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Selby Kiffer of Sotheby's holds the original rules of basketball written by the game's inventor, Dr. James Naismith. (AP Photo)

Naismith Document Sold For More Than $4 Million

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.

WFAN–12/10/2010

Generic Basketball File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Basketball Rules, ‘Emancipation’ Copy Up For Auction

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.

12/10/2010

Selby Kiffer of Sotheby's holds the original rules of basketball written by the game's inventor, Dr. James Naismith. (AP Photo)

Naismith’s Basketball Rules Up For Auction In NYC

Sotheby’s is offering the Naismith Rules on Friday afternoon as part of a sale of historic documents. The presale estimate is $2 million.

WFAN–12/10/2010

The lyrics to "The Times are A-Changin'" - AP Photo/Sotheby's

Original Bob Dylan Lyrics For Sale At NYC Auction

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.

11/30/2010

Penthouse living room furniture (Photo/Juliet Papa)

U.S. Marshals Head South For Final Madoff Auction

The last of financial scammer Bernard Madoff’s possessions from his Manhattan penthouse and Montauk beach house sold in an auction yesterday in Midtown.

11/14/2010

Madoff Engagement Ring (AP Photo)

Ruth Madoff’s Diamond Ring Sold For $550K

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.

11/13/2010

Babe Ruth Home Run Ball Goes For $264,500

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.

11/13/2010

This Steinway and Sons grand piano (circa 1917) is one of the items being auctioned off in November. (Photo/US Marshals)

Want A Piece Of Bernard Madoff?

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.

11/10/2010

A signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation owned by Robert F. Kennedy - AP Photo/Sotheby's

RFK’s Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation For Sale

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.

10/06/2010

The apartment buildings of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2006 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Stuytown Sale Postponed For A Week

The owner of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village defaulted on loans totaling $5.4 billion earlier this year.

10/05/2010

The apartment buildings of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2006 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Stuytown To Be Sold Monday

Several lawsuits that have been filed in connection with the complex were reportedly not expected to hold up the sale.

10/04/2010

This photo provided by Sotheby’s New York shows a detail of a warship from the Forbes collection, which has been on display for the past 25 years in the lobby of the Forbes Magazine Fifth Avenue headquarters in New York.  (AP Photo/Sotheby's New York)

Forbes’ Tiny Toys Will Be Sold At Sotheby’s

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.

09/24/2010

This photo supplied by the Magazine Publishers Association and American Society of Magazine Editors shows the Rolling Stone magazine cover from Jan. 22, 1981, depicting John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The photo was taken by photographer Annie Liebovitz in December 1980 on the last day of Lennon's life. (AP Photo/Magazine Publishers Assn and American Society of Magazine Editors)

One Of Leibovitz’s Iconic ‘John & Yoko’ Photos For Sale

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.

09/17/2010

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