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  • Lee Harvey Oswald’s toe tag hammers for $56,000
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    Paul Fraser
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Lee Harvey Oswald’s toe tag hammers for $56,000

The toe tag placed on Lee Harvey Oswald’s body as he lay in the morgue in November 1963 has sold for $56,301.

The morbid lot headlined RR Auction's memorabilia sale on November 8.

 Oswald toe tag

Oswald was shot dead by Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963

Oswald shot JFK from the third floor window of the Texas Book Depository on November 22, 1963. He made his escape, but was captured around an hour later after killing a policeman.

Two days later, Oswald was himself shot and killed by nightclub impresario Jack Ruby as Oswald was transferring prisons.

The tag is accompanied by a lock of Oswald's hair and testimony from ambulance driver Jay Phillips: "We rolled our cot down to the morgue and we were followed by dozens of cameramen.

“We went into the morgue and got Oswald out of the cooler and on to the cot. As we left we were filmed by every major news agency you could imagine…

“We then went to the funeral home and we were guarded by the police till we got rid of him…The tag is the toe tag I took off the body."

The JFK case is still making waves today. Click here for your own piece of memorabilia.

A page of sketches by President Barack Obama realised $11,113.

Obama doodled on the page before a speech on tax evasion in May 2009.

On one side of the sheet he’s scrawled “making America competitive again” – a phrase remarkably similar to the one Donald Trump campaigned with in 2016.

However, it seems demand isn’t quite as high for Obama memorabilia as for his successor. A signed sketch of the New York skyline by Trump (showing the Trump tower dead centre, of course) realised $29,184 last year.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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