[JPL] Postal service will unveil Sinatra stamp
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Postal service will unveil Sinatra stamp
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
"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,"
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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