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CFO Patronis Invites Floridians to Second Unclaimed Property Auction in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.– Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis invites Floridians to participate in the state’s second and final 2017 unclaimed property auction this weekend in Orlando. The auction, featuring the sale of nearly 60,000 individual items valued at more than $625,000, is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, August 26, at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. A public preview will be held Friday, August 25, at the same location. During the preview, Floridians can view and inspect items they may wish to bid on during the auction.
Featured items include a pair of 17.6-carat diamond and platinum earrings, a baseball autographed by members of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series winning team, vintage Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra baseball cards, and high-end watches made by Breitling, Cartier and Rolex.
2017 Unclaimed Property Auction Preview
Date:              Friday, August 25
Time:              9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:         Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Address:         1500 Sand Lake Road
                      Orlando, Fla. 32809
2017 Unclaimed Property Auction
Date:              Saturday, August 26
Time:              10:00 a.m. (Registrations opens at 8:00)
Location:         Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Address:         1500 Sand Lake Road
                      Orlando, Fla. 32809
The unclaimed property auction features items from safe deposit boxes that have gone unclaimed for years despite exhaustive efforts to return them to their owners. Proceeds from the auction are deposited into the state’s education fund where they work to support Florida’s public school system. Should a property owner discover that he or she owned an item that was auctioned; however, the proceeds from the sale can be claimed any time at no cost.
For full details about this weekend’s auction, or to search for or claim unclaimed property, visit, or call 1-88-VALUABLE or 850-413-5555. A free catalog, which lists each item up for sale, is also available on the website.
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