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Friday, April 18, 2008

Is this your nickel?

It's not your typical eBay auction.

Next week, the State of Wisconsin will sell 37 items on eBay.

From expensive heirlooms to items only the owner could truly appreciate, Wisconsin's treasure chest is filled with unclaimed property from safety deposit boxes.

If you don't pay rent for five years, banks turn over the goods to the State of Wisconsin. After holding onto your property for three years, state officials then publishes names of owners in papers statewide.

After almost a decade of waiting, if no one steps forward, state officials auction everything off on eBay.

By law, whatever money is made online state officials must save in hopes that someday the rightful owner claims it.
You can find out if the state has anything of yours by clicking here and looking around.