The Danish business newspaper Børsen, while naturally covering tightly this week’s enormous travails in the American financial establishment, also has found at least some on-line pixel-space for one tertiary effect: there are some mighty interesting souvenirs coming on the market via eBay (Buy a piece of finance-history on eBay).
For instance? Consider the exquisite Lehman water-pitcher on offer: the seller comments “[Lehman] Administrative Director Dick Fuld told me that this pitcher cannot be smashed to pieces, but he also said that about our loan-business two months ago. Caveat emptor, I would say.” Bids started at 99¢ but later reached $20.50 for the item, the newspaper reports. Or you can also bid to become the proud owner of a Lehman-brand fire-safety hat (brand-sikkerhedshat). “Become the owner of a piece of financial history,” the seller implores.