A Beatles record album titled, "Meet The Beatles," containing the group's first U.S. chart topping hit, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," sold recently at auction for $63,250.
The album signed by all four members of the group and belonging to a descendant of Dr. Jules Gordon, the New York physician who treated George Harrison, a member of the group, for strep throat on Feb. 8, 1964, the day before the band's American television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The sale was held by liveauctioneers.com.
Al Capone's revolver sold at auction
A revolver once belonging to notorious gangster Al Capone recently sold at auction for $67, 250.
The 1929 model 38-caliber revolver was used by the mobster during his reign as king of the Chicago underworld in the prohibition era.
New York-born Capone gained notoriety for his involvement in the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre which claimed the lives of seven mobsters.
Capone, who was also known as "Scarface,'' once stated, "you can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."
Capone's reign ended when he was found guilty of tax evasion, and sent to federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, his mental and physical health deteriorated due to neurosyphilis, a disease he contracted earlier.
Marilyn Monroe's dress auctioned for $5.6M
The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film, "The Seven Year Itch," was sold at auction June 20 for $5.6 million. Profiles in History Auctions conducted the sale.
Auction prices realized
Wooden cigar box, manufactured by J. F. Ward Company, Marietta, $21.75.
Postcard advertising F.H. Chamberlains newspaper subscription agency, Marietta, $10.
1945 Marietta postcard, flood, Wakefield Hotel, $17.75.
Watch fob marked Carl Harris Truck Company, Marietta, $5.50.
Book, "Death is no Stranger," murder crimes in Parkersburg, $15.
American Bisque cookie jar, "Seal on an igloo," $132.50.
American Bisque cookie jar, "Majorette," $153.49.
1987 hardcover book, "True Stories of Pioneer Times," by L. Zimmer, $27.50.
June 3, 1951 postcard showing the trolley scrapyard, Marietta, $5.
1921 invoice, "Marietta Paint & Color Co.," $7.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. When writing, send a complete description of the item, along with size, color or any markings on the item.
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