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Florida Unclaimed Property Auction Activities Begin Tomorrow in Orlando

8/6/2014

Contact: Chris Cate
(850) 413-2842
 
On-Site Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 529- 4614
 
MEDIA ADVISORY
Florida Unclaimed Property Auction Activities Begin Tomorrow in Orlando
Auction Preview Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Auction Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until finished
 
TALLAHASSEE – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invites the public to Florida’s 2014 Unclaimed Property Auction at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Orlando. The auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held Saturday, August 9. A preview of items will be held on Friday, August 8.
 
Media opportunities begin tomorrow, August 7, with the delivery of a $40,000 unclaimed property check to a local Orlando resident. In addition to the events listed below, interview opportunities are available upon request.

Media Opportunities

 
Thursday, August 7

WHAT: Hand-delivery of $40,000 unclaimed property check to local Orlando resident

WHEN:  10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: Sus Hi Eatstation, 4498 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando
 
Friday, August 8

WHAT: Public Auction Preview Day
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
 
WHERE: The Double Tree Hotel Orlando Airport, 5555 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando
 
Saturday, August 9
 
WHAT: Auction Day
 
WHEN: Bidding to begin 10:00 a.m. EST; registration opens at 8:00a.m. EST
 
WHERE: The Double Tree Hotel Orlando Airport, 5555 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando
 
The unclaimed property auction, which is open to the public, will feature bidding on jewelry, watches, rare coins and more. Auction items come from abandoned safety deposit boxes that have been turned over to the state of Florida as unclaimed property. When unable to identify the owner, items are auctioned off, with proceeds working to support Florida’s public education fund until claimed.
 
A free catalog of auction items is available at www.FLTreasureHunt.org.
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