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On the Assassination’s 53rd Anniversary, Remembering the Most Talked About John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Auction

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John F. Kennedy Memorabilia

Here is the story on famous John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Auction Related to His Assassination:

It all started when Nate Sanders got a phone call from a co-owner of a funeral home in Fort Worth, Texas in 2010.  It turned out that this funeral home had prepared Lee Harvey Oswald for his casket just after he was killed by Jack Ruby in Dallas.  Among other John F. Kennedy memorabilia items that the funeral home eventually placed for auction was Lee Harvey Oswald’s original death certificate that later was redone:

John F. Kennedy Memorabilia

It sold for $49,374 in December 2010.  Here is the original description:

https://natedsanders.com/viewuserdefinedpage.aspx?pn=LeeHarveyOswaldDeathCertificateConsignment

The freakiest piece of John F. Kennedy memorabilia to ever come to market and maybe just the craziest item to ever to come auction period was also consigned by the funeral house.  Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin was consigned.  See, conspiracy theorists believed that Oswald was not in his coffin.  Perhaps, it was empty or perhaps a Russian agent was in there.  So, they exhumed the coffin and yup, he was in there.  But the coffin turned out to be in bad shape as it was water damaged.  Thus, Oswald’s brother, Robert, left it to the owners of the funeral home, the Baumgardners, and buried the assassin in a brand new coffin.  After keeping the coffin for nearly 30 years, they consigned it.

John F. Kennedy Memorabilia

With buyer’s premium plus hammer price, the coffin was bid up to $87,468.

Here is the original description:

https://natedsanders.com/viewuserdefinedpage.aspx?pn=LeeHarveyOswaldCasketConsignment

The high prices were obtained because of the front page press coverage that these items received due to the great PR department at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.  Here are some examples:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/12/18/us-oswald-coffin-idUSTRE6BH03820101218

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40451062/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/lee-harvey-oswalds-coffin-goes-auction-block/

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/01/oswald.coffin.auction/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/01/lee-harvey-oswalds-coffin-auctioned-los-angeles/

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-17-oswald-coffin_N.htm

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell John F. Kennedy memorabilia or autographs in our next John F. Kennedy memorabilia auction, please email Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

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