Bonnie Parker's Blood-caked Glasses, Never Seen in Public, to Display in Dallas Before Going to Auction

Few have ever seen the blood-caked glasses belonging to Bonnie Parker. The grim keepsake, taken off the gangster from West Dallas the day she and Clyde Barrow were ambushed on a Louisiana road in May 1934, have long belonged to faraway guardian collectors, passed down through an unlikely chain of ownership. Never auctioned, never publicly displayed, they weren't even believed to be authentic until a few years ago.But on Monday, Bonnie Parker's glasses -- tiny, both lenses cracked and brown with blood -- will come to Dallas, along with other rarely seen relics about to be make their way to the auction block. They will be displayed for one day only, beginning at 10 a.m., in the old United States Post Office and Courthouse at 400 N. Ervay St., now an apartment building. The Boston-based company staging the event, RR Auction, believes the event is so historic they have arranged to have Buddy Barrow, Clyde's nephew, and Rhea Leen Linder, Parker's niece, in attendance.  Continue reading...

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