Buyers drop more than $3.1M during auction of Al Capone’s heirlooms

Buyers drop more than $3.1M during auction of Al Capone’s heirlooms


Chicago gangster Al Capone’s “favorite” Colt .45-caliber pistol was the top draw at a California auction, selling for $1 million.

Billed as an “undisturbed time capsule” of Capone’s estate, the auction held late Friday at a private club in Sacramento, California, had nearly 1,500 registered bidders and 56 who attended in person to spend more than $3.1 million altogether, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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The biggest-ticket item was Capone’s “favorite” Colt .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that sold for $860,000 — or $710,000 more than the top initial estimate. With a 21 percent buyer’s premium added in, the buyer will pay $1,040,600, which is believed to be the highest price for a

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