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Wall Street Sign Seen Drawing Big Bids at Auction

A vintage street sign that once marked an intersection on Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange could attract some serious money.

A vintage street sign that stood at the intersection of Manhattan's Wall Street and Broad Street is on display at Christie's, in New York, June 18, 2010. The late 19th century to early 20th century pop-top style street sign will go on auction on June 22, 2010.
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A vintage street sign that stood at the intersection of Manhattan's Wall Street and Broad Street is on display at Christie's, in New York, June 18, 2010. The late 19th century to early 20th century pop-top style street sign will go on auction on June 22, 2010.

The enamel "Broad St." and "Wall St." sign will be offered at Christie's on Tuesday. The auctioneer's presale estimate is $60,000 to $80,000.

The sign stood in front of the former headquarters of JPMorgan .

The intersection was the scene of a 1920 Wall Street bombing that killed 38 people and injured hundreds. Shrapnel marks are visible on the sign.

Christie's says the sign went up in the late 19th century and came down sometime after the bombing.

It recently was shown at the Museum of American Finance.