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Frank Sinatra Original Vintage ULTRA RARE Cal Neva Money Clip

$950.00

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Original Vintage ULTRA RARE Cal Neva Money Clip


 

 

We have owned the Cal Neva lighters, cuff links and flat style money clips over the past 39 years collecting Sinatra memorabilia.  However, this is the First time we have ever seen this "round" style money clip from "Frank Sinatra's Cal Neva Lodge"..

These Rare genuine vintage "Frank Sinatra Cal Neva Lodge" artifacts are an intriguing piece of history, not only for the historical background of the Cal Neva Lodge when owned by Mr Sinatra but also the very short time period of his ownership. They are Highly sought after by collectors!

This may be the rarest of all the collectible casino and Frank Sinatra related items .    Rare original Authentic 1960-63 "Frank Sinatra Cal Neva Casino" money clip which was obviously well used, as the gold has mostly rubbed off and the "Frank Sinatra's" block lettering is worn.   ..     That said, this is probably the ONLY time you will ever see this style Cal Neva Money Clip from the very brief Sinatra owned era, because I've collected them since 1980 and have never seen this particular one. 

Printed/engraved on money clip is "Frank Sinatra's Cal Neva Lodge" . This scarce gold money clip is a little bigger then a silver dollar. .   * See enlargeable images above and below..  


Frank Sinatra was known to give these Cal Neva treasures to friends who visited him at the lodge...

* see enlargeable images above and below

Cal Neva Lodge History:  1960-63
During the time this item was made, Frank Sinatra was at a very high point in his life and career and figured that it would be great to partner up with buddy Dean Martin and silent partner, Chicago mob boss, Sam "Momo" Giancana, and others to run his own casino, the Cal Neva Lodge. However, Nevada gaming commission regulations prohibited the attendance of any known criminals at any of its licensed gaming facilities. Since the FBI was watching the Cal Neva closely, they reported that mob boss Sam Giancana did visit the facility and his presence was acknowledged by Frank Sinatra. As a result, Frank Sinatra lost his gaming license for the Cal Neva. Years later, in the early 1980s, Frank would redeem himself before the Nevada gaming commission and win his license back after grueling testimony by himself, Kirk Douglas, the Los Angeles sheriff, and many others. It's interesting to note that in Frank Sinatra's testimony, he stated that he never saw Sam Giancana at the Cal Neva.

As you can see from above, this particular Cal Neva lighter from Frank Sinatra's ownership is highly collectible and desirable not because of any hype but because of its true value derived from (1) the richness of this true story; (2) the rarity of this item; (3) the fact that this was the only time in Frank Sinatra's life that he owned a casino outright, even though it was for only 2 years.