Bid on Proxibid for Handwritten Letter by Lee Harvey Oswald in Philip Weiss Auctions’ Oct. 24 Sale Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world’s most trusted online Marketplace for highly valued items, today announced that the Company will provide live online bidding for Philip Weiss Auctions’ October 2
News-Antique.com - Oct 22,2013 - Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world’s most trusted online Marketplace for highly valued items, today announced that the Company will provide live online bidding for Philip Weiss Auctions’ October 24 sale, which features a handwritten letter by John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Online bidding for this auction is already available by visiting www.proxibid.com/philipweiss.
It is anticipated that the Oswald letter will be pursued by museums, historians, autograph seekers and collectors of presidential memorabilia. Addressed to Gus Hall, the former leader and chairman of the Communist Party USA, it was written on one page using a blue-ink pen. While the letter is not dated, it is believed to have been penned in 1963, the year Oswald assassinated Kennedy.
The letter, written in cursive, reads: “Dear Sirs: I have followed the activities of the C.P. for the last few years and have decided that it is very timely and correct for me at this time, to apply for membership in the Communist Party of the U.S. I wish to become a member so I may share as fully as is possible your trails (sic) and tribulations as well as your glories and victories.”
• Lot 2: Two pencil signed Ronald Reagan reception tickets.
• Lot 204: Handwritten letter by Lee Harvey Oswald received by Gus Hall, Chairman of the U.S. Communist Party.
• Lot 218: Letter signed by President Harry Truman.
• Lot 393: Three guitar guards signed by Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan and Robert Englund.
Other items of importance in the auction include a copy of LIFE Magazine from 1949 signed by the artist Jackson Pollock and an 1848 Peter Force printing of the Declaration of Independence, barber bottles, fraternal mugs, a large collection of fine leather bindings, rare books, more than 100 posters from World Wars I and II, and rare pieces from the White Star Line ship HMHS Britannic, a sister ship of the RMS Titanic.
“We chose to work with Proxibid because we want to enable buyers from all over the world to bid in this auction,” said Philip Weiss of Philip Weiss Auctions. “Through Proxibid, bidders can spend hours scouring the online catalog for priceless pieces, and with online bidding, owning a precious piece of history has never been so easy.”
The 700 lot auction is slated for Thursday, October 24, 2013. For more information about the handwritten letter and other items, or to place bids in this auction, please visit www.proxibid.com/philipweiss.
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