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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
October 23-24, 1999:

Pull out your wallet.

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

There's something for everyone in next year's U-S stamp 
program, and collecting one of everything isn't going to 
be cheap.

The highlights include about a dozen space stamps, Road 
Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Youth Sports, the Grand 
Ol' Opry's Ryman Auditorium, Deep Sea Creatures and 
Distinguished Soldiers.

The Postal Service had planned to honor Edward G. 
Robinson with the Legends of Hollywood stamp, but it 
didn't work out, and the agency is now looking for 
another Legend.

The five submarine stamps will come in something called 
a Prestige Booklet that's been used in other countries. 
One of the stamps is twice the usual width, and will cost 
three dollars and twenty cents -- the Priority Mail rate. 
The other subs range from 22 to 60 cents. Total -- just
under five bucks.

And there's a large sheet of space stamps -- it looks 
almost wall-poster size -- that will cost nearly forty 
dollars. It'll contain hexagonal and circular stamps, 
and holograms.

Start saving.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 
I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News 

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