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The Beijing Olympic games and Shanghai World Expo brought home probably the most celebrated events in the world. Now, 122 treasures stamped with historical memories from these two mega-events will be auctioned online beginning November 20th.
These treasures are now exhibited in the hall of Shanghai International Commodities Auction Co. Among the items are some that have almost 100 years' history: the albums recording China's attendance at the 1st World Expo in London in 1851 and the guidebook to Philadelphia Expo in 1876. Here a Shanghai Expo passport contains pages stamped by several national pavilions.
Apart from these Expo memories, some items from the Olympics are also captive. Commemorative envelopes, T-shirts and basketballs are all autographed by big celebrities, including Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch, Chinese 110M hurdler Liu Xiang and Basketball giant Yao Ming. A board is sparkling with emblems of different National Olympic Committees.
|A visitor looks at the treasures stamped with historical memories from|
Shanghai World Expo.
According to the organizer, some treasures start with a biding price of only 100 RMB. Potential buyers can log on to the official website of Shanghai International Commodities Auction Co. and start their biding from 9:00am on November 20th. The whole auction will end at 10:00 am on November 22nd.
- National treasures in Shanghai Expo 2010-10-29