Items linked to crime duo Bonnie and Clyde sell for US$186,000

A watch belonging to Clyde Barrow.
A watch belonging to Clyde Barrow.PHOTO: AP
A book of poetry belonging to Bonnie Parker.
A book of poetry belonging to Bonnie Parker.PHOTO: AP
A wanted poster featuring Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
A wanted poster featuring Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.PHOTO: AP

DALLAS (AP) - Several personal items related to 1930s Texas outlaw Clyde Barrow have sold at a Boston auction for nearly US$186,000 (S$250,000).

RR Auction officials say the Bulova watch that Barrow wore when he and Bonnie Parker were killed in 1934 sold on Saturday (Sept 21) for US$112,500.

Parker and Barrow were fatally shot by officers in Louisiana.

Auction house executive vice president Bobby Livingston says a sawed-off shotgun that was in the possession of the Barrow gang in 1933 sold for US$68,750.

The weapon was confiscated after a shootout in Joplin, Missouri, left two lawmen dead.

A draft of a Dallas police "wanted" poster for Barrow sold for US$4,375.

All of the buyers wish to remain anonymous.

Bidding for a poetry book written by Parker reached about US$25,000 before the consigner withdrew the lot.