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Cute, cuddly and lost.

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

One hundred years ago this November, President Theodore Roosevelt, while on
a hunting trip in the Mississippi Delta, spared the life of a bear cub. A
newspaper cartoonist picked up the story, and his spoof was seen by the
owners of a toy store in Brooklyn, New York. They decided to make a stuffed
animal and call it the TEDDY BEAR.

The U-S will recognize the centennial of the teddy bear with a set of four
stamps this month, to be launched at a ceremony in Atlantic City, New Jersey
-- and that location has the people of the Mississippi Delta upset. They say
the stamps should be issued THERE, and don't understand the Atlantic City

Here's the reason: One of the biggest stamp collector shows of the year is
being held there this month, and the Postal Service always tries to issue
interesting stamps during that show. This year it's teddy bears.

Sorry, Mississippi. But the stamps WILL be available there, and the rest of
the county, by the middle of the month.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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