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

(Newser) – 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.)

This photo provided by LegendaryAuctions.com shows Frank Sinatra’s 1934 New Jersey driver’s license.   (AP Photo/Legendary Auctions.com)
Frank Sinatra, in 1977.   (Ray Stubblebine)
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