RSS

RR Autograph Auctions Clyde Barrow Pocket Watch

13 Jul

RR Autograph Auctions Clyde Barrow

Clyde Barrow’s pocket watch recovered from his body on the morning of May 23, 1934, after being mortally wounded by Captain Frank Hamer and other peace officers. The Elgin pocket watch, serial number 28683536, with a Wadsworth 10 Karat gold filled screw-back case, manufactured in 1925. Watch measures 1.75? in diameter. Accompanied by a copy of a 1997 notarized letter from Marie Barrow, Clyde Barrow’s sister, which reads, in part: “The Elgin Pocket Watch…belonged to my brother Clyde Barrow and was being worn by him on the morning of May 23, 1934, when he and Bonnie Parker were killed by Captain Frank Hamer and the other Peace Officers under his command. On hearing of the death of my brother, my father, Henry Barrow, went to Arcadia, Louisiana, to accompany the body of his son back to Dallas. Among Clyde’s personal effects given to my father was the watch described above. In memory of his son, he wore this watch until his death on June 19, 1957.” Provenance: Butterfield and Butterfield 1997.

http://rrauction.com/PreviewContent.cfm?Clyde_Barrows_Watch_Recovered_From_His_Body

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Clyde Barrow

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: