LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Auditor of State Charlie Daniels will host an eBay auction of unclaimed property on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m.
The auction will be open forseven days. Bidding is open to any registered user of eBay (a free service), except for the Auditor of State, his employees and their immediate families.
Beginning around 10 a.m. on the day the auction commences, interested bidders may visit theAuditor of State's eBay page to view the items listed in this week's auction.
Interested bidders are encouraged to follow theAuditor of State on Facebook for a preview of items starting Wednesday that will be offered for sale. March auction items include coin collections, stamps, and jewelry.
Items included in the auction are abandoned safe deposit box contents reported to the Auditor of State as unclaimed property by various banks and financial institutions across the state. All items have been abandoned at least eight years prior to sale.
"The owners of the safe deposit boxes either moved and didn't leave any forwarding information to the banks or sometimes pass away and don't leave any information about their heirs or anything like that," said Jordan Foster from the State Auditor's Office.
Photos, letters and other personal memorabilia will not be included in the auction program. Every effort is made to contact the original owner of the property prior to sale.
"We recently got a family tree that can be traced back to 1661, the complete family history of this one family. And along with that family tree, was a letter written in the late 1800's in 1870," said Foster.
Search our unclaimed property database to see if the Auditor of State has property belonging to you. Simply visit www.auditor.ar.govto begin your search.