New Sinatra Stamp Ceremony at Pier A
5/17/2008 Gallery Update:
Since the Frank Sinatra USPS Stamp Ceremony was held mid-day during the week, not many of you had a chance to attend.
About 200 folks gathered over at Pier A, for the unveiling of the new commemorative 42-cent Frank Sinatra Stamp. In attendance were some VIP’s such as Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Danny Aiello and various USPS employees. In addition, lots of politicos (like 1/2 of city hall) were there too, “hard at work.” Many folks I spoke with were puzzled why Hoboken still hangs on to the Frank Sinatra legacy, since it is known he didn’t reciprocally love Hoboken.
I took a bunch of “pre-curtain” snapshots, and thank Hoboken411 readers “CAWebs” and “DC” for the balance.
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See original announcement after the jump.
The USPS picked three locations to have their photo-ops for the new Frank Sinatra Commemorative stamp that will be coming out. New York, Las Vegas, and his birthplace, Hoboken. Oh, and first-class postage goes up one cent a day before, to 42 cents.
A new stamp honoring Frank Sinatra
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.”
Joining Kessler at the 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Gotham Hall in New York will be Sinatra’s daughter and son, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr., as well as Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y. Serrano has said he learned English by listening to Sinatra records.
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. (Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 3pm)