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By DAVID FLICK / The Dallas Morning News
dflick@dallasnews.com

Jack Ruby’s .38-caliber Colt Cobra would be unremarkable except for two things — it made history and it has had astonishing resale value.

The gun purchased in 1960 for $62.50 by the Dallas nightclub owner, who used it three years later to kill presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, will be auctioned in Las Vegas later this month.

Its owner, Florida real estate developer Anthony Pugliese III, declined to divulge his minimum auction price, other than to say it is more than $1 million.

Mr. Pugliese, who bought the gun for $220,000 in 1991, is happy to talk about almost everything else.

“It’s a matter of passion,” he said, explaining why he is selling the weapon. “If I do something, it’s a matter of passion, and now I have a new passion.”

Florida real estate developer Anthony Pugliese III says the reserve price for Jack Ruby's gun is at least $1 million
Blake Spurlin/Spurlin Photography

Florida real estate developer Anthony Pugliese III says the reserve price for Jack Ruby's gun is at least $1 million


Blake Spurlin/Spurlin Photography
Ruby revolver on display  at the Palms

The Maltese Falcon is one of the most famous statues in the world.  Mr. Pugliese's marketing staffed called me to create a portrait of him with the Maltese Falcon to match the portrait take 60 years earlier with Humphrey Bogart.  Of course it is the very same statue that Bogart held.

 THE MALTESE FALCON
We took the portrait in the opposite position and concentrated on the signature Bogart lean.

 

  

 

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