SAN ANTONIO — On March 18, the San Antonio Post Office will pay special tribute to Texas-born Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known to fans simply as Selena, who helped transform and popularize Tejano music by integrating techno-hip-hop beats and disco-influenced dance movements with a captivating stage presence. She will be one of five Latin Music Legends to appear on commemorative postage stamps being released by the U.S. Postal Service and available at Post Offices nationwide on March 16.
The San Antonio Selena stamp tribute will be held at Downtown Market Square, on Friday, March 18, at 12 noon, in conjunction with the 2011 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair ribbon-cutting ceremony. Postmaster Steven Hernández cordially invites the public to attend.
A special Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair Station pictorial postmark cancellation and sales of the Latin Music Legends stamps will be available, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at a temporary Post Office Station, located at Downtown Market Square.
A Grammy recipient, Selena, the “Queen of Tejano” broke gender barriers with record sales and awards. Even after her tragic death in 1995, Selena remains an important representative of Latino culture.
Four other musicians and performers of the Latin sound whose contributions have had a lasting impact on American music being recognized by the Postal Service on the Latin Music Legends stamps are Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz.
The Latin Music Legends stamps are being issued as a pane of Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
To Obtain Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair Station Pictorial Postmark
People visiting the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair on March 18 may obtain the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair Station pictorial postmark in person between 12 noon and 2 p.m., at the temporary Post Office station established there.
Those who cannot be there that day but who wish to obtain the special pictorial postmark may submit a mail order request to:
Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair Station Postmark
U.S. Postal Service Customer Relations
10410 Perrin Beitel Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78284-9998
Pictorial postmarks are available only for the date indicated, and requests must be postmarked by April 18, 2011 – no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial postmark date, March 18, 2011.
All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail® postage.
Items submitted for postmark may not include postage issued after the date of the requested postmark. Such items will be returned unserviced.
Customers wishing to obtain a postmark should affix stamps to any envelope or postcard of their choice, address the envelope or postcard to themselves or others, insert a card of postcard thickness in envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address listed above.
Customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for postmark, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial postmark, the Postal Service will return the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.
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