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NYSE seats up for sale: 1869

The New York Stock Exchange put memberships up for sale for the first time in its 77-year history. They sold for $8000 (over $100,000 now). Today? Try $800,000.

http://web.mit.edu/moser/www/nyse60105.pdf
http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6198

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