How much would you pay for a rat-shaped cup that was used as a pencil holder once owned by notorious Southie gangster James Whitey Bulger? That little gem, along with other items seized at the mobster’s Santa Monica home during his capture in 2011, are being auctioned to raise money for Bulger’s victims.
Other items include, sweatshirts, hats, a gold and diamond claddagh ring appraised at $48,000, a 1986 Stanley Cup Championship ring, and sunglasses. Also on the auction table will be his collection of books many of which have Bulger’s handwritten notes in the margins. Some of those titles include books written by former cohorts like Kevin Weeks, John “Red” Shea and Pat Nee.
Over $800,000 in cash was also seized and will go to the victims.
The Whitey Bulger auction will take place over the next few months.