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Paul Fraser Collectibles’ Top 10 strangest-ever collectibles

#2 The only Billy the Kid photo in existence - $2.3m

The legend of notorious outlaw Billy the Kid still captivates people 130 years after his death. So it’s no surprise that a one-of-kind memorabilia piece directly linked to the gunslinger drew bidders from around the world when it auctioned in June 2011.

Brian Lebel’s 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction in the US boasted the only extant photo of outlaw Billy the Kid among its collectibles for sale.

The Kid posed for the picture at a saloon in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Unbeknownst to him, the photograph would be pored over for more than 100 years. After furious bidding, the photograph sold for a remarkable $2.3m.

The Kid was later shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881 at the age of just 21.

Submitted by Alex Manford

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# Weird # Bizarre # Creepy # Paul Fraser # Billy the Kid
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