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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations June 25-26, 2005:

The Best Of Times

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

Some of the year's most interesting stamps are coming out this summer, and most are 
multiple-design issues..

This coming week is the second installment of the U-S Disney stamps. This time, the theme 
is Celebrations, with Mickey Mouse, Snow White, the Little Mermaid and Alice and the Mad 
Hatter. Disneyland is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Ten stamps at midsummer celebrate Aviation during the Nineteen Thirties, Forties and 
Fifties. The sheet will debut at a major air show in Oshkosh as well as a stamp show near 

At the end of August are ten Civil Rights stamps -- brought more into focus by the recent 
convictions for the Mississippi murders in Nineteen Sixty-Four. And one of the stamps 
DOES commemorate the Freedom Riders.

The four subjects of the Let's Dance Stamps in mid-September are the Merengue, the Cha-Cha, 
the Mambo and the Salsa. Originally, this issue was called "Latin Dances," and they are, 
but for some reason the name was changed.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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