Al Capone’s Cocktail Shaker Sold At Auction

A cocktail shaker once owned by gangster Al Capone was sold earlier this month, along with the rest of a collection that belonged to wealthy American dealer – the late Stanley Seeger.

The temptation of the prestigious items; including Lord Nelson’s teapot and a jug from the Titanic; resulted in a record breaking sale at Sotheby’s auction house in London, raising £7.3 million.

Al Capone’s cocktail shaker sold for 50 times more than expected, with the hammer coming down at £50,000.

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The shaker was originally given to Capone as a Christmas present by his associates, and was engraved with the words: ‘To a “REGULAR GUY” From THE BOYS 1932’.


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When Stanley Seeger later owned the shaker, it was used to serve up Bloody Mary cocktails to his guests. Seeger lived a quiet life in Sandsend and passed away in 2011 at the age of 81.

Check out the Sothebys website for more details about the auction.



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