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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
September 2-3, 2000:

Lenny, Lucy and Snoopy.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
I got a sneak peak recently for next year's U-S stamp 
program... and it looks as if it's going to be a lot of fun.

The headliners appear to be Lucille Ball, Leonard Bernstein 
and the Peanuts comic strip. (That stamp shows Snoopy flying 
his doghouse.) It comes just after cartoonist Charles 
Schulz's death, but chief stamp designer Terry McCaffrey says 
that only hastened the stamp.

"We're honoring more the fact that it's the 50th anniversary 
around this time-frame of his strip and that he made such a 
great contribution to the American society through this 
RUNS:  :10

Another stamp will promote awareness of a disease...

"Diabetes: We have received thousands and thousands, probably 
150,000, suggestions for that particular stamp."
RUNS: :06

...but it won't be a charity stamp. Other highlights next year 
are Illustrators, reproductions of the famous Pan Am invert 
errors, classic baseball stadiums, and carnivorous plants. A 
Porky Pig stamp will mark the end of the Looney Tunes series,'s all folks.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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