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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