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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Announces Unclaimed Property Auction Earns Over $175,000 for Account Owners

Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Jefferson City, MO – Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced that the 2019 Unclaimed Property Auction earned $175,774.05 for account owners. The auction was held in Springfield at the University Plaza Hotel on September 10 and 11.


Thousands of items were up for bid including old coins and currency, jewelry, sports memorabilia and a variety of other items. The single largest bid went to lot 1214, a ring that sold for $19,000.


Auction items came from safe deposit boxes that have been turned over to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office after five years of inactivity or no contact from the owner. All proceeds from the auction can be claimed by the rightful owners or their heirs.


Unclaimed Property can be searched for and claimed quickly online at Once a claim is filed, its progress can also be tracked online. Individuals may also sign up to receive an email notification if and when new Unclaimed Property arrives and matches their information.


Since being sworn in in January, Treasurer Fitzpatrick has returned nearly $30 million in Unclaimed Property to over 140,000 accounts. Unclaimed Property belongs to 1 in 10 Missourians and the average claim size is $300.


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