Items From Whitey Bulger Collection On Display In Advance Of Auction

BOSTON (CBS) – Bidders interested in buying items that belonged to convicted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger got a close up look at the collection Friday, a day before the auction begins.

More: Items for auction June 25

A 1986 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup ring and a rat-shaped mug are included in the long list of items that will be sold on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. in an auction that features online simulcast bidding.

A rat-shaped mug formerly owned by James "Whitey" Bulger. (U.S. Marshals' Office of Public Affairs)

A rat-shaped mug formerly owned by James “Whitey” Bulger. (U.S. Marshals’ Office of Public Affairs)

The items belonged to Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig.

Proceeds from the auction, which is run by Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, will be divided among the families of several people killed by Bulger and his associates. Money will also be given to several people the United States District Court found Bulger extorted.

A Montreal Canadiens ring that belonged to Whitey Bulger. (WBZ-TV)

A Montreal Canadiens ring that belonged to Whitey Bulger. (WBZ-TV)

“We’re hoping to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’d be great to raise $1 million,” U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said.

Photos: Whitey Bulger Items Up For Auction

Serious bidders can inspect items on Friday from 2-7 p.m. inside Room 210A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Items that belonged to Whitey Bulger up for auction. (WBZ-TV)

Items that belonged to Whitey Bulger up for auction. (WBZ-TV)

To take part in the auction, participants must obtain a bidding card on Friday during the inspection period, or on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A photo ID and $100 deposit is required. The deposit will be returned to unsuccessful bidders.

To register for simulcast bidding, visit txauction.com and submit a $1,000 deposit by 5 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

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