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Guns used by gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who died in a hail of police bullets in 1934, have sold at New Hampshire auction for $504,000.

The guns were part of the RR Auction, entitled American Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen, taking place in New Hampshire on Sunday.

Bonnie and Clyde’s exploits during the Great Depression earned them a place in American folklore.

Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson items are among others up for sale.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow gained notoriety for a string of bank robberies before law enforcement officers ambushed them in Louisiana on 23 May 1934.

Items taken from the car in which the couple died, Bonnie Parker’s cosmetics case and a host of photographs, were among items up for sale.

Bonnie Parker’s Colt Detective Special .38 revolver drew the highest bid, selling for $264,000.

Meanwhile Clyde Barrow’s 1911 Army Colt .45 pistol went for $240,000. His pocket watch sold for $36,000.

Retired history professor ER Milner says it is clear why the couple is still so intriguing.

“Americans and, I think, most people love a lover… and here [were] these young people in the midst of the worst depression in the history of the world striking a blow for what they thought was right – and loving one another.

“It was almost a Shakespearean tragedy on a dusty road in Louisiana.”


Al Capone’s Palm Beach mansion is due to be put on sale for a wealthy history buff who enjoys the sun.

The mansion has changed hands several times since Scarface died there in 1947, and the latest owner dedicated a significant amount of cash to restore the property to its former glory – or notoriety.

The palatial estate has a number of quintessentially Palm Beach touches, such as the clean lines and arched porticos lining up against the manicured green lawn.

Al Capone's Palm Beach mansion to be put on sale for nearly $10 million

Al Capone's Palm Beach mansion to be put on sale for nearly $10 million

If a passer-by did not know that the prime estate was previously owned by Al Capone, it would be easy to see a titan of any industry – though not necessarily a criminal mob – walking around the property, cigar in hand.

That may well be the case after the house officially hits the open market.

Current owner Peter Corsell, a founder of an energy company, bought the waterfront home for $5.65 million and spent the past year restoring it to it’s former grandeur.

The cost of that time and labour is that the listing will be set at $9.95 million.

The nearly-$10million price-point is a far cry from Al Capone’s heyday.

The true American gangster bought the property for just $40,000 in 1928, when he was reaching the pinnacle of his power during the height of the prohibition.

The home, which boasts the address 93 Palm Avenue on ultra-exclusive Palm Island, sits on a football field-sized lot on the edge of Biscayne Bay.

The New York Daily News reports that ornate plasterwork is seen throughout, and though the color of the awnings above each window has changed, they still remain as ray-stoppers.

And in case the new owner has a need to resort to the criminal ways of his predecessors, there is a private getaway dock for use.


New York Daily News: Al Capone’s compound on Palm Island in Miami to hit market with $9.95 million asking price