Top 10 Most Expensive JFK Items

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Most expensive John F Kennedy Items

A list of the ten most expensive items of John F. Kennedy memorabilia ever sold at auction

century. Memorabilia from his presidency is highly sought after by collectors, intrigued by both the rumours surrounding his life and the mysteries of his death. Here we list the ten most expensive items of JFK memorabilia ever sold at auction.

10) Happy Birthday Mr President programme

A colour programme from JFK’s Marilyn Monroe-starring birthday concert ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President: New York’s Birthday Salute to President Kennedy’, held on 19 May 1962, sold at Christie’s in 2007 for $66,000.

9) Letters to John E. Maguire

A collection of handwritten letters from President Kennedy to his former PT-109 Navy crew mate John E. ‘Mac’ Maguire sold at Christie’s in 2002 for $77,675.

8) 18k Gold Presidential Ring

A custom-made 18k gold ring featuring the inscription "J.B.K to J.F.K", given to Kennedy by his wife Jackie in 1963, sold at RR Auction in 2013 for $90,000.

7) Kennedy’s rocking chair

A rocking chair used by Kennedy to ease his back pain, which he endured for years after injuring it during WWII, sold at Sotheby’s in 2005 for $96,000.

6) Love letters to Gunilla von Post

Love letters written by Kennedy to the Swedish aristocrat Gunilla von Post during their brief affair in 1953 sold at Legendary Auctions in 2010 for $115,537.

5) Birthday gift from Marilyn

A gold Rolex watch allegedly gifted to JFK by Marilyn Monroe and bearing the inscription "Jack, With love as always from Marilyn May 29th 1962." sold at Alexander Autographs in 2005 for $120,000.

4) Love letters to Inga

Another set of JFK love letters, this time to the married Danish journalist Inga Arvad (who had accompanied Adolf Hitler to the 1936 Olympics), sold at Christie’s in 2007 for $144,000.

3) Cabinet Room chairs

A pair of black leather mahogany from the Kennedy administration’s cabinet room, gifted to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and accompanied by a signed letter of presentation from Jacqueline Kennedy following her husband’s death, sold at Sotheby’s in 2012 for $146,500.

2) Oval Office flags

This pair of flags – the American flag and the US Presidential seal – were hung in the Oval Offive during Kennedy’s presidency. Following his assassination in 1963 the flags were gifted to his devoted personal secretary Evelyn Lincoln, and later sold at Heritage in 2013 for $425,000

1) Air Force One bomber jacket

JFK’s official Air Force One leather bomber jacket, later owned by his close friend and curator of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library David Powers, sold at a John McInnis Auctioneers sale in 2013 for a record-breaking $629,000.

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  1. The Kennedy Rocker
    $399.95

    We are pleased to have been selected by the manufacturer to offer you the legendary "Kennedy Rocker, produced for decades by the P & P Chair Company. An exact duplicate of the chair made famous by President John F. Kennedy and unmodified from the original design in any way. The signature 1920's design is roomy and comfortable. But don't let the traditional styling fool you. When it comes to relieving today's stress, it is state-of-the-art. The back posts and back rails are steam bent providing the right amount of support at spinal pressure points due to curving around the shoulders and at the lower back. The cane seat and back offer firm yet natural spring. Set low for comfortable elbow support, it has wide armrests for perfect balance. Also, the arm rests are lower than similar rockers, allowing the sitter’s arm to relax naturally at the sides of the body. Elegant turned posts and cane accents make a presidential statement in any setting. In Classic Oak. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. This beautufiul and chair arrives in one piece and crated for careful delivery and is very heavy. Shipping on this large heavy item will be $138 in U.S. Our shipping system will charge you a flat rate and then you will receive an additional shipping bill for the balance for the simple reason that our system is not set up to automatically price heavy shipments like this.. . For delivery to Alaska, Hawaii or International, please contact us before ordering at lori@loriferber.com

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