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H.R.Harmer and Archives International Auction Historic American Bank Note Company Archive of Banknotes, Stocks, Bonds and Security Printing Ephemera

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

NEW YORK (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) May 13, 2008 --
H.R.Harmer, Inc. and Archives International, LLC announce the
auction of historic worldwide banknotes, stocks and bonds, unique essay
banknotes, U.S. Treasury Bonds and security printing ephemera from the American
Bank Note Company
archives. Included are hundreds of famous
companies' stocks and bonds, most never offered at auction before, as
well as hundreds of rare worldwide banknotes.

Our dynamic global business system has generated millions of tangible
historic relics of our business and financial past. Many of these
items were kept for a certain amount of time by the interested company
or government and then were usually disposed of, destroyed or placed in
some government or institutionally controlled archive never to see the
light of day again. Something that may have been very common at one
time has now become extremely scarce if not unique. Dr.
Robert Schwartz
, President of Archives International, "I have
been working on this portion of the American Bank Note Archives for
close to three years. It does not seem possible that there could be any
surprises left, but each day reveals more and more historic and
exciting pieces of our business and financial past that fortunately have
been preserved in some format in the archives of American Bank Note
Again, we are honored and thrilled to be able to
offer to the collecting community an opportunity to share in the
excitement and discovery of further American Bank Note material from
these fabled archives."

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There are over 2,770 lots of material in this sale. Included are over
1,100 lots of rare stocks and bonds. Categories include railroads,
entertainment, sports, zoos, banking and other topics.

There are close to 1,300 lots of U.S.
and Worldwide
proof, specimen and issued banknotes
in this auction including
many rarities seen for the first time. Some of the high lights include:

Extremely Rare 500,000 Pound Stlg, 1917, Issued and Uncancelled Russian
Government Treasury Bill

4th Liberty Loan $1,000
Issued Bond, Possibly Unique

240+ lots of Proof, Specimen and Essay Banknotes
from China

75+ lots of Haiti and Dominican
Republic Banknote
Production Material

23 Unique Laos
Essay color Trial banknotes

Extremely rare Texas Proof Sheet of 4 from the Commercial
and Agricultural Bank

75+ lots of Mexico
Proof and
including many rarities

More then 50 lots from a new find of Perkins, Bacon Proofs
of Australia
and New
Zealand Bills of Exchange
, Drafts, Checks and Fiscal Paper

60 lots of Canada
, Stock
and bond Proofs
, Specimens and Archival Production Material

50+ lots of Philippines
Essay Specimen and Proof Banknotes

40+ lots of Russian
Proofs, Specimens and Issued Banknotes

For more information on this auction visit WWW.ABNHARMERAUCTIONS.COM
. This is a live auction that offers phone bidding; agent bidding; left
bids by mail, Fax and internet; live real time internet bidding with
eBay Live; and, by bidding in person. This sale will also be available
on eBay Live
for viewing and bidding. The entire auction is also posted on
with photos of all lots and additional bidding information.

The auction will take place at H.R.Harmer,
., in Bethel, Connecticut on June 2,3 & 4, 2008. Dr. Robert
Schwartz, President of Archives
International, LLC
has been active in the fields of numismatics
and philatelics for over 20 years and is actively buying, selling and
consulting in the fields of historical documents, paper money, stocks
and bonds, stamps and security printing ephemera.



Philadelphia Fed’s Survey of Professional Forecasters Focuses on House Prices

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released its Survey of Professional Forecasters today, which provides projections on a broad range of macroeconomic variables, including economic growth, inflation, and employment.

(Vocus/PRWEB ) May 13, 2008 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released its Survey of Professional Forecasters today, which provides projections on a broad range of macroeconomic variables, including economic growth, inflation, and employment.

Panelists also responded to special questions about house prices using several measures, including the S&P/Case-Schiller home price index, the OFHEO purchase only index, and the OFHEO house price index. In addition, the panelists were asked to predict the specific quarter and year when house prices will stop declining. To see the survey results, go to: This web page also provides documentation, the mean and median forecasts of all the respondents, as well as the individual responses from each participant.

The Survey of Professional Forecasters is the oldest quarterly survey of macroeconomic forecasts in the United States. The survey, which began in 1968, was conducted by the American Statistical Association and the National Bureau of Economic Research. The Philadelphia Fed took over the survey in 1990. The third quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters will be released on Tuesday, August 12, 2008.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. One of the 12 regional banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Name: Marilyn Wimp
Phone: 215-574-4197


Nonprofit Organizes Run in Vegas to Raise Funds for US Soldiers in Financial Crisis

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

A 5K run in Las Vegas will benefit soldiers and their families battling financial struggles at home. Former soldier Randy Couture's nonprofit Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, and are part of the race on Saturday May 15, 2008.

Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) May 12, 2008 -- For soldiers fighting in Iraq there is more than one battle to fight. According to recent reports, soldiers are in financial need at home as they fall behind in house payments and return with expensive medical issues. A former soldier and the owner of are responding.

Xtreme Couture 5K Freedom Run. May 18, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada
Xtreme Couture 5K Freedom Run. May 18, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada is sponsoring The Xtreme Couture Operation Freedom 5k Run. The race is part of the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation's effort to raise money for troops who are in financial trouble as they fight in Iraq. The Xtreme Couture Operation Freedom 5k Run will be on Saturday, May 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"This really hits a number of things with me and we are proud to be the premier title sponsor for this event," said President and CEO Jeremy Schoemaker. "I am a big fan of physical fitness. Also, the money from this race goes to help American troops who have suffered massive losses."

The race was organzied by the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, which was founded by Randy Couture, current UFC Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed "Captain America," Couture is a former soldier who served in the U.S. Army for six years. He later competed as an alternate on the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in 1988, 1992, 1996. Couture is ranked second on as "The Natural" (16-8).

Fight fans and military supporters to show their support by running with Couture. Schoemaker and the promo girls will be there to greet runners when it starts. They will be at the Centennial Hills YMCA in Las Vegas. The race begins at 8:00 AM, with registration beginning at 6:00 AM.

Registration cost is $45 before May 12 and $60 thereafter. To register online go to:

In March 2007, the 44-year old physical phenom returned from retirement to recapture the UFC heavyweight title in a five-round unanimous decision over fourth-ranked "Maine-iac" Tim Sylvia (24-4). In October 2007, Couture sent his "resignation" to the UFC, but is still considered co-champion by the promotion.

About was founded by online marketer Jeremy Schoemaker to showcase UFC fights and personalities. Shoemaker owns several online companies and writes on the popular blog premiered online April 1, 2008 and is the fastest growing online MMA community. Read more about Couture at

About Xtreme Couture GI Foundation
Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by former solider Randy Couture and his wife Kim. The foundation was formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families.

The Foundation receives referrals from the Military Severely Injured Center for soldiers and families who are experiencing financial crises. The Foundation assists soldiers with house payments, bills, and helping discharged soldiers start their lives back home.

For more information, contact Alexa Wakefield at alexa(at) or visit the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation's web site at