“To my dear son, son of my heart, here is a dear father who loves you with all his heart and is proud to have a son as smart as you are,” Mr Capone wrote in the letter dated 5 October. written. , 1939. “Give mom a nice big kiss for me and God bless you both. Your dear Father Alphonse Capone.”
It sold for $56,700 including buyer’s premium.
Fifty-six people participated in the auction in person, which was accessible only by lottery or invitation. About 1,500 bidders registered, and more than 200 bidders followed the auction online or over the phone.
Diane Capone, a surviving granddaughter of Mr Capone, said in August that she and her two surviving sisters, who live in and around Auburn, Calif., had decided to sell the property as they were growing up and were concerned that What might items if the Northern California wildfires forced them to flee quickly.
“We decided it was time to part with these family legacies and reveal a very different side of Al Capone that most people would never have imagined,” she said in a statement. “For us, he was Papa. He was a very loving and friendly husband, father and grandfather who would run around the house playing with us as young children. He was clearly a complicated figure, and it’s clear if you examine the years following his imprisonment in Alcatraz. “
Mr Capone is believed to be behind the deaths of more than 200 people, including a prosecutor. Although he was never convicted of murder, he was sentenced in 1931 for tax evasion and served seven and a half years in federal prison. He was released from prison in 1939 as his health deteriorated due to paresis, which was a partial paralysis due to syphilis.
He died of a stroke and 48 complications from pneumonia in January 1947 at his villa in Palm Island, Fla.
Aside from the California auction, the Palm Island property was also recently put up for sale. The mobster’s mansion, in the exclusive neighborhood on Palm Island in Biscayne Bay, west of Miami Beach, was sold in August for $10.75 million to Todd Glaser, a real estate developer and Nelson Gonzalez, an investor who had planned to destroy the residence and a Build modern.