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JFK's rocking chair sells for $50K at auction

August 03, 2018 - 6:27 pm

A rocking chair that the late President John F. Kennedy used to meet with world leaders in the Oval Office has sold at auction for $50,000.

The chair and other iconic items associated with the nation's 35th president were auctioned off Friday on Cape Cod, not far from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Eldred's auction gallery in East Dennis says 15 pens that JFK used to establish the Peace Corps and sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty fetched $60,000.

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But a number of other intriguing items didn't sell, including Kennedy's last pencil doodles before his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. Auction house president Josh Eldred says buyers can still make offers and he's confident the best of the memorabilia eventually will sell.

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