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The Devil Is In The Details

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

Many stamp collectors are detail-oriented, but some of this year's U-S issues could tax the 
patience of a saint.

The reason is the Postal Service wants to make sure it has enough stamps for the new postal 

The Forever stamp is being reprinted, but the design will be practically the same -- the 
Liberty Bell. The only difference from the old version will be the tiny year date near the 

But the Postal Service is using more than one printer for the new batch of Forever stamps, 
and that undoubtedly will mean mi-nute differences in size, color, and the perforations.

That's also going to be the case with many of the other stamps coming out for the new postal 
rates next month. Different printers, lots of varieties.

The general public will never notice these differences. Even many stamp collectors won't 
notice -- or care.

But for a specialist in U-S stamps....who wants a COMPLETE collection...all the varieties 
will be heaven...or hell.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting, 
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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