Beyond the Law: American History Unfolds at Christie’s South Kensington in June

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LONDON.- Following the success of Christie’s Arms and Armour sale in September 2010 which was 91% sold by lot, achieving over £500,000, Christie’s announces the upcoming sale, to be held on 22 June 2011. The auction will be led by the Colt .38 „Police Positive‟ revolver formerly owned by notorious American gangster “Al” Capone (estimate: £50,000-70,000). The revolver will be sold alongside a further 209 lots, dating from the 10th century to the 20th century – a millennia of martial history. Comprising principally arms, as well as armour, militaria and a broad selection of books on the subject, estimates for individual items range from £300 to £85,000. Perhaps the most famous American gangster of all time, Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (1899 –1947) has been