Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Old Mafia File Going On New York City Auction Block

The New York Post published an interesting story about the upcoming auction of a thick government file on organized crime figures like Charles "Charlie Lucky" Luciano (seen third from the left in the above photo) and Meyer Lansky (seen third from the right in the above photo).

It was an unlikely — and coveted — find: a thick United States government file discovered on the backseat of a New York City taxi, its pages containing mug shots, criminal associates and favorite hangouts of over 800 Mafia members during the 1950s and early 1960s. Such notorious figures as Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino, Meyer Lansky and Salvatore "Lucky Luciano" Lucania each had their own entries.

Nearly 20 years after it was found inside the yellow cab by a passenger, the 3-inch thick, three-ring binder stamped "Mafia" and "United States Treasury Department Bureau of Narcotics" is being offered for sale at Bonhams New York on Wednesday. Its pre-sale estimate is $10,000 to $15,000.

You can read the rest of the story via the below link: