A Century of Notoriety: The Estate of Al Capone (Live)
Friday October 8, 2021 starting at 6:00 pm
21% Buyers premium when bidding through witherells.com
The estate of Al Capone survives as an undisturbed time capsule. When he passed in 1947 his widow, Mae Capone, moved into the guest quarters and their Palm Island mansion remained a shrine until she sold it in 1952. To that end the select heirlooms, offered through Witherell’s, passed from Mae Capone to their only child Sonny Capone and then to his daughters.
Until the 2019 publication of Diane Capone’s book, Al Capone: Stories My Grandmother Told Me, the Capone heirs lived a life of relative obscurity in Northern California. Now that they are no longer anonymous, the time has come to share their stories and release the family heirlooms to the public.
As stewards of this significant collection, Witherell’s has taken the following measures to ensure the integrity of each lot in perpetuity. All online image will be watermarked with the Capone logo and every lot will be accompanied by a Witherell’s notecard containing the lot title in calligraphy and a notarized signature of Al Capone’s granddaughter, Barbara Capone.
This landmark event will no doubt go down as one of the most important celebrity auction’s in history. The estate offers treasures at all price points and presents a unique opportunity to invest in the luxury asset market with a genuine heirloom of Al Capone, an American legend.
Auction Location: Sutter Club / 1220 9th St. / Sacramento, CA 95814
Sutter Club Parking Garage / 824 L St. / Sacramento, CA 95814
Open bar 5 p.m. to finish. Heavy appetizers 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Auction Attendance: Limited seating is by lottery and invitation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17th to be eligible for lottery seating. Announcement made September 20th. RSVP by September 23rd. Invitation and lottery guest list cross checked at the door.
Sacramento Preview: By Appointment Only