Saturday, February 17, 2007

Kennedy window sold

A window said to be the one through which Lee Harvey Oswald shot US president John F Kennedy in 1963 has been sold for $3.8 million on eBay, the Internet auction house says.

The description of the window and frame sold to a person in the Netherlands says it was the one that stood in the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, from which Oswald killed Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

The window had been on display for 10 years at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, until its owner, Caruth Byrd, claimed it back.

Ms Byrd's family owned the book depository at the time of the assassination, according to the description.

The seller offered along with the window a "leather booklet with all the official documentation and contracts related to the window and frame's authenticity," the description said.

"The assassination of John F Kennedy changed history, and this is perhaps the most famous window ever offered up for sale in the world," it said.

"This authentic, documented piece of American history will only become more valuable with time. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of history."

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