The Oct. 21-22 debut of the Wall Street Collectors Bourse at the Museum of American Finance in New York City was called a success by Herzog & Co., the organizer of the 23-dealer show.
A local high school group, the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women, helped to open the show and then tour the museum.
Dealers offered stock and bond certificates, paper money and coins.
Entry to the show was free of charge and that included a free tour of the museum, which is located at 48 Wall Street in the heart of the financial district.
Archives International Auctions successfully sold more than 500 lots at its sale. Total prices realized was $120,710, including the buyer’s premium.
Attendees were treated to the Bourse Commemorative Dinner at Bayard’s in India House.
Speaking were David Cowen, president of the Museum of American Finance; John and Diana Herzog, formerly of R.M. Smythe & Co.; Clifford Mishler, former president of the American Numismatic Association, and Luigi Rosabianca, president of the Financial District Association.
The next day Bob Kluge spoke about a share of an early Harlem real estate company at a breakfast of the International Bond and Share Society.
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Also holding a meeting during the show as the Society of Paper Money Collectors.
For 200 years 48 Wall Street was the headquarters of the Bank of New York. The museum is located on the main banking floor.