Al Alphonse Capone Tax Bill 1935 Signed Autograph Chicago Cook County Ilinois
This item is an original 5" X 6" county tax bill from 1935 from the Office Of Law Department of Cook County Chicago Illinois that was mailed to Al Capone. The tax bill is numbered 445-355. The tax bill also features the original 5" X 7" mailing envelope which is postmarked-October 1, 1935. The front of the envelope has hand printed instructions as to whom the tax bill was to be given to. Also included is a 2" X 5" piece of a daily planner calendar dated October 26 with more handwritten instructions.Alphonse "Al" Capone was one of the most famous U.S. gangsters during the 1930s, a Chicago-based boss involved in illegal gambling, bootlegging (illegal alcohol) and prostitution. Al Capone got his start in New York, working as a thug and bouncer (where he got the three scars that spawned his nickname, "Scarface"). He moved to Chicago in 1919 and quickly moved up in the ranks of Johnny Torrio's gang. Capone was known for his smarts and brutality, and by 1925 he was in charge of one of Chicago's biggest criminal gangs. It was Capone's men who gunned down seven rivals in 1929 in what was called the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." Arrested many times over the years, Al Capone was famously pursued by federal agent Eliot Ness and ended up finally going to jail for income tax evasion in 1931. After serving eight years in federal prisons, Capone was released on good behavior (and because he'd been suffering from syphilis-related ailments). Capone retired to his estate in Florida and died in 1947 of heart failure.A hand signed cut signature by Al Capone with a fountain pen in brown has been affixed to the front of the tax bill. The cut signature portion is approximately 1" X 2 1/2" inches.......ALL THREE ITEMS--TAX BILL,ORIGINAL ENVELOPE AND CALENDAR PAGE PLUS AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.