Bonnie and Clyde guns sell for $620,000 at auction
NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) - Two guns once in the possession of notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed in a hail of gunfire sold at a New Hampshire auction on Sunday for more than half a million dollars.
The guns were two of 134 artifacts that sold for a total of US$1.1 million (S$1.4 million) at the auction in Nashua. About two-thirds of the auctioned items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, but items also came from other notorious criminals, including Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger.
Bonnie Parker's .38-calibre Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in 1934 drew the highest bid and sold for US$264,000, said Bobby Livingston, Vice-President of RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire, which held the auction.
Clyde Barrow's 1911 Colt .45-calibre automatic sold for US$240,000 to the same bidder, who didn't want to be named, Mr Livingston said.