Lot #222
Fred Burke Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $2000+


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 letter that Xmas season developed melancholy or some such ailment in me; but it doesn't. Really if I ever feel depressed at Xmas time it is the result of thinking of the unfortunate kiddies, who, through no fault of their own, will be disappointed on Xmas morning. Guess like myself when I was a kid. Xmas is so important to children. I think the one thing that has helped this Xmas is being able to send a few presents to the orphans home in Marquette. Through the Priest here I sent over 100 boys belts and 65 pairs of moccasins with several fur toy dogs and I'm sure those children will appreciate them." In fine condition. We've offered Burke only a handful of times across all formats.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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