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CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Unclaimed Property Auction Comes to Tampa

8/15/2018

For Planning Purposes: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Contact: Anna Alexopoulos Farrar, 850.413.2842, anna.farrar@myfloridacfo.com 
 
*MEDIA ADVISORY*
CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Unclaimed Property Auction Comes to Tampa 
 
TAMPA, Fla. – Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis will host at media availability during the preview day of the 2018 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction on Friday, August 17, at the Marriott Westshore Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The auction comes on the heels of a recording-breaking year of returns for CFO Patronis’ Division of Unclaimed Property.
 
WHAT:     CFO Jimmy Patronis Unclaimed Property Auction Media Availability
 
DATE:     Friday, August 17 (Unclaimed Property Auction Preview Day)
 
TIME:     9:30 a.m.
 
LOCATION:     Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel, 1001 N. Westshore Boulevard, Tampa
 
The 2018 Unclaimed Property Auction will be held on Saturday, August 18, at the Tampa Marriott Westhore Hotel beginning at 10 a.m. (registration opens at 8 a.m.). The auction is open to the public and will feature bidding on jewelry, watches, rare coins and more. Featured items include a platinum ring with three pear shaped diamonds totaling 4.60 karats with a reserve value of $12,500; stainless steel and gold men’s Rolex watch with a reserve value of $1,700; and five baseball cards including a graded Robinson Canó card, a graded Mickey Mantle card, Yogi Berra, Derek Jeter, and another Mickey Mantle card.
 
Items were turned over to the Division of Unclaimed Property after being recovered from abandoned safe deposit boxes. Despite years of exhaustive efforts to locate the owners, no rightful owner or entitled heir came forward to claim the boxes or the items contained within them. All proceeds from the sale of these items can be claimed at any time and at no cost should a property owner ever come forward.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).