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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
December 16-17, 2000:

Commemorating the Never-Ending Election.

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

Now that it's finally over, you may want to add a memento 
to your collection.

Just before Election Day, Liberia's agent in this country 
announced the African nation that was founded by U-S slaves 
had produced two featuring Al Gore, the other 
George W Bush. The loser's stamps would be destroyed the 
next day, and the winner's would be issued.

Instead, in the confusion, Liberia issued BOTH stamps, then 
pulled both...and is now putting the Bush stamps back on sale. 

And while we were watching Florida, a Baltimore company 
offered what it said was a pair of stamps from Turkmenistan, 
a former Soviet republic, that shows a cartoon of Gore and 
Bush each pulling on the presidential seal. However, all the 
wording on the sheet is in English, which the Turkmen don't
use...and there are other indicators that it's a bogus issue.

These stamps aren't for purists...but they could be FUN for 
your a souvenir of the circus we just 

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

Liberia stamps available from
Turkmenistan sheet from

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