The following teaser is from an article published October 14, 2015 by the Telegraph and posted to the National Post website:
NEW YORK – Billy the Kid, the Wild West gunslinger, is usually associated with a Colt single-action .44 calibre, not the genteel English elegance of a varnished oak croquet mallet.
However an extremely rare photograph of the legendary outlaw leaning on a croquet mallet has emerged – only the second known photo of The Kid, whose real name is Henry McCarty, thought to exist.
The photo shows McCarty playing croquet with his gang of Lincoln County Regulators in late summer 1878.
It was bought by collector Randy Guijarro for US$2 from a California junk shop in 2010 and will now be sold by Kagin’s auctioneers for an estimated US$6.5 million.