Teenage Sinatra's License Sells for $15K

'Francis' got it at age 19, before hitting it big in music
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 27, 2014 2:15 PM CDT
Teenage Sinatra's License Sells for $15K
This photo provided by LegendaryAuctions.com shows Frank Sinatra’s 1934 New Jersey driver’s license.   (AP Photo/Legendary Auctions.com)

Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big break in the music industry. His eyes, of course, are recorded as blue. His weight was 130 pounds. Boston-based RR Auction did not disclose the buyer. The deal also included a 1940 letter to the state Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from the lawyer of a man who'd been involved in a car crash with Sinatra, insisting Sinatra's driving privileges be revoked until he pays up. (Sinatra is the world's most important person, by one metric.)

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