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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations October 1-2, 2005:

How They See Us

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

It's kind of fun to see how the mainstream press and non-collectors treat stamps and stamp 

The day the Muppet stamps were released, a Buffalo television station ran the story and said 
the stamps will be Two Thousand Six. Nope. They should be in your post office 
right now.

The building is a post office. The agency is the Postal Service, and has been for more than 
thirty years. Some news organizations haven't figured that out yet.

Non-collectors are always asking me what the most valuable stamp in my collection is.

I don't know. I don't collect that way. So finally, in self-defense, I made up an answer.

At the Muppets stamp ceremony, Kermit the Frog said that being on a stamp is one way to be 
canceled without having a TV show. That's cute. But if I hear the phrase "stamp of approval" 
one more time, I may go postal myself.

Oops -- "go postal" is a phrase guaranteed to infuriate postal workers!

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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