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Treasurer Fitzgerald has Unique Gifts for Valentine’s Day in eBay Auction

January 29, 2014

Des Moines, Iowa  – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald just might have that one of a kind gift for your sweetheart. Starting onThursday, January 30, Fitzgerald will be hosting his next eBay auction of unclaimed property. “If you are looking for a unique gift for your Valentine, check out our eBay auction,” Fitzgerald stated. “The auction is 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 page at

The auction will begin January 30 and will close on February 6. Some of the treasures in this online auction will include a ladies silver ring with synthetic pearls; 14 k white gold wedding with .08 ct. round diamond; heart pendant on sterling silver chain, and cuff links. 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 the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter @GreatIATreasure for information about future auctions. 

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