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Old Blue Eyes Is Back.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries. 

MUSIC: "It was a very good year...." :04 and under

In the past few weeks, a major compilation of recordings from the first dozen or so years 
of Frank Sinatra's career has been released, and the Postal Service has announced a stamp 
in his honor. Any way you look at it, the chairman of the board, Old Blue Eyes, is back -- 
if he was ever away.

Nancy Sinatra says she's delighted by the stamp.

"I'm thrilled for him. I think it ranks up there with having a building named for you."
RUNS :04

...which the Postal Service did a few years ago. But buildings and monuments are one thing, 
says Nancy Sinatra. A stamp is different.

"The stamp reminds me of him, because it's going to go everywhere in the world, as he did."
RUNS :06
She never had any doubts there WOULD be a stamp for him:  A few months after her father died, 
at the unveiling of another stamp, she was told there would be a stamp some day.

"I spoke with the people there that night, the U.S. Postal people, and they said, 'Of course. 
It's in the works. Don't worry.'"
RUNS :07

As if Frank Sinatra's music and acting weren't enough, his daughter says his charity is 
worthy of a stamp, as Pope John once told her grandmother.

"The pope whispered to her, quietly, 'Your son is like God. He does charity, he does good 
deeds, without talking about it."
RUNS :10

Watch for the stamp in the spring.
I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more about stamps and stamp collecting, 
and the Frank Sinatra stamp, visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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