Notorious Figures and Lawmen (13)

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Midwestern armed robber and contract killer during the Prohibition era (1893-1940) who is considered a prime suspect in the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. ALS signed with his alias, "F. Dane," one lightly lined page, both sides, 8.5 x 11, December 15, 1937. Written from Marquette State Prison, a letter to Charlotte Crossman, in full: "Believe I left the impression in my last le…

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Legendary organized crime leader (1902-1983) who headed the notorious ‘enforcement’ syndicate Murder, Inc., which emerged in the early 1930s as successor to the warring Prohibition gangs and the old-line Mafia, and continued to operate into the 1950s. Meyer Lansky's personally-owned and -worn gray sport coat with white stitched accents, lined with drab purple silk. The front features two dark butt…

Now At: $294 (5 bids)

Silver Spur business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ruby, "Jack L. Ruby," payable to Coca Cola, Co. for $12.94, May 18, 1950. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA dated to February 2001.

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British art historian (1907-1983) who was stripped of his knighthood when he confessed to having been a member of the Cambridge Five, a group of spies working for the Soviet Union from some time in the 1930s to at least the early 1950s. TLS, one page, 5 x 8, University of London letterhead, July 4, 1967. Letter to Albert Laprade, in part: "I am sorry that Balleroy cannot have Mr. Smith's Mansa…

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Two issues of Finger Print and Identification Magazine (February 1934 and March 1936), published by the Finger Print Publishing Association, Chicago, Illinois. The interesting publications promote the use of fingerprint evidence in police work, explain fingerprinting techniques and equipment, advertise fingerprinting kits and associated gear for sale, and provide fingerprint cards and 'wanted…

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Matte-finish 8.25 x 6.75 photo of Present Eisenhower presenting a medal to the FBI chief, affixed to its original 11.5 x 10 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen to comedian/restauranteur Dave Chasen, "To David Chasen, A great host and a grand friend, Sincerely, J. Edgar Hoover, 7.26.55.” In fine condition, with a small stain to the lower right corner.

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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Federal Bureau of Investigation letterhead, May 8, 1964. Letter to Congressman James A. Haley, in full: "I want to extend my deepest appreciation to you for your comments made yesterday on the floor of the House of Representatives. Your remarks mean a great deal to me and I want you to know that the FBI will continue to conduct its activities in a manner which will meri…

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Signed book: Five Days in November. First edition. NY: Gallery Books, 2013. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7.75 x 9.5, 243 pages. Signed on the title page in black felt tip by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. In fine condition.

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Printout of Dr. McClelland's sketch of the wound on President John F. Kennedy's head, 8.5 x 11, signed in purple felt tip, "Best wishes, Robert N. McClelland, Md., 1998." Includes an original glossy 6.5 x 8.5 wirephoto of Jack Ruby with showgirls outside his Carousel Club. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

Uncommon reward poster offering $25,000 for "information resulting in the apprehension and conviction of the kidnappers of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.," 17 x 27, listing numerous serial numbers of the 5, 10, and 20 dollar bills used in the $50,000 ransom payment. Poster requests that any detected currency be communicated to the local police and Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf. In fine condition, with sp…

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Iconic limited edition semi-glossy 11 x 7.5 photograph of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald in the garage of the Dallas Jail, numbered 12/50, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by the photographer, "Bob Jackson." Archivally matted and framed to an overall size of 21.5 x 18. In very fine condition.

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Purvis, "Melvin H. Purvis," payable to PMG Officers' Mess Annex for $2, April 2, 1943. In fine condition.

Now At: $100 (1 bid)

DS, one page, 8.5 x 14, May 2, 1963. The "application for renewal of all classes of beer licenses and wine and beer retailer's permit" for Jack Ruby's Vegas Club, located at 3508 Oak Lawn in Dallas, Texas. Signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Ruby and countersigned by a notary. In fine condition, with multiple staple holes to the top left corner.

Now At: $242 (3 bids)