Capone penned a letter to his son, “To My Dear Son, Well Son of my heart, here is dear father, who loves you with all my heart and pleased to have a son, as smart as you are,” in a letter dated October 5, 1939. Let Mom know I sent you and God bless you both. Alphonse Capone, your darling father. ”
Taking into account the buyer’s premium, it fetched $56,700.
There were 56 persons in attendance at the auction, which was only open to those who had been selected in a lottery or had been invited to the event. More over 1,500 people registered to bid, and another 200 people participated through phone or computer.
Because they were getting older and worried about what may happen to the items if Northern California wildfires forced them to evacuate in a hurry, Diane Capone and her two surviving sisters, who all reside in and near Auburn, Calif., agreed to sell the possessions.
she stated, “We decided that this was the right moment for us to let people see another side of Al Capone that they may not have known about.” she added in a press release. When we thought of him, he was Papa. He was a devoted spouse, devoted father, and devoted grandfather who spent a lot of time running around the house with us when we were little. If you look at his life after Alcatraz, it’s clear he was a complicated individual.
Over 200 people, including a prosecutor, are thought to have been killed at the hands of Al Capone. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison in 1931 for tax evasion, despite never being convicted of murder. Paresis, a syphilis-induced partial paralysis, forced him to be freed from prison in 1939.
In January 1947, at the age of 48, he died of complications from a stroke and pneumonia at his Palm Island, Florida, residence.
Both the Palm Island and California properties recently went on the market. a real estate developer and an investor paid $10.75 million in August bought the mobster’s house on Palm Island in Biscayne Bay, just west of Miami Beach, with plans to demolish it and erect a contemporary replacement.