Monday, February 18, 2013

Bomber Jacket - Other Items Auctioned For Up To $2m Reuters - Jfk Birthday Card From Son

By Daniel Lovering

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:03pm EST

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Thousands connected with things that belonged to somewhat of a longtime aide regarding President John F. Kennedy purchased for up to $2 million with an sell which broken upon Monday, just about 50 ages following your president's assassination.

A birthday unit card from his or her son, your late John F. Kennedy Jr., fetched $17,000, a new flag flown on Kennedy's motorcade limousine available intended for $55,000, although a closure of which hung over the aide's counter in the West Wing sold to get $17,000, removing from the total buyers' premiums, said Dan Meader, auction appraiser at John McInnis Auctioneers.

A top rated great deals product in the highest taker of which started about Sunday morning was Kennedy's Air Force One bomber jacket , which often offered for $570,000 along with a buyer's premium, far increased than the expectation of a $20,000 to $40,000 final bid.

The collection integrated letters, photographs, books as well as other products which possessed already been tucked aside in drawers plus track cabinets from the house with David Powers, that passed away in 1998. They ended up learned significantly simply by kinfolk since they prepared the actual Arlington, Massachusetts, house to get sale.

Powers was near to the chief executive during his political career, coming from 1946 right up until his assassination on November 22, 1963. He afterwards stayed towards the Kennedy household and started to be curator on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum within Boston just before going in 1994.

The auction incorporated personal influences that shown Powers' a lot of contributed history having Kennedy plus their family. Among these folks were being plenty of coorespondence through former initial lady Jackie Kennedy along with textbooks inscribed through the president.

Some products offered intended for approximately 20 occasions their own projected value in last minute times that procured occasions given that expected, Meader said.

Organizers haven't however tallied the total amount bid within the auction, but it surely seemed to be on your top end associated with $1 zillion that will $2 million, he said.

"It much exceeded that estimates," Meader said.

Roughly 400 persons from in the uk gone to the actual market within Amesbury, Massachusetts, which ended shortly after a few a.m. (1000 GMT) on Monday. Bidders from worldwide participated online, he / she said.

(Editing by simply Barbara Goldberg plus James Dalgleish)

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