Upcoming: 2018 Washington State Safe Deposit Box Auction

Photo: James Murphy Co

Kenmore, WA – Bank Safe deposit box contents are turned over to the State of Washington five years after the owner stops paying rent.

Once the items are inventoried, a claims notice is sent to the last known address that the bank had on file for an owner of the safe deposit box.

If the items are not claimed by the owner, the State is required to sell the contents at public auction within five years. Sale items usually include collectible coins, currency, jewelry, watches, stamps, silver bars, sports cards and other collectibles. Personal papers, photos, land, vehicles or other tangible property are not sold at the auction.

The Washington State Department of Revenue Unclaimed Property section has an auction scheduled for Wednesday June 20th and Thursday June 21st, 2018. The auction is scheduled to  beginning at 9:00 am. An online bidding option will also be available.  Auctioneer’s plan to sell coins and silver on day one of the auction  and Jewelry and gold on day two of the auction.

One of the items listed in the online auction preview catalog is a signed baseball from Ken Griffey Jr.’s 1991 Grand Slam.

Photo: James Murphy Co.

In order to bid during the online auction you must  pre-register by going to Murphyauction.com.

There is a two-day preview of items for sale prior to the auction. The preview dates are June 18 and 19th 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The preview and auction will be held at James G Murphy 18226 68th Ave NE in Kenmore, WA.

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