National News

Frank Sinatra's first Jersey license up for sale

In this undated photo provided by LegendaryAuctions.com, Frank Sinatra’s 1934 New Jersey Driver’s License is photographed. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. reports at that the yellowed, text-only license will be offered at auction on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Boston-based RR Auction. (AP Photo/Legendary Auctions.com) -
In this undated photo provided by LegendaryAuctions.com, Frank Sinatra’s 1934 New Jersey Driver’s License is photographed. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. reports at that the yellowed, text-only license will be offered at auction on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Boston-based RR Auction. (AP Photo/Legendary Auctions.com)
— image credit:

By The Associated Press

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license is on the auction block.

The Star-Ledger newspaper reports that the yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden St., Hoboken, New Jersey.

The license is signed by the 19-year-old Sinatra, whose eyes, of course, are recorded as blue.

It was issued a year before Sinatra got his first big break in the music industry.

Also included is a 1940 letter to the state Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from the lawyer of a man who had been involved in a car crash with Sinatra, insisting that Sinatra's driving privileges be revoked until he pays up.

Bidding had reached at least $2,500 by Tuesday afternoon for the items, which are being sold by RR Auction.

___

Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Two police officers hospitalized after being rammed by stolen truck in Surrey
 
RCMP members recognized for bravery
 
Missing boy located
CP Holiday Train stopping in Pitt Meadows
 
Minor football finals this weekend in Kamloops
 
Local musician inducted into B.C. Country Hall of Fame
Errington man battling BC Hydro
 
Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
Vancouver-area man victim of hit and run in Mission

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.