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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Filed under: History • Politics • U.S.
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  1. banasy©

    Well, all right.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  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 |
  3. Jonny Haydn

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