Items belonging to gangster Al Capone auctioned in Sacramento – CBS Sacramento


SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Some goods from notorious gangster Al Capone are auctioned off later this year in Sacramento.

(credit: Witherell’s)

Sonny Capone, the only child of infamous Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone, is said to have lived in the Auburn area in relative darkness. His daughters are now selling his property, including Al Capone’s Colt pistol that Al has dubbed “honey,” his monogrammed diamond watch, diamond-set jewelry, bedroom furniture from his Palm Island home. , family photos, a family film of Capone and his associates. , a letter from prison to Sonny, according to a statement released Monday by Witherell’s Luxury Asset Auctioneers and Appraisers.

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“These items have all been in the family since the 1920s, and if anything happened to us, no one would know the stories behind these items,” said Diane Capone, Capone’s oldest granddaughter.

Diane fears that pieces of history may ignite.

“This was the second summer that we packed our bags in case we were going to be evacuated, and we knew there was no way to save these things that belonged to our grandparents,” he said. she declared.

She tries to preserve history and she is also determined to set the record straight on who she remembers as a dad, now putting up for sale her letter from Alcatraz to her son.

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“If you think you know Al Capone, once you read the letter it will change your idea of ​​him – just a loving father to a loving son,” said Brian Witherell, COO of Witherell’s Auction.

“Over and over again he calls my dad a ‘son of my heart’ and that’s not the language or the words of a hard-hearted man,” said Diane Capone. “These are the words of a man who is a very devoted father and this is the part of the story we wanted to tell.”

The auction will take place on October 8 at 6 p.m. at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento.

Capone is widely regarded as one of the most notorious American gangsters of the Prohibition Age. He was convicted of tax evasion in Chicago and transferred to Alcatraz 87 years ago.

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