The executor for Jack Ruby's estate, caught in a contentious 23-year battle over rights to the weapon used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, testified Wednesday Ruby's possessions were worth less than $200 at the time of his 1967 death.

"You might say the world has put a higher value on the memory of Jack Ruby," said executor Jules Mayer, 81. "Nobody thought some old clothing, odds and ends, and a certainly an old and cheap gun, would ever be of any value."The gun, a .38-caliber Colt Cobra, was valued at $35 when Mayer first filed probate papers, he testified.

Today the weapon, brought to court in the same manila envelope it was stashed 23 years ago, is worth between $100,000 to $130,000, he said.