Coins, jewelry, collectibles to be sold
OKLAHOMA CITY – Coin collections, jewelry, baseball cards, and a machete are just some of the items from some 600 abandoned safe deposit boxes scheduled for auction next week in Oklahoma City, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced today.
The contents of the abandoned safe deposit boxes will be auctioned starting at 9 o’clock, Friday, June 28. Registration and inspection will be held the day prior, Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. the morning of the auction. The items to be auctioned have been in the custody of the treasurer’s office for several years.
“You are sure to find something interesting at the auction. There are many unique items,” McDaniel said. “The owners have not come forward to claim their items, so now we need to make room for more property in our vault. It should be noted, the money raised from the auction will be held in trust for the owners.”
McDaniel said a number of rare items have been reunited with their owners over the years.
“We once had a baseball autographed by Oklahoma baseball greats Mickey Mantle and Tom Sturdivant II. Fortunately, we were able to find and present the heirloom to Mr. Sturdivant’s grandson,” he said. “We also had a first-edition of Rolling Stone magazine we were able to reunite with its owner.”
A complete list of auction items can be viewed at Dakil Auctioneer’s website, www.dakil.com.
The auction will be held at Dakil Auctioneers, 200 N.W. 114th Street, Oklahoma City. The building is located north of Hefner Road on the west side of the Broadway Extension.
The last time an auction of unclaimed property was held was in 2013. State law requires banks to bring the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes to the treasurer’s office along with the name and last known address of the owners. The contents are reported to the state five years after the banks lose contact with the owners. The treasurer then advertises the information in newspapers and on the internet.
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For more information contact:
Tim Allen, Deputy Treasurer for Communications & Program Administration