By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Al Capone may have died nearly 75 years ago, but last weekend, interest in his prized material possessions fetched millions at auction.

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2021 file photo, a platinum and diamond Patek Philippe pocket watch with the initials AC, that once belonged to mob boss Al Capone is displayed at Witherell’s Auction House in Sacramento, Calif. The infamous Chicago gangster may have died nearly 75 years ago, but it’s clear interest in him is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $3 million. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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Some of his valuables were auctioned off for at least $3 million last Friday. It’s clear interest in the infamous Chicago gangster is very much alive.

Several of “Scarface” Capone’s belongings, including what was said to be his favorite handgun, were sold at auction over the weekend in Sacramento, California.

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2021 file photo, Brian Witherell displays a Colt .45-caliber pistol that once belonged to mob boss Al Capone, at Witherell’s Auction House in Sacramento, Calif. The infamous Chicago gangster may have died nearly 75 years ago, but it’s clear interest in him is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $3 million. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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The most popular item was Capone’s favorite handgun. It went for $860,000. Capone was convicted of income tax evasion in 1934 and served 11 years in Alcatraz. He died in his Florida home in 1947.

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2021 file photo, a collection of photographs from the estate of mob boss Al Capone is displayed at Witherell’s Auction House in Sacramento, Calif. The infamous Chicago gangster may have died nearly 75 years ago, but it’s clear interest in him is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $3 million. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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