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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
January 9-10, 1998:

The Start and the End of the Century.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

Next week, the Postal Service continues its Celebrate the 
Century series, honoring the first years of the 
20th Century.  It'll unveil stamps for Frank Lloyd 
Wright's architecture, the Teddy Bear, the First World 
Series, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and the Gibson Girls, 
a popular style of clothing.   The stamps, though, won't 
be available in your local post offices until early next 

As the century CLOSES, more and more stamp collectors are 
turning to the Internet.

And there are a wide variety of resources for us on the 
web, both philatelic and not. For instance, the other 
day I wanted some information on the Year of the Tiger, 
for which so many countries are issuing stamps. And I 
found it, on a website. There are stamp auctions, 
stamp discussion groups, stamp chats, email lists and 
software for stamp collectors.

In fact, you can reach ME on the Internet -- my email 
address is

And that's stamp collecting this week.  

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News  

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