JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M at auction - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M at auction

Posted: Updated:

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 (http://bit.ly/Xmid6Z) he bought the photo because it reminded him of the time his father met Kennedy who was campaigning in Boston's North End.

___

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

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices