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Lee Harvey Oswald’s Wedding Band Sold for $108,000 at Auction

Lee Harvey Oswald’s gold wedding band sold for $108,000 at auction. Gold ring, which Oswald left in a cup on the dresser as he headed to work at the Texas School Book Depository the morning of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination was among nearly 300 items linked to the president auctioned by RR Auction in Boston. The ring which has a tiny hammer and sickle engraved on the inside of the band, was sold to a buyer from Texas who wished to remain anonymous. Relatively recently, Oswald’s widow, Marina Oswald Porter, recovered the ring, which apparently sat forgotten for decades in the files of a Fort Worth lawyer who once did work for her. Accompanying the ring is a five-page handwritten letter dated May 5, 2013, in which Porter writes: “At this time of my life I don’t wish to have Lee’s ring in my possession because symbolically I want to let go of my past that is connecting with Nov. 22, 1963.”

Oswald wedding ring sells for $108,000 at auction

Lee’s Russian widow, Marina Oswald Porter recently recovered the ring which is accompanied with a five-page handwritten letter dated May 5, 2013, in which Porter writes: “At this time of my life I don’t wish to have Lee’s ring in my possession because symbolically I want to let go of my past that is connecting with Nov. 22, 1963.” The auction house did not release the full contents of the letter, at Porter’s request. In the letter, she documents the history of the ring – from its purchase in the Soviet city of Minsk, Belarus, before their April, 30, 1961, wedding, to being left on the dresser at her friend Ruth Paine’s home, where she and their children were living when Kennedy was killed.

The sixth-floor window from the school book depository believed to have served as Oswald’s sniper perch, was also offered at auction, but didn’t find the buyer.

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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