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Items owned by gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger fetch $100K at sale

Auctioneer Bob Sheehan reaches for a pottery mug, in the shape of a rat, which contains pens, that are among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig.
Auctioneer Bob Sheehan reaches for a pottery mug, in the shape of a rat, which contains pens, that are among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

BOSTON – An auction to raise money for the victims of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has pulled in more than $100,000.

Hundreds of items belonging to Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, hit the auction block Saturday in Bulger’s South Boston hometown.

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The Boston Globe reports  that the proceeds will be split among the families of Bulger’s victims, including 20 people killed by Bulger and his gang.

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Bulger’s coveted rat-shaped pencil holder sold for $3,600, while his gold diamond Claddagh ring fetched the highest price of the auction at $23,000.

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More mundane items revealing Bulger’s domestic life in hiding with Greig included framed photographs of the couple’s pets.

The 86-year-old Bulger is serving a life sentence for a host of charges, including participating in 11 murders.

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