BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Jewelry that belonged to Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde and legal documents pertaining to the infamous gangsters are on the auction block.
Another item up for auction will be a pair of sunglasses owned by Whitey Bulger.
The “Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen” auction being handled by Boston-based RR Auction includes Capone’s platinum and diamond pocket watch that demonstrates his desire to be perceived not as a criminal but as an elegant gentleman. The rounded triangular watch includes 72 cut diamonds on the front, a platinum face and the initials A.C. on the reverse.
Another item being auctioned is a silver-plated, three-headed snake ring that Clyde Barrow made for Bonnie Parker while in jail. Barrow was a skilled amateur craftsman who engaged in jewelry making, woodworking and leathercraft behind bars.
A brick from the famous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in February of 1929 is even scheduled to be auctioned.
Online bidding begins June 15. The live auction is June 24.
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