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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations May 28-29, 2005:

Travel Stamps

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

MUSIC: On the Road again.... [and under]

Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of the summer travel season, and there are 
a number of major stamp shows that could provide a jumping-off point for a vacation.

The National Topical Stamp Show is in Milwaukee in mid-June. Topicalists collect stamps by 
SUBJECT, and the show's themes this year are Native Americans, wildlife and the Olympics.

In late July, the first day cover collectors -- the people who celebrate when stamps are 
issued -- meet in Northern Virginia. And, appropriately enough, ten Aviation stamps will be 
issued at their Americover convention.

A week later is the overall national convention for stamp collectors, in Grand Rapids, 

"There's over 150 dealers, several first day ceremonies, 150 meetings and seminars, about 
15,000 pages of exhibits."
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...says show organizer Ken Martin.

Admission to all these stamp shows is free.

You'll find more details about these shows at virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

Shows In This Week's Radio Report 
ATA's National Topical Stamp Show, Milwaukee, June 17-19

AFDCS' Americover, Vienna, Va., July 29-31

APS' Stampshow, Grand Rapids, August 4-7

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