One result a stunner, at McInnis auction of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, February 17, 2013

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John McInnis Auctioneers held an auction of John F. Kennedy memorabilia on February 17, 2013, with some great results and one stunner. The collection was from the estate of David F. Powers, a friend, aide and advisor to the president.

JFK's personal leather bomber jacket, McInnis lot #327

JFK’s personal leather bomber jacket, McInnis lot #327

JFK’s personal leather bomber jacket, with the Presidential seal, sold for an incredible $655,550, against a pre-sale estimate of $20,000 – $40,000. The bidding opened at $40,000, then flew past an Internet bid of $300,000 to finally end at $570,000 (excluding the buyer’s premium).

Because of the extreme interest in all of the items, the auction plodded along, lasting 18 hours, 31 minutes, finally ending at 5:31 AM, the next day. That’s approximately 1½ minutes for each of the 723 lots — too many lots for a one-day auction. It should have been a two-day auction, but that’s water under the bridge.

David Powers itinerary, page 1, McInnis lot #483

David Powers itinerary, page 1, McInnis lot #483

Lot #483 was an important, historical, 4-page, typewritten itinerary of the two days leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy. It flew past the pre-sale estimate of $2,500 – $5,000, to realize $76,050, including buyer’s premium.

For the complete results of the sale, click on the following link. McInnis JFK memorabilia results.

Incredible Tiffany Favrile Cypriote vase, for sale at the show

Incredible Tiffany Favrile Cypriote vase, for sale at the show

Click this link to view some of the new objects I recently purchased and listed. Tiffany glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.

Fabulous, rare, Tiffany Favrile lamp with intaglio-carved insect

Fabulous, rare, Tiffany Favrile lamp with intaglio-carved insect

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.

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