Frank Sinatra's Yarmulke Just Sold for Nearly $10,000

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Frank Sinatra was a lifelong Catholic whose Christmas songs continue to play on the radio year after year, so it may come as a surprise that he owned a yarmulke. And not just any yarmulke, but a hand-crocheted one with his first name and musical notes stitched around the border. However mysterious its origins may be, that black kippah now has a new owner, having been sold for $9375 at a recent Sotheby’s auction, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports.

Sotheby’s doesn’t say where or from whom Sinatra got the yarmulke, but it could have been any number of sources. The singer was a longtime supporter of Jewish causes and was awarded the Hollzer Memorial Award by the Los Angeles Jewish Community in 1949. He later received the Medallion of Valor from Israel in 1972 for raising $6.5 million in bond pledges for the country.

The yarmulke, which was originally expected to sell for an affordable $200 to $400, was one of the 301 lots sold as part of the "Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra" auction. The items came from the estate of Barbara Sinatra, who passed away in July 2017 at the age of 90—19 years after her husband died of a heart attack at the age of 82.

The auction raised a grand total of $9.2 million, with part of the proceeds going to the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California. The Sinatras founded the nonprofit organization in 1986, and it has been providing counseling to victims of child abuse ever since.

Other highlights of the auction include an untitled painting Sinatra made in 1990, which sold for $137,500, as well as his revised final script for From Here to Eternity ($35,000) and a pair of AKG microphones he owned ($13,750).

[h/t Jewish Telegraphic Agency]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Grab an Exclusive Star Wars Enamel Pin Advent Calendar Before They Sell Out

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We've already seen unique Advent calendars filled with beauty samples, Harry Potter figurines, and cat food this year, so it's only natural for Star Wars to get in on the action, too. And in addition to a new LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar hitting shelves, Toynk has an exclusive calendar that caters to serious collectors. This one features 24 beautiful enamel pins of characters like Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine, and plenty more that fans can uncover in the lead-up to Christmas. The calendar is currently available for pre-order for $110.

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Don't expect these to stick around too long, though. Only 1000 of the calendars will be produced, and each will come with a certificate of authenticity. While all the Star Wars favorites are here, some pins are holiday-themed, so don't be surprised to see BB-8 and C-3PO wearing Santa Claus hats to mark the occasion. Each enamel pin measures 1 to 3 inches long and is housed in a holiday-themed calendar box.

The Advent calendar is now available for pre-order and will be released on November 15. If you are interested in pre-ordering, head over to Toynk.

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