Frank Sinatra’s yarmulke fetches over $9,000 at auction
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Frank Sinatra’s yarmulke fetches over $9,000 at auction

Crooner’s kippa, with Frank and musical notes crocheted on border, smashes estimate of $200 to $400; unclear where he got it from

Andrew Silow-Carroll is the editor-in-chief of JTA

Frank Sinatra performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London, September 1, 1980. (David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images via JTA)
Frank Sinatra performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London, September 1, 1980. (David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images via JTA)

JTA — A hand-crocheted yarmulke that once belonged to Frank Sinatra sold at auction for nearly $10,000.

The black kippa, with musical notes and “Frank” decorating its border, was auctioned off by Sotheby’s on December 6 in New York as part its sale of items belonging to the estate of the singer’s late wife, Barbara.

The catalog did not indicate who made the kippah or gave it to Sinatra, although it does note that he was “a lifelong sympathizer with Jewish causes.”

The yarmulke sold for $9,375, shattering its original estimate of $200-$400.

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