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A Walk on the Wildlife Side

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

Sometime in the next year, by law, the U-S will issue a new semi-postal stamp. What's that? 
It's a stamp whose price is higher than a regular letter-rate stamp. Part of the money pays 
for postage, and the rest goes to charity.

The first U-S semi-postal was the Breast Cancer Research Stamp a dozen years ago, which is 
still on sale, thanks to Senator Diane Feinstein.

The Wildlife Conservation semi-postal is the result of a bill that sailed through Congress, 
sponsored by Congressman Henry Brown, a Republican from South Carolina. According to Linn's 
Stamp News, he EXPECTS it to show a tiger. He'd originally wanted the stamp to show tigers, 
elephants, rhinoceroses, apes and sea turtles...all on a postage stamp-sized piece of art.

Other charities have asked for semi-postals to help them raise funds -- but they didn't have 
a Member of Congress to help them cut to the front of the line.

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

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