A historic document that details the original rules of basketball, written 119 years ago as a winter sport for boys of a Massachusetts YMCA, was sold for more than $4 million on Friday to raise money for charity.
James Naismith wrote the 13 rules nearly 119 years ago. The physical education instructor invented basketball as a winter activity for a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.
Sotheby’s is offering the Naismith Rules on Friday afternoon as part of a sale of historic documents. The presale estimate is $2 million.
Bob Dylan’s original handwritten lyrics for “The Times are A-Changin”’ are heading for the auction block. They could sell for an estimated $200,000 to $300,000.
The last of financial scammer Bernard Madoff’s possessions from his Manhattan penthouse and Montauk beach house sold in an auction yesterday in Midtown.
A 10.5-carat diamond engagement ring once worn by Ruth Madoff — worth at least $300,000 — was auctioned off Saturday to an anonymous bidder for $550,000.
Ruth hit the home run in 1934 and later signed the ball. It had been passed down by three generations of a Minnesota family before going to the auction block.
The contents of the Maddoffs’ New York homes — the Manhattan penthouse and the Montauk beach house — will be up for grabs in an auction this weekend.
A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.
The owner of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village defaulted on loans totaling $5.4 billion earlier this year.
Several lawsuits that have been filed in connection with the complex were reportedly not expected to hold up the sale.
The charming collectibles have been on view for 25 years in a series of dioramas and vignettes in the lobby of the Forbes Magazine Fifth Avenue headquarters in Greenwich Village.
A copy of Annie Leibovitz’s famous photo of a nude John Lennon with a clothed Yoko Ono is going up for auction in New York City.