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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.