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Frank Sinatra's first NJ license up for sale

Tuesday - 6/24/2014, 9:57pm  ET

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)

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

The Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/TsSE8T ) 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'd been involved in a car crash with Sinatra, insisting 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 the Boston-based RR Auction. Initial bids must be placed by 6 p.m. Thursday.

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


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