EBay Inc., San Jose, Calif., says two pieces of life insurance memorabilia have sold for more than $50 each in the past two weeks.
One piece was a gold pin issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, in 1927, to reward an employee for 20 years of faithful service.
The Boston dealer who offered the pin attracted seven bidders. The winning bid was $75.99.
More information about the pin is available on the eBay site, at http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1676906168
A Chicago dealer attracted nine bidders for a second piece of life insurance memorabilia, a sterling silver medal issued by New York Life Insurance Company in 1929. The winning bid was $52.51, according to eBay.
More information about the medal is available at http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1309402206
Unusual life insurance items still on the block include a 1930s puzzle from Quaker City Life Insurance Company, Philadelphia, which is described at http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1054487626