Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra's Driver's Licence Snapped Up For More Than $15,000

Frank Sinatra's first driver's licence has sold at auction for $15,757 (£9,848).

The legendary singer's New Jersey permit, which was issued in 1934 - when the crooner was just 19 years old, features the misspelled name of "Francis Sintra" and lists his address as 841 Garden Street, Hoboken.

The yellowed piece of paper went up for sale on the website of Massachusetts-based RR Auction and the winning bid when the sale closed on Thursday night (26Jun14) was placed by a mystery buyer.

The new owner of the text-only licence, which Sinatra obtained just one year before he landed his big break in the music industry, also claims a letter to the state Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from the lawyer of a man who had been involved in a car crash with the star.

The missive, written in 1940, suggested Sinatra's "driving privileges be revoked until he pays up" for damages.


Contactmusic

Tags: Frank Sinatra

Advertisement

More Frank Sinatra

Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow, Woody Allen's Adoptive Daughter, Pens Open Letter Detailing Alleged Sexual Abuse

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's adoptive daughter, Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow, has published an open letter detailing the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of...

So Robbie Williams Has The 1000th UK No.1 Album, But Who Did it First?

While one charismatic, sweet-talking solo singer has marked a landmark for British music by recording the country’s 1000th number one, the man who make the...

Forget Sinatra, Ronan Farrow Is The Brains of the Family

Ronan Farrow may well be Woody Allen's biological son, then again, he could be Frank Sinatra's. In a Vanity Fair interview that probably didn't do...

Frank Sinatra's Widow: Mia Farrow's Paternity Claims Are "Phony"

Mia Farrow stated her son Ronan Farrow could "possibly" have been fathered by Frank Sinatra. Farrow, who was married to Sinatra from 1966-68, was in...

Advertisement

Susan Boyle To Record 'Duet' With Elvis Presley For Christmas Album

Susan Boyle has already lived out her life-long ambitions by performing alongside the likes of Elaine Paige and Donny Osmond since she was catapulted to...

Guys and Dolls Remake: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum In Talks

20th Century Fox has landed the movie rights to Guys and Dolls, the classic movie starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando itself based on a...

In Light Of Courtney Love Covering Jay Z's '99 Problems': Five Most Unlikely Cover Versions

Courtney Love doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to cover versions. With her band Hole, she would often play a version...

The Grammy Hall of Fame List for 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only...

Advertisement

Comments

Frank Sinatra Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Frank Sinatra

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All