Bonnie And Clyde’s Treasures Sell At Auction— Except For A Pair Of Blood-Stained Glasses
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bonnie and Clyde's keepsakes sold in Boston; train from Fort Worth to the airport could run in 2018; how the art of food photography is perfected; and more.
Artifacts from legendary West Dallas criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were sold in an auction Saturday in Boston. But, one of the items expected to make for a large loot wasn’t up for bid.
Among the items sold in the Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen auction included an autographed "So Long" letter written by Bonnie and signed by Clyde. The letter, signed just before their deaths in 1934, sold for $16,250, according to the Associated Press.
A pair of Texas arrest warrants fetched $8,125. Also, Bonnie's silver-plated, three-headed snake ring sold for $25,000. The ring wasn’t made by Barrow, known as a skilled amateur craftsman in the clink, as originally believed, according to RR Auction.
According to the Dallas Morning News, a pair of blood-caked glasses said to have been worn by Bonnie the day she was killed were expected to sell for more than $50,000. But last month, RR Auctions withdrew the glasses from bidding after a DNA analysis of the glasses was reportedly inconclusive, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Clyde Barrow's nephew, Buddy Barrow, and Bonnie Parker's niece, Rhea Leen Linder, attended the auction. RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston told the Associated Press: "I asked Buddy Barrow what his uncle would be thinking about the auction, he felt that Clyde would have said 'make as much money as you can.’” [AP, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
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- An Arlington teenager, who died in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was buried in a mass grave in Hawaii, was finally laid to rest at home Saturday. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
- Angela Yeung of Dallas quit her career as a chef to become a food stylist, designing and perfecting how food looks for the camera. Learn more in the Artist Spotlight. [Art&Seek]