Lehman Brothers staff are trying to make some money out of the dramatic collapse of the bank by auctioning off company memorabilia on eBay.
Goods up for grabs on the internet auction site include "Lehman Brothers messenger bag and notepad" and a white Lehman coffee mug that bears the slogan "Where vision gets built".
Beneath the photo of the satchel is the comment from the seller: "I worked here for half of my career. Bought most of my stock at a weighted average price of $45 (£26). Enough said.
"I guess all you employed people could use this bag to carry important documents and do complex mortgage calculations on the notepad. The only importantish docs I have now are my Lehman stock certificates, which I plan on using to warm my apartment this winter when I can't afford the heating bill."
Other Lehman coffee mugs fetched as much as $40 (£22) per cup, with 22 bids in, while the firm's green and white duffel bag was on offer for $150 (£85). A green baseball cap had already received $33 (£19) in bids, with about four hours left to make an offer.
The mug's seller remarks: "Own a piece of history for $39.50(£23)."
Employees of Merrill Lynch & Co, were also selling off stationary after the bank was taken over.
A black-and-white Merrill T-shirt was getting bids of $20 (£11), while a gold-toned blazer button with the company's bull logo was offered for $13 (£8).
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