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RR Autograph Auction Bonnie and Clyde Wanted Posters

RR Autograph Auction Bonnie and Clyde Wanted Posters

Seven original identical wanted posters issued for Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, issued on May 21, 1934, by the Department of Justice for a violation of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act. Posters measure 8 x 8, feature individual images of both Parker and Barrow, as well as their physical descriptions, relatives, and criminal records. In very good to fine overall condition, with central horizontal folds and scattered toning and soiling.

 

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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow

 

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RR Autograph Auction Colt Model 1911 Recovered From Clyde Barrow’s Waistband

RR Autograph Auction Clyde Barrow

Clyde Barrow’s Colt Model 1911 Government Model Semi-auto pistol, removed from his waistband after the ambush by Texas and Louisiana lawmen on May 23, 1934. This is a standard U.S. Army pistol of World War I vintage, #164070, cal. .45 ACP, and according to the included Colt factory letter was delivered to Springfield Armory on June 28, 1917. The frame marked with inspector Gilbert H. Stewart’s circular stamp and the forward left side of the frame has light scratches where the “U.S. Property” marking was removed. The barrel has a good bore and is inscribed with an intertwined “HP” proofmark. The metal is not pitted and has an attractive gray/brown patina with a good deal of original bright factory blue on the left side of the frame and on the small parts. All of the factory markings are in excellent condition and the ‘double diamond’ walnut grips show moderate wear.

With the Colt is a notarized letter from former Special Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, Jr., dated December 18, 1973 in which he states that this pistol, #164070, was removed from the “waistband of Clyde Barrow’s trousers the morning that he and Bonnie Parker were killed by my father in Louisiana.” He goes on to say “This pistol is also described and pictured in my father’s book I’m Frank Hamer. He also states that ”this pistol was believed to have been stolen from the federal arsenal in Beaumont, Texas,” and that the federal government gave this Colt to his father. Although Clyde Barrow had many guns during his notorious career, there cannot be any with a closer association to him than this one carried at his death.

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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Clyde Barrow

 

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RR Autograph Auctions Clyde Barrow Pocket Watch

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.

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Clyde Barrow

 

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