Abandoned Items Up for Online Auction to be Displayed on Cape Cod

Previous items on display at Irish Village in South Yarmouth prior to the state auction.

BOSTON (AP) — Cape Codders will have a chance to view jewelry, gold, high-end wristwatches and other items which will be auctioned by the state after being abandoned in safe deposit boxes.

Democratic Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has begun displaying a selection of the items from the Unclaimed Property Division to be auctioned on eBay.

Select pieces will be on display at Irish Village in South Yarmouth Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m.

The items are on display Monday at the State House in Boston until 5 p.m. Other showings will take place New Bedford, Springfield and Worcester.

The online auction will start on Saturday, Oct. 7.

It’s the 11th time the state has used eBay to liquidate its unclaimed tangible property holdings.

Money from the auction will go into the state’s general fund.

If someone can prove a piece of property belonged to them, they will be compensated.

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