Video: Window in JFK's assassination for sale

updated 2/8/2007 8:13:27 PM ET 2007-02-09T01:13:27

A window owned by a man who says it was part of Lee Harvey Oswald's sniper perch in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is up for auction on eBay.

Caruth Byrd, whose father owned the Texas School Book Depository building in 1963, has set a starting price of $100,000 for what he describes as "perhaps the most famous window ever offered up for sale in the world."

Byrd's father had the window removed several weeks after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination because visitors were stealing pieces of it, Byrd said. The window was on display at the elder Byrd's home until his death in 1986. The younger Byrd lent the window to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas for 12 years before recently reclaiming it.

The Sixth Floor Museum, located in the former book depository building, contains exhibits related to the life, legacy and assassination of President Kennedy.

Some people question whether the window is authentic, including a Nashville man who bought the building in 1970 and said he took the window with him when he lost the property to foreclosure. Some conspiracy theorists have said the actual window was accidentally removed and later lost.

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