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    The Newton Boys -- Two Signatures by Robbers Arguably the most successful bank and train robbers in American history. From 1920 through 1924, they masterminded more than a half dozen train and 80 bank robberies throughout Texas, the Midwest and Canada before they were captured. Recently their escapades were the subject of a 1998 film starring Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julianna Margulies and Dwight Yoakam. Offered here are the signatures of Willis Newton "J. Willis Newton" and Joe Newton "Joe Newton," each on a 6" x 4" card bearing a short typed biography and a hand written request for an autograph. In later years, the Newtons agreed to several interviews, one of which included comments on their near-contemporaries, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker: "Bonnie and Clyde was just silly kids bound to get themselves killed. We wasn't at all like them. We wasn't thugs. All we wanted was the money. Just like doctors, lawyers and other businessmen. Robbing banks and trains was our way of getting it. That was our business." Both signature cards are in near pristine condition and would make an excellent display. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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