Washington, September 28 (ANI): Rare pieces of gangster memorabilia from the 1920's and 30's will hit the auction block this weekend in Amherst.
Most of the romanticism that surrounds these criminals is a by-product of the numerous Hollywood films made about their exploits.
Veteran auctioneer Bobby Livingston understands the attraction these items have on the public.
"With the type of interest we are getting, I would not be surprised if this was not a seven figure auction," CBS News quoted Livingstone as saying.
One of the items going up for sale, is a musical love letter Al Capone wrote to his wife from Alcatraz.
"Madonna Mia, you are the bloom of the roses you are the charm that proposes, what a sweetheart," Capone had written.
Items found on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow when they were gunned down by authorities in 1934 thereby ending their bank robbing spree are also featured in the auction.
The pistol taken from Clyde's waistband when he was killed is expected to be of particular value according to Livingston.
"This is worth more than a hundred thousand dollars, we estimated its worth twice that," Livingstone added. (ANI)