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Duck and cover

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

Each year, the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service issues a Migratory Bird Hunting and 
Conservation stamp, which hunters attach to their licenses to show that they've paid 
the appropriate fees. Stamps used to show the payment of fees OTHER than postage are 
called REVENUE stamps....and THESE are called "Duck stamps" for short.

The Postal Service is among those who sell these 15-dollar duck stamps, but the stamps 
can't be used for postage. Collectors who want a duck stamp canceled with a special 
postmark on the first day it goes on sale have to include a regular postage stamp on 
their envelopes.

For the past few years, there have been postal clerks on the first day of sale at some 
Bass Pro Shops outdoor sports stores. But this year, there's some confusion about how 
many of the Bass stores and which ones will have the Postal Service present to provide 

It's likely recent postal budget cuts are to blame.

As Daffy Duck would say, "it'th dethpicable."

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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