Artfact Presents One of the Most Extensive Auctions of JFK Memorabilia in Recent Times
“JFK 50 Years After Dallas” and Hosted by RR Auction
Today, Artfact, an Invaluable Company, the world’s largest live online auction marketplace, announced that it is presenting one of the most extensive auctions of JFK memorabilia in recent memory. Titled “JFK 50 Years After Dallas,” the auction features specific items from President Kennedy’s first days as president to his tragic assassination in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963.
Photo of President Kennedy (Photo: Business Wire)
Hosted by RR Auction and available exclusively on Artfact.com, this collection goes live on Oct. 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST. Complete details on the auction can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/16fHiFt
The collection features items starting with the first 1,000 days of Camelot and President Kennedy’s earlier years as senator, transitioning to the assassination and Kennedy's funeral and memorial. With an unparalleled collection of museum-quality items relating to John F. Kennedy, his family, and the assassination, the auction features pieces including President Kennedy's personal engraved rosary, a pair of JFK’s personally owned and worn prescription eyeglasses, a 1963 Lincoln Continental used by the couple on their way to Dallas, the controversial 6th Floor Window from the Texas Book Depository and Lee Harvey Oswald’s wedding ring.
“John F. Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the nation’s greatest presidents with a storied beginning with Camelot and tragic end in Dallas. We at Artfact are both humbled and honored to present a collection of President Kennedy memorabilia so that the nation will always remember his legacy and contribution to the United States and the world,” said Artfact CEO Rob Weisberg.
“Through this event, RR Auction has woven together the tale of one of our nation's greatest presidents through this unrivaled collection of museum quality items,” said Bobby Livingston, VP of Sales & Marketing, RR Auction. “In the spirit of giving back, which was central to President Kennedy’s message, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.”
An auction preview, hosted by RR Auction, takes place Oct. 22 -23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 pm at the Omni Parker House located at 60 School Street in Boston, MA. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in honor of fallen Dallas Officer J.D. Tippit.
Artfact, an Invaluable Company, is the world largest live auction marketplace, comprised of Artfact.com, Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and RFC Systems. As the world’s leader in developing SaaS and ecommerce applications for the auction industry, Artfact reaches over 30 million unique bidders a year, and serves more than 25,000 individual auction houses globally. Through Artfact’s web properties, more than 3 million visitors per month arrive at the virtual doorsteps of auctioneers with unprecedented access to search and buy from over 160,000 auctions each year with a combined value of over $25 billion. For additional information, visit www.artfact.com.
About RR Auction
For more than 30 years, RR Auction has offered collectors more than 1,250 quality, fully guaranteed signed items each month, including photos, documents, letters, and books from a variety of categories. For additional information, visit www.rrauction.com.
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