RR Auctions Willie Sutton Original Wanted Poster

13 Jun

RR Auctions Willie SuttonMaster bank robber (1901–1980) nicknamed ‘The Actor’ for his success in eluding capture through the use of disguises and odd mannerisms. Original wanted poster issued by the FBI on April 27, 1951, 8 x 8, featuring images of Sutton’s fingerprints and mug shots, as well as a physical description. The poster charges him with “Bank Robbery” and “Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement (Armed Robbery),” and warns that “Sutton is believed to be armed and is considered extremely dangerous.” Also bears a couple original ink notations, including one denoting the suspect’s apprehension on February 18, 1952, in Brooklyn. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and tack holes to the top. RR Auction COA.

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