Lot #169
Kennedy Assassination

UPI wire teletype printed hours after the death of JFK
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Estimate: $200+


UPI wire teletype printed hours after the death of JFK

Original United Press International (UPI) wire teletype report, one page, 8.5 x 14, dating to November 22, 1963, the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. The report contains four news updates in the wake of JFK’s death, which are headed: “UPI-223, Correspondents: The arrival time of the Rusk plane at Andrews is now 12:24 A.M.”; “UPI-224, Add Johnson, Dallas,” which consists of a biography of the new American president, Lyndon B. Johnson; “UPI-225 (Johnson), Washington—President Johnson arrived at Andrews at 5:58 P.M. aboard the Air Force jet which also carried the body of John F. Kennedy”; and “UPI-226, Add 1, Johnson Washington (UPI-225), Johnson, in his first public statement as chief executive, promised the nation to ‘do my best’ in his new and grave responsibilities and asked divine guidance in the task.” In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Hollywood
  • Dates: #606 - Ended April 14, 2021