A wedding ring belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald, the man behind the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, sold for $108,000 on Thursday, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction
Oswald bought the gold band in 1961 in Minsk, Belarus, which was part of the Soviet Union at the time, for his Russian wife Marina Prusakova. Oswald had defected to the Soviet Union earlier that year but returned to the U.S. with his new wife in 1962 and settled in Dallas.
The day of the assassination, Oswald left the ring on his wife's nightstand after spending a night at the home outside Dallas she shared with her friend Ruth Paine.
Oswald's state of mind at the time the fact that he purposefully left it on the night stand as he headed to the Texas School Book Depository suggests he knew he would not be coming back, says Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
The white 1963 Lincoln Continental used to transport President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas governor John Connally from a breakfast and speech at the Hotel Texas ballroom through the streets of Fort Worth to Carswell Air Force Base, where they boarded their short flight to Dallas on the morning of November 22, 1963, sold for $318,000.
A Classic 1960 Continental Mark V limousine from President Kennedys DC motor pool, sold for $210,000.
A pair of emblem-adorned rotary phones from the presidential suite at the Hotel Texas which Kennedy used to make his Final Call, sold for $31,200.
A very rare set of eyeglasses from all three Kennedy brothers, sold for $42,000.
Kennedys personally-owned and used monogrammed brass shaving set, sold for $27,600.