For Sale: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin

A Los Angeles auction house said today it would sell the Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin.

Bidding will start at $1,000, for the historic object. December 16th, 2010  is the date to presidential memorabilia’s collectors and museums has the chance to have this unique piece.

The simple pine coffin, which has extensive water damage, was unearthed in October 1981 after a legal dispute between Marina Oswald, Lee Harvey Oswald’s widow, and his brother, Robert.

Marina successfully sought an exhumation to test a theory that a lookalike Russian agent had been buried in her husband’s place, according to the auction house.

A medical examination showed the badly decomposed body was indeed Oswald’s, and he was returned to Shannon Rose Hill memorial park in Fort Worth, Texas, in a new casket.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin

Source: Guardian , Photo: Credit Charley Gallay/Gettyimages

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