Items related to JFK assassination being auctioned

Items related to JFK assassination being auctioned

DALLAS (AP) - Items related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are being auctioned as the 53rd anniversary of the president's assassination in Texas approaches.

Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, as the president traveled through downtown Dallas in a motorcade.

The Dallas Morning News ( ) reports a .38-caliber Colt Police Positive double-action revolver is being touted by Heritage Auctions as the gun used by late Dallas police officer Gerald Hill in Lee Harvey Oswald's arrest. Bidding opened at $4,000, double what was asked for the sports coat Hill wore during the arrest.

Goldin Auctions opened bidding for the handcuffs placed on Oswald at $50,000.

Heritage consignment director Don Ackerman says there is a lot of interest in items tied to the assassination and expects there will be other objects for sale in the coming months.

Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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