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Restoring Credibility.

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

Just a few weeks after she retired from the National Postal Museum, Cheryl  Ganz joined
the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee.

It’s a good move and puts another real stamp collector on the panel that advises the
U-S Postal Service about the subjects and designs of future stamps.

Ganz was the museum’s Chief Philatelic Curator, IS a member of several major stamp
collecting societies, exhibits, and writes about the hobby.

Most of the members of C-SAC, as it’s called, aren’t stamp collectors until they become
members of the committee… and their dedication is superficial, at best. Many are marketers,
reflecting the emphasis the Postal Service puts on stamps: Sell a bunch, get a lot of
attention. Of course, there’s always going to be a trade-off between what sells… and what
deserves commemoration.

This appointment means two of the highest profile women in American stamp collecting are
now on the panel. The other is Janet Klug, a past president of the American Philatelic
Society, the biggest and most diverse stamp collecting organization in the U-S. She now
chairs the committee.

C-SAC lost a lot of credibility with stamp collectors last year. These moves should
help restore it.

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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