Mar 5, 2010

JFK Secret Love Letters sold for $115K

John F. Kennedy's secret love letters to Gunilla von Post, a Swedish woman with whom Kennedy had had an affair, were sold for $115,537 Wednesday night, according to Legendary Auctions, which carried out the sale.

Three weeks before Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier, he met von Post and the two began a fleeting but passionate romance. The relationship continued after Kennedy was married.

Stamp collectors and postal historians will note the 15 cents postage (five 3cent stamps).