State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald will host a Cyber Monday unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on November 30. “If you are still looking for a unique gift after you have done your Black Friday shopping, check out our Cyber Monday 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 IowaTreasurer.gov. Click on the “For Citizens” tab at the top, select “Great Iowa Treasure Hunt” and click on “eBay auction.”
Treasurer Fitzgerald Auctioning One-of-a-Kind Items in eBay Auction
The auction will begin on Monday, November 30 and will close on December 7. Some of the treasures in this online auction will include a Tiffany and Co. sterling silver candy dish; antique 14k two tone ladies engagement set; Hamilton pocket watch; and an 1878 Morgan silver dollar. Visit Great Iowa Treasure Hunt’s eBay page at myworld.ebay.com/ia.unclaimed.property 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 GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov. Be sure to like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter, @GreatIATreasure, for information about future auctions.