Capone items cost $ 3 million at auction – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS / AP) – Al Capone may have died nearly 75 years ago, but last weekend interest in his valued tangible property fetched millions at auction.

FILE – This file photo of August 25, 2021 shows a platinum and diamond Patek Philippe pocket watch with the initials AC, which once belonged to mob boss Al Capone at Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento, California. The infamous gangster in Chicago may have died almost 75 years ago, but it’s clear that interest in him is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $ 3 million. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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Some of his valuables were auctioned off for at least $ 3 million last Friday. It’s clear interest in the infamous Chicago gangster is very much alive.

Several of “Scarface” Capone’s possessions, including what is said to be his favorite gun, were sold at auction over the weekend in Sacramento, California.

FILE-In this August 25, 2021 file photo, Brian Witherell displays a Colt .45 caliber pistol that once belonged to mob boss Al Capone, at Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento, California. The infamous gangster in Chicago may have died almost 75 years ago, but it’s clear that interest in him is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $ 3 million. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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The most popular item was Capone’s favorite gun. It went for $ 860,000. Capone was convicted of tax evasion in 1934 and served 11 years in Alcatraz. He died at his home in Florida in 1947.

FILE – This file photo of August 25, 2021 shows a collection of photographs from the estate of mobster Al Capone at Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento, California. The infamous Chicago gangster may have died nearly 75 years ago, but it’s clearly the interest in him lives on after some of his valuables were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $ 3 million. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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