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New Hampshire auctioneer sells KKK robe for $350

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 30 2014 Dec 30, 2014 December 30, 2014 10:09 PM December 30, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

DOVER, N.H. - A white robe belonging to a New Hampshire man who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s has sold for $350 at auction.

The robe bears the KKK's distinctive round, scarlet patch with a white cross.

It was discovered in an attic by a woman in her 80s. It had sat in a bag for years, assumed by family members to be an innocuous garment and not a feared symbol of the white supremacist group.

Auctioneer Scott Morrill says when the woman considered selling it and went to wash it she removed the patch. On the back of the patch was her father's name. Nobody in the family knew he was affiliated with the Klan.

The woman is from Rochester and asked Morrill not to reveal her name.

Morrill says four people bid on the robe in Tuesday's auction.

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