The coffin of the man believed to have assassinatedPresident John F. Kennedyis going to be sold at auctioned in a few weeks. Bidding for the coffin is set to start at one thousand dollars but is expected to get much higher.
The man that that brought an end to Camelot was laid to rest in a simple pine coffin in a Texas cemetery were he laid for 20 years until his widow had the body exhumed in 1981 to verify that the man inside the coffin was indeed that of Lee Harvey Oswald.
After the verification, the body was reburied in the same Texas cemetery. Laura Yntema, manager for Nate D Sanders auction house expects the coffin to go for a price higher then most expect because
“There’s just a lot of interest in Kennedy and anything to do with his assassination,”
Lee Harvey Oswald was arrest an hour after Kennedy was murdered in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Oswald never stood trial for the assassination; he was murder two days later while in the custody of the Texas police by Jack Ruby.
Other items on the auction block include the medical instruments used to embalm Oswald, his death certificate, and a part of the car seat that President Kennedy was sitting on when he was assassinated.