Frank Sinatra’s first New Jersey driver’s license sold for $15,575 Thursday night.
RR Auction sold the 80-year-old license, which was issued to a then unknown-19-year-old Sinatra. Of course, the state of New Jersey didn’t quite spell the Chairman of the Board’s name correctly.
License No. 549631 was issued to a “Francis Sintra” of 841 Garden Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. His eyes -- of course -- were listed as blue, his height was 5'8" and his weight was 130 pounds. A red 1934 was printed in the center of the artifact. The license, which cost $3, had an expiration date of Dec. 31, 1934.
Also included with the license was a letter dated March 12, 1940, to the New Jersey Commission of Motor Vehicles from an attorney of a man who had been involved in a car accident with Sinatra demanding the singer’s license be revoked until he paid his settlement agreement.
The identity of the person who bought the license was not disclosed by RR Auction.