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Unclaimed property auction a big success at W.Va. State Fair

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL

The State Journal

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — An unclaimed property auction held by State Treasurer John Perdue’s office at the State Fair of West Virginia raised $4,796, officials said.

An unclaimed property auction held by State Treasurer John Perdue’s office at the State Fair of West Virginia raised $4,796, officials said.
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The fair was open from Aug. 10-19, and auctions were held five times throughout those dates, according to Perdue’s office.

Over the five days of auctions, the top draw was a gold coin, which brought in $495, according to Perdue’s office.

Sales figures exceeded expectations by nearly 30 percent when compared to in-house price estimates, the state agency reported.

Auction items typically come from bank safe deposit boxes, and proceeds from auctions remain in the rightful owner’s account, according to Perdue’s office.

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