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.
According to Boston.com here are some other items included:
A replica ring from the 1986 Stanley Cup championship
Claddagh ring worth $48,000
14 pairs of jeans
poodle salt and pepper shakers
McCain/Palin campaign button
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.
Although weapons were found back in 2011, they will not be included int he auction. Over $800,000 in cash was also seized and will go to the victims.
Back in 2013, Bulger was convicted on more than 30 charges, including murder, drug trafficking, extortion, weapons possession, and more.
The auction will take place in June.