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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations June 5-6, 2004:

Preparing for D-Day

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

Stamp collectors have a number of options to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the 
Allied invasion of France during World War Two. Canada and France both are issuing stamps. 
Canada's features a painting by a war artist who came ashore with the Dominion's 15-thousand 
troops. The French design is more stylized, and shows a civilian woman reaching out to a 
soldier coming ashore.

The U-S is NOT issuing a stamp....but a number of post offices may have special pictorial 
postmarks. Or collectors may just opt for the regular hand cancels from towns with appropriate 
names, such as Normandy Beach, New Jersey or Juno Beach, Florida. The new World War Two 
Veterans Memorial stamp would be appropriate for the envelopes that collectors might 

The Postal Bulletin, on the postal service Web site, should list some of the special 
cancellations. You have 30 days from D-Day to submit your envelopes.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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