The Dillinger material comes from the archive of papers of attorney Frederick Steiger who prosecuted Dillinger after his first arrest in September 1924. The collection features a range of documents, including John Dillinger's signed affidavit detailing the crime, 13 signed witness statements documenting his activities that day, and other materials related to the case, including a signed admission of guilt: "We had decided that we would rob Mr. Morgan that night." (Estimate: $20,000+)
Finally, there is a letter by Nikola Tesla on the success of his inventions. Dated February 27, 1909, the letter was sent by Tesla from his offices in New York City to Anita Drysdale Hawkins, a friend, and employee at his Wardenclyffe plant. In it, Tesla discusses the departure of a troublesome guest and comments on the success of his innovative work. (Estimate: $50,000+)
The Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction ends April 12.