Contents of safe deposit boxes for auction

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Want a $1,000 bill, gold Krugerrands, a Nolan Ryan baseball card or an autographed photo of Ronald Reagan? How about an empty six-pack of Billy Bear cans? You can get these items if you are the high bidder at an auction of the contents of 324 safety deposit boxes held by the state.

State Treasurer Scott Meacham's office displayed a wide array of items going on the auction block next Thursday at 11 a.m.

Meacham said after years of trying to find the owners of items, the time has come to clear out his office's vault and make room for more unclaimed property.

Many of the safety boxes contained coins and jewelry, along with

The auction will be conducted at Dakil Auctioneers, 200 Northwest 114th St. in Oklahoma City, with inspection of the items starting at 9 a.m.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Mork Location: Ork on May 18, 2008 at 06:30 AM
    Billy Beer - OMG - LOL
  • by Dakota Location: Platter on May 16, 2008 at 04:05 PM
    In past times, you got a free safe deposit box with a checking or savings account. Survivors would forget about this type of thing or the other case is a split, one person cleans out the chkg account, the other person is too ashamed to go get the stuff OR assume it was taken too. Neat stuff but well advertised....
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    How can people deposit these things in safe deposit boxes and then forget they're there? (And what kind of fool would pay to store an empty 6-pack of Billy Beer?)
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