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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
December 26-27, 1998:

New Year's resolutions.

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

Ask a bunch of stamp collectors what their philatelic goals
are for the coming year -- any year -- and the one that 
everyone mentions is putting away some of those things they 
bought the previous year. For many collectors, acquiring is 
more fun than placing them in albums or boxes....or they 
acquire faster than they can put 'em away.

Another common resolution is getting rid of duplicates and 
other stamps that aren't wanted. Most collectors have 
something -- usually SEVERAL somethings -- that they don't 
remember why they bought it. 

Other resolutions include being more careful and not 
buying those "what-was-I-thinking?" items....trying a new 
area of stamp collecting...and updating inventory lists. 
Maybe then we wouldn't buy as many head-scratchers.

For me, my goals include being more organized, meeting 
more deadlines, and cleaning up my office -- there's a 
rumor there's a beige carpet on the floor in there, but 
no one remembers.

I did accomplish one goal this past year -- I began 

And that's stamp collecting this week. Best wishes for 
the New Year. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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