Bonnie and Clyde Items Up for Auction Include Poetry Book, Watch - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Bonnie and Clyde Items Up for Auction Include Poetry Book, Watch

The auction house says Parker wrote the poetry in the bank book while in jail

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    Bonnie and Clyde Items Up for Auction Include Poetry Book, Watch
    RR Auction
    Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's Western Field Browning Model 30 Shotgun, captured after the 1933 Joplin shootout by Detective Tom De Graff.

    A book of poetry handwritten by Bonnie Parker and a watch belonging to Clyde Barrow are among items from the outlaw Texas couple being offered at auction.

    RR Auction will offer the items Saturday in Boston. Parker and Barrow were shot to death by lawmen in Louisiana in 1934 following a massive manhunt.

    The auction house says Parker wrote the poetry in the bank book while in jail. Auction house executive vice president Bobby Livingston says half the poems appear to be original compositions.

    Other items being offered are a Bulova watch Barrow wore when he was killed, a draft of a Dallas police "wanted" poster for Barrow and a shotgun confiscated after a 1933 shootout in Joplin, Missouri, in which two lawmen were killed and the gang sped away.

    Clyde Barrow's Bulova wristwatch worn at his death (RR Auction estimate: $25,000+)
    Photo credit: RR Auction

    Clyde Barrow hand-made miniature leather boots for his mother crafted while imprisoned.
    Photo credit: RR Auction

    ONLINE: Click here for the auction's website.

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