State Treasurer of Iowa

Treasurer Fitzgerald Auctioning Off Spooktacular Items in eBay

October 7, 2014

Des Moines, IA – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald’s upcoming eBay auction just might have that unique item to complete your Halloween costume. Fitzgerald will host his next unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on October 13. “We will have an assortment of items up for bid, perfect accessories for Halloween,” Fitzgerald stated. “The auction will be filled with one-of-a-kind items and unique collectibles that were turned over in unclaimed safe deposit boxes.” Interested bidders may visit the state treasurer’s eBay auction at
The auction will begin on Monday, October 13 and will close on October 20. Some of the treasures in this online auction include a jade bangle bracelet and costume jewelry for the Cleopatra costume, a handheld collapsible fan perfect for the princess, and bolo ties and a longhorn steer belt buckle for the cowboys. Items included in the auction are 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 until they come forward.
Search to see if the state treasurer has property belonging to you. Be sure to like the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter @GreatIATreasure for information about future auctions. 

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