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Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Schedules Online Auction of Unclaimed Property

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Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has scheduled an online unclaimed property auction this month.  Collectible coins, sports cards and jewelry are among the more than 400 unclaimed property items to be auctioned online. Many items come from safe deposit boxes that have been untouched by their owners for 10 years. After private entities have tried to locate the owners, the items are surrendered to the treasurer’s office. The online auction is coming up February 6th through 10th and you can view the available items now. See the iBid website at ibid.illinois.gov/ but this specific auction can be a little tricky to find so we have provided a direct link below. If you see something you would like to bid on, you must register with iBid if you are new to the website.  If an in person auction is more your style, the treasurer’s office also conducts an annual, in-person auction of unclaimed property during the Illinois State Fair each August.
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Illinois Unclaimed Property Auction Direct Link

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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