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Monday, 1 October 2012

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A lipstick that Clyde bought for Bonnie at a five and dime store in Waxahachie, Texas.

NASHUA, New Hampshire - Two of the most notorious outlaws of the Great Depression Era were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

The two Texas natives wreaked havoc and terror across the Great Southwest by robbing banks, savings & loans, Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets, seafood restaurants, and barbershops.

Many people do not realize that back during the Great Depression just about everyone was poor but the one thing that all males had in common was that they wanted to look clean shaven and have a nice haircut.

In fact many barbershops in Texas actually had more cash on hand than most banks.

Bonnie and Clyde, who looked nothing like Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, terrorized towns and cities from Texas to Missouri.

But as happens with all outlaws they finally met their Waterloo in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on Buy A Pencil Day, May 23, 1934.

The gun-toting couple was ambushed in a hail of 27,903 bullets which were fired by six Texas Rangers, a Louisiana sheriff, an Arkansas deputy, one Mississippi cotton farmer, and a barber from Muskogee, Oklahoma.

And now 78 years later, the owner of several personal items which belonged to the infamous Gruesome Twosome has held an auction.

The individual would not give his real name but he said to just call him Rush Limbaugh.

Clyde Barrow's 1911 Colt .45 pistol was sold for $240,000. Bonnie's snub nosed .38 Special went for $264,000.

A lipstick that Clyde had purchased for Bonnie at a Ben Franklin's 5 and 10 Cent Store in Waxahachie, Texas sold for $891.

At the time of the ambush Bonnie was eating a Granny Smith apple and although the apple has long since deteriorated 8 of the apple seeds sold for $17 each.

A pack of Camel Cigarettes that Clyde had sitting on the car's dashboard brought in $1,514.

And one of the more unusual items, Bonnie's size 32B bra, which had a Sears Roebuck label, was purchased by Victoria's Secret for $2,303.

SIDENOTE: The owner of the Bonnie and Clyde items said that he will take most of the $508,844 that he received from the auction and pay off the mortgage on his 79 acre emu farm located just outside of Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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