WASHINGTON — A new stamp honoring Frank Sinatra goes on sale next week.
First-day-of-sale ceremonies for the 42-cent stamp will be held Tuesday at three locations familiar to the famed singer and actor. The price of a first-class stamp goes up a penny to 42 cents on Monday.
The first ceremony for the performer often known as the “Chairman of the Board” will be hosted by the post office’s own chairman of the board of governors, Alan Kessler.
“Frank Sinatra was our nation’s first modern entertainment superstar,” Kessler said in a statement. “He had looks and charm, talent and skill, creativity, tenacity and style.”
Two other ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. EDT. In Las Vegas, Tina Sinatra, another daughter, will join Postal Service governor James Bilbray in dedicating the stamp in at the Bellagio fountains main alcove on Las Vegas Boulevard.
And Frank Sinatra, Jr. will join Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J., in a ceremony in Hoboken, N.J., Sinatra’s hometown. The event takes place at Pier A Park at 1st Street and Frank Sinatra Drive.
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