Contents of safe deposit boxes for auction

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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.

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