`What happened to them? Where did those stainless-steel, big E signs that came to symbolize the downfall of Enron go?
When those left to salvage Enron held an auction to raise money to pay the company’s debts, the big E’s were the star attraction. Sure, you could buy Aeron chairs in batches of 300 or so, but a big E — now that was a conversation piece.
There were four of them. The first one sold for about $17,000 in London. A standing-room-only crowd in Houston went wild when another big E fetched a price of $44,000.’