Outlaws’ artifacts sell at auction

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 The top-selling item was this gold wristwatch, $112,500.

The top-selling item was this gold wristwatch, $112,500.

BOSTON - Items connected to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, infamous for their crimes across the U.S. during the Great Depression, sold for nearly $186,000 at an RR Auction sale last month.

The top-selling item, the Bulova gold wristwatch Clyde was wearing when he was fatally shot by police, fetched $112,500. The sawed-off shotgun Clyde used sold for $68,750, and a draft wanted poster of him sold for $4,375.

Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction, said: “Besides the timeless love story of Bonnie and Clyde, the Barrow gang was known for their massive fire power which could out gun any local sheriff who happened upon them. The archive is an extremely important piece in the history of Bonnie and Clyde, and was always going to do well at auction.”

 This sawed-off shotgun sold for $68,750.

This sawed-off shotgun sold for $68,750.

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