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It is time for the 6th annual Wall Street bourse at the Museum of American Finance, which is located at 48 Wall Street in New York City.

Tomorrow, Archives International Auctions will hold an auction in conjunction with the show.

“The sale will offer a variety of rare bank notes, scripophily, autographs, historic documents and ephemera,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of the auction firm.

He says there are desirable items in it rarely seen at auction.

“Many of these bank notes and certificates haven’t seen the light of day for 20 to 50 years, and will be sure to attract serious attention from collectors and dealers,” Schwartz said.

On Saturday, and in another session on Tuesday, the firm will put 1,380 lots on the block.

Archives International Auctions’ offices for the Tuesday session are located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, N.J. Start times both days are 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.

Online bidding will be available through the website www.ArchivesInternational.com.

In the New York session, scripophily (collectible bond and share certificates) from the collection of show founder John E. Herzog will go on the block.

The best part about these collectible certificates is it no longer matters whether the stock market itself is high or low, or whether the Fed will raise interest rates.

The only thing that matters is the level of collector interest.

Will it rise over time?

Check the website and see what interests you.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper has twice won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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