April 15, 1997 in Nation/World

Clyde Barrow’s Shirt Bought For $85,000

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A Nevada casino paid $85,000 Monday for the bullet-riddled shirt worn by outlaw Clyde Barrow when authorities ambushed him and his infamous girlfriend.

The bid for the “death shirt” was more than double the original estimate by San Francisco auctioneer Butterfield & Butterfield. The total sale price for the shirt included a $10,000 buyer’s fee paid to the auction house.

Barrow’s belongings from his bank robbing days with partner-in-crime Bonnie Parker netted $187,809. More than half of the money will go to Marie Barrow, the outlaw’s only surviving sibling.

The light blue, bloodstained shirt was bought by Whiskey Pete’s Casino in Primm, Nev., where the items will be put on display. The casino also bought a belt and necklace made by Barrow while in prison, a handmade mirror and 17 family photos.

The casino already owns the Ford in which Bonnie and Clyde were killed by Texas Rangers in 1934 in Gibsland, La.


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