Items owned by gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger fetch $100K at sale

LEFT: Auctioneer Bob Sheehan reaches for a silver skull ring, which is on display next to a diamond claddagh ring (June 24, 2016/AP Photo/Charles Krupa). RIGHT: Auctioneer Bob Sheehan reaches for a pottery mug, in the shape of a rat, which contains pens (June 24, 2016/AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Both are among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig.

BOSTON (AP) — An auction to raise money for the victims of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has pulled in more than $100,000.

Hundreds of items belonging to Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, hit the auction block Saturday in Bulger’s South Boston hometown.

This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)
This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James “Whitey” Bulger. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

The Boston Globe reports that the proceeds will be split among the families of Bulger’s victims, including 20 people killed by Bulger and his gang.

Bulger’s coveted rat-shaped pencil holder sold for $3,600, while his gold diamond Claddagh ring fetched the highest price of the auction at $23,000.

More mundane items revealing Bulger’s domestic life in hiding with Greig included framed photographs of the couple’s pets.

The 86-year-old Bulger is serving a life sentence for a host of charges, including participating in 11 murders.

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Information from: The Boston Globe

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