Lot 149: Original 8 x 8 wanted poster for John Dillinger, issued on March 12, 1934, by the Department of Justice for a violation of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act. Poster features Dillinger's fingerprints and mugshots, and lists a physical description, his alias "Frank Sullivan," and his criminal history, including arrests for assault, bank robbery, and murder. The bottom states that Dillinger is wanted for "feloniously and knowingly transporting Ford V-8 four door sedan…from Crown Point, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois." Some irregular toning, and dampstaining along left edge, otherwise fine condition. Often replicated, authentic period posters are becoming more difficult to find and increasingly desirable.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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