Mafia Collectors, this item is your calling! Check out this handwritten and signed custom framed letter with by mafia boss James “Whitey” Bulger! This letter was penned by Bulger while in federal prison at USP Tucson, AZ. We acquired a collection of handwritten letters on photos by Bulger’s cellmate while in Tucson. Please see the attached photo in this listing of a letter directly from his cellmate explaining his time with Whitey “locked up” together and see the photo of the two of them together while in prison (the photo of the men wearing the gold and gray clothing). These letters were written back in 2014 and in each letter it displays a photo of something or someone that either Whitey knew or something related to moments of his time in Alcatraz or Alcatraz history or topics related to crime and the mafia. On the other side of each photo is where he penned in his own hand about the subject on the other side of the photo and his take on that subject. Many of the photos he signed with his full name and his Alcatraz inmate number (1428 AZ) or different inmate ID numbers he had over the years in different prison systems during his lifetime. Many of the letters we received are subjects that include: Richard Tuffle who wrote the screenplay for Escape from Alcatraz, Al Capone, Clarence Carnes & “Battle of Alcatraz”, Kawakita Tomoya from Kawakita v. United States Supreme Court case and Whitey’s very first prison mug shot. This specific listing is for the “Birdman of Alcatraz” Robert Stroud letter. Whitey goes into talking about Birdman and how he killed a prison guard and was sentenced to death and later commuted down to life in prison and how he saw the movie “Birdman of Alcatraz”. Letter measures approximately 3.5′ x 5 in size. On the back of the letter is a picture of Birdman which is why he was discussing him as the main topic in the letter. We knew we couldn’t obviously frame and show both sides of the letter so we displayed the signature then scanned and copied the exact photo of Birdman as found on the back of the letter and placed the exact copy as the photograph of Birdman as seen in the frame to make the piece even more true and authentic! Please note that his handwriting at times is very hard to read, so we have done our best to translate the wording for you but please know we could be off a word or few in the translated plain text. Infamous Bird Man of Alcatraz. Robert Stroud 594 AZ (his Alcatraz inmate number). Killed a mean prison guard in the Leavenworth Prison Mess Hall in front of all the convicts sentenced to death his mother appealed to President Tafts William H. President of the USA wife who go the sentence commuted to life Stroud was kept in solitary for a record 54 years many years in the Rock (referring to Alcatraz prison) at 69 years old went to Springfield Missouri prison hospital died there in bed at 73 years old. (Signed) James Whitey Bulger on Burt Lancaster film Birdman of Alcatraz. This item is professionally museum quality custom framed. The frame includes a suede matting top mat as well as gold nameplates stating information about the autograph, a reproduction FBI wanted poster with a younger photograph mugshot, “WHITEY BULGER” header cutout into the mat and a glass display with black frame measuring approximately 18″ x 30″ in size! This autographed Whitey Bulger letter has been certified authentic by one of the most reputable and recognized authenticators in the business today, James Spence Authentication (JSA). It comes with a JSA Letter of Authenticity and also comes with a JSA numbered tamperproof authentication sticker (on the letter) that can be reviewed & verified on their website 24/7/365. If you have any questions feel free to reach out! If you are looking for an extremely rare one of a kind mafia memorabilia item with a great story and an even better provenance to the piece item, then this is the item for you! The item “Whitey Bulger Hand Written Signed Framed Letter Birdman Alcatraz Mafia JSA COA” is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “inscriptagraphs” and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Autograph Authentication: James Spence (JSA)
- Signed: Yes
- Industry: Historical
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Whitey Bulger