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Frank Sinatra's first driver's licence to be sold at auction

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Jun 24, 2014 | 8:12pm EDT

Frank Sinatra's first driver's licence from the state of New Jersey is going under the hammer. The artefact was issued in 1934, when the crooner was just 19 years old. According to The Star-Ledger newspaper, the yellowed, text-only licence bares the misspelled name of "Francis Sintra", and lists his address as 841 Garden Street, Hoboken. The licence, which is signed by Sinatra, was issued just one year before his big break in the music industry. The top bidder will also receive a letter to the state Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from the lawyer of a man who had been involved in a car crash with the legendary singer. The missive, written in 1940, suggested Sinatra's "driving privileges be revoked until he pays up". Fans have until Thursday (26Jun14) night to bid on the collector's items via Boston, Massachusetts-based RR Auction's website and bids had reached $2,500 (£1,472) as of Tuesday (24Jun14).

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