A rare Lincoln manuscript sold for $3.4 million on Thursday at Sotheby's auction house. The 1864 letter in which Abraham Lincoln replies to the abolitionist pleas of 195 young boys and girls was bought by a private American collector over the phone.
The only copy of the Magna Carta in the United States, regarded as the earliest declaration of human rights, will be returned to the National Archives by the man who purchased it for more than $21.3 million.
The bat Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium sold for nearly $1.3 million at auction Thursday -- above its presale estimate but well below the $3 million record for sports memorabilia for Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball in 1998.
Some rarely seen pictures of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their family will be among the items sold at auction by the late president's daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, in February, Sotheby's auction house said Tuesday.
A Queens, New York, man has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, including several personal items that once belonged to John F. Kennedy Jr., a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney's office told CNN Wednesday.