[JPL] Postal service will unveil Sinatra stamp

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Tue Dec 11 11:36:46 EST 2007


      Postal service will unveil Sinatra stamp

Associated Press

Dec 6, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Ol' Blue Eyes will get his own postage stamp in the spring.

The stamp commemorating Frank Sinatra was announced Wednesday by 
Postmaster General John Potter, who called the crooner "an extraordinary 
entertainer whose life and work left an indelible impression on American 
culture."

"His recordings, concert performances and film work place him among 
America's top artists, and his legendary gift for transforming popular 
song into art is a rare feat that few have been able to replicate," 
Potter said.

The stamp image will be unveiled next Wednesday -- Sinatra's birthday -- 
at a ceremony in Beverly Hills.

While the stamp will be for first-class mail, the rate has not been 
announced. Currently the letter rate is 41 cents, but the postal 
governing board is thought likely to raise the price next year.

Under new rules a hike in the letter rate would be limited to the rate 
of inflation, probably to 42 cents if it does go up in the spring.

During his career Sinatra won an Oscar, several Grammys and was 
recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983. President Reagan 
awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.

He was born in Hoboken, N.J., in 1915 and died in 1998. The Hoboken Post 
Office was renamed in his honor in 2002.

 
 
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