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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
November 27-28, 1999:

Spreading happiness.

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

Several years ago, collector Steve Suffet bought an envelope 
at a New York City stamp store for twenty dollars, and as he 
left the store, another customer offered him a hundred for 
it. He took it. Later, he told the dealer what had happened.

OUTCUE: ...can't really beat that
<He said the person who originally made up these covers 
and serviced them sold them for a dollar apiece, and was 
happy to get a dollar. He sold it to someone who was happy 
to PAY a dollar. Somewhere along the line, I bought it as 
part of a large lot, and whoever I bought it from was happy 
to get whatever I paid for it. I was very happy to sell it 
to you for twenty dollars. You were very happy to pay me
twenty dollars and sell it for a hundred dollars. Someone 
was very happy to pay you a hundred dollars for it, and 
finally, I'm certain he resold it, and someone was happy 
to pay seven or eight hundred dollars for that cover. Now 
that's seven people who are happy because of one cover, 
and I'll tell you something: You can't really beat that.>

No, you can't.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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