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UNVEIL PAN-AM EXPO STAMP IN BUFFALO

Many people in Western New York may be unaware that the U.S. Postal Service is going to issue a set of commemorative stamps honoring the 100th anniversary of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, which also featured the unfortunate assassination of President William McKinley and the inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The problem is, the first day ceremony in which the stamp is formally released to the public will be held in New York City, which is 420 miles east of where the exposition took place. What a slap in the face to Buffalo. I wrote to the Postal Service about this, but didn't receive so much as a reply.

As a stamp collector, I was saddened that the Postal Service would perform such a disservice to our fair city and to the many other stamp-collectors and people interested in the history of the Pan-American Exposition.

RICK MCDERMOTT

Lackawanna

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