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Sinatra's first license fetches $15K at auction



TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - 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.

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eyedrum June 27 2014 at 1:45 PM

To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Sinatra was not a musician, he was a singer. There is a difference.

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phrankly June 27 2014 at 2:08 PM

i wouldn't call him a muscian. just a crooner.

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sulsul46a phrankly June 27 2014 at 7:09 PM

No he was a saloon singer, Crosby was a crooner, it's a style look it up.

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thefacts22 June 27 2014 at 8:35 PM

Frank was the best of the best of all time,he was not a musician but had a great sense to work with the best players...big difference to the crap we suffer today

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kayciaccio thefacts22 June 27 2014 at 9:32 PM

thefacts.. Your so right!!

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tropicalriderceo June 27 2014 at 2:58 PM

musician? what did Sinatra play

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songbirdgray June 27 2014 at 6:22 PM

YOU HAVE TO KNOW MUSIC TO SING AND SINATRA'S VOICE WAS AN INSTRUMENT THAT HE PLAYED SO VERY , VERY WELL. DON'T QUIBBLE , HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST IN HIS TIME.

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KEN songbirdgray June 28 2014 at 6:12 AM

He was a fine singer and a superb entertainer. He often said his voice was not the best, but acknowledged that his style was what made him famous. I really doubt that he'd have claimed to be one of the world's greatest musicians.

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sylvabugg2 June 27 2014 at 9:32 PM

Wow, I guessed Frank Sinatra. It's something about those eyes that did it!

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Dad June 27 2014 at 9:57 PM

These editors at AOL are a bunch of un educated, un read tweens who probably don't even know who Sinatra was.

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kayciaccio June 27 2014 at 5:26 PM

Sinatra was not only a singer, a good actor too.

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James kayciaccio June 28 2014 at 7:03 AM

A mediocre actor, but so popular as a singer he was good box office.

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Shirley June 27 2014 at 5:01 PM

I took one look at him, and I knew who he was.

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James Shirley June 28 2014 at 7:04 AM

They call that "recognizing" someone.

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Bill June 28 2014 at 5:55 AM

For anyone over 40 it was easy - you're writers need to get a llife

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