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U.S.-Soviets Announce Joint Stamp Issue

March 1, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The United States and the Soviet Union will jointly issue four new postage stamps this fall, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday.

The stamps, two designed by an American government artist and two by a Soviet counterpart, will feature creatures of the sea. First-issue ceremonies will be Oct. 3 in Baltimore, Md., and Moscow.

Peter Cocci of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing is designing dolphin and killer-whale stamps. The other two, showing northern sea lions and a sea otter, are being crafted by Vladimir Beilin of the Soviet Ministry of Communications.

The American stamps will have a 25-cent value, while the Soviet versions will be priced at 25 kopecks.

The United States has also jointly issued stamps in recent years with Australia, France and Sweden.

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