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TREASURER FITZPATRICK ANNOUNCES RECORD UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUCTION WINS RECORD AMOUNT FOR ACCOUNT OWNERS | KMMO

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced that this week’s unclaimed property auction raised $254,519 for account holders.

A press release said it was the highest total in the program’s history, breaking the previous record set in 2011 by more than $6,000. The auction was held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Independence on July 18-19.

Thousands of items were up for auction, including old coins and change, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and a variety of other items. The highest bid was $7,000 for lot 1598, a Rolex watch.

The next unclaimed property auction will take place this fall in Colombia. Those interested in attending future auctions can sign up to receive email notifications at .

All auction items are from safe deposit boxes that were turned over by financial institutions to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office after five years of non-payment by the owner. All auction proceeds will be retained in perpetuity until claimed by the rightful owners or their heirs.

Treasurer Fitzpatrick currently manages over $1 billion in unclaimed assets in over five million owner accounts. One in 10 Missourians has unclaimed property, and the average return is nearly $300.

Last week, Treasurer Fitzpatrick announced that the Unclaimed Property Division returned more than $50 million to Missourians in the past fiscal year, a record amount.

Missourians can search and claim unclaimed property 24/7 on ShowMeMoney.com.

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