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How Wall Street Celebrates Its Deals

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Banking and deal toys

Deal toys were the result of the banking industry’s need to create a lasting memento of its achievements. Previously, banks would place tombstone advertisements in newspapers to publicize their achievements. Unfortunately, the newspapers were not visually appealing and were often discarded. The deal toys were in response to the need to develop a more lasting…


The Evolution of the Deal Toy

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Deal Toy Flames

While deal toys may seem like souvenirs found in the offices of businessman and bankers to commemorate their work, they have a long and rich history. The deal toy has existed almost as long as banking itself. In its earliest incarnation, organizations like the Hanseatic League gave silver plates. London banking magnates gifted crystal bowls….


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