Signed Baseball, Box of Rings Sell at Treasurer Auction

Dec 19, 2013

The Unclaimed Property Auction
Credit Teasurer's office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than $285,000 has been raised in an auction of the contents of about 750 abandoned safe deposit boxes.

State Treasurer Ken Miller said Thursday the auction lasted almost eight hours and about 400 people were registered to bid. Among the items sold during the auction were a box containing gold bullion that sold for $8,700 and a Mickey Mantle-autographed baseball that went for $400.

Six silver bars weighing more than 37 pounds sold for $11,000, and a collection of 67 class rings fetched $19,000.

Wednesday's auction made room in the treasurer's vault for more unclaimed property. The money raised will be held in trust for the owners or their heirs.

In addition to safe deposit box contents, unclaimed property includes old bank accounts, utility deposits, stock, bonds and royalties.