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JFK memorabilia makes about $2M at McInnis Auctioneers

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Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:38

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline on their wedding day. John McInnis Auctioneers image.

AMESBURY, Mass. (AP) – A collection of John F. Kennedy memorabilia fetched almost $2 million at auction, including $570,000 for the former president's Air Force One leather bomber jacket.

The collection of about 2,000 photographs, documents, gifts and other items was auctioned Sunday at John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury.

The items belonged to David Powers, Kennedy's assistant and close personal friend who died in 1998.

About 350 people attended the auction, with another 1,000 online bidders.

The jacket went to an anonymous bidder and was only expected to fetch from $20,000 to $40,000.

Rich Travaglione of Nantucket paid $525 for a 1946 photo of JFK. He tells The Daily News of Newburyport he bought the photo because it reminded him of the time his father met Kennedy who was campaigning in Boston's North End.

Auction highlights:

$21,000: Price paid for an American flag that flew at the White House during the Kennedy administration; estimate was $3,000 to $6,000.

$16,000: Price paid for a Kennedy administration White House seal used in the West Wing; estimate was $2,000 to $4,000.

$9,750: Price paid for a photo of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on their wedding day signed by the couple; estimate was $2,000 to $5,000.

$6,000: Price paid for Kennedy adviser David Powers’ desk from the White House.

$4,250: Price paid for a small photo of Jacqueline Kennedy captured in the mirror taking a photo; estimate was $100 to $200.

View the fully illustrated catalog for John McInnis Auctioneers' JFK memorabilia auction on Feb. 17, complete with prices realized, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Information from: The Daily News of Newburyport (Mass.), http://www.newburyportnews.com

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline on their wedding day. John McInnis Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 15:48
 
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