there's some good sites out there, and you can always write to cats like Manson. Anybody own anything? A Gacy painting probably increases more in value than known artists. Here's an article, 10 Disturbing Items Of Murderabilia Crime Gareth May November 18, 2013 Some people collect coins. Others, stamps. But these pursuits are innocuous hobbies, especially when compared to collectors of macabre murderabilia. A twist on memorabilia, murderabilia are items extracted from a serial killer’s life—everything from locks of hair to original artwork. Here are 10 of the most disturbing items of murderabilia people have ever purchased. 10 The BTK Envelopes Dennis Rader is better known as the BTK killer—an American serial killer who murdered 10 people between 1974 and 1991 in the state of Kansas. The acronym BTK stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”—the signature Rader used to sign the letters he sent to police to taunt them. It also happened to be the method of murder he preferred. It was these letters that would lead to his eventual capture in 2005, but the legacy of Rader lives on. Within five years of his sentencing, several of Rader’s possessions were selling on various murderabilia websites. One item was an envelope containing Rader’s drawing of “Factor X”—the creature who apparently made Rader kill. The drawing was on sale for $3,000. Or, alternatively, they could purchase an envelope without the drawing (but still licked by Rader) for just $325. For a more modest fee of $40, Rader’s fans could buy a sample of dirt from one of his former houses. 9 Albert Fish’s Autograph Albert Fish had many names: “Ham and Eggs,” “The Boogey Man,” “The Gray Man,” “The Werewolf of Wysteria,” “The Brooklyn Vampire”—the list goes on and on. He was arrested for the murder of 10-year-old Grace Budd in 1934 after sending a letter to the girl’s family detailing why and how he killed her. If you want to sleep tonight, don’t read the letter at that link; it doesn’t make great bedtime reading. Fish’s crimes are right up there with the most shocking acts you’re likely to ever come across in your life. But the man who murdered—and ate—several children between 1924 and 1934 also had many admirers. As a testament to this, Albert Fish’s autograph was bought for $30,000 from a murderabilia website in 2010. 8 The Kray Brothers’ Mug Shots Ronnie and Reggie Kray are two of the most notorious gangsters in the world. The twin brothers ran a gang in London’s East End throughout the 1950s and 1960s until their eventual incarceration in 1969. Over the years, the British public’s morbid fascination with the Krays and their crime spree has manifested itself through newspaper headlines, TV documentaries, and various books. But in 2009, the world’s fascination with the Krays was put to the test when several items of Kray murderabilia went up for sale at an auction house called Mullocks. The main sale was the two original mug shots of the twins from when they were just 18 years old. The mug shots sold for £7,500 (about $12,000). Other items that have gone on sale over the years include a pair of boxing gloves given to Reggie by the famous criminal Charles Bronson, several pieces of artwork painted by the twins, and letters shedding light on the scandalous affair between Ronnie Kray and Lord Boothby. There’s even a Twitter feed for charting the sale of specific Kray memorabilia. 7 The Serial Killer Trivia Game “Have you ever wanted to kill someone? Now you can and be a winner!” This is the product description for possibly the darkest thing you can buy on Amazon. Produced by a company in Seattle, The Serial Killer Trivia Game has to be the most disturbing board game out there. Players can take the role of many of the serial killers mentioned on this list, and the game works just like any other—players roll a die (no pun intended), move their pieces around the board, and answer questions. A correct answer will result in a player claiming a victim. Tiny little plastic babies, color-coded to each player’s piece, are an example of the victims players can claim. The game’s creator has stated that the board game is a work of art. 6 Jack Ruby’s Colt Cobra When Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the world was changed forever. Instead of answers to the questions surrounding JFK’s death, we were just left with more questions—questions that will probably never be truly resolved. But since that fateful day, Ruby’s snub-nosed .38 caliber Colt Cobra has lived a quiet life, passing from owner to owner in escalating deals. In 1960, Ruby bought the Colt Cobra for $62.50 in Dallas at Ray’s Sporting Goods. Ruby was a regular; he was known as Sparky because he always had one of his many guns strapped to his hip. Three years later, Ruby would use the gun to shoot and kill JFK’s alleged assassin. Dallas Police Captain L.C. Graves took the gun from Ruby, slapped the evidence tag “State’s Exhibit No. 6” on it, and put it in storage, where it stayed until Ruby’s death in 1967. What followed was a bitter feud between Ruby’s lawyer and his brother over who had rightful ownership of the gun. The argument finally ended in August 1991 when a Texas judge ruled in favor of Earl Ruby. Deeply in debt, Earl Ruby immediately decided to sell the gun. This time the venue was Manhattan and the gun was sold for $220,000, including a $20,000 commission for the auctioneer. Despite the buyer trying to disguise his identity as a collector named Fred Roman, he was eventually outed as Anthony Pugliese III, a real estate developer from Miami. Pugliese was a clever chap and made his money back by selling bullets he’d fired from the gun for $1,000 a pop. After 17 years, Pugliese decided he’d fired his souvenir enough, and in March 2008 he sold it for an unknown figure in excess of $2 million at the Pugliese Pop Culture Collection auction in Las Vegas—alongside a pair of Andy Warhol’s sunglasses and two Superman capes worn by Christopher Reeve in the Superman movies.