Bargains: The Great Souvenir Sale

Where can a bargain hunter buy three live elk for $500 each, a small-scale Mississippi paddle-wheeler for $7,500, or a connoisseur's collection of African voodoo drums and five-foot spears? Answer: at the New York World's Fair, where the greatest sale of surplus goods since the big postwar auctions of military gear is about to take place. As the Oct. 17 closing date approaches, the selloff by the Fair's 300 exhibitors is beginning in earnest.

American Machine & Foundry has several bidders for its seven-train mono rail, which cost $5,500,000 to erect but will go for about $1,000,000. For $5,000 each, Greyhound...

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