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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
November 28-29, 1998:

From weekly to bi-weekly.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

The nation's second-largest stamp collecting newspaper, 
Stamp Collector, is cutting back on its frequency. But 
editor-publisher Wayne Youngblood says that will make it 
a better publication.

"It will be much bigger, much thicker than the current 
publication, we're going out to bookstores, it will be 
on some of the newsstands 

Youngblood promises readers won't be short-changed.

"This doesn't take us out of the news loops by any means. 
We regularly scoop LINN'S now; we will continue to do so. 
We are just adding much more in the educational and the 
quality issues."

Linn's is the biggest stamp newspaper in the world, with 
almost 4 times as many readers.

As part of the changes to Stamp Collector, it's being 
re-designed to look more like USA Today. That means 
mini-polls on the front page, more color, more graphics.

And readers will have more time to read the articles and 
ads. Youngblood says that was one of the complaints 
they'd heard from subscribers: Too much, too often.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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