TODAY | January 28, 2013
>>> president john f. kennedy and his family have fascinated people for more than 50 years. now an extensive collection of memorabilia belonging to one of kennedy's closest advisers, is going on the auction block. appraiser from massachusetts is giving us a sneak peek. dan, good to see you this morning.
>> thanks for having us be part of the show.
>> these are from david powers . tell us who he was.
>> he knew him from 1946 right up to the assassination.
>> he had a vast amount of items pertaining to john f. kennedy .
>> talk about these photos and this invitation to the wedding.
>> this is all kind of wedding related. this photograph right here, bachelor party . you can see the irish mafia in the back. jack, his sister and -- jack, right there, bobby. this is signed to the powers, from jackie, a wedding photograph. this is the actual invitation that the powers were sent.
>> any idea what items like that will fetch?
>> we estimate it's $150, this may be $400.
>> tell me about the bomber jacket .
>> this is the air force one leather bomber jacket , given to dave in 1960 or 1962 . this was his pride and joy. it was talked about during his lifetime. romd reagan signed a letter, used it in his first exhibit.
>> one of his responsibilities was to make sure that the presidential flag was flying when he traveled with the president.
>> this is one of the two presidential flags.
>> yes, there's two now. it says president of the united states right on the inside on the original label and everything. it's quite very rare, unique item.
>> signed copy of profiles, and kennedy signed this while he was president?
>> it makes it so great.
>> the pen signing the order to stop the delivery of defensive weapons to cuba.
>> given to dave powers . birthday card signed by john jr.
>> yes, on what would have been jack kennedy 's last birthday. this is john's signature, xxo.
>> these are haunting. these are notes that dave powers wrote up for the trip to dallas in november. it includes notations after the president was assassinated.
>> minute by minute. it's just so earth shatteringly -- chills you to the bone when you read it.
>> the last entry my president is dead.
>> yes. the president before he died and was in the hospital, you open it up. open the first page says dave powers , the president was going to give you this and you can basically read it, but the key to it is that you and i will miss him the most, signed jackie. this was the day after he was murdered. look at our website and you will find all the information you need. you can bid right from your computer at home.
>> dan, thank you very much.
>> thank you.
>> fascinating items.
>> thank you.
>> the auction will be held