Crooner’s kippah fetches over $9,000 at auction

Crooner’s kippah fetches over $9,000 at auction

(Photo courtesy Sotheby’s)
(Photo courtesy Sotheby’s)

It was a very good yarmulke.

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

The black head covering, with musical notes and the name “Frank” decorating its border, was auctioned off by Sotheby’s in New York on December 6. Sotheby’s was selling items that once belonged to 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 to $400.


photo courtesy Sotheby’s

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