Workers facilitate auction

September 19, 2012 | 8:38 p.m. CDT
Ringman Steve Maynes, foreground, keeps track of bidders as reader Jill Burke, left, auctioneer Jeff Johnston and clerk Connie Morgan facilitate the Missouri State Treasury’s unclaimed property auction held Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia. Bids ranged from $1 up into the thousands, with one diamond ring, thought to be four to five karats in size, selling for $7,600.

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