Thousand Four stamps soon.

Canada, with different rules, can do things the U-S can't, so once again it will honor 
six legendary hockey players -- some or all of whom may still be living.

But there will also be some similarities: Canada starts the year with its Year Of The 
Monkey stamp, as the U-S is expected to do. Both countries reserve National Stamp 
Collecting Month -- October -- for stamps that interest kids. The Canadian subject next 
year will be pets.

Both countries claim naturalist artist John James Audubon as theirs, and Canada will 
again issue stamps featuring his works.

There will also be stamps for Nobel prize winners, government leaders and businessmen.

Also next year, Canada will issue ten more stamps featuring tourist attractions -- and 
five of them are for mail to the United States. Is that a hint?

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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