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    [John F. Kennedy]: Lee Harvey Oswald Toe-Tag and Archive. Twenty-seven items related to the arrest and death of Lee Harvey Oswald, including some unique artifacts as well as material autographed by many of the players. The highlight of the group is Oswald's body or toe-tag (paper, 5.25" x 2.5" with metal grommet, completed by morgue employee with light stains). The balance consists of : a 3.5" x 4.5" signed photo of Officer Nick McDonald (captor of Oswald) holding Oswald's gun, a police department "Defendant" index filing card with Oswald's name filled in, a copy of a UPI press release signed by Dallas Chief of Police Jesse Curry, a two-page typed statement about Oswald's arrest and capture twice-signed by McDonald, an 8" x 10" enlarged silver print of Oswald taken at age 19 removed from his mother's home, a 1992 ALS from McDonald regarding souvenirs he was sending, a copy of JFK's homicide report signed by McDonald, a copy of Oswald's arrest report signed by McDonald, a second report of the arrest report with additional printed statement signed by McDonald, a copy of Oswald's fingerprint card signed by McDonald, a copy of the cover of Parade Magazine showing McDonald and signed by him, a note and signed index card signed by Detective Jim Leavelle, a newspaper article on Leavelle's retirement signed by him (featuring the famous photo of Oswald getting shot by Ruby), a copy of that photo signed by Detective L. C. Graves, an inscribed business card signed by McDonald, a Christmas card and envelope from McDonald with message and signature, two copies of news articles each signed by Detective J. C. Day, a copy of a book page signed by Detective Luke Mooney, a copy of a magazine article signed by District Attorney Henry Wade, a newspaper article and index card signed by Doctor Malcolm Perry, a picture postcard signed by Pastor Oscar L. Huber, a copy of a magazine article signed by bus driver Cecil McWatters, and a Christmas card and envelope signed by Marina Oswald Porter in 1986.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
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