The coolest piece of currency in my collection. Frank Sinatra short snorter!
Hey, I thought this would be a nice place to share my recent acquisition as of a few weeks ago. I traded a good friend of mine for this "short snorter" note. It has got to be the coolest piece I own. It was authenticated by Beckett and was looked at by Steve Grad himself. It was authenticated as a 1938 Short Snorter signed by Frank Sinatra including 6 other signatures. I can't for the life of me figure out any of the other signatures, if anyone could help that would be great! Here is a small write up on the note written by my friend, "The Frank Sinatra signed short snorter authenticated by Beckett is a Series 1935 A Silver Certificate that is dated and noted in pen "May 15th, 1938, Crossed Date Line at 22 o (degrees) 5 ' (minutes) N.L. (North Latitude)". In addition to Frank Sinatra there are six other signatures on the front.
On the back is typed "Crossed Date Line May 15th, 1938 / Crossed Atlantic Feb. 10th, 1946 / Crossed Atlantic May 11th, 1946 / Crossed Equator Oct. 12th, 1946". There are no signatures on the back."
Just the fact that the pilot kept log of his flights is truly amazing, starting in 1938 and skipping to 1946. Makes you wonder about the places this note went. Truly a piece of history!! Here are some pictures, the back of the note isn't as bad in person, the scanner machine makes it look like the ink bled through which it didn't!