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The Latest: Boat that belonged to Kennedy sells for $75,000

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Guernsey's, is John F. Kennedy's speedboat, Restofus. Hot memorabilia with a Cold War theme, including property of the late President John F. Kennedy and CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers, is being featured at an auction in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Guernsey's via AP)
October 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

NEW YORK - The Latest on the auction of items from the presidency of John F. Kennedy (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A mahogany speedboat that belonged to President John F. Kennedy has sold for $75,000 at an auction in New York City.

A flight suit that belonged to CIA operative Francis Gary Powers sold for $2,750.

The sale Saturday at Guernsey's included a wide array of Camelot offerings.

The core of the sale comes from the collections of Lt. Henry Hirschy, who worked at the White House; Jacqueline Kennedy's personal secretary, Mary Gallagher; and Powers.

Powers was a CIA pilot who was arrested after his spy plane was shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960.

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12:01 a.m.

Hot memorabilia with a Cold War theme is being featured at a New York auction, including property of the late President John F. Kennedy and CIA operative Francis Gary Powers.

The sale Saturday at Guernsey's includes a wide array of Camelot offerings such as Kennedy's restored 17-foot mahogany speedboat.

The vessel is expected to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000.

The core of the sale comes from the collections of Lt. Henry Hirschy, who worked at the White House; Jacqueline Kennedy's personal secretary, Mary Gallagher; and Powers.

Powers, a pilot for the CIA's U-2 program, was arrested after his spy plane was shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960.

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