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The Year Ahead.

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

For collectors here in the U-S, it will be a busy year — because this country is
hosting an International Stamp Show. Each country is only allowed one per decade.
Collectors come from all over the world to attend these “internationals”… and this one
will be held in New York for eight days starting in late May.

Because World Stamp Show- New York 20-16 is so big, a number of east coast shows usually
held in the spring are skipping this year.

We don’t know all the stamps the U-S is issuing this year, but they’ll include singer
Sarah Vaughan,  African Methodist Episcopal  Church founder Richard Allen and  20
different pets — even corn snakes and crabs.

Canada’s 20-16 stamps include women’s suffrage and hockey… Britain’s, Shakespeare and
Agatha Christie.

The country’s biggest stamp collecting organization, the American Philatelic Society,
has elections this year, and, for a change, nearly every position is contested. And the
American Philatelic Research Library hopes to complete its long-awaited new building
next fall.

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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