Frank Sinatra's kippa sells for nearly $10,000

Specially-made Jewish head-covering embroidered with Frank Sinatra's name and which belonged to late singer sells for $9,375.

Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA,

Frank Sinatra's kippa
Frank Sinatra's kippa
Sotheby's via JTA

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

The black kippah, with musical notes and “Frank” decorating its border, was auctioned off by Sotheby’s on Dec. 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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