- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Forty unique items from the short-lived “Camelot” era of of John F. Kennedy have come up for auction, and the lot includes personal items from the president — as well as the man who assassinated him in 1963.

Goldin Auctions has assembled a somewhat disquieting collection of clothing and ephemera that includes the unused baby clothes of the late John Kennedy Jr. — minimum bid $750 for the tiny shirt and pastel-colored shorts — plus an unopened bottle of the president’s scotch and a Cuban cigar. Also up for bids: the suit Lee Harvey Oswald wore on his wedding day.

“Lot #1385 offers Oswald’s grey two-piece suit which he wore at his wedding and was also his only dress clothes; (current bid $7,000). Lot #1384 presents Oswald’s blue wool overcoat that he purchased while still in the Marine Corps during his time at Naval Air Facility Atsugi near Yokohama, Japan. It includes his name embroidered under the left inside pocket (current bid $5,000),” the auction notes explain.

Oswald’s personal chess set, a wooden bow with leather arm guard, his mug shot and an old pay stub are also part of the collection — as are a piece of a fence that had once stood on the “grassy knoll” site in Dallas, Texas, where Kennedy lost his life.

Two pairs of designer shoes owned and worn by Jacqueline Kennedy are part of the offering, along with a collection of receipts for items she had purchased.

“The auction also features several lots of memorabilia signed by President Kennedy including: Lot #1346 — the 1963 White House Christmas card signed by JFK and Mrs. Kennedy, just one of only 15 signed prior to JFK’s death (current bid $7,500),” the auctioneer notes. “Two other unique JFK items include Lot #1361 an unopened bottle of his Haig & Haig Pinch Scotch and; Lot #1362 a personally owned Cuban cigar given to him after the Cuban Missile Crisis.”

Find the Kennedy-related items from New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions here.

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