Would you pay $570,000 for a bomber jacket?
Probably not (though I’m willing to give NBA stars and the like an out here).
But would you pay $570,000 for a bomber jacket, complete with presidential seal, once worn by John F. Kennedy aboard Air Force One?
Ah, as Shakespeare would say, there’s the rub.
On Sunday, the jacket -- part of a trove of JFK memorabilia owned by the late David Powers, a longtime JFK aide and confidant -- brought more than 10 times its asking price at auction.
That's nuts, you say?
I hate to go Hollywood on you, but a line from one of my favorite movies sums up my feelings about such items. In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Indiana Jones’ rival, Belloq, calls his bluff when Indy threatens to destroy the Ark of the Covenant, saying: “Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this is history.”