Two guns once in the hands of lovebird desperados Bonnie and Clyde have sold for over half a million dollars. The relics were featured at an auction among 134 sought-after items from luminaries like Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger.
The selection of artifacts sold for a total of $1.1 million at the auction in New Hampshire.
Bonnie Parker’s .38-caliber Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in a hail of gunfire in 1934 drew the highest bid and sold for $264,000.
Clyde Barrow’s 1911 Colt .45-caliber automatic sold for $240,000 to the same bidder who didn’t want to be named, vice president of RR Auction in Amherst, N.H. which held the auction, said.
“When rare items like that come up for sale you expect this kind of enthusiasm,” Bobby Livingston noted. “There was some serious bidding going on.” Read the whole story…