You are bidding on a very rare personal, Star of David, 14K diamond ring, which belonged to Mobster Mickey Cohen. This is a massive, thick solid gold ring with a nice, bright, very white diamond in the center. Cohen was very proud of his religion and displayed the Star of David on many of his jewelry and clothing items. Mickey Cohen always wore the finest clothes money could buy and at one time he even owned his own clothing store. This ring reflects Cohen's true style and elegance.
My father Jim Smith was Mickey Cohen's right hand man. Mickey Cohen was Ben "Bugsy" Siegel's right hand man. After Ben Siegel was knocked off by his Syndicate partners for skimming from the Flamingo, Mickey Cohen took over the mob's West Coast. He took over for Ben and was very successful. "I took over from Benny right away on instructions from the people back east," he said. "Naturally, I missed Benny, but to be honest with you, his getting knocked off was not a bad break for me. Pretty soon I was running everything out "Cohen's famous quote was "I never killed a man who didn't deserve it." Cohen hung around with all of the Top celebrities and political figures. He was very good friends with Frank Sinatra and the Rat pack.
In January of 1972 Mickey was released from the Federal Penitentiary. Jim Smith picked him up from prison and was with him everyday for the rest of Mickey's life. Jim Smith is shown wearing the plaid jacket in the pictures below. This picture was taken from the book Mickey Cohen "In My Own Words"
Mickey also had more lives than a cat. Mickey Cohen was born a Leo. Cohen was shot at, bombed, arrested, imprisoned, threatened, and even hit in the head with a lead pipe by a crazed inmate while in jail. He was also involved in many legendary gun battle's such as the "War of the Sunset Strip." Mickey always came back for more. Mickey died of cancer in 1976 but in the end, he outlasted all of his enemies and was one of the most flamboyant and successful gangsters to ever live. He was just as famous as John Gotti or any other Mob figure.
Be sure to check out the mob book "LIFE - Mobsters & Gangsters" While many gangsters are portrayed like Capone and Gotti it is Cohen who receives the biggest coverage with a 10 page spread. It's a great book for any Mob aficionado. You can also check out this book on the Time-Life website. Cohen is also featured in "Criminal Masterminds" and the new book "Celebrity Gangster" My father, Jim Smith, is also featured in the Rogue's Gallery "Mickey Cohen" Video. They shot most of this show at his house in L.A. Copies of the DVD and video are available on EBAY and at local stores.
This is the perfect way to add to your true crime collection or to start a collection in the convenience of one auction for a very low price. This is very rare Mob memorabilia and all of these items comes directly from my father's personal collection. You will also receive a COA with every item which shows my father with Mickey taken directly from the book "Mickey Cohen- In my own words."
Authentic Mob memorabilia is very hard to come by. This personal ring is very rare and comes directly from the source, my father, each item is Guaranteed 100% Authentic. This auction is also sure to be a "Hit" with all of your friends. I will personally guarantee every item I sell as Authentic.
The value of these items will continue to go up as the years go by. Also, be sure to check out my other Mob auctions currently on EBAY. My father knew many Mob figures and owns many items from other famous mobsters that he has recently decided to sell. He has collected and treasured many private and personal Mob items through the years.
Please E-mail me with any questions, or any other Mickey Cohen or Mob /Mafia items you may be interested in . You will not find an authentic Johnny Stompanato item anyw I have a very low starting bid and recently reduced the price. T is also with No Reserve ! I have 100% positive feedback and I am an EBAY Power S...