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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations
September 19-20, 1998: 

Hints of the year to come.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

The official announcements aren't expected for another two
months, but we're hearing rumors from the stamp newspapers
and the Internet already about some of the stamps the U-S
will issue next year.

Because of the rate change in January, we'll see new Space
Shuttle stamps for Express and Priority Mail. The Celebrate
the Century series continues, with the Nineteen Forties,
Fifties, Sixties and Seventies. Love next year will have
a Victorian theme, while Entertainment gets Alfred Lunt and
Lynn Fontayne, Broadway Songwriters, Hollywood Composers
and James Cagney. Next year's Looney Tunes stamp will
feature the Tasmanian Devil, and Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer will be one of the Christmas stamps.

Other subjects supposedly will include Malcolm X, Extreme
Sports, Tropical Flowers, Art Deco Trains, Irish Americans,
Parlor games like checkers and backgammon, Chiropractic
Medicine, Arctic Animals, Aquarium Fish and for the kids
in October, Insects and Spiders.

Someone counted about 170 different stamps.

And that's stamp collecting this week.

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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