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New rates, new stamps

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

With the announcement earlier this year that the U-S Postal Service is increasing some 
of its secondary rates in April, the agency is getting ready to issue a number of stamps 
for the new rates.

First, the basic price of mailing a letter is NOT going up. The increases are for things 
like additional ounces for heavier mail, postcards, newspapers and magazines, and parcels. 

The new stamps include a 20-cent George Washington stamp. The Father of our Country has 
been on more stamps than anyone else....but there hasn't been one in post offices in years.

There will be a new postcard, showing a common tern -- that's a bird -- and a new airmail 
stamp showing Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. A three-ounce stamp will show Oveta 
Culp Hobby, the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and the first commander 
of the Women's Army Corps.

All these issues were first reported by Jay Bigalke in Linn's Stamp News. There's no 
confirmation yet...but he's usually right.

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

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