Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    John F. Kennedy: Assorted PT-109 Items Owned by Crew-Member Barney Ross. Archive of items related to the feature film "PT-109" and the efforts to promote it. The most interesting item is a Bullova wristwatch (still running) given to Barney Ross as a memento of his appearance on the Tonight Show with Jack Parr. The back cover is inscribed "PT 109 Jack Paar". There is a brass PT-109 1960 campaign brooch, a very unusual PT-109 brooch stamped "Sterling", five snapshots of Benjamin Kevu (the English-speaking guide who assisted in the rescue of the crew) taken during his September 1962 visit state-side, a publicity still of Paar, Ross, Kevu and an unidentified man signed on verso by Paar (discoloration to corners), a packet of twenty-four [24] snapshots of crew members and guests during the production of the film, three comic books (one in poor condition), a Warner Brothers shooting script for "PT-109" marked "3rd Rev. Final" (tape reinforcements to edges of covers) plus a 31-page typescript of an interview given by Barney Ross relative to the sinking of PT-109 (possibly unpublished). Ross had an uncredited role as "Chief [Petty Officer] Benson" in the film. From the estate of George H. R. "Barney" Ross.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 704

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold on Aug 26, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 December 9 - 10 Books Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search