Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wisconsin Treasurer Sells Unclaimed Assets on Ebay
Every so often, the Wisconsin state treasurer sells of unclaimed assets (Frequently from safe deposit boxes) on eBay. In fact, the state's January Auction is expected to have plenty of coins (including silver dollars, quarters and dimes), jewelry, silverware, and baseball cards.
If you're interested in placing a bid on some abandoned Wisconsin treasure, you should definitely check out their ebay website. Auctions don't happen all the time, but when they do you might be able to find some deals.
And what ends up happening is that the state collects money via paypal, and should the family or its heirs end up wanting to claim the contents, they will receive the money instead. Moral of the story---know where you have safe deposit boxes and know if your parents have any such assets and valuables hanging out unbeknown to you.