Lee Harvey Oswald coffin up for sale

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This is certainly one of the strangest news articles I've ever read.

A Los Angeles auction house said on Tuesday it would sell the simple pine coffin in which Oswald was buried for almost 20 years.

Bidding will start at $1,000 (£640), but the item is expected to fetch strong interest from museums and collectors of presidential memorabilia when it goes under the hammer on Dec. 16.

"There's just a lot of interest in Kennedy and anything to do with his assassination," said Laura Yntema, auction manager at Santa Monica, California-based Nate D. Sanders.

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Lebowski

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Hmm, I wonder if there's a hidden pocket in the coffin and when you find it, you find the JFK assassination papers...HMMMMMMMMMMM
 
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[QUOTE="Icc, post: 5297966]wtf happened to his body???? is that included in the purchases? is it extra? or did it vanish with jimmy hoffa?[/QUOTE]
Maybe its a buy one get one free deal? buy one coffin get a free dead body.
 

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[QUOTE="VintageElise, post: 5298795]What was the reason?[/QUOTE]

I believe they wanted to check some things with the body like fingerprints or DNA, I would have to check my literature to be 100% sure I'll get back on you on that one. Need to find my books.
 
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[QUOTE="Tutankhamun, post: 5298830]I believe they wanted to check some things with the body like fingerprints or DNA, I would have to check my literature to be 100% sure I'll get back on you on that one. Need to find my books.[/QUOTE]
But if thats true surely they could of just returned the body back to the coffin once they have the dna and fingerprints on file?
 

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[QUOTE="Chille, post: 5298833]But if thats true surely they could of just returned the body back to the coffin once they have the dna and fingerprints on file?[/QUOTE]

Most have broken the thing I guess, where's my goddamn +1000 pages book on the assassination :p

EDIT: I remember now, it was some sort of legal dispute between his brother and his widow. Don't remember what is was about though.
 
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LOL geeze, lets sell his coffin to make some money. That is kind of, ummmmmm,......Can't think of the word but it's pretty damn disturbing.
 

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They dug him up to make sure it was his body that was burried. His wife had him dug up and after tests they proved that it was his body. Since the coffin was damaged they burried him in a new coffin.