DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has a pot o’ gold better than the one waiting at the end of the rainbow. Fitzgerald will be hosting his next unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on March 9. “If you’re looking for that one-of-kind lucky coin, check out our eBay auction,” Fitzgerald stated. “The auction is filled with unique collectibles that were turned over in unclaimed safe deposit boxes.” Interested bidders may view selected items before the auction at http://www.treasurer.state.ia.us/for_citizens/great_iowa_treasure_hunt/ebay-auction/.
Treasurer Fitzgerald Auctioning “Lucky” Items in eBay Auction
The auction will begin on Monday, March 9 and will close on March 16. Some of the treasures in this online auction will include an elephant pin; gold charm bracelet; tie tack in the shape of a clover; and ten 1981 D Lincoln cent– one of these could be your lucky penny! Visit the eBay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/ia.unclaimed.property. 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 our unclaimed property database to see if the state treasurer has property belonging to you at GreatIowaTreasureHunt.com to begin. Be sure to like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter @GreatIATreasure for information about future auctions.