Heritage Auction Galleries, the $500-million-a-year company thatgot rich selling history
to anyone who could afford the price tag, is
today, after announcing that on June 7 it will sell the rocking chair that once belonged to President John F. Kennedy. Several dozen papers have picked up the Associated Press story announcing the acquisition and sale of the chair, which has been in the possession of Kennedy's valet George Thomas since the president's assassination. Speaking of, Heritage will also be selling off some docs dealing with Lee Harvey Oswald's autopsy (pretty sure hedied of a bullet wound
). But if you want something a little less...uh...grim, Heritage is holding its sports auction Saturday, where theonly baseball ever signed
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by Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio is already up to $87,500 in online bidding, which puts itjust
out of my price range.--Robert Wilonsky