Sale 19BP01 | Lot 22

[KENNEDY ASSASSINATION] Signed copy of the 1963 attestation of Oswald's captors.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 22
[KENNEDY ASSASSINATION] Signed copy of the 1963 attestation of Oswald's captors.
Two page typed letter dated 22 November 1963 (but circa 1995), the letter addressed to Chief of Police J.E. Curry and headed "Subject: Apprehension of suspect in the Death of the President of the United States and Officer J.D. Tippit", signed by the four participants who arrested Oswald being Gerald L. Hill (Sergeant of Police); Ray Hawkins (Acc. Investigator); Paul Bentley (Detective); and M.N. McDonald (Patrolman). Each sheet visibly 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (26 x 21 cm); the two sheets framed together forming a larger display. Fine, unexamined out of frame.
Fascinating later signed copy of the memorandum dated from the day of the assassination detailing the capture of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas Theater about two hours after Kennedy was shot. The letter describes Patrolman McDonald's takedown of Oswald in the theater: "... he observed the arrested party sitting in the third seat ... the suspect said "This is it", and sprang from the seat .... the suspect got his hand on a gun that was struck inside his shirt ... the suspect pulled the trigger once and the gun snapped, but did not fire ... after a struggle in which the suspect resisted violently he was disarmed and handcuffed ... The suspect, later identified as Lee H. Oswald, w/m/24, was released by arresting officers to Captain J.W. Fritz of the Homicide Bureau."

Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $281 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $281 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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