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Al Capone signature up for auction

When Geraldo Rivera went in search of buried treasure underneath Chicago’s Lexington Hotel what he found was, of course, nothing. But the former headquarters of Chicago’s most famous resident are back in the headlines. Or rather, on the block.

RR Auction in New Hampshire will offer for sale a rare signature from Capone, on letterhead from the gangster’s castle Wednesday. Bobby Livingston of RR Auction joined Eight Forty-Eight to explore the paper trail.

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