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'So long - Clyde Barrow' Clyde's bitter letter, written by Bonnie, to former gang member Raymond Hamilton in prison awaiting execution in Dallas.<br />
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Crime Pays - The fascinating and poignant archive of America's most notorious gangster couple have sold for a whopping £150,000 at auction.<br />
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The enduring myth of Bonnie and Clyde perpetuated by Hollywood movies led to historic items from their bloody rampage across the wild west fetching high prices over the weekend.<br />
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A pump action shotgun they ditched during a famous shoot-out was sold alongside poignant poetry written by Bonnie, and a bitter letter from Clyde to a former gang member.<br />
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The weapon, with a 15ins barrel, was recovered by police following a gun fight between the infamous outlaws and the authorities at Joplin, Missouri, in 1933, during which two officers were killed.<br />
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Also included in the sale is a gold wristwatch recovered from Clyde's body following his death, a bulletproof jacket found in their car and a no holds barred letter penned by Bonnie, and signed by Clyde, to a hated ex member of the Barrow Gang in prison.<br />
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In it, she writes: "Due to the fact that you offered no resistance sympathy is lacking. The most I can do is hope you miss the 'chair'."