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Road trip!

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

There are just a few stamp collecting shows I MUST go to every year...and two of them 
always seem to come on consecutive weekends.

One, the convention for my personal stamp specialty, first day covers, is in Boxborough, 
Massachusetts, this year, near Lexington and Concord. The other, for the "umbrella" 
organization for ALL U-S stamp collectors, the American Philatelic Society, is in 

It just so happens that if you map a route between Boxborough and Pittsburgh, you 
practically go past my house. I figure I'll have about 24 hours at home between shows 
to do laundry and pick up the mail.

While I'm at these shows, I'll attend meetings, seminars and banquets and look at and 
buy stamps and first day covers, which are envelopes postmarked with the date a stamp 
first goes on sale.

But I think what I like most about going to shows is talking to my stamp collecting 
friends....about jobs, the economy, our kids -- and sometimes stamps!

I'm even going to visit a few tourist attractions.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting, 
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com. 

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