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Personal Possessions of Bonnie and Clyde Fetch $186K at Auction

Personal Possessions of Bonnie and Clyde Fetch $186K at Auction

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019 - 06:45
A Bulova watch that Clyde Barrow wore when he and Bonnie Parker were killed in 1934. (AP)

Several personal items belonging to 1930s Texas outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, have sold at a Boston auction for nearly $186,000 over the weekend.


RR Auction officials say the Bulova watch that Barrow wore when he and Parker were killed by officers in Louisiana in 1934 sold for $112,500.


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


According to AFP, the weapon was confiscated after a shootout in Joplin, Missouri, and left two lawmen dead.


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


Among the other possessions found in the car in which the outlaws were killed, were a makeup kit and some photographs.


All of the buyers wished to remain anonymous.


Bonnie and Clyde had gained fame after a series of bank robberies they committed before being killed in a police ambush in Louisiana on July 23, 1934.


According to historian E.R. Milner, there are reasons why Bonnie and Clyde are of interest to date.


"Americans, and most people, are fascinated by lovers. Bonnie and Clyde are two lovers who lived during the Great Depression period, and were doing, what according to them, was the right thing. It is like a Shakespearean tragedy in Louisiana," he explained.


Bonnie and Clyde is an American couple who were known for their awful crimes that terrified the American southeast in the 1930s.


The funerals of Bonnie and Clyde attracted 20,000 and 15,000 people.


Barrow was born in 1909 into a poor farming family in Ellis County, Texas, southeast of Dallas. He was a handsome man known for his brown hair and light brown eyes. But, unlike good-looking men, Clyde was born to two poor parents and was their only breadwinner.


From a young age, the boy showed sadistic tendencies, and enjoyed torturing animals in his parents' farm. His first crime was killing a young boy for some money.


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