Frank Sinatra's autograph

Frank Sinatra’s autograph: To the Moon 

Frank Sinatra’s enormous popularity ensures high values for his autograph. But there are a couple of other interesting quirks of his market. 

Here’s what you need to know if you’d like to own one.  


Few singers are as revered as Frank Sinatra.  

His golden-toned voice has earned him legions of fans all over the world. 

Frank Sinatra autograph

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

He’s also one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century.  

A fascinating character whose rumoured connections to organised crime and involvement with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich makes him the subject of endless speculation.  

There’s a big market for his signature.  

But, while you’ll find plenty for sale, genuine specimens are profoundly rare.  


The volume of fan mail Sinatra received would have been quite extraordinary. 

Frank Sinatra autograph 

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

And, like many other stars of his era, he would have hired secretaries to reply to these letters.  

Often they would attempt to replicate his signature.  

It’s why I tend to avoid letters from Sinatra, unless they’re addressed to someone he knew personally.  

Documents like contracts or signatures signed in person tend to be a safer option.  

However, demand is high for quality specimens.  

These tend to be snapped up quickly on the rare occasions they come to auction.  

His original 1934 driving license made $15,757 at RR Auction in 2014. 

He’s difficult to forge 

Sinatra’s autograph is very distinctive.  

While it changed over the years, certain elements remained consistent.  

Frank Sinatra autograph

These elements are tricky for forgers to capture.  

That’s not to say that they haven’t tried. A good percentage of the Sinatra autographs on the market are certainly forgeries.  

But it's a point in his favour 

It means experts generally have an easier time identifying a genuine Sinatra than other high-profile figures.   

Paul Fraser.  

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