This auction is for an envelope from deceased gangster "Jimmy the Gent" Mr. James Burke, born James Conway, (7/5/1931 – 4/13/1996). Made world famous by the movie Goodfellas, with Mr. Robert de Niro playing his role, Burke was an American gangster convicted on conspiracy charges in 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. He'd receive an additional 20 years to life for orchestrating a murder from prison. There were a number of alleged crimes Burke and his crew were said to be responsible for, including multiple murders. Former associate turn FBI informant Mr. Henry Hill claimed Burke was behind at least 60 murders. Burke died of cancer on 4/13/1996. He was 64.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The envelope measures roughly 8.5×5.5", with eight lines of address written in Burke's hand, and is postmarked 12/17/1993. The envelope is stamped SHAWANGUNK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY in red with a star. The envelope comes inside a protective comic book sleeve with an acid free board and has been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
Three page/two sheet letter/envelope set, written while awaiting trail, from executed Texas "Coast to Coast Killer."