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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
March 27-28, 1999:


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

This past week, two Democratic Members of Congress -- Nick 
Lampson of Texas and Ronnie Shows of Mississippi -- announced 
they'd like the U-S to issue a Purple Heart stamp -- this 
year. Although the Postal Service is always popping up with 
surprise additions to the stamp program, it's sort of late to 
propose a stamp subject now. Still, these ARE Members of 
Congress...although neither is on a committee that governs 
the Postal Service.

By the way, in 1982, the U-S issued a Purple Heart envelope.

The Postal Service is trying to influence you by sending a 
special train around the country, advertising its Celebrate 
the Century stamps. The train is bright yellow, and includes 
a 70-year-old Railway Post Office car, displays and the 
inevitable gift shop. The outside of the Amtrak locomotive
is decorated with blow-ups of the stamps, which mark important 
people and events of the 20th Century.

This weekend, the train is in Ocala, Florida; next weekend, 

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News 

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