Mafia Collectors, this item is your calling! Check out this AUTHENTIC FBI Wanted Poster and handwritten and signed 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). This piece includes an actual WANTED poster from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that dates back to being released on June 20, 1997. It is the earliest and very first Wanted poster ever released of Bulger where it even shows his girlfriend Catherine Grieg on it with short hair. The very next poster released by the FBI which was 1 month or so after this one came out shows her with long hair which is why the FBI re-did the Wanted poster all together, so it showed her with a most likely better depiction of what she may look like in better hopes of catching both of them. So not only do you get the autographed letter by Whitey of one of the most notorious Gangsters of all time, but you also get an extremely rare original and authentic (non replica) Wanted poster of the crime boss!! 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, Robert Stroud aka “The Birdman”, 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 Al Capone letter. Whitey goes into talking about Al Capone’s life from start to end and how he compared his time in Alcatraz to when Al was there being in a cell just above him years later. Letter measures approximately 3 3/4′ x 4 3/4 in size. On the back of the letter is a picture of Al Capone 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 Capone as found on the back of the letter and placed the exact copy as the photograph of Al Capone 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. Boss of Chicago started out as an enforcer in N. (Penitentiary)- bribed guards transferred to ALCATRAZ around 1934 celled in C BLOCK C214 I was years later in C314. Capone had his problems there – guy named Lucas hit him with a mop in the face for walking on floor Lucas was working. Al was called the Wop with the Mop. Capone had Syphilis refused meds, and it got into his brain. Paresis killed him after his release & died in FLA (Florida) MANSION in the HIBISCUS ISLE. (Signed) James Whitey Bulger 1428 AZ (his Alcatraz inmate number). 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 and wanted poster, 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 about Al Capone 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