Ol' Blue Eyes returns to 'Stamping Ovation'

May 14th, 2008

A new US postage stamp honoring legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra goes on sale on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Sinatra left his mark on American culture with his amazing vocals and romantic style. To celebrate the life of this great entertainer, the Postal Service is offering limited quantities of specially designed Sinatra shipping supplies, Sinatra musical greeting cards, classic Sinatra artwork and a new Sinatra Nothing But the Best CD.

Unique to CDs sold in music stores under the same title, the Postal Service limited edition offers an exclusive bonus track featuring "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter".

The CD also includes a collectible commemorative Frank Sinatra stamp bearing the official USPS first-day-of-issue postmark.

Art director Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, AZ, worked with stamp artist Kazuhiko Sano of Mill Valley, CA, to create the image based on a 1950s photograph of the entertainer. The stamp depicts Sinatra's charismatic smile, trademark fedora and striking blue eyes that earned him the nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes." Sinatra's autograph also appears on the stamp.