President JFK’s cigar box goes on auction

John F. Kennedy making a speech in 1962.
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A cigar box belonging to the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy is to go on sale Thursday, with bidding starting at $6,000.

The wooden humidor, which was gifted to President Kennedy by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos just a year before his assassination in 1963, features the initials "JFK" monogrammed on the lid.

President John F. Kennedy's cigar box
Nate D. Sanders Auctions
President John F. Kennedy's cigar box

The cigar box was later given to President Kennedy's butler Jack Spangenberg by First Lady Jackie Kennedy shortly after her husband's death.

The lot is being sold by Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The auction follows the sale at the weekend of a phone belonging to Adolf Hitler. It fetched $243,000 at auction.