Sinatra's first license fetches $15K at auction

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Sinatra's first license fetches $15K at auction
This handout photo provided by the National Portrait Gallery, taken in 1956, shows Frank Sinatra, by Herman Leonard. Curators at the National Portrait Gallery want to know what it means to be cool. They have been studying the uniquely American concept of “cool” and how it became a global export, and the museum now is bringing together 100 photographs of people who helped create the idea of “cool” as a name for rebellion, self-expression, charisma, edge and mystery. It includes musicians, actors, singers, athletes, comedians, activists and writers as photographed by Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and others. (AP Photo/Herman Leonard, National Portrait Gallery)
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)
The late John M. Taxin, right, poses with actor Frank Sinatra in this undated file photo. Taxin died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, in Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of 91. Taxin was chairman of the Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant in Philadelphia for more than 50 years, and played host to celebrities from show business to politics. (AP Photo)
Singer Frank Sinatra gets together with his son, Frank, Jr. September 12, 1963 at the Americana Hotel in New York City, where the younger Sinatra is headlining the show at the hotel. (AP Photo)
Frank Sinatra Jr., who is embarking on a singing career of his own, talks with his father on Dec. 7, 1962. Frank Jr., is all for his boy’s show business career, “if that’s what he wants.” The young Sinatra started out by asking the Elliott brothers for a chance to sing with their band during a Disneyland appearance. Later he appeared on the Jack Benny television program and has now been asked to appear on the Perry Como show. “He’s more of an actor than a singer,” his father says. “His tonal quality’s pretty good. But he needs more training.” (AP Photo)
The nation's two top swoon-kings met for half -an-hour when Van Johnson visited Frank Sinatra on the latter's CBS Radio program, broadcast at the WAVE barracks, March 22, 1946 . Tickets to the broadcast were at such a premium that several young high school girls called the Navy Offices in an effort to enlist in the WAVES the only way to see the broadcast, they figured. (AP Photo)
TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK -- Pictured: Musician Frank Sinatra in 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) enjoys coffee and donuts in his trailer during a break in filming, circa 1950. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - 1938: Pop singer Frank Sinatra poses for a mug shot after being arrested and charged with 'carrying on with a married woman' in 1938 in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra on stage with a cup and saucer, circa 1970. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
The Italian-American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (Francis Albert Sinatra) and the Italian actress and showgirl Raffaella Carrà (Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni) taking a break on the set of the film Von Ryan's Express. 1965 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio by Getty Images)
The Italian-American singer and actor Frank Sinatra and the American singer and actor Bing Crosby playing a scene of 'High society'. USA, 1956 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
American actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998), circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
circa 1950: American actor and singer Frank Sinatra, holding a script, sits next to American actor and comedian Jack Benny, on the set of a television show. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998), circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
circa 1950: American popular singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) and his wife, the film actress Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) at the airport. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) performs in a spotlight with a band playing in the background, c. 1950. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images)
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), US singer and actor, smiling, wearing a grey pin-striped suit, in a studio portrait, against a red background, circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
1950: Entertainer Frank Sinatra leans on a Ford automobile outside a trailer in 1950. (Photo by Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images)
The Italian-American singer and actor Frank Sinatra with the British actor Tevor Howard playing a scene of 'Von Ryan's Express'. Italy, 1964 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK -- Pictured: Musician Frank Sinatra in 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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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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