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(Odds and ends)
From the Mario Gomes collection.

Capone coin and authentic Anton Restaurant celluloid see photo below.

Anton's restaurant next to Al's headquarters.

Theodore "The Greek"Anton later killed.

Franklin mint knife

Jim Colosimo's cafe novely matchbook.

Novelty matchbook. Many of these are up on Ebay and many people unknowingly dish out hundreds for them much to the delight of sellers. Please be aware that these never existed as originals ,and were simply a novelty Item to promote a place called the Gaslight restaurant. They were around in the late 40's and were reprinted in the 60's and 70's. Their total worth in pristine condition as a novelty item is $15 dollars tops!
Al Capone would never in a million years accept that his name be put on matchbooks showing he was a manager.(Proof of employment).That would have lead him to the slammer faster, since he had paid no income tax.
Real Colosimo matchbooks are plain with no mention of stars and employees. Stars there changed weekly ,so why would Colosimo's print up costly matches for one event?


Lobby of Lexington Hotel Chicago

Joe E.Lewis Personal lighter novelty Capone cards

Hawthorne restaurant in later years renamed the Towne.

Hawthorne during Capone's reign.The Hawthorne later became The Western Hotel and then the Towne until it burned down in 1970. It had belonged to mobster Joey Aiuppa.

This is probably the exact site where Capone hit the floor as the Hawthorne was being machinegunned by the Weiss caravan.

Framed Bugs Moran signature

1929 Chicago phone book with Al's home listed under his moms' name. (Theresa Capone 7244 Prairie ave).

1926 plate from the Metropole Hotel Chicago.

Lexington Hotel door handle and plate.

Al Capone stamps from Tadjikstan.

Al Capone novelty license

Capone statuette

Coin asking to vote for Sheriff of Chicago.

A  letter envelope with the Unione Siciliana  markings and Chicago address. (Mario Gomes by courtesy of Mr. Bill Helmer)

Pins from Capone's Chicago

Colosimo's items.

Items from Capone's Lexington hotel suite.

Picture of Al and his brother Ralph (back) with their hunting buddies. (Mario Gomes)

The matriarch of the Capones, Al's mom standing in the backyard at 7244 South Prairie Ave.This original photo was the one Al had in his cell at the Atlanta penitentiary (Mario Gomes).

Replica Thompson

Another Replica.

16"x20 " photo dating from 1929 of Valentine's day massacre

Two 11" x17" Photographs of massacre once belonging to John Faber.

Al Capone wall plaque.

Al Capone wall clock. Keeps perfect time!

Various photos

Esco Capone statue,Al Capone tray and bullets.

Another view

Tiles, bullets and wallpaper

Souvenirs of past documentaries.

Flyer for Capone's Chicago 1995

License plate

Al Capone death mask signed by W J.Helmer
(Mario Gomes collection)

Gangster related poker chips
(Special thanks John Binder for a couple of these seen here).

Al Capone taking a drive in his roadster

Al with his tommy on his lap.

Capone being booked.

Al Capone the Bootlegger.

   Al Capone busts

Al Capone bobble head

IXO Little version of Al's 1930 bulletproof Caddy

Refridgerator magnets

Laminated Poster of rum running era.

Chicago Gangland  in the 1920's poster.

Al Capone novelty postcard from Eastern State Penitentiary.

Novelty  Capone  Tombstones

My custom made replica of Capone's Mount Olivet family headstone originally from Capone's Chicago
(Mario Gomes Collection)

Another replica headstone added to my collection with a real special connection!

This headstone replica was made specially by the same company who made the previous Capone's Chicago headstones. Only this time it was at the request of actor William Forsythe. He played Al Capone in the 1993-94 televison series version of The Untouchables.
(Mario Gomes Collection)

According to the story, Mr. Forsythe who was not too pleased that the series was cancelled, had these made specially with the reverse dedicated thanks to his cast mates and crew. This was an indirect jab to the producers for cancelling the series so soon.
(Mario Gomes Collection)

Alcatraz building chip encased in lucite.

Wall Hanging made by Harry Lawrence.

Harry Lawrence's framed view of Capone's home at 7244 S. Prairie
being stakeout by police.

First Posted June 2004