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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
October 2-3, 1999:

Special events for kids.

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

This is National Stamp Collecting Month, and it began 
Friday with the issuance of a 20-stamp set geared toward 
young collectors:  Bugs and Spiders.

In the past, the Postal Service has offered kids trading 
cards through its Stampers program -- sort of like baseball 
cards, but for stamp subjects, on which kids can paste new 
stamps. That made many adult collectors wince. Now the 
Postal Service says it will push more traditional forms of
collecting for children.

The Junior Philatelists of America -- the stamp organization 
for kids -- is sponsoring a cachet contest that ends in about 
a week. A cachet is the decoration on a philatelic envelope, 
and the theme is any of the 15 Celebrate the Century stamps 
for the 1960s. Those subjects include Roger Maris, the Moon 
Walk, Star Trek and the Barbie Doll. You can find details 
on the Internet at www-dot-delphi-dot-com-slash-stamps.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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