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Personal artifacts from Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion up for auction, including guns and jewelry

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A plethora of never-before-seen artifacts and family photos that promise to illustrate the behind-the-scenes life and times of Al Capone — one of the 20th Century’s most renowned gangsters as well as Miami Beach’s most infamous former resident — will be auctioned off next month in California.

Fine jewelry, including a gold, diamond-adorned pendant necklace in the shape of his initials “AC,”  Al Capone’s prized Colt .45 and .38 semi-automatic pistols, as well as family photos and home videos are among just some of the items that will be part of the auction, according to the auction catalog.

The starting bid on four vintage photographs of Capone’s Palm Island home is just $100. 

All of the items featured in the auction were at one point or another in Al Capone’s Palm Island mansion that is slated for demolition. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Joe Raedle/Getty)

All of the items featured in the auction were at one point or another in Capone’s Palm Island mansion that is slated for demolition.

The event itself — billed as “A Century of Notoriety: The Estate of Al Capone” — is being staged by Witherell’s, a family-owned auction house in Sacramento that boasts an experienced team and whose chief operating officer, Brian Witherell, is featured on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow as a guest appraiser.

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Upcoming South Beach Seafood Festival shines spotlight on local chefs

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There’s something fishy going on in South Florida.

That’s about as cheesy as things are going to get at the South Beach Seafood Festival this weekend.

Fox Miami‘s (WSVN 7) ‘Deco Drive’ took the plunge to find out what delicacies from the deep await you.

Listen up, foodies.

The South Beach Seafood Festival is back.

“We’ve got the best cuisine, the best chefs, the best restaurants, and it’s the best seafood in the world,” said Tod Roy of South Beach Seafood Festival.

Read more and watch the report from Fox Miami (WSVN 7).

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South Beach Seafood Festival returns to Miami

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The South Beach Seafood Festival is kicking off this weekend. With more than 20 restaurants participating, NBC Miami gives us a sneak preview as to what we will taste.

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Halloween 2021: The seven best ghost and cemetery tours in South Florida

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If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, October is filled with opportunities to mingle with the spirits of South Florida’s past.

As the days toward Halloween dwindle, brave souls can avail themselves of ghost and cemetery tours at some of Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s oldest haunts.

Deering Estate (Photo: Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)

Some tours even welcome ghost-hunting equipment for those who happen to have a pendulum, dowsing rod, and EMF meter lying around the house.

Below is a randomly ordered list of South Florida’s best ghost and cemetery tours.

Yesteryear Village (Photo: South Florida Fairgrounds)

Happy spirit stalking!

HistoryMiami’s Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery tour with Dr. Paul George (Photo: Ali Goebel)

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