Unclaimed goods to be auctioned this weekend
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The State of Florida has over $1 billion in unclaimed goods recovered from safe deposit boxes. If these goods remain unclaimed, the valuables will be put up for auction starting this Saturday.
There are a lot of treasures for many willing to look through the pile of goods and make an offer on them. Some of the goods being auctioned off Saturday include a five-karat diamond ring, collectible coins, sports memorabilia, comic goods and a silver brick worth $4,000, almost more than double the price when it was purchased 30 years ago.
If these items continue going unclaimed they will be auctioned off. The money raised in the auctions will go into the state's educational fund.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says it's a great program that gives people their stuff back and raises money for the state at the same time. "The dollars that will come in from the auction will actually go into the education fund," said, Atwater, "but our real goal, of course, is to return the money to the individual who has this money they are not even aware that it's out there. We're actually raising awareness for the entire program today with this auction, so people will go online and find out."
You can go on-line to find out if you or family members have any unclaimed property. Visit: http://bit.ly/1d9CJF0
There will be an auction Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel next to the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
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