This auction is for an early note, photo, and envelope from deceased California convicted serial killer and American true crime icon Mr. Charles Milles Manson (11/11/1934 – 11/19/2017). Manson's notoriety, intense international media scrutiny, and public fascination has made him a household name worldwide. He was convicted for his role in a series of nine murders that took place on four separation dates in July and August of 1969, the seven most infamous of those murders became known as the "Tate/Labianca Murders." In 1971, after a circus of a trial, he was sentenced to death, which would later be reduced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole when the death penalty was temporarily abolished in the State of California. What set this case apart from others is its has never been established that Manson actually killed anyone. There have been many cases made to prove factual innocence on behalf of Charles Manson. The case and Manson continue to captivate the public with documentary films and movies, literary works, and sensationalism in pop culture. Manson's autograph continues to be a sought after prize by collectors from all walk's of life. On 11/19/2017 Manson passed away of natural causes. He was 83.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The note is written on a small sheet of paper, 3"×5', with a smiley face drawing, and is signed on the reveres, "Charles Manson," with a swastika. The photo is 3.5"×5", gloss finish, and unsigned. The photograph came with the note and original mailing envelope, postmarked 7/19/1996. The envelope has Manson's return address pre-printed in red. The note, photo, and envelope come inside a protective magazine sleeve with an acid free board and have been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate trust fund slip filled out by the executed "Railroad Killer."