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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
Company.
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,
mining,
worldwide,
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

U.S.
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
Specimen
Banknotes
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
Banknotes
, 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 www.hrharmer.com
with photos of all lots and additional bidding information.

The auction will take place at H.R.Harmer,
Inc
., 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.

MULTIMEDIA GALLERY

http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5682009

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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: http://www.philadelphiafed.org/econ/spf/index.cfm. 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.

Contact:
Name: Marilyn Wimp
Phone: 215-574-4197
www.philadelphiafed.org

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Pervasive Software’s Pervasive Data Profiler Ensures Data Quality

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Exclusive interview featuring Pervasive Software's Mike Hoskins

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2008 -- Mike Hoskins, CTO and General Manager for Integration Products at Pervasive Software Inc.® (NASDAQ: PVSW), recently participated in an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the Business Intelligence Network (www.BeyeNETWORK.com). In this interview, Hoskins explains how Pervasive Data Profiler™ helps ensure data quality by eliminating the complexity, risk, and expense associated with manually checking data, allowing organizations to improve internal controls, increase IT productivity and boost ROI.

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"Companies will all eventually come to the realization that they have dirty data and are in need of data profiling." says Mike Hoskins, CTO and General Manager for Integration Products, Pervasive Software. "We've differentiated Pervasive Data Profiler in three areas. One is the Eclipse-based user interface - it really illuminates a lot about the details made available by our ability to do drill-down. Second, connectivity is a big deal; we come out of the box with connectivity to pretty much anything you'll run across. Finally, speed. Profiling can bring a machine to its knees with massive data volumes. Most of the profilers can't crunch numbers fast enough so they only profile on a sample of your data. But because we built Pervasive Data Profiler on our next-generation, massively parallel Pervasive DataRush™ engine, we scale automatically as your throw multicore machines at it and you can crunch through all your data at lightning speeds and get the metrics top to bottom."

"Many organizations are in a state of denial about the prevalence of dirty data that exists in their enterprises," says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network. "The Pervasive Data Profiler is a systematic approach to monitor data sources and apply fixes to incomplete and inaccurate data."

To listen to the interview, please click here.

The Business Intelligence Network Solution Spotlights are intuitive dialogues with innovative solution providers, and these spotlights provide a cutting-edge introduction to the new products and services of interest to the business intelligence community. The Network publishes six newsletters serving more than 115,000 readers across a wide variety of industries, making it the largest newsletter-based information source for business intelligence, performance management, data warehousing, data integration and data quality.

About Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software helps companies get the most out of their data investments through embeddable data management and agile integration software. Pervasive's agile, multi-purpose integration platform accelerates the sharing of information between multiple databases, applications, or hosted business systems and allows customers to re-use the same software for diverse integration scenarios. For more than two decades, the embeddable PSQL database engine allows organizations to successfully embrace new technologies while maintaining application compatibility and robust database reliability in a near-zero database administration environment. Pervasive products have delivered value with a compelling combination of performance, flexibility, reliability and low total cost of ownership. Pervasive's hallmark is the size, diversity and loyalty of its customer base, partners and channels: tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry, in more than 150 countries, rely on Pervasive to manage, integrate, analyze and secure their critical data.

About Business Intelligence Network™:
The Network's flagship site BeyeNETWORK.com leads the industry with up-to-the-minute news, newsletters, articles, executive spotlights, podcasts, expert-hosted channels and blogs. Experts include Claudia Imhoff, Bill Inmon, Craig Schiff, Colin White, David Loshin, and others. BeyeRESEARCH.com provides research and case studies from leading authors and experts in business intelligence. BeyeBLOGS.com is a business intelligence-specific community blogging site that provides an open forum about industry issues and challenges. BeyeSEARCH.com offers the first and only editor-driven directory and search engine specially built to serve this industry.

This press release is based upon information provided by the Company. The Business Intelligence Network does not independently verify statements made and has no obligation to update these statements after the date of release.

Contact:
Business Intelligence Network
Katie Rostermundt
krostermundt @ b-eye-network.com
+1-262-780-0202

Contact:
Pervasive Software
Kim Daugherty
kdaugherty @ pervasive.com
+1-512-231-6507

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