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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
November 14-15, 1998:

Remembering the King of the Cowboys.

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

It's going to be another 10 years before we'll have a stamp 
for Roy Rogers -- only Presidents can be honored within a 
decade of their deaths. But I have a souvenir envelope that 
commemorates Rogers right now.

It was postmarked on the day of his death in Victorville,
California....where he lived. The woman who prepared it 
drove 2 hours to get that cancellation. The envelope 
features a color portrait of him, and a stamp from the 
Legends of the West series.

Souvenir envelopes like these are called death covers. 
Stamp collectors call any envelope with a stamp and cancel 
a cover. But you can commemorate more than just deaths: 
They can mark weddings, births, or major news stories like 
John Glenn's space flight. 

All you need is a stamp, an envelope and enough time to 
get them to a post office before closing. You can choose 
your local post office, or, if you have enough time, a post 
office with either an historical tie-in or one with a name 
that just fits your subject.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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