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Jack Ruby’s Hat Sells for $12,100 At Auction

February 14, 1992

NEW YORK (AP) _ A collector who earlier paid $220,000 for the gun Jack Ruby used to kill Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald spent another $13,420 for the hat and shoes Ruby wore that day.

The gray hat with a black band was seen by millions of TV viewers when Ruby rushed from a crowd on Nov. 24, 1963, and shot Oswald.

″JACK RUBY″ is imprinted on the inner hat band.

The hat fetched $12,100 Thursday night from the anonymous New Jersey collector who bought the gun at auction in December, said Herman Darvick, who ran the auction.

The collector paid $1,320 for the shoes.