Rare Bonnie and Clyde Poetry Photos to Hit Auction Block

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… It turns out that in between robbing banks and fleeing and killing law enforcement officials, notorious gangster couple Bonnie and Clyde, who died in a shootout with police in Louisiana in 1934, wrote poetry about their life of crime.Newly released poems, written while the duo was on the run, are in a collection of Bonnie and Clyde items that will be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions in Dallas on May 4, along with a notebook and some photos.(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)“We donte want to hurt anney one/ But we have to Steal to eat,” read one poem penned by Clyde, whose poetry was filled with spelling errors. “And if it’s a shoot out to/ to live that’s the way it/ will have to bee.”One of Bonnie’s poems seemed to foreshadow their death.“Some day they’ll go down together / And they’ll bury them side by side,” read one of her poems. “To few it’ll be grief, to the law a relief / But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.”(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)Both Bonnie and Clyde wrote poems that have a sense of fatalism to them, as if they were actually aware of their ultimate doom, according to NPR.“Even going to jail doesn’t seem to be an option,” Don Ackerman, the consignment director for Heritage Auctions, told NPR’s Scott Simon. “I think they realize that they’re eventually going to be killed by the police.”The couple’s exploits captured the attention of the American public during the “Public Enemy Era,” between 1931 and 1936. In the media, they were often glamorized, but the poems seem to turn them into “real” people again.“There’s an authenticity to it,” Ackerman said. “It has a very poignant aspect to it.”(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)Ackerman estimates the poems will sell for upward of $10,000 apiece.The photos set to be auctioned off came from five photo and scrapbook albums that belonged to Clyde’s sister, according to Heritage Auctions.(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)The albums contain around 60 photos of Bonnie and Clyde, some of which date back to around the time they were killed, Heritage Auctions said. They also contain images of family members, friends and neighbors.“The vast majority are family photos, some of which were no doubt the personal property of Clyde Barrow,” the auction company said in its website.More on Geek.com:Rare Penny Found in Boy’s Lunch Money Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in AuctionRare ‘Unicorns’ of Paper Money Set to Fetch Millions in AuctionSealed Copy of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ for NES Fetches $100K in Auction Stay on targetlast_img

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