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A controversial figure on an upcoming US stamp.

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

This Wednesday, the U-S issues a stamp honoring Malcolm X, 
an outspoken proponent of black separatism for most of his 
life. He was assassinated in 1965. The Postal Service does 
expect some protests about the stamp.

However, Manny Gilyard of ESPER, a group of black stamp 
collectors, thinks the stamp will sell well.

"You will have some people in the general population who 
are African Americans who will be collecting this stamp and 
probably sheets of this stamp where before they had no 
concern whatever about stamps."
RUNS :15

Gilyard does express some surprise, however, that Malcolm 
is being honored with a stamp before a great African 
American singer, actor and athlete.

Although there's been a great demand and a great push to 
have Paul Robeson on a stamp they have managed to give us 
Malcolm X before they've given us Paul Robeson
RUNS :11

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News 

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