JFK bomber jacket sells for $665,500

May 09 [Thu], 2013, 12:34
JFK bomber jacket sells for $665,500

President John F. Kennedy's bomber jacket has just sold for $665,500 at auction. That promoting price tag is primarily based on a bidding value of $570,000, plus a buyer's premium of over $95,000.
The dark brown bomber jacket was reportedly worn by Kennedy on Air Force 1 for the duration of his presidency prior to his assassination in Dallas, Texas in 1963, per John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, Massachusetts. The JFK jacket Leopard Blouses was only expected to fetch a much more modest quantity of $20,000 to $40,000.
The jacket sold on Black Blouse Sunday February 17, 2013 along with some 2,000 photographs, documents, gifts and mementos of president Kennedy that belonged to his aide David F. Powers.
David Powers had identified John Kennedy because his initial political campaign for Congress in 1946 and continued to keep with him till JFK's death in 1963.
Powers might have collected these JFK mementos and memorabilia through the years but his family members only learnt of them after his death back in 1998. A few of these products will probably be kept inside the Powers family, though other people could be donated to the Kennedy Library in Boston.
A few of the additional chilling items consist of Powers' copy of president Kennedy's Dallas itinerary around the day he was shot on November 22, 1963 throughout a motorcade with wife Jackie Kennedy by his side, handwritten details from Powers of JFK's last hours before his death and how he helped to carry the president on a stretcher towards the operating room, his time of death plus a recount of what followed just after his death. Loads of history here