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State Treasurer Riley Moore today reminded fairgoers his Office will host two in-person Unclaimed Property Auctions this week during the 2022 State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea.

The final two auctions will take place Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 5 p.m. each day. Two similar auctions were also held last week.

The items up for bid include rare coins, currency, jewelry and other collectibles that have been turned over to the Office’s Unclaimed Property Division. The items will be on display at the State Treasurer’s Office booth, located in the West Virginia Building, throughout the fair.

Items auctioned often come from abandoned safe deposit boxes. The Unclaimed Property Division performs thorough due diligence and tries to locate the rightful owner prior to selling the items through auction. While the items are sold at auction, the proceeds from the sale remain in an individual’s name for claim in the future.

In addition to conducting the auctions, State Treasurer’s Office staff will be available throughout the fair to conduct unclaimed property searches for anyone who visits the Office’s booth in the West Virginia Building.

The Treasury does not collect state taxes. Visit the The West Virginia State Tax Department for assistance.

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Charleston, West Virginia 25305
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