Rat Pack stars’ watches up for grabs

May 24th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 24 (ANI): Watches once owned by the Rat Pack stars Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr are going under the hammer in New York next month.

Both watches, in excellent condition and full working order, are expected to fetch almost 30,000 pounds each.

Davis Jr’s Cartier Pasha was given to him by Sinatra and is inscribed “Sammy I Luv Ya F. A. S.”, reports The Telegraph.

Al Silvani, a friend often pictured with the Rat Pack performers in the 1960s, gave 14 carat pink gold Gruen timepiece to Sinatra.

The same lot includes a gold chain with 12 letter-links spelling “Frank Sinatra”.

Also in the sale is a pair of Sinatra’s cufflinks given to him by Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic vice president, for whom he had campaigned.

Julien Schaerer from Antiquorum Auctions that is selling the items in New York, said: “The watch Sinatra gave Al Silvani is gangster cool.

“The two were great friends and Al Silvani appeared in several films including Ocean’s Eleven, From Here to Eternity and Assault on a Queen.

“As one of the most sought-after boxing trainers in the business, Silvani trained over 20 world champions, including Jake LaMotta and Rocky Graziano.”

The sale is to be held on June 11. (ANI)

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