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Calling history buffs and treasure hunters: Brussels city archives to sell old material to public
The archives of the City of Brussels will be organising a stock sale of some of its older materials as part of its annual spring clean.
History buffs and treasure hunters, as well as anyone interested in Brussels and its heritage, can visit the special sale at the Brussels-City archives on 2 and 4 June, Bruzz reports.
The city archives, museums and culture department of the City of Brussels has just finished a major seasonal cleaning, meaning a significant amount of historical documents need to be cleared out.
Included in the sale are publications of the city archives, works from the libraries of the archives and museums that have been preserved in duplicate, old exhibition catalogues, books and empty archive boxes.
Publications older than the year 2000 are sold by the centimetre. Purchases are placed on top of each other after which the height of the pile is measured: one centimetre is worth €1.
Prices for publications after 2000 will be "fair and rounded", the City of Brussels said.
The sales will take place at Rue des Tanneurs 65 on Friday 2 June from 16.00 to 19.00 and on Sunday 4 June from 10.00 to 17.00.
There is no list of available works for sale yet, nor can items be reserved.