Thursday, December 06, 2007

Frank Sinatra stamp

CBS News reporter Lloyd de Vries (and Virtual Stamp Club moderater) is reporting on the CBS News website that Postmaster General John Potter has announced the singer Frank Sinatra will be commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp next spring.

Sinatra died May 14, 1998 and the stamp would mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

The design of the stamp will be released next week in Beverly Hills, Calif. The stamp was designed by Kazuhiko Sano. According to de Vries, the stamp pictures Sinatra in the mid-1950s.

A native of Japan, Sano studied painting in Tokyo before moving to San Francisco in 1974 to study at the Academy of Art College. He designed 12 of the 15 stamps in the Celebrate the Century series in 1999.

Quite a few other countries have already pictured Sinatra on their stamps. These include The Congo, Zaire, Somalia, Chad, Kyrgyzstan, Niger, Ghana, Gambia and Grenada.

Shown above is a pair of Sinatra stamps from Easdale Island. Easdale is a small island on the west coast of Scotland.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM