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

This is a special year for U-S stamp collecting, because our country is hosting an
international stamp show, an honor given only once a decade. But in any given year,
there are more than three dozen major stamp collecting shows in the U-S.

The biggest is sponsored by the American Philatelic Society.

#2 Our summer shows still are around the attendance of 4,000 to 5,000 folks, maybe
more, it just depends on the venue.   RUNS :07

Megan Orient, the new manager of shows and exhibitions for the A-P-S, says the smaller
winter show gets about two thousand people.

She wasnt a stamp collector before taking the job, and was surprised to learn how many
people collect stamps.

#3a I had no idea there were 31,000-plus members of the organization, and Im sure
there are many other stamp collectors outside of the organization that arent aware of
us.   RUNS :08

StampShow is held in different locations each year.

#4 We try to move our show around the country so that we can reach our members in
various locations.   RUNS :05

This year, StampShow is in Portland, Oregon, in early August. You can find more
information at stamps-dot-org.

Im 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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