February 18th, 2013
02:26 AM ET

JFK's bomber jacket fetches $629,000 at auction

Half a century after the heyday of Camelot, a treasure trove of John F. Kennedy personal items now belongs to a bevy of JFK fanatics.

At the center of the cache: Kennedy's Air Force One bomber jacket, which sold at auction Sunday for $629,000.

The stash also includes a May 29, 1963, birthday card for Kennedy signed by his toddler son, John Jr., as well as a marked-up itinerary for his final presidential trip, a visit to Dallas in November 1963.

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  1. banasy©

    Well, all right.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dan

    Perverse. And what pray tell will they "do" with these items? Must be nice to have money like that to waste.

    February 18, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jonny Haydn

    Just after President Kennedy's assassination my late mother, Mary Haydn, painted one of the greatest primitive works of art the world has never known (yet). This isn't a sales pitch, it's achance to back bringing this great work of art out of hiding. Please have a look at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonnyhaydn/jfk-last-wave-primitive-artwork-created-in-novembe to see it. There are only two weeks left for backers, small or large to support the effort for it as a limited edition giclee print. Thanks for reading.

    February 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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