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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations April 15-16, 2006:

The Stamps Heard Round The World

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

When we talk about stamp collecting, we're usually referring to POSTAGE stamps, but stamps have 
also been used to show that taxes and other fees were collected. 

Seventy-five years before the first POSTAGE stamps were issued, tax stamps imposed upon the 
American colonies by Britain helped start what eventually became the American Revolution.

And for the first time in, well, American history, these stamps will be on display next month 
in Washington.

"They're very hard to find in the United States because they weren't allowed into the United 
States, they wouldn't let them use them back in 1765."
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Gordon Morison is chief executive of the once-a-decade international stamp show Washington Two 
Thousand Six.

"Any kid in high school will want to see what the stamp act was all about."
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The tax stamps WERE used in other British colonies, and a collector will bring his extremely 
rare copies to the show, which runs Memorial Day Weekend through June Third. Admission is free.

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.  
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