JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M at auction; leather bomber jacket sold for $570,000

The Associated Press
February 19, 2013

AMESBURY, Mass. - A collection of John F. Kennedy memorabilia fetched almost $2 million at auction, including $570,000 for the former president's Air Force One leather bomber jacket.

The collection of about 2,000 photographs, gifts and other items was auctioned Sunday in Massachusetts.

The items belonged to David Powers, Kennedy's assistant and close personal friend who died in 1998.

The jacket went to an anonymous bidder and had been only expected to fetch from $20,000 to $40,000.