Frank Sinatra’s First NJ Driver’s License Sold for $15,000 at Auction
BOSTON, MA.—June 27, 2014—Sinatra’s first New Jersey’s driver’s license sold for $15,757 last night, according to Boston, MA-based auction house RR Auction.
Numbered "549631" and bearing a large red, centered stamping of "1934," the license is issued to "FRANCIS SINATRA - 841 GARDEN ST. - HOBOKEN, N.J."
Sinatra's physical specifications read: "Age 19, Weight 130, Color W, Color Hair BRN, Sex M, Color Eyes BLUE, Height 5.8." The identification card is signed in black ink by Sinatra and has a December 31, 1934 expiration date.
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.
“It’s an amazing piece that ties Sinatra to his birthplace, where he is still a home town hero of the one square mile town of Hoboken, NJ—dating back to the day’s where he must have still been dreaming that he would some day make it big —here and anywhere,” said Bobby Livingston, Exec VP at RR Auction.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
An amazing Gone With the Wind-era collection of correspondence between author Margaret Mitchell and a Philadelphia admirer sold for $14,087.
Marilyn’s notated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, complete with dialog changes and personal acting tips, sold for $22,689.
Gorgeous oversized portrait of Marilyn Monroe for her appearance in the gritty Asphalt Jungle, the film that helped propel her to stardom, sold for $19,718.
Ultra-rare pair of production made Wolverine claws created for Hugh Jackman’s character Wolverine in X2: X-Men United, sold for $17,304.
The online Hollywood themed auction began on June 19 and ran through June 26. More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.