In Boston, an auction with the telling name "Gangsters, Criminals and Lawyers" was held, where things that once belonged to famous serial killers and lawyers were exhibited. The most expensive lot was the pocket watch of the Chicago gangster Al Capone, which went under the hammer for $ 84,375. The expensive accessory was made by a watch factory in Illinois, which was later sold to Hamilton.
© press materials of the auction RR
The triangular platinum case is trimmed with 72 diamonds, the initials "AC" on the case back are also inlaid with 23 diamonds, 26 more stones are individually engraved. A 12-inch (30 cm) long white gold watch chain has been remarkably preserved. "This gorgeous pocket watch literally exudes the scent of gunpowder," joked Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR.
Another lot was the handwritten play Humoresque (sold for $ 18,750), which Al Capone wrote while sitting in Alcatraz prison.>