The United States Postal Service has honored Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong among other musicians, so it was only inevitable that Frank Sinatra would get a stamp someday:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ol’ Blue Eyes will get his own postage stamp next 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 culture.”
“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,” Potter said.
The stamp image will be unveiled next Wednesday — Sinatra’s birthday — at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
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.
Of course they are.