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Missing Pieces.

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

A quarter of the way into the year, and we’re still missing some important details
about this year’s U-S stamps.

Now, I have to admit that U-S collectors may be a little spoiled: For years, the
Postal Service would outline its plans the previous summer. Other countries give far
less information, sometimes none at all until a new issue appears — if then.

Still, we’ve come to expect advance information about U-S stamps, and collectors and
dealers are left hanging now, with unanswered questions. Who is this year’s Legend of
Hollywood subject? Is the Music Icons series dead? And is it possible the U-S won’t
issue one or more stamps for the centennial of its entry into World War One, which made
the United States a world power?

And maybe this is a stretch, but our neighbor to the north, Canada, is celebrating its
150th anniversary as an independent country. We’ve been at peace even longer. How about
a matched pair of stamps?

There's nothing scheduled for June. And there’s almost always at least one big
attention-getting pop culture issue late in the year.

So there’s a good chance more 20-17 stamps will be announced. As they used to say in
radio… stay tuned.

I’m Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
and the eventual answers, keep checking virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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