John F. Kennedy – (1917 to 1963) - a Chilling pair of Relics from the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Two sections of the rear Limousine seat, (approximately 2.75" by 3.75''), upon which The President and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy sat, when Lee Harvey Oswald pulled the trigger on his Mannlicher Carcano Rifle, so Tragically Ending the Life of President John F. Kennedy.
THE CHILLING RESULT FOLLOWING THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY ON NOVEMBER 22,1963
One section, Light Blue, composed the Main portion of the rear bench seat. The other section is Presidential Blue, which composed the outside seat and upper seat trim. The Light Blue section clearly shows Rust–Colored Staining consistent with Long–Dried Blood of President John F. Kennedy.
THE LIGHT BLUE PORTION OF THE REAR SEAT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY NOVEMBER 22, 1963
The Rear Seat Remnants are accompanied by a Detailed Letter of Provenance on White House Letterhead, dated November 22, 1982, (exactly 20 years after the Assassination of JFK); written by White House Technical Representative, F. Vaughn Ferguson. Special Note: Any and all other pieces of this Important JFK Assassination Leather Relic were once owned by F. Vaughn Ferguson via Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. There are no exceptions to this fact----now well Documented for a Quarter of a Century now.
THE DARK BLUE PORTION OF THE LEATHER REMOVED FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE FOLLOWING THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
Mr. Ferguson, whose involvement with the Presidential Limousine, before and after the shooting, is well documented. Ferguson writes in part...."The Leather, is from the Automobile in which John F. Kennedy, President of The United States, was Assassinated, on November 22, 1963....Four days after the Assassination, The White House Upholsterer (Larry Arata) and I, removed this Leather at the White House Garage."
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES & THE FIRST LADY IN THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE - DALLAS 1963
"The Light Blue Leather is from the Center of The Rear Bench Seat. The Dark Blue Leather is the The Border of The Rear Bench Seat. The Spots are what remains of the Dried Blood from our Beloved President........John F. Kennedy."
F. VAUGHN FERGUSON IN PROCESS OF WRITING LETTER OF PROVENANCE FOR RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - DETAILING THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
A Chilling but Historically Important and Detailed Explanation by F. Vaughn Ferguson – a Witness to a Sad Chapter in America's History!
THE ASSASSINATION LIMOUISINE USED BY PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AS TOLD IN NEWS ARTICLE BY F. VAUGHN FERGUSON
F. Vaughn Ferguson then goes on to describe the extensive modifications that were made to the Presidential Limousine so that it could be later used by President Lyndon B. Johnson. In the letter Mr. Ferguson mentions that he drove the Presidential Limousine from Cincinnati to Washington in complete Secrecy to avoid the Press.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - JOHN F. KENNEDY
Ferguson Does Not Mention in the Letter of Provenance that he was stopped in the middle of the night in the State of Ohio by the Highway Patrol for Speeding. The shocked Patrolman did not complete the writing of the Speeding Ticket, once he became convinced that this really was the Limousine of the President of The United States.
Mr. Ferguson Concludes with Mentioning Details concerning his 20 year Career of Service, with the Presidential Limousine, at The White House. Other items provided include a Color Photograph of Ferguson, actually signing the Letter of Provenance, as well as a Sadly Chilling Photo of the Bloodied Rear Seat of the Presidential Limousine, after the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Also, there is a Copy of a Newspaper Article Featuring Ferguson, which references his Involvement with the ill-fated Presidential Limousine. Raleigh DeGeer Amyx and F. Vaughn Ferguson visited each other often for over 20 years. They were Good Friends!
Among other things in the Newspaper Article Ferguson states...." FBI Agents had ripped the leather seats. They told me that they had to do it to find the Bullet Particles from the Shooting." In the Newspaper Article Ferguson mentions that he took some of the Assassination Artifacts with him......" I still have some of the Leather from the Seats", Ferguson said. A Heart Rendering Relic from a Day That Shook The World – as well as Changing the History of the World.
Raleigh DeGeer Amyx and F. Vaughn Ferguson remained close friends from about 1980 until his death over 20 years later. Mr. Amyx met with Mr. Ferguson often, and on occasion, spent nights in the home of katherine and Vaughn Ferguson. When Mr. Ferguson visited the Washington DC area, following his retirement, he always made it a point to visit with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.
RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX WITH F. VAUGHN FERGUSON IN 1983 STANDING IN FRONT OF EYEGLASSES OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
Pictured above is a photograph (circa 1982 to 1983) of Mr. Amyx with Mr. Ferguson on one of his many visits to the Amyx home. F. Vaughn Ferguson is holding an American Presidential Flag from the Limousine of John F. Kennedy, as the two of them stand beneath the Prescription Eyeglasses of John F. Kennedy. The JFK Eyeglasses are shown elsewhere as a part of the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.
HISTORIAN & COLLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010
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Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is an American historian and collector. His full biography can be read on his Wikipedia page.