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U.S. Postal Service to honor Sinatra

Dec. 5, 2007 at 10:07 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to issue a commemorative Frank Sinatra stamp next spring.

The late Sinatra's three children -- Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina Sinatra -- are expected to preview the stamp image during a special ceremony in Beverly Hills on the iconic singer's birthday Dec. 12.

"Frank Sinatra was an extraordinary entertainer whose life and work left an indelible impression on American culture," Postmaster General John Potter said in a statement issued Wednesday. "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 Postal Service is proud to honor his achievements."

Tina Sinatra, speaking on behalf of her siblings, said the family is honored by the Postal Service's recognition of her father.

"Of all the awards he has received, this one would have been very special

to him," she said.

A 10-foot-tall image of the stamp is to be unveiled at the Beverly Hilton's Wilshire Room Dec. 12.

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