Lee Harvey Oswald’s wedding band goes for $108,000 at auction

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s gold wedding band, which he left in a cup on a dresser the morning he assassinated President John F. Kennedy, sold at auction for $108,000 in Boston on Thursday.

The ring was among nearly 300 items linked to the former president, who was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, that were auctioned by RR Auction, The Associated Press reported.

The auction house said Oswald’s ring, which has a tiny hammer and sickle engraved on the inside, was sold to a Texas buyer who wished to remain anonymous.

Oswald’s widow, Marina Oswald Porter, attached a handwritten letter to the ring, dated May 5, 2013, reading, “At this time of my life I don’t wish to have Lee’s ring in my possession because symbolically I want to let go of my past that is connecting with Nov. 22, 1963,” according to AP.

The auction did not disclose the full contents of Mrs. Porter’s letter, at her request.

With the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination approaching, the auction house gathered items ranging from his personal belongings to Oswald’s Marine Corps rifle score book, which sold for $54,000, AP reported.

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