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John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy
(1942 -March 10, 1994)
EXECUTED

American Serial Killer, known as “The Killer Clown.’ He murdered a minimum of 33 boys/young men. On death row at Menard Correctioal Center Gacy spent much of his time painting and appealing his case. In mid-1984 the Supreme Court of Illinois upheld Gacy’s conviction and ordered his execution. Gacy filed an appeal against this decision which was denied by the Supreme Court of the United States on March 4, 1985. John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection at the Statesville Correctional Center on May, 10, 1994.
Stephen Koschal was Gacy’s agent for his artwork during the years 1991-1992. I had numerous correspondence with Gacy and receive many half-hour telephone calls from him on Sunday afternoons.
Below is illustrated a copy of my contract with John Wayne Gacy to be agent for his artwork.


Besides numerous paintings, birthday and Christmas cards, signed books and other things, I also handled his personal typewriter which he used to type the manuscript for his book “A Question of Doubt” and over 8,000 letters including post-conviction legal work. This typewriter and some paintings was sold to the Crime and Punishment Museum, just a short walk from The White House in Washington. Below is the typewriter on display at the museum.


During the night of the Grand Opening of the Museum we had a red carpet entrance for special guests and a party on the roof of the museum. Illustrated below is Steve Koschal with John Walsh of “Americas Most Wanted” whose TV studio was in the basement.


I was fortunate enough to be able to acquire many of Gacy’s retained personal papers. Not all, but many of the papers he received (mostly legal) and newspaper articles about him, he signed shortly before his execution.
Below are some offerings

GACY, John Wayne #1 (1942-1994). Notorious American serial killer, sex offender who tortured and killed at a minimum of 33 young boys. At least once he climbed into a coffin and fondled a young dead man. Gacy was dubbed the “Killer Clown.” He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection.
Very rare copy (retained) of his sworn AFFIDAVIT, July 13, 1993, State of Illinois vs John Wayne Gacy. Gacy, who typed this Affidavit himself, lists eight complaints and he feels the states objection must fall for his reasons given. For sure, he lies in section #6, if not in some others. Signed in full “John Wayne Gacy.” Three file holes else very fine condition...................................$375.00



Baseball Hall of Fame
GACY, John Wayne #2 This painting is on a Fredrix canvas panel measuring 16”x20”.  The painting is Gacy’s version of the Baseball Hall of Fame logo in red, white and blue paint.  Around the logo, 46 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame have hand signed this painting.  Some of those who have signed are: Al Lopez, Rod Carew, Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, Johnny Mize, Yogi Berra, Jim Catfish Hunter, Rick Ferrell, Robin Roberts, Enos Slaughter, Monte Irvin, Bob Feller, Brooks Robinson, Al Barlick, Warren Spahn, Eddie Matthews, Johnny Bench, Ralph Kiner, Harmon Killebrew, Red Schoendienst, Luis Aparicio, Ferguson Jenkins, Willie Stargell, Frank Robinson, Duke Snider, Juan Marichal, Lou Brock, Ernie Banks, Luke Appling, Buck Leonard, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Sandy Koufax,  Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Roy Campanella.  At the bottom right corner of the painting is a blood red signature of the artist, J.W. Gacy.  To the left of Gacy’s signature is a bold large blue Sharpie signature of Richard Nixon. Nixon has dated his signature “9/7/90”. $27,500.00

From the Personal/Private Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne #3 Fabulous retained copy of John Wayne Gacy’s Petition to the Supreme Court of Illinois in the case of People of the State of Illinois v. John Wayne Gacy  Dated September 21, 1993. $450.00

From the Personal Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne #6 Actual page from Gacy’s personal files, kept in his cell that he signed in full just a day or two before his execution. “Mental Test Sought, Gacy shows ‘multiple personalities’. $145.00

GACY, John Wayne #7 Custom made bookmark by Gacy, 6 inches long, printed clown sitting down holding a dog on the right side. Printed in red “From the personal library of” at the top and ‘Execute Justice... Not People!’ at the bottom.  In the middle is a line and underneath are printed John W. Gacy.  The line was for Gacy to sign his name above it.  These bookmarks did not leave enough room for Gacy to sign his name with his normal size signature especially using a black ink Sharpie. He also did not like having his signature go below the line thus his autograph appears to be somewhat cramped. It is believed he made 250 of these bookmarks. $110.00

America’s Killer Clown
GACY, John Wayne #8 His signature, prison number and return address on part of a manila envelope that was used to send paintings from prison. $77.50

Large Original Painting - Signed Three Times
GACY, John Wayne #9 Large size 14”x18.”  Three colorful sparrows on some tree branches with flowers. Signed in full using red ink near the bottom right portion of the painting “John Wayne Gacy.”  Painted on an Artists Canvas hard panel Gacy has filled in a few lines on the verso: “Title  “Sparrows 1167”  Artist he signs his name “John W. Gacy” and Medium, he writes “Acrylic 1167.”  In addition, he writes “I hope you enjoy these sparrows as much as I enjoyed doing them for you Best wishes John W. Gacy.”  This three line inscription was the idea of Stephen Koschal and Gacy would write similar inscriptions on all paintings ordered by Koschal. $2850.00

From the Personal Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne #10 Actual page from Gacy’s personal files, kept in his cell, that he signed in full, just a day or two before his execution.  Original T.L.S. from his attorney, on attorney’s letterhead dated Sept. 20, 1993,  Re:  Gacy  v. Welborn  advising Gacy that that his petition is scheduled to be considered in the justices’ conference on September 27...they would be expected to announce their decision one week later....” Signed in ink by an attorney and signed in full by John Wayne Gacy. $145.00

From the Personal Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne #11 Actual page from Gacy’s personal files, kept in his cell, that he signed in full just a day or two before his execution. Copies of Chicago Tribune, Nov. 4, 1988, regarding exploiting the name of John Wayne Gacy in order to scare people into voting for George Bush. The second page illustrated a few funny cartoons regarding this issue and comments from several celebrities. $145.00

From the Personal Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne #12 Actual page from Gacy’s personal files, kept in his cell that he signed in full just a day or two before his execution.  Copy of two newspaper articles from the Boston Herald, February 17, 1989 and February 12, 1989.  Both articles are about the sales of Gacy’s paintings. Most interesting reading. Signed in full: “John Wayne Gacy” in a clear area. $145.00





**SOLD ITEMS**

From the Personal/Private Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne #5 Copy of a two page newspaper article “State death penalty dormant.” which mentions John Wayne Gacy, Legal size, folded. Hand signed in ink with a desirable full signature “John Wayne Gacy” in a clear area. SOLD

Rare Gift from Gacy’s Personal LIBRARY
GACY, John Wayne #4 “So You Think You’re A Die-Hard Cub Fan” 1985, First Edition.  Inscribed and signed: “Steve, Enjoy the reading John W. Gacy.”  Also signed by Baseball Hall of Fame member Ernie Banks.  Gacy was a major fan of the Chicago Cubs. He gave out books from his personal library to friends saying he had to do so occasionally as to make room in his cell. SOLD
GACY, John Wayne (1942-1994). Notorious American serial killer, sex offender who tortured and killed at a minimum of 33 young boys. At least once he climbed into a coffin and fondled a young dead man. Gacy was dubbed the “Killer Clown.” He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection.
Photograph, 8”x10” in color, close-up head and shoulders pose as "Patchess the Clown.” Boldly signed, “John W. Gacy” using a black ink Sharpie type pen in the upper right corner. Very rare, it is believed he only signed about six of the large photographs. In fine condition.......................SOLD


GACY, John Wayne (1942-1994). Notorious American serial killer, sex offender who tortured and killed at a minimum of 33 young boys. At least once he climbed into a coffin and fondled a young dead man. Gacy was dubbed the “Killer Clown.” He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection.
Gacy’s copy of a clipping from the Chicago Times, January 12, 1979. ‘Beating the rap – Gacy’s options”. Lengthy partial article about Gacy facing examination by a psychiatrist... he will be asked if he was crazy during the murders, et. Gacy’s personal copy with the usual file holes. Signed: “John Wayne Gacy” in the clear area at top. Fine+ condition...................................SOLD


GACY, John Wayne(1942-1994). Notorious American serial killer, sex offender who tortured and killed at a minimum of 33 young boys. At least once he climbed into a coffin and fondled a young dead man. Gacy was dubbed the “Killer Clown.” He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection.
Copy of newspaper article retained by Gacy from the Examiner, August 23, 1988. ‘Scandal of mass child killer who’s allowed to gain new fame as artist.”
One full page with three illustrations. One Gacy dressed as a clown another is a head shot and the last an invitation to an art sale of his paintings. Boldly signed in full “John Wayne Gacy.” ’Usual two file holes otherwise in fine + condition...................................SOLD


Rare original of “Skull Clown”
GACY, John Wayne Original four-color painting of “Skull Clown” on an 8”x10” sheet of card stock.  Very unusual, signed twice by Gacy. Once in his usual block letters and once again with his full signature in script “John W. Gacy.”  He added the date “93” a year or less before his execution. SOLD

America’s #1 Serial Killer,
Signed Original Oil Painting

GACY, John Wayne Large size, very colorful painting, measures 14 in. by 18 in., signed in red ink bottom right with the desirable full signature of John W. Gacy (not the usual J.W. Gacy). On the verso Gacy has written the title of the painting and signed his name in full once again “John W. Gacy.”. SOLD

From the Personal/Private Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne Two color photographs, one is of  Gacy as Patches the Clown. Measures 4”x 6” half length pose signed on the light area of his shoulder “John W. Gacy AKA Patches.”  On the verso he has written: “Patches the Clown AKA J.W. Gacy, Taken 1977 as seen in Life Mag. Feb. 1979.” In excellent condition. The second photograph can be considered quite rare. Color photograph of Gacy as Pogo the Clown. Measures 3.5”x 5”. On the verso Gacy has written: “Hi, Pogo the Clown AKA John W. Gacy taken Dec. 1977.” Gacy has affixed his name and address return label. SOLD

John Wayne Gacy, America's #1 Serial Killer,Signed Original Oil Paintings:
The Hummingbird SOLD

Humming Birds SOLD

Indian Skull SOLD
 
The Seven Dwarfs Very Chilling. SOLD

Sparrows SOLD
 
Boxing Hall of Fame Rare Commissioned painting, signed by 7 Hall-of-Famers, including Muhammad Ali. SOLD
GACY, John Wayne Reproduction photograph, appx. 7”x9” B&W, uncommon Police department, des Plains, Illinois mug shot of Gacy. Signed in full. SOLD

GACY, John Wayne Color photograph, 4"x6" of John Wayne Gacy dressed as Patches The Clown.  Signed with his desirable full signature "John W. Gacy" adding the word "Patches". SOLD

From the Personal/Private Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne Cover letter United States Court of Appeals, Chicago, IL to John Wayne Gacy’s attorney for the case John W. Gacy v. George Welborn. John F. Grady, Judge. The court clerk is sending a copy of a document issued by the court in the above mentioned case.  Hand signed in full “John Wayne Gacy.”  This is Gacy’s copy, which he hand signed with his desirable full signature to indicate ownership. SOLD

From the Personal/Private Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne Original letter from Gacy’s attorney Sidley & Austin, Chicago. IL. Dated in another hand 5/7/93. Re:  Gacy v. Welborn.   “Dear John, Enclosed is a copy of the court’s order denying our motion regarding the participation of the State Appellate Defender in the MacArthur amius brief...” Hand signed in blue ink by the attorney. Signed by Gacy with his desirable full signature. SOLD

GACY, John Wayne His book: “More Letters To Mr. Gacy, Selected Correspondence of John Wayne Gacy.”  Myco Associates, November 1992,First printing, so stated.  Soft cover measures 8.5”x11”. Very interesting reading, letters to Gacy from all the Major News Stations, Brian Denney (actor who played Gacy), Life Magazine, ABC, Fox, The Oprah Show and dozens more. Most letters to Gacy also illustrate his response.  A fascinating read. Signed ion the title page with a full, ink signature. SOLD

From the Personal/Private Files of John Wayne Gacy
GACY, John Wayne Copy of a Illinois newspaper article of a young boy at an annual art show exhibit by inmates from the Menard Correctional Center.  The boy is looking over a painting of the seven dwarfs painted by John Wayne Gacy. Boldly signed with the desirable full signature of John Wayne Gacy. SOLD

America’s Killer Clown
GACY, John Wayne His signature, prison number and return address on part of a manila envelope that was used to send paintings from prison. SOLD






Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com