The Japanese city of Yokohama is set to host a massive auction for the sale of more than 200,000 vintage American-made items.
The auction, which is being organized by a group called the “Bakersfield Public Auction Consortium,” will begin on March 1 and run through April 25.
The public auction will also feature an auction of Japanese and American art.
The group is hoping to sell items valued between $5,000 and $50,000, with the largest amount expected to be between $50 million and $150 million.
Bakersfields Historic Landmark was the site of the infamous Battle of the Bulge, the battle in which Japanese troops pinned the U.S. forces back in the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II.
The Japanese surrendered after the battle, but American forces continued to capture the island of Tinian.
The Bakersfield Historic Landmarks Historic Site was the main site for the Battle of Tinians Bay and was named for a Japanese general who led the invasion.
In the decades since the battle’s defeat, the area around the site has become home to many businesses and artworks, and Bakersfields officials hope that the auction will bring the city some much-needed investment in its local economy.
The Yokohamas auction is expected to bring in some $10 million in annual revenue, which will go toward the city’s capital fund and other capital needs, including paying down its debt.
The auction is scheduled to run through February 21, 2018.