• JFK Presidential Auction

    More than 650 pieces of memorabilia of former President John F. Kennedy were auctioned Feb. 17, 2013, including this size-44, leather "Air Force One Bomber Jacket" from 1962, which sold for $570,000. The items are from the estate of David F. Powers, special assistant to Kennedy and the first curator of the JFK Library. This is the 50th year since JFK's assassination.
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    A portrait of John F. Kennedy in uniform in World War II by Robert J. Donovan from 1943 and printed in 1961 (fifth printing) and a collection of photos are valued between $250 and $500. The collection contains seven photographs, photocopies of letters J.F.K. sent home during war, accounts of the PT 109 boat he commanded, and a seven-page paper entitled, Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, USNR.
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    A birthday card signed by John, Jr. around May 29, 1963 is valued beteween $2,500 and $5,000. Signed "John xxooxxo", it was given to his father on his 46th birthday. The item description notes that this is the only birthday card that John, Jr. gave to his father, which was written in his own hand.
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    A Presidential Flag with Great Seal of the President is valued between $5,000 and $10,000. It measures 18" x 26". The item description states that as "one of the responsibilities as Presidential Aide, Dave Powers assured that this flag was flown on Presidential trips whether on boat or motorcade. This flag is one of two known from his administration."
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    The "Kennedy Administration White House Desk" is valued between $5,000 and $10,000. The Lycoming Furniture Company made the double bank mahogany veneer desk and "cockmolded drawers with bell metal brass pulls." The description states: "Overall even wear reflective of decades of continual use by Dave Powers in the White House and throughout his career up until his retirement at the J.F.K. Library."
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    Two photographs of the bachelor party of Senator Kennedy at Parker House, Boston, on Sept. 9, 1953 are worth $150 to $300. There are also reprints of photobooth photographs of J.F.K. and Jacqueline Kennedy taken in the spring of 1953, plus the two of them on the grounds of the family compound. Also to be sold is an early photographic potrait of Jackie.
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    A 4-piece invitation to Mr. and Mrs. David Powers for the wedding of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier to the Honorable John Fitzgerald Kennedy" on Sept. 12, 1953 is valued between $300 and $600.
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    Dave Powers' "WWII Dog Tags Ribbons Pins" are valued between $250 and $500. The ten ribbons include: American Defense, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, American Campaign, Good Conduct, Bronze Star, Victory, Air Medal, three Dog tags including one with wrong middle initial, one China India Burma Headquarters patch, one Sterling Silver Wing, one Brass US round pin, one Brass Air Force round pin.
  • JFK Presidential Auction

    The pen used by J.F.K. at the signing of the "Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba" on Oct. 23, 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis is valued between $5,000 and $10,000. It was presented to Dave Powers by J.F.K. It is a described as a 6" Estabrook acrylic steel pointed pen.
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