Would you want to own a piece of Whitey memorabilia, like a diamond and gold claddagh ring or a replica of a Stanley Cup championship ring (Bulger petitioned the court to keep the original)? His victims' family members had mixed feelings, according to the AP.
These kinds of auctions can bring in millions for victims' families, federal officials told the AP. Sales of items seized from fraud king Bernie Madoff brought in $3.2 million, for instance.
Many of the items taken from the apartment where Bulger and his longtime girlfriend hid out are of little worth in themselves — cat figurines and copies of "Soldier of Fortune" magazine.