Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sinatra Stamp Released Today!

The United States Postal Service has taken the edge off of their latest postage increase today with the release of the highly anticipated Frank Sinatra 42 cent stamp. Dedication ceremonies involving Frank's children are being held today in Hoboken and Las Vegas.

The atrist responsible for Frank's likeness on the stamp is Kazuhiko Sano and it was designed by Richard Sheaff. They were inspired by a 1950s photograph by an unknown photographer. The stamp depicts Sinatra's charismatic smile, trademark fedora, and, of course, blue eyes.

You can purchase "Digital Color Postmarks" from both issuance locations, New York and Las Vegas, plus a full pane of 20 stamps directly from the USPS website for $11.40.

Below is a video courtesy CCVariety.TV from the stamp unveiling ceremony held back in January. The Sinatra family was there to share in the celebration.



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