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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations March 19-20, 2005:

Get ready for the rush.

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

>From about the middle of April to the middle of May, the U-S will issue something like 19 
stamps on five VERY-different subjects. 

First up, on April 22nd, is Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Penn Warren. Less than a week later, 
there's a stamp for lyricist Yip Harburg, who gave us Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Buddy 
Can You Spare A Dime.

The following week, four American Scientists will be honored: Barbara McClintock, Richard 
Feynman, Josiah Willard Gibbs and John von Neumann.

And then, on May 19th, actor Henry Fonda joins the Legends of Hollywood series while, on the 
same day, a dozen great architectural works are featured on stamps.

There are no new stamps scheduled between NOW and mid-April, and none planned for more than 
a month AFTER the coming surge -- so why are THESE issues so bunched up?

Well, several of the people on these stamps were born pretty close to those dates...and the 
architects are holding their convention then.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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