JFK killer Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin
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'JFK killer' Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin sold for $90,000

The coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who is believed to have assassinated US President John F Kennedy, has been sold at auction for almost $90,000 (£58,000).

Auctioneer Nate D Sanders said there is a huge market for JFK-related artefacts. Two buyers battled it out for the coffin, after bids started at $1,000.

Oswald, who was murdered shortly after being arrested for the 1963 shooting, was reburied in a new coffin in 1981 after his widow had him exhumed.

  • 17 Dec 2010