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Unclaimed property auction in Columbia brings in more than $248,000

Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 8:21 a.m. CDT; updated 10:09 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 6, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel said more than $248,000 was collected from a state auction of unclaimed personal property.

More than 1,000 items were auctioned. The proceeds will be held; they're claimed by the owners of the assets and items that were auctioned.

The auction was held earlier this week in Columbia. The treasurer's office said the largest bid was $3,100 for a bar of silver.

Items for the auction were collected from safe deposit boxes that were turned over to the state after five years of no contact with the owners.


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