Category Archives: Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby Fingerprint Card and Archive

Fantastic archive of material related to Jack Ruby and the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, highlighted by an original Ruby fingerprint card from the investigation. The fingerprint card is filled out in type and signed in black ballpoint, “Jack Ruby,” one page both sides, 8 x 8, November 25, 1963. The front of the card lists his personal and identifying information, including his name, “Ruby, Jack Lyon”; alias, “Rubenstein, Jack Lyon”; his Sheriff’s Department file number, “129175”; and amputation, “left index AMP 2d Jnt 1952.” The lower portion contains the original ink prints of all fingers and thumbs individually (except the amputated left index finger), as well as all nine prints taken simultaneously. The reverse lists his arrest information, including the date arrested, “11/25/63,” and charges or offense, “Murder with Malice.” Also present are two original small glossy booking photos of Ruby, one showing him standing up and the other a mugshot of his face and profile. The rest of the archive comprises 18 original period photos, including one of the sheriff’s office in the jail on the day Ruby was arrested, several of Ruby’s trial, and many of the Texas School Book Depository; some photocopied documentation from the trial is also included. In overall fine condition, and accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from James Cron. An absolutely outstanding collection of the utmost historical importance.

Absentee Bidding Starts Thursday February 12, 2015

Leave a comment

Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Jack Ruby


Tags: , , , ,

Jack Ruby Original vintage signed pencil sketch of Jacqueline Kennedy

Original vintage signed pencil sketch of Jacqueline Kennedy on the reverse of an 8.5 x 11 letter he received while in jail, signed in the lower right, “Jack Ruby.” The initial letter, undated but circa 1964, was written by prominent lawyer Melvin M. Belli, in part: “I sincerely hope the new year brings you relief. The law in the Apellate Court will give it to you, if only your case could be heard. You know I have a brief on file for you…I have a deep and abiding conviction that if nothing else were filed this brief would reverse your conviction.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the right side of her face), otherwise fine condition. Serving out his sentence in the Dallas County Jail, Jack Ruby’s thoughts returned to the nation’s widow, an important figure in his mind. Testifying before the Warren Commission in June of 1964, he claimed that on the morning of the 22nd, overcome with emotion and sympathy for the grieving Mrs. Kennedy, he took justice into his own hands and assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald. ‘Someone owed it to our beloved President that she shouldn’t be expected to come back to face trial of this heinous crime.’ Sketched in his jail cell, most likely in the winter of ’64-65, based on Belli’s correspondence, this drawing offers an interesting glimpse into the mind of a killer, claiming to be motivated by the subject of his drawing. RR Auction COA.

Leave a comment

Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Jack Ruby


Tags: , , , ,