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

Much is being made about a geographical mistake on an 
upcoming U-S stamp:  It put the Grand Canyon in Colorado, 
not Arizona.  More than a hundred million of the new 
international rate stamps had been printed, and are now 
being destroyed. 

The good news -- at least for the Postal Service -- is 
that the stamp hadn't been issued yet.  In fact, the 
Grand Canyon stamp now isn't being released until early 
next year. There's no word yet on who's going to pay for 
the new printing.

Factual errors on stamps that ARE issued aren't that 
uncommon.  A note in the margin of the Hubert Humphrey 
stamp several years ago had the dates of his term as 
Vice President wrong.  There were two mistakes in the 
Civil War postcards a few years later, and the name of 
the jet that broke the sound barrier is wrong on that 
1997 stamp.

Other countries make mistakes on their stamps, too, 
some of them much more often.

Errors in stamp design aren't especially valuable, but 
they do make an interesting specialty.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News 

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