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June 26-27:


The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

It used to be that once the summer began, stamp collecting 
stopped...but air conditioning changed that: The place where 
you work on your stamps doesn't have to be hot and sticky -- 
conditions that aren't good for collections.

And there are now 3 major conventions in the summer, sponsored 
by national organizations.

The first this year is the National Topical Stamp Show, by the 
American Topical Association -- the people who collect stamps 
by subject.  That's for July 30th through August first in 
Milwaukee.  This is a special one, because the A-T-A is 
celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the U-S will issue the 
Billy Mitchell and Rio Grande stamps during the show.

Two weeks later, it's the American First Day Cover Society's 
turn, for AMERICOVER, in Indianapolis. A first day cover is a 
special envelope marking the issuance of a stamp.

And at the end of August, there's the American Philatelic 
Society's STAMPSHOW, this year in Cleveland. The U-S will 
issue its passenger train stamps then.

And that's stamp collecting this week.  

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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