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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations September 27-28, 2003:

Waiting For Mickey.

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

The U-S has wanted to issue stamps with Disney themes for some time, but about a 
decade ago, Disney said no to all postage stamps.

The first full-length animated movie, Snow White, WAS included among the 
accomplishments of the 1930s, but the stamp wasn't publicized -- not even shown on 
post office posters.

"They wanted to be on U.S. stamps, yes, but they had a policy in place when we 
did Celebrate the Century that they were not going to do stamps at all. But then 
they re-thought their policy and came back and said 'We're willing to talk.'"   
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Chief stamp developer Terry McCaffrey promises when the U-S does issue its first 
Disney stamps next year, they'll be quite different from those issued by third-world 
countries in the past: They won't just be scenes from the cartoons. But he can't 
say yet what the subjects will be, or even how many stamps will be issued in how many 

The Disney people have a reputation for being very particular so it may be some time 
before we know the details.

And that's stamp collecting this week. I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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