DES MOINES, Iowa – Family, food and fireworks are a staple of Independence Day celebrations statewide and State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald might have something patriotic to help you continue your celebrating year-round. “If you’re looking for that one-of-kind patriotic item, check out our Independence Day eBay auction,” Fitzgerald stated. “The auction is filled with unique 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.”
The auction will begin on Tuesday, June 30 and will close on July 7. Some of the treasures in this online auction will include red, white and blue jewelry pieces; U.S. silver dollars eagle coin; an American flag pin; and a U.S. Constitution Commemorative silver dollar. Visit Great Iowa Treasure Hunt’s eBay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/ia.unclaimed.property at the time of the auction to bid on these treasurers.
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.com. Be sure to like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter, @GreatIATreasure, for information about future auctions.