Over 100 Lots Dedicated to JFK and The Kennedy Family will be Auctioned on Feb 25 at Amesbury, MA



Some of the items are from the estate of Helen Mary Keyes, who had long and storied ties to the Kennedy family, dating to when her father was the dentist to Joe and Rose Kennedy’s children.

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Amesbury, MA, USA, February 12, 2024 — Over 100 rare and historically significant lots pertaining to the Kennedys – mostly JFK, but also to include RFK, Jackie and Ted Kennedy, with some of the items coming from the estate of longtime Kennedy assistant Helen Mary Keyes – will headline a Fine Antiques & Estates Collection auction planned for Sunday, February 25th, by John McInnis Auctioneers.

The 469-lot auction, starting promptly at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time, will be held live in the John McInnis Auctioneers gallery located at 76 Main Street in Amesbury, as well as online, via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

The auction will be conducted in two sessions. Session 1, starting at noon, will feature lots 1-265. Session 2, later on in the day, will begin with lot 301 – the Kennedy lots – and conclude with lot 469. The extensive catalog will feature Americana, historical items, baseball, porcelain, fine art, furnishings, weathervanes, eagle collections and, of course, the Kennedy lots (301-417).

Helen Mary Keyes had long and storied ties to the Kennedy family. Her father was the dentist to Joe and Rose Kennedy’s children and the families’ children became friends. Helen played a major role in JFK’s 1952 Senate campaign, hosting famous ‘Ladies’ Teas’ for the rising star of the Democratic Party. Her involvement continued in the 1960 presidential campaign of 1960.

For hotel accommodations, John McInnis Auctioneers recommends the Hampton Inn, at 284 Elm Street in Amesbury (phone: 978-834-5080) or the Fairfield Inn, at 35 Clarks Road, Amesbury (phone: 978-388-3400). John McInnis Auctioneers holds Massachusetts auction license #770. To learn more about John McInnis Auctioneers and the auctions planned for February 22, 24 & 25, visit www.mcinnisauctions.com.