THE STATE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUCTION IN FORT LAUDERDALE IS SATURDAY, JULY 30
Jewelry, coins, antiques and collectibles will be among approximately 40,000 items to be auctioned by the state to benefit Florida’s public schools. Among the items are a 14-karat gold purse, a 5-carat sapphire ring, and an 1889 CC Morgan silver dollar. The net proceeds of the auction will be deposited directly into the Principal State School Trust Fund for the benefit of Florida’s public schools.
"Please visit the unclaimed property website and you'll be surprised at the great selection of items you can bid on. There are many rare and collectible pieces," Gallagher said.
There will be an online simulcast of the auction to enable citizens who cannot attend the live auction to participate in the bidding process. If you would like more information, or to register for online bidding, please visit www.fisherauction.com. Bidders may place an absentee bid by contacting Fisher Auction Co. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enter the inspection/preview of the lots, as well as to bid on an item up for auction, potential bidders will be required to register with the auctioneer. Registration requires a refundable $200 cash deposit and valid driver’s license providing full name and current address.
Purchases can only be made with certified funds - cash, travelers checks, certified checks or most debit cards. If you plan to use a debit card, please check with your bank regarding your withdrawal limit. Most banks put a limit on debit purchases.
A catalog of the items to be auctioned is available for download on the auction website in PDF format. A printed version will be available at the preview and the auction.
Walton County was created in 1824, shortly after Florida became a territory of the United States. The courthouse is in the county seat of DeFuniak Springs.