Nearly 300 items related to U.S. President John F. Kennedy and to Kennedy's assassination were put up for auction in Massachusetts Thursday
The flags that hung behind the desk of former President John Kennedy are seen at an auction house in New York, Oct. 17, 2013.
Then U.S. President John F. Kennedy, seated in fabric-covered rocking chair, meets with Andrei Gromyko, then Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union, in the Yellow Oval Room at the White House, Washington, Oct 6, 1961 (handout photo by John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.)
A photograph of a missile launch site from the Cuban Missile Crisis is displayed as part of the McInnis Auctioneers Presidential Auction in Amesbury, Massachusetts, Feb. 10, 2013.
A pen used by the former U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the signing of the "Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba" next to a photo of the signing are displayed as part of the McInnis Auctioneers Presidential Auction in Amesbury, Massachussets.