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THE HOT CORNER

January 06, 1992

You'd think a USOC sponsor would know.

The United States Postal Service is issuing its Winter Olympics stamps Saturday, but it has the dates for the Games wrong.

According to the Jan. 6 issue of Linn's Stamp News, the inscription on the selvage of a pane of 35 stamps reads: "The XVI Olympic Winter Games will be held in Albertville, France, Feb. 8-25."

The correct dates are Feb. 8-23.

It is the second time the USPS has erred on a selvage inscription. Last April, it listed the wrong dates for Hubert Humphrey's vice presidency on the selvage of the Humphrey stamp.

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