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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations May 22-23, 2004:

Fairy Tales on Stamps

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

Europe is celebrating another royal wedding -- that of Spain's Prince Felipe and 
Letizia Ortiz, described as a modern Spanish woman. As with Denmark's royal wedding 
earlier this month, the Spanish postal system has issued a stamp to mark the 
occasion...a chance for Spaniards to celebrate after a rough year that included the 
Madrid train bombings.

Australia is commemorating a different type of fairy tale - the release of the 
third Harry Potter movie. The sheet contains 10 stamps, each featuring a different 
character as portrayed in the film. I'm not sure of Australia's connection to the 
movie, except they like Harry Potter Down Under, too.

At the other end of the spectrum is Canada's upcoming stamp for the 60th anniversary 
of D-Day. Of the 15-thousand Canadian soldiers who landed on Juno Beach in Normandy, 
a thousand died on that single day. The stamp design is based on a painting by 
Orville Fisher, who was a "war artist" who came ashore with the troops.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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