The Subject line about Voodoo was a joke, Obama...but the whipping is
probably true, huh?
Auction of purported Reagan blood canceled, vial given to foundation
An auction house has canceled the bidding on a vial that purportedly
contained the dried blood of Ronald Reagan and will instead give the
item to the late president’s foundation.
The announcement Thursday by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
thanks the international PFC Auction house for the donation, but
maintains the procurement of the purported blood residue and the
auction were illegal.
“While we contend that the removal of the vial from the hospital
laboratory and the U.S. auction sale … were not legal acts in our
opinion, we are grateful to the current custodian of the vial for this
generous donation to the foundation ensuring President Reagan’s blood
remains out of public hands,” said John Heubusch, executive director
of the Simi Valley, Calif.-based foundation.
Bidding was scheduled to conclude Thursday and had reached $30,068
before the sale was canceled.
The vial submitted for the online auction was obtained by a woman
working at a lab in 1981 when Reagan was shot in Washington by John
Hinckley Jr., according to the auction house.
The lab purportedly was contracted for bloodwork by George Washington
University Hospital and the Walter Reed Medical Center after the
The woman, who died in 2010, purportedly kept the vial, and her son is
now trying to sell it.
Reagan's son Michael on Tuesday called the vial "bogus" and demanded
the auction be canceled.
"It's so bogus that whoever is doing it is lying to everybody," he
PFC Auction said the seller bought the vial at a public auction in
February for $3,550 and that it negotiated with the seller to withdraw
the item and donate it to the foundation, “a considerable financial
The seller said through the auction house, “I would personally be
delighted to see this important artifact put on public display by the
foundation. This now concludes matters.”
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