Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    John Dillinger: His Personal Stickpin. Unlike many gangsters, John Dillinger was not known as a flashy dresser. Yet, in one of his most famous photos, he appears quite well-dressed and even sports a diamond stickpin. That very same stickpin is the featured item in this lot. It measures 3" long and is housed in a custom display frame. The setting appears to be platinum and the style is typical of the 1920s. The display includes an August 24, 1975 "Arizona Daily Star" newspaper article showing Dillinger and commenting "The stick pin is still around." Yes, indeed. It was part of the estate of Tucson Police Chief Christopher Wollard.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,017

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 30, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2021 December 4 - 5 Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston Americana & Political Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search