London, July 14: Two guns recovered from the bodies of Bonnie and Clyde, the notorious gangster couple, are expected to fetch $200,000 each when they go under the hammer in September.
The weapons were found on the outlaw lovers after Texas Rangers gunned them down in an ambush in 1934.
The Colt .38 revolver was taped to the inner thigh of Bonnie Parker and the Colt .45 pistol was tucked into the waistband of Clyde Barrow.
The guns will go for auction on Sept 30 at RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire, along with personal effects including Barrow’s gold watch, a letter from his brother and Parker’s cosmetics case, the Telegraph reported.
Bobby Livingston, RR Auction’s vice president, predicted that each gun would raise between 100,000 dollars and 200,000 dollars.
“This is one of the finest Bonnie and Clyde collections you will ever see,” he told CNN.
“We expect the guns should sell anywhere between 100,000 dollars and 200,000 dollars. But really the sky is the limit for these types of guns.”
An auction earlier this year of two other guns seized from a hideout used by couple in 1933 fetched 210,000 dollars-far in excess of the expected figure.
That has prompted speculation that collectors will bid much higher sums for weapons retrieved from their bodies. “It doesn’t get any closer for collectors of history,” said Mr Livingston. (ANI)