JFK's memorabilia up for grabs

London, Feb.15 (ANI): Slain US President John F Kennedy's memorabilia is set to be auctioned off in a small town of Amesbury in northern Massachusetts on Sunday.

The collection of more than 2,000 images and other items belonged to David Powers, a close pal of Kennedy and his personal assistant from his first congressional campaign in 1946 to his death in Dallas in November 1963, the Independent reported.

Amesbury auctioneers John McInnis said that Powers, who died in 1998, left, "an extraordinary collection," behind, which his family only discovered last year, while they were preparing to sell their family home.

Among the things going under the hammer are Kennedy's Air Force One leather bomber jacket and a previously unseen picture of the President, his wife Jackie and sister-in-law Ethyl Kennedy.

The collection also has a picture of Kennedy meeting his presidential predecessor Harry Truman in 1959, a year before he reached the White House.

The image has been signed personally by Truman "to John F Kennedy... with fondest regards from his good friend." (ANI)


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