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CFO Jeff Atwater Invites Floridians to 2015 Unclaimed Property Auction

7/31/2015

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invites Floridians to participate in the 2015 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction featuring the sale of 50,000 items valued at more than $700,000 will be held Saturday, August 1, at the Jacksonville Marriott. A public preview will be held on Friday, July 31.
 
Featured items in this year’s auction include an 18k gold and diamond Nautilus brand watch, a 26-carat gold necklace with oval, round, and baguette cut rubies and several collector trading cards featuring some of the greatest professional athletes like Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, Larry Bird, and much more.
 
2015 Unclaimed Property Auction Preview
 
Date:               Friday, July 31
Time:               9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:         Jacksonville Marriott
Address:          4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
 
2015 Unclaimed Property Auction
 
Date:               Saturday, August 1
Time:               10:00 a.m. (Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Location:         Jacksonville Marriott
Address:          4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
 
The unclaimed property auction features items from safe deposit boxes that have gone unclaimed for years despite efforts to return them to their owners. These items include jewelry, watches, rare coins, and other collectibles. 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 www.FLTreasureHunt.org, 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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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).