President John F. Kennedy’s items fetched up to $2M at auction 50 years after his assassination
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President John F. Kennedy’s items fetched up to $2M at auction 50 years after his assassination

President John F. Kennedy’s items fetched up to $2M at auction 50 years after his assassination

In the year 2012, we have seen that the United State’s first President

Air Force One Bomber Jacket

Notably, at this auction that ended this Monday at John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, nearly 50 years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a birthday car from his son, the late John F. Kennedy Jr., fetched $17,000, a flag on Kennedy’s motorcade limousine sold for $55,000, while Kennedy’s Air Force One bomber jacket got sold for $570,000, a price far greater than its pre-sale estimate of $40,000.

President John F. Kennedy's items fetched up to $2M at auction 50 years after his assassination

The eclectic collection of President John F. Kennedy offered on sale included a number of photographs, letters, books and other items that were discovered at the home of David powers, who died in 1998, while Powers' relatives were preparing the Arlington, residence for sale.

No one was closer to President John F. Kennedy than his longtime aide, David Powers.

Speaking about David Powers, he was close aide to the President Kennedy for throughout his political career, right from year 1946 until his assassination on November 22, 1963, after which he remained close to the Kennedy family and became curator of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston before retiring in 1994. He collected keepsakes and documents spanning his years of friendship with the Kennedy family.

Among the thousands items sold, there were some items which fetched as much as 20-times their highest estimate price, along with books inscribed by the President and a number of letters from Jackie Kennedy, the first lady.

Besides, we have also seen the sale offering of some of the other exclusive Presidential memorabilia including the Abraham Lincoln's letter showing his attempts at compensated emancipation, the American historical memorabilia, and Bill Clinton’s laptop for $125,000.

Via: Reuters

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