Whitey Bulger’s Belongings Auctioned for Over $100,000

A collection of 138 items that at were once owned by notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger were sold at auction for more than $100,000 on June 25, 2016. Clothing, jewelry, a rat mug, books and more items owned by Bulger and his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig were auctioned at the Boston Convention Center and online, including the hat Bulger was wearing when he was arrested.

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Whitey Bulger's skull-shaped belt buckle was sold at auction for $1,450 on June 25, 2016.
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Whitey Bulger owned this sterling silver ring marked "Psycho Killer." It sold for $5,200 on June 25.
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Whitey Bulger's skull-shaped belt buckle was sold at auction for $1,450 on June 25.
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A rat cup previously owned by Whitey Bulger sold at auction for $3,600.
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The hat James "Whitey" Bulger wore during his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California, sold at auction for $6,400.
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A boxing mannequin with a hat, which Whitey Bulger reportedly used in his Santa Monica, California, apartment to ward off strangers, went for $4,500 at auction on June 25.
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Whitey Bulger owned this hand-carved crucifix, accompanied by a phrase meaning "for justice and fairness." It sold at auction for $525.
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For $50, a bidder received a grab bag of Bulger possessions that includes used towels, a space heater, some headphones ("condition varies") and a campaign pin supporting John McCain and Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential race.
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A replica ring commemorating the Stanley Cup victory of the Montreal Canadiens, the chief rivals of the Boston Bruins, was among the more expensive of Whitey Bulger's possessions to sell June 25 — it fetched $9,100.
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A platinum engagement ring set, with two tapered baguette diamonds, previously owned by James "Whitey" Bulger, sold at auction for $14,500.
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A Claddagh ring with a heart-shaped diamond fetched the highest bid at an auction for Whitey Bulger's possessions — it sold for $23,000.
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A large collection of Whitey Bulger's Christmas items, including a broken glass Santa and a stuffed snowman, sold for $260.
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A large collection of Whitey Bulger's Christmas items, including a broken glass Santa and a stuffed snowman, sold for $260.
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Whitey Bulger may have been sentimental, having kept his mugshot from 1963. On June 25, it was sold to the highest bidder at $1,900.
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In 1992, Boston charged mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger $280 for the excise tax on his Lincoln. Now, 24 years later, someone bought the copy he saved for $160.
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Whitey Bulger may have spent years dodging federal authorities, but during that time, he acquired a flag with a patriotic message: "In the summer of 2004 on a busy, crowded street a man was sweeping the ground with this flag. A patriotic passerby watched and watched then ... He stepped forward and took the flag off the ground and claimed it. Slowly people from the crowd came to shake his hand." It is not clear who wrote the message, but Bulger's American flag sold at auction for $825.
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Whitey Bulger had plenty of books — one set of them sold for $1,000. In that collection are "How to Find Missing Persons," "Secrets of a Back-Alley ID Man," "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: travel," "G-Men and Gangsters," "Rat Bastards," "A Criminal and an Irishman," "Brutal" and "Paddy Whacked."
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One of Bulger's books, in a set that sold for $1,000, includes an "Omission" handwritten beneath a passage about Patrick Nee, an associate of the mobster.
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