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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations April 24-25, 2004:

Tickled Pink

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

There's something to look for in the new Henry Mancini stamp. The design shows the film 
composer conducting; in the lower left corner is the Pink Panther, whose theme Mancini 

Pink Panther music
establish and under

In the original design, the Panther's finger was so close to Mancini, it appeared to some 
he was tickling the composer. The Postal Service thought that took away from the tribute 
to Mancini, so by the time the stamps were actually printed and then released earlier 
this month, the cartoon had been moved back a little.

However, all the publicity pictures of the stamp design -- even the giant blow-up of the 
stamp used at the launch ceremony -- showed the earlier design.

And when the stamps came out, on some the Pink Panther was back tickling Henry Mancini. 
Collectors are calling it the Tickle Variety. 

The Postal Service says no stamps were printed before the design was changed, so it's 
probably the result of a printing shift.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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