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Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, plans to auction off her husband's wedding ring. Marina Oswald's ring is one of nearly 300 John F. Kennedy memorabilia items for sale.
Lee Harvey Oswald's wedding ring, which he left at his wife's, Marina Oswald, bedside the morning of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is part of a themed JFK memorabilia auction in Boston. Engraved on the inside of the ring is a Star of Russia.
The gold wedding band of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald set to go up for auction, along with almost 300 items tied to the life and death of President John F. Kennedy.
RR Auction is offering the items Thursday in Boston. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination in downtown Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the New Hampshire-based auction house has gathered items ranging from Kennedy's rosary beads to Oswald's U.S. Marine Corps rifle score book.
An auction house official says the ring could go for $100,000 or more.
Oswald's widow, Marina Oswald Porter, is offering the ring. After the assassination it was turned over to the Secret Service and then spent decades in the files of a Fort Worth lawyer before being returned to her.
Oswald, who apparently never took off his wedding ring, did so on that fateful day in 1963, when he left it, along with $170 cash, on a nightstand at a friend's house where his then-estranged wife, 22-year-old Marina, was staying, reports Yahoo Shine.
“Plus, the ring itself tells a bigger story, as the inside is engraved with a hammer and sickle and a Soviet star,” said RR Auction executive vice president Bobby Livingston