We have been collecting crime memorabilia since 1991. Over the past two decades, much time and work has gone into researching, locating, obtaining and bringing you the largest and most diverse collection of authentic true crime memorabilia. All items offered here are guaranteed authentic and as described.
If you have any questions about ordering, feel free to email us. General questions are answered below.
BEWARE of people offering artwork and signatures that are non authentic. Having spent 17 years collecting crime memorabilia and doing our homework to assure the items we offer are nothing but authentic. It is disheartening to see others offering items which are possibly fraudulent. As the old saying goes, if appears to good to be true.... it probably is.
At www.Supernaught.com we are 100% committed to the integrity of this hobby. We will never knowingly offer anything we suspect might not be real. Though this is an obscure hobby, growing in popularity, certain individuals have already taken advantage of the market place.
Why would the media frown on an interest/hobby that they could actually benefit from? The reason is rather simple. When an editor or other media member sets out to do a story their first thought is what positon to take on the particular movement or cause. For example, if a news-magazine editor looks at this website, the individual may or may not sympathize personally with some of its grievances and goals, but he also sees that there will be a strong consensus among his advertisers, people in power and his peers, therefore the attitude of the editor or media is that it should be discouraged. Under these circumstances this individual knows that his magazine, newspaper or television program had better to take on a negative attitude. By taking on a negative attitude the individual feels that that they will gain respect from their advertisers, fellow peers and people in power. Instead of trying to learn the horror of what we don't know the media would rather condemn it. We must not forget the past or it is destined to repeat.
To our knowledge, no university or law enforcement agencies are doing any in depth sociological studies and sharing this information with the public. More and more is learned about the criminal mind, the more we study these individuals and try to learn about why such criminals do what they do. What better way to study these individuals than to deal directly with those responsible. We can never know why these people do what they do by assuming and speculating. The perpetrators and only they hold the answers. No matter how much we study and learn in schools and textbooks, there is no experience better than that of first hand knowledge which newspaper writers and television reporters don't always seek out, most of the time they write their articles based on second hand knowledge and not facts. Yet, they sell more violence, people's suffering, misery and death by selling commercial time to advertisers who pay these networks. They buy and sell crime everyday.
This website is providing a look into their (the inmates) lives and thoughts, whether in words or color to those who are interested. We are not forcing anyone to view or purchase anything offered here. Collecting criminal artifacts is a perfectly legitimate and knowledgeable interest which for some becomes a hobby. There are collector's who seek items from such individuals as Hitler, Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Kahdafi, Arafat, Castro and other leaders who are responsible for the supression, depravation of human rights and murders of hundreds of thousands. Many of the true crime authors who are respected in the field of "Serial Murder" correspond with and visit the same criminals that the media criticizes people for collecting these items. Are they aware that collectors of items such as the ones offered here include, but not limited to; law enforcement officers, lawyers, famous musicians, sports figures, famous actors, military personnel and people from all walks of life. There is no bias when it comes to someone having an interest in true crime and its History. Over the many years we have corresponded with inmates, we've obtained several canteen receipts which show certain infamous inmates spending up to $10.00 a month (some do and can spend more). Any money they receive must be spent within the prison or an approved prison vendor, so that all money stays within the DOC. How is that getting rich? Most of this money goes to hygeine products, paper, envelopes and postage. If the money were not on the inmates books, the prison would then supply indigent prisoners with their hygeine products, postage and stationary. Who pays for the indigent prisoners? If an inmate is fortunate he or she sometimes has enough money to order art supplies if the facility has an approved arts & crafts vendor.
It is worth a few dollars to understand why some criminals do what they do and several States, including the so called Son of Sam states do indeed allow inmates to work and earn income. We know of inmates who earn wages ranging from 8 cents an hour to 30 cents. An hourly wage which some inmates are allowed to work doing different jobs while serving their sentences incarcerated in various prisons.
How can I write to and/or get in touch with an incarcerated individual?
We do not provide information on how to get in contact with anyone incarcerated in jail or prison (nor those outside of prison for that matter). We do not encourage nor discourage you from doing so but we suggest that if you decide to write an incarcerated individual to use common sense when doing so.
What is murderabilia?
Another word created by the media. It's meaning? The media uses this word to get peoples interest and attention in what they are selling them. Simply, we collect items from some of the most notorious men & women that have been brought to the attention of the public generally through means of the news media. Networks like Court TV, Discovery, The Learning Channel, CNN, FOXNews, etc. have made many of these criminals household names. There is nothing uncommon about an interest in the darker side of history; In fact, research conducted by professionals shows that it is indeed normal human behavior to be interested in what we do not understand and we cannot control. Perhaps by studying these types of individuals, one day we will know more about what sets them off or find common ground among some of them that can help us to identify them before such horrific crimes are committed.
Why do you glorify killers?
We do NOT glorify anyone. We simply present the facts as they are and offer a rare opportunity to own various pieces of criminal history. Collecting of this type of memorabilia is nothing new and has been going on as far back as the criminals written about in the History books.
Items from the various Jack the Ripper suspects have been one of interest to individuals since the days of his crimes. Let's not forget that the Jack the Ripper case was the first documented serial killing case, though these individuals were not referred to as "serial" killers until more recently.
Why should inmates be making money off their crimes by selling these things?
We do not enter into business arrangements with any inmates. Be aware that MOST inmates in the US are indeed permitted to sell artwork or other items for profit, even in these so called Son-Of-Sam states such as CA and TX. Many inmates, even those in prisons for minor crimes, have no family or loved ones in the outside world and would not even have the small permitted credit on their prison accounts to be able to buy things like deodorant or soap unless they sold artwork, drawings, poetry or other items. In many prisons, there are craft stores where you can buy items made by the prisoners; a portion of the money goes onto the prisoner's books. Among the inmates most popular customers to whom the inmates sell their items are the correctional officers, doctors and other staff that work inside these prisons. There has been a tradition of this practice throughout the history of prisons and correctional facilities as long as people have been incarcerated. Would you rather keep paying more and more in taxes to house millions of people in the United States alone, or allow the ones who choose to make a small amount of money in which to buy their own hygeine products, clothes, postage stamps and stationary? Indigent prisoners are entitled to things which are given to them and because these inmates have no money on their books, who do you think ends up paying the bill? You, the taxpayer.
Popular auctions sites such as eBay permit many prisoner-created items, search for 'prison art' or similar terms and take a look and see for yourself. The media only targets high profile inmates for criticism of allowing items into the hands of interested parties.
How do I know the items you are selling are real and not fake?
We suggest you be careful before purchasing crime related items. Believe it or not, there are quite a bit of fake pieces, such as drawings and signatures floating around. All items offered by us come with a lifetime guarantee and are fully authenticated by us. We have been collecting such items since 1992 and have gotten them directly from the source as often as we can. We've spent thousands of hours researching, reading, writing and doing all the leg work in order to offer such a vast majority of items from so many of the world's most infamous criminals. You can be sure that what we offer is the real thing and nothing less!
What do you have to say to the victims families?
Without the media, we would have never heard of most of these infamous historical cases. We have never sought out victims families as others would do. There's enough of the media hunting down families of murdered victims to sell more violence and death on the TV and in the newspapers. We would never consider reminding anyone of their losses and neither should others. We do not advertise this website and quite honestly if you don't like what you see, leave!
Is it true that the State of TX has been confiscating your mail to inmates?
A person out of Houston, TX recently stated on television he was in possession of letters/personal mail which the Texas Department of Corrections had "confiscated". When we viewed the program and saw the display of crime memorabilia on display we immediately recognized the items as those that were auctioned off in the late 1990's and purchased by this individual. The gentlemen bought SEVERAL items from us and other ebay sellers in 1998 and 1999. We would just like to clarify that Mr. K purchased these items from the auction site eBay.
Do you give interviews?
We are not interested in entertaining those individuals who manipulate the facts, knowingly mis-lead the public, deliberately take things out of context and are only looking for sensationalism and ratings.