Update: This story was originally published November 22. The auction for this item has ended and the final price will remain a mystery. “We actually don’t disclose the hammer price of a consignment in order to protect the privacy of the seller,” Paddle 8 informed us. Wonder what lucky guy got it in his stocking?!
If one of our gift guides hasn’t helped you find the perfect gift for the guy in your life, then we’ve found the gift for you. How does Frank Sinatra’s lighter sound to you?
“Following a chance encounter with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. at BiCE Ristorante in New York in the late 1980s,” reads the description, X-Men director Brett Ratner began to collect Sinatra-related memorabilia and photographs. “This silver Zippo lighter — once owned by the world-renowned singe r— hails from Ratner’s collection, sporting a colorful vintage Buick logo, as well as the artist’s nickname, ‘Frankie,’ engraved on its face.”
The piece of history is up for auction on Paddle 8 starting at $2,000 and is estimated to be worth up to $3,000. The bidding is scheduled to end December 6.
And that’s not the only Ol’ Blue Eyes piece of history up that was up for auction. There’s a photo “taken by Phil Stern, this shot from John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration captures a quiet, casual moment shared between renowned entertainer Frank Sinatra and the newly sworn-in president,” and “Harry Benson’s candid portrait of the star and then-wife Mia Farrow,” which captured “the iconic pair in costume on the occasion of Truman Capote’s black and white ball.”