State Treasurer of Iowa

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Treasurer Fitzgerald’s eBay Auction

January 26, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa  – Looking for a one-of-a kind gift for your sweetheart? With Valentine’s Day approaching, State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald just might have that unique gift for your beloved. Fitzgerald will be hosting his next unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on February 8. “If you are looking for a unique gift for your Valentine, check out our eBay auction,” Fitzgerald encouraged. “Many items are one of a kind or collectibles that were turned over to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.” Interested bidders may view selected items before the auction at Click on the “For Citizens” tab at the top, select “Great Iowa Treasure Hunt” and click on “eBay auction.” 

The auction will begin on Monday, February 8 and will close on February 15. Some of the treasures in this online auction will include an assortment of jewelry, antique cuff links, cameo pendants, and an Elgin pocket watch and Elgin ladies wrist watch. Visit Great Iowa Treasure Hunt’s eBay page at at the time of the auction to bid on these treasures. 
Items included in the auction are from abandoned safe deposit boxes reported to the state treasurer as unclaimed property by financial institutions across the state. Photos, letters and other personal memorabilia will not be included in the auction. The auction proceeds are held for the rightful owners should they come forward.
Search the unclaimed property database to see if the state treasurer has property belonging to you at Be sure to like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter, @GreatIATreasure, for information about future auctions. 

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