An ‘undisturbed time capsule’ – Al Capone’s favourite gun sold for over $1m


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An ‘undisturbed time capsule’ – Al Capone’s favourite gun sold for over $1m

AL Capone heirlooms have sold for £2.3million – four times more than expected.


18:50, Tue, Oct 12, 2021

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Al Capone’s prison cell – Capone was jailed in 1931 for tax evasion

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The gangster’s favourite gun, a 1911 Colt pistol, alone fetched $1.04million (£764,000).

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The collection, sold by the Chicago mob boss’s granddaughters, included a platinum and diamond Patek Philippe watch which sold for £168,876.

BrianWitherell, of US auctioneers Witherell’s, said the lavish estate was an “undisturbed time capsule”.

Capone was jailed in 1931 for tax evasion. He died in 1947 aged 48.

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