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Combining pleasure with pleasure.

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

Recently, I planned a vacation in New Orleans... and discovered that the U-S would release
this year's Civil War stamps while I was down there. Naturally, I carved out a little time
from my vacation to attend the ceremony.... where I met another stamp collecting friend who
was in town for a business conference.

Last year, during the same business conference in another city, my friend was able to attend
another stamp release ceremony. He says he's looking forward to what's scheduled during the
conference next year!

I have other friends who have been able to combine business trips with stamp shows. There
are shows nearly every weekend, so it's not that hard.

Best of all, most of these events are free or only a couple of dollars and open to the

If you're heading out somewhere, check the stamp show and stamp issue schedules.  You can
find both at virtual-stamp-club-dot-com and several other places. Or you can the event
listings for your destination.

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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